[QUOTE=cowanfamily;950525]We have driven from Memphis every time - we leave around 5pm and get to Disney around 7am. Except for one time, we have gotten a room right away and were able to unpack, shower and change. The time we could not get our room first thing, we could get it at noon or 1, so we checked in, got something to eat, had packed a water park bag with a change of clothes in it and went to the water park. My DH did all the driving, so he found a shady, quiet spot and slept while the kids and I did the slides. When we were able to get our room, DH stayed and napped while I took the kids to the water park. This way, DH didnt really miss a REAL park, and we got to work our way into Disney, making our second day our first day at a major park.
After you are done at the water park, of course, there are locker rooms with showers there, and as long as you leave before closing, not crowd.
This is all assuming you like the water parks! but they are a nice place to relax and if you have little ones, they both have little kid areas where you can watch them play (depending on their ages, of course.)
Love to hear of another Memphis MBer![/QUOTE]
Hello Memphian! I did not include the waterparks in our package because I can not swim and figured that my children 5 and 6 were too young…boy was I wrong…I was informed that they have lots for younger kids to do in the waterparks…oh well…we will be going back sooon so maybe next time!
I have tickets for 7 days and we are only going to the 4 major parks so we really do not HAVE to go to a park on the first day but this is our FIRST time at WDW and I don’t think we can just relax on our first day(like many have suggested) because we are all so excited. I would wing it but I didnt want to arrive early and not be able to check into our room. Another thing with 12 hours of driving were u guys not tired once u arrived in FL?