Thank you for all the responses!!!!
Reading about your experiences and what you love about AKL has me excited about this possibility.
The "cons" shared are helpful too. The small foodcourt and its limited options are concerning, as are the cramped rooms. We've never stayed Deluxe - always moderate - and I sort of just assumed the rooms at a Deluxe would be bigger (not that we need anything bigger ... we thought the rooms at POFQ, CSR and CBR were fine for us). These issues will be something to prepare for.
Has anyone ever done the storytelling at the firepit? ( I saw this listed on some site ... is this still a thing?) Or Simba's Cubhouse? ( I could in theory see DH being interested in "date night" at Jiko with the DD's at Simba's or by the fire with their Grandma) ...