I'm glad I found this thread. After two years of staying on site, at first I was a little upset about staying off site next April for our trip. However, we will saving nearly $2,000 by staying off site. When I started thinking about what I'm actually getting a Disney resort (convenience is all I could come up with) I realized that saving that much money was way better than food courts, tiny rooms, crowded pools, and long bus waits. It's going to be a little different, but I think we will like it. I've done off site before but it was when I was a kid so I didn't have a choice, and I don't really remember it.