Here’s my 2 cents.....Obviously the Poly is way better than any value resort. But what we did was work our way up the resort chain with our kids. Started at Pop 10 years ago and just got back from the Grand Floridian last week. Now we’re screwed though as we mentioned staying at POFQ next time and the kids were like, “what?” If multiple Disney trips are in your future, you are setting a high bar with a first trip stay at the Poly. Now if money is not an object and you can afford deluxe hotels every trip, then by all means go for it. AoA has nice suites and that is really you’re only option imo with a family of 5. It will be tight in the All Stars and standard rooms at AoA. On the other hand if this will be your only Disney trip for a long time then and you can afford it then I would stay at the Poly. TIFWIW, only you know what’s best for your family. Good luck and have fun.I'm having a bit of trip guilt. It is our first Disney trip, and I booked at the Polynesian... Mostly because it was the one that was most attractive to my husband and I. My kids just saw videos of Art of Animation and All Star movies and they were amazed at all of the theming. They are 8, 5, and 2 years old, and they got so excited Now I am second guessing my resort choice since they were so excited about those other ones. Is it selfish to stay at the Poly? Should I switch to one of the other ones that is animated and more fun for the kids, or is the Poly still fun for kiddos? Or is there a compromise? Wilderness lodge maybe? I am just not a motel type of person, and that is the vibe I got from the value resorts when I initially booked. My husband and I have never been to Disney before. I based our decision solely on information and opinions gathered from various websites. Everything I read about value resorts is that they are loud, rowdy, crowded, and transportation is horrible. If it makes a difference, our trip is this fall and we are staying 7 nights. We have one full day and 2 half-days planned as rest/resort days. Someone suggested a split stay to me, but I do not find that option attractive. Opinions? Advice?