We just stayed here last week, Sept. 13-18, and I will tell you, it was beautiful. We had stayed here many years ago when our kids were very young, but I honestly don't remember this much detail about the property. We took the Magical Express from the airport and were to our resort in less than an hour. Upon check-in we were told our rooms were ready. We were traveling with my mom & were able to get connecting rooms. We were in building 2, rooms 2135 & 2136, very close to the main building, just across from the pool, and just down the "street" from the boat dock to DTD! Perfect location! It was never too loud, in fact, I kept commenting on how quiet this resort was. I guess having stayed at the values the past 2 times I was expecting it to be just as loud. This resort is quite compact, so I really don't think you could have a "bad location" for your room here. Let's talk about how beautiful this resort really is, you walk down the "streets" and view the palm trees, fountains, luscious gardens, and you really feel like you are in New Orleans! I had looked at all the photos ahead of time, but until you actually get there you have no idea how beautiful it really is. This would be a nice resort for couples. Our room was a good size for our family of 4, we were able to use the luggage rack & the rack over the air conditioner and it worked out great as far as space is concerned. Having the double sinks was a plus when getting ready in the morning and the privacy curtain between the sink/bed area made it easy to change. It was always neat & clean, we had towel animals most days. The man at the front door gave the kids coins almost everyday and beaded necklaces. The kids enjoyed the pool, the slide is very cute. We took the boat to both DTD and up to Riverside, nice trips to both places, relaxing. We ate at the food court once, food was good and plentiful. I recommend you try the beignets, they are messy but delicious!!! We used Disney transportation while there and mostly always had our own bus. I would say that this resort is about 10 min from MK, 5-10 min from Epcot, and 10 min from HS. We didn't go to AK. We rarely waited longer than 5 min for a bus, and the one time we had to wait longer there was a cast member arranging another bus to come for pick up. We will definitely be returning to this resort next time we visit Disney!