They’re very different experiences. On my next trip I’m doing CG twice — one brunch, one dinner. One daytime view, one nighttime view. AP was great, but I won’t do it again for a while.
The first time I tried CG it was a disaster. We got a table that wasn’t even in the main room. It had a view of nothing. OK, we got to go outside to see the fireworks, but I was epically disappointed. And fireworks at a distance are, well, small and far away. It’s not the full HEA experience.
For kids it seems to me an easy call: AP. It’s a constantly fun, stimulating environment. Sure, kids go to CG, but it’s really designed for adults. In my view.
If you can get to CG from the Poly you can get to WL. Just add in a super fun boat ride.