Hi, looking for advice and info on a trip my wife and I would like to take with our 2 boys ( 7 and 5) next August. I personally have taken the trains all over the western side of the U.S., but never with offspring and never south of NYC.
After looking at flight fares and considering how long a commute it would be flying, between shuttles and security and the flight itself, plus being stuck inside a tin can for 3 hours with 2 small ones, 1 with behavior issues, we decided the rails was our best option. We lose a day in travel, but we figured the time lost would be money saved not having a hotel rooms or paying for food. Plus, I just love riding the rails :) The boys will have the train to roam all over, more or less.
I'm interested in the Viewliner bedroom out of Penn Station. Would it accommodate the 4 of us?
How quick are the rooms booked? Do I have to pay all up front, or could I just put a refundable deposit on the room?
Are there outlets in the rooms to recharge electronics?
Is wifi available in the bedrooms? Is there a cost to it?
I'm assuming that Kissimmee is the closest stop to WDW. Are there rental cars available at the station? How about hotel shuttles? We'll be staying on the property.
How's the food on the train?
I'd also like to know other travelers experience on this trip, if possible.
Sorry about so many questions. I'm trying not to miss anything, so we can make this an enjoyable experience for our whole family.