|Loading the car|
I can see that a last minute check in could provide a more stressful experience. After an hour or so, the staff directed us to our car and "roomette". I had selected a two person, left side, upper model.
|The "Roomette", full width|
Sleeping went just OK. I woke up frequently, probably due to the novelty of the setting and the unusual noises. But being able to lie flat made the sleep that I did get feel pretty restful.
Breakfast rivaled that seen in cheap motels.
The arrival and check out process took some time but we cleared the station in about an
hour including the time to take out the bikes and assemble them.
More seasoned train riders suggested taking a lower roomette and eating earlier. The lower units have less side to side swaying motion and no transit foot traffic. They also have many more bathrooms available.
In conclusion, the Auto Train, off season, seems like a very cost effective and efficient means to get to central Florida. However, the only marital relations you should plan on are those of consideration and forbearance. There is no space for anything else.