Hi, I am SOOO excited. We will be going on our second cruise October 2008. Our first cruise (9-10/05) was magical despite the rough start. We waited for hours in our car to get into port because there was a problem with some luggage on the cruise before us. They shut down the port. By the time they let is in we spent another eternity waiting inside by the time we got on the ship it was time for the fire drill. Our children were done. We missed our first dinner (Triton's). After that -all magic. My DD turn 7 on our last night of the cruise. It was the most relaxing vacation I have EVER had. I have spent many hours reading this forum and it has answered a lot of my questions but I still need some advice. SInce we missed so much of our first day on our first cruise we want to be some of the first on the ship. We are staying a few days at DIsney before and after the cruise. I have read about the timing of the DCL shuttles. I was considering renting a car (last time we took the auto train this time we are flying). SHould I rent a car from avis at resort and park at port or rent at resort return at terminal and then rent at terminal return at resort? It sounds like the rental places are not close to terminal. How long does it take to get from rental back to port? WOuld it be better to go with a shuttle service? If we rent or use service what time should we leave DIsney? Looking forward to another magical cruise DD will turn 10 on the cruise and DS will be 6( was 3 last cruise)! Thank you for any and all advice. I hope I am posting this correctly and in the correct spot I am totally new at this.