abigsmurf wrote:If you really want to minimise driving time and are planning on spending a big chunk of your time in the Disney parks, it may be worth considering a Disney hotel. You pay a premium over normal hotels (about 30-50% more) but the excellent bus system can make it worthwhile, especially as you save on parking charges.
I don't wish to be too contentious, but I totally disagree with this comment. In fact, with the transport infrastructure generally in place around Orlando, I wouldn't recommend driving at all unless you're staying outside of the main tourist areas - it's unnecessary and adds another expense. A combination of hotel shuttles and I-ride/Lynx buses is relatively hassle free and much, much cheaper than car hire / parking fees. Hotel shuttles travelling to Disney will drop guests at EPCOT where you can utilize all of Disney's on-site transport for free.