Our trips to the area have been made much easier just by doing more trip planning and getting some help. City planners did a really nice thing when they set up the chamber to help people like us out. It is all about your budget in Orlando, which determines much of your hotel options. Staying at Disney is the very best, but a Cheap Hotel deal on International Drive is fantastic too! Use your maps, and see the locations on Google Maps.
You must plan ahead for the traffic in this town. I have fl511 app set up and I have website set up on my phone. There are two zones we can watch in the morning for the next few days to see what the traffic is like: I-4 eb from us-27 to Florida's turnpike or I-4 eb from Florida's turnpike to sr-436. I have these two zones saved on my phone. It tells you if there are incidents, what the estimated drive time is, and what the average mph is. It looks like I-4 will be about 30 minutes less time than 417 if there are no incidents. I am set up to determine if there are incidents. I am going to look at the website tomorrow morning to see what is going on over there. I am glad we got the Starwood hotel room and can do Mini Golf on this trip.