Being situated on the lake is a really good way to go. Many of the disney hotels are lakefront and I think they're a lot better than say All-Star Music Resort, because we like the waterfront views. The water here is called Barefoot Bay, which is the lake that's the centerpiece of the entire property. It's a really huge hotel, just wait until you walk around on the pathways and the big loop. It's a lot of fun just walking around the property and checking everything out. The canoe rentals are a sure thing, they're cheap and fun. This hotel is a good comparison for those that are thinking about staying at Port Orleans Riverside. The price of the room varies a lot because of the differences in standard rooms versus the suites. You will choose between staying in six different villages, so check the map out carefully and if you want a particular location make sure you request it online. Nice is a lake view, outstanding is a beautiful view every time you walk out of the door or look out the window.