After Jim and I made the decision to drive to Disney World, we started formulating plans on when to leave. After much information gathering we finally decided to leave very early Saturday morning and drive right through and find a place to stay in Orlando. We were checking into Disney on Sunday, but had 4:30pm dinner reservations with Cinderella so we wanted to be well-rested for that. We looked online and found an amazing sale on rooms at the Gaylord Palms Resort. We had visited the atrium of this hotel on a timeshare tour that we had looked at several years ago and they were showing us the wonderful surroundings of their property. The atrium is split into 3 breathtaking sections that represent the Sunshine state. There is the Everglades which includes real alligators and turtles, St. Augustine & Key West. We arrived at around 9:30 at night so we pretty much unloaded what we needed took a quick walk around and got the kids to bed. But the next morning after we packed up we took a nice long walk around to see all of the sites. The kids really loved it and Cole decided to show his stuffed turtle to the real turtles. Very cute what little minds think of!