Hubby has decided that the long weekend we were going to take this October should be a full week, since he missed out on our trip last year.
For the first time, we're planning to do a timeshare exchange to an onsite DVC property. Which property will depend on what's available. Old Key West, Sarasota Springs, Bay Lake, Wilderness Lodge, and the Boardwalk are turning up with early September availability, so we're waiting to see what might come up for October/November. Boardwalk would obviously be our top choice (walking distance to Epcot), but we'll happily stay anywhere onsite. If we can't get Boardwalk (or Yacht/Beach Club, whichever one has a DVC section), what would your choice be? If there are no exchanges available, we might switch to a moderate or even value resort and pay out of pocket. What are the best choices?
Also, in addition to a couple of full days at Epcot grazing at F&W, we'll probably do lunches in the other parks and then hop to Epcot for more F&W in the evening. We haven't done a lot of table-service restaurants, but I think hubby would like to try a few - he wants this trip to be more relaxed than our usual hustle and bustle, grab a sandwich and speedwalk to the next attraction. What's your favorite in the other three parks? (Take Italian off the list right now, it's one of our least favorite cuisines. Anything else is okay.)
Finally, keeping with the relaxation theme, we're going to fly down, take the Disney bus from/to the airport, and skip a rental car in favor of Disney transportation all week. This also we have never done before. Any suggestions/helpful hints/