Hello, I am so glad to have found this site and the forums. They have provided me with lots of information and ideas. We are planning our first family trip to WDW for this summer (i know bad timing, but it was the only way we could get work schedules ironed out). We have a DD12 and a DS9. I have been to Disney 4-5 times as a kid and my husband was there once as a teenager but neither of us have been there in the last 20 years… So we are all very excited and looking forward to this trip.
We have decided to take advantage of a free place to stay, my parents have a retirement home about an hour outside of Orlando. Again, not ideal, but how it will be for this trip (we hope to stay in the park during a future trip).
Ok so here is my question. Luckily I am an morning person so doing the driving in the morning to be there for rope drop will not be a problem for the family. But we would like to know some tips or pointers for those who cannot go back to the hotel for a nap during the day. Are there recommendations for a quiet cool break spot at the various parks where we can camp out and just rest our feet and minds for an hour or so each day?
Also would you recommend buying the magic bands if we are staying off the park?
Thanks in Advance