I'm really not sure which is better, a day at one of the theme parks like the Magic Kingdom, or a day just hanging out at the Caribbean Beach Hotel. All of the hotels are a lot of fun, so you can skip a day at The Theme Parks and still have a blast. We love the water sports options and many of the hotels have a marina. All of the marinas are on some picturesque lagoon or lake such as Barefoot Bay which is the lake in the middle of Caribbean Beach. I like the way they are really big and have nice sidewalks connecting all the building properties. Active people will really enjoy the long walks, or bring your rollerblades or your bicycles. The Disney properties are really nice for just cruising around, even a long board would be really good for those that like to skate. I realize that the parks are the best bang and you can't wait to go on Expedition Everest. You're to be shocked on how nice the hotels are, plus loaded with activities.