You may want to pick up a couple Harry Potter books or watch the movies to really appreciate these two areas. That might pump you up. You are going to have a vacation. When you go to WDW, it's fun, but not relaxing at all. When you go the UR and stay at one of the top 3, you can tour at a relaxed pace and enjoy. If you decide you want to eat at a particular table service restaurant, no big deal, just go. Cowfish is amazing. We enjoyed it so much that when we were visiting family in Charlotte, NC, we went out of our way to eat there. My kids LOVE, LOVE the High Class Hillbilly. The spiked shakes are pretty special, too. I'm looking forward to trying out Toothsome. The food in Springfield is really good. I could go for a Bumblebee Man taco right now. Which hotel? Just a matter of preference. We love Royal Pacific and are trying Hard Rock this time. We find Portofino bay to be a little stuffy, however, I hear their club level is amazing. (Did you know you can book these hotels on points through Chase Ultimate Rewards?) I think your touring schedule looks good. Leave yourself time to enjoy the resort pool. It will definitely be a different experience, but you will have a blast.