I agree with Marc that the 4 day park hopper is your best bet. Also look into length of stay pass, available if you stay on Disney property. With AAA you can also get a discount on lodging.
As for where to stay--We have have stayed at the All-Star resorts, Port Orleans, the Polynesian Resort, and two hotels in Disney Marketplace. If money is not a question, stay at the Polynesian. It is on the monorail, is within walking distance to the Transportation Center, has large comfortable rooms, has a great pool and the atmosphere is heavenly. If you want to spend less, definitely look into the Port Orleans Riverside. We were there last December. It is beautiful. The rooms are pretty good size for a moderate priced room. The pool area is nice, the restaurant is great and the grounds are beautiful to walk around. (great pictures with the water wheel in the background) There is a boat to Disney Marketplace but otherwise you take a bus everywhere. As for the All-Star Resorts--TOO MANY KIDS.
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