Hey All, I've been a long time reader, sporadic contributor on this website and I truly value all of the opinions on this forum so I figured I would come here! I am visiting with my friend (his first time) to Universal and Animal Kingdom this upcoming April from Thursday 4/26 through Tuesday 5/1. The plan is to spend 3 days at Universal/Islands/Volcano Bay and 1 day at AK to see Pandora. I currently work at a company that is offering vacation packages through Universal to stay at Cabana Bay. I’ve visited the parks many times over the years, but I have never stayed onsite. That being said, the packages are non-negotiable for 5 days and a 5 day 3-park pass. The price is $670 for each of us. I have been doing a bit of shopping around otherwise on Expedia and I found the Best Western Universal Inn (which has solid reviews) will save us about $200 each because now I can just get a discounted 3 day 3-park ticket as well as a cheaper hotel. It looks like an Uber to the park from there will only cost like $7 each way split by 2. I guess my question is, since Cabana Bay doesn’t offer express and since we are going at a generally uncrowded time of the year, does it make more sense to just stay at BW? I think we would have to take the boat back and forth to Cabana or walk pretty far anyway to get to Citywalk from the hotel anyway right? Any feedback would be appreciated! Just please keep in mind that we are both on a tight budget, so if there is some major draw to staying at Cabana that I’m not seeing, please let me know! Thanks in advance guys!!