Go ahead and stay at one of the better places at Disney property. As you tour the area it is easy to see why this is a superior place to stay, easily one of the better hotel destinations in Orlando. I would not get all caught up in the location of your room. It is a joy to walk down to the main Swimming Pool area or the beach bar. An extra minute or two walk is no big deal in such a beautiful resort.
No matter what you are looking for in a hotel, this will surpass your expectations. Orlando is loaded with fun places that are similar, but we like the Disney experience which encapsulates the theme parks. This throws it over the top. Free Transportation is a sweet little bonus that gets added in. The cost was much less than we thought.