I need some advice here. We are going to Disney the first week in December. My husband and I and 2 children aged 10 and 11. First I must say, my son will not fly....he's scared to death. Our original plan was to take the auto train down to Disney and arrive 12/1/03 and stay offsite at HIFS and stay for 5 nights and go back home on the auto train on 12/6/03. This whole vacation which is our room, free breakfast, auto train and hopper passes will cost $2700. Now this is really my budget, can't afford much more than that right now. We would love to do the 7 day land/sea plan. I can book that which includes 4 nights at the Carribean Beach Resort and then 3 nights on the Disney Wonder cruise which also includes our hopper passes for a cost of $2727. Not bad huh? I would love to do this but of course that does not include the cost of the auto train. The cost of the auto train roundtrip with our SUV is $933. I'm really trying to figure out how to afford this cruise trip but don't see anyway to make it work. We have driven to Disney 2 years ago and actually that cost us more money but we stopped 2 nights on the way down and the way back. Has anyone driven straight through and how bad was it? Or do you know of 1 place to stop that is really cheap on the way down that we could stop at for one night? I'm just looking at suggestions on how to afford the cruise trip and be realistic.