We are planning a mid-week arrival in mid-September, designed to take advantage of a rare two-day Thursday-Friday school holiday. We are flying in late on a Tuesday (so the kids will miss only Wednesday), arriving MCO at about 8 pm. There are six of us. Here are my Original Plans, my New Idea, and my Concern. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Original Plan: Rent a car, check in to local off-site hotel, arrive WDW early the next day and check in to POFQ. Benefit: cheaper hotel for one night, but we have the (minivan or full size) rental car. New Idea: Take DME to POFQ, check in that night. Benefit: by adding a day to our park hopper (at a total family cost of something like $8), we get the extra day's worth of "free" dining for the whole family, and I save the rental car cost. I think we'll have to carry on one day's worth of clothes so we're not dependent on luggage delivery for our next day's clean clothes. Concern: Are we going to be stuck with bad rooms at POFQ because we're checking in late? We've asked for connecting rooms to accomodate the six of us (plus one who will join us just for the weekend). Thanks for any thoughts you can offer!