We are leaving tomorrow for 16 glorious nights at the Boardwalk!!! I know the kids won't sleep tonight and I doubt I will either...everyone is so excited! This will be our first trip driving to WDW. We don't mind the buses so don't think we'll be driving to all the parks, but will be using the car at least part of the time. I've searched this board and we are fairly comfortable with the tipping guideline of $1-$2 tip for the valet when we pick up the car. What I'm wondering about is how much of a wait there is to have the valet park and (especially) retrieve your car. Is it faster and less stressful to just self-park and go get in your car and go?? Also, can you call down to the front desk and ask the valet to go get your car while your walking down to the lobby so your car is there waiting for you by the time you arrive outside the lobby? Who would you call? We like to RELAX on vacation so this isn't an issue of saving 5 minutes because we're in such a hurry -- we just want as stress free an experience as possible.