Tabithag, the original poster started this thread five years ago and this is her one and only post. Nobody except a scammer has posted here for the last five years - my guess is that your experience of getting around Orlando has absolutely no bearing on Donna's visit to Orlando in 2011.
Hi Borisborough. Oops, I didn't look carefully enough at this one.
As someone who lived in Orlando for 13 years, please rent a car! Florida is not a public-transportation friendly state at all, and taxis are expensive. Also, I echo all those who caution you not to spend all 2 weeks in Orlando, and ESPECIALLY at the theme parks. Florida has SO much more to offer, and so much within fairly short drives. In addition to beaches, did you know that Florida has more natural springs than anywhere else on earth? Just 40 minutes north of Disney, you can go to DeLeon and Blue Springs and cool down in beautiful cool, clear waters, watch manatees, and make pancakes and an old sugar mill? Just an hour and a half south in Lake Wales you can go to beautiful Bok Towers, walk through stunning cultivated gardens and look down on orange groves from some of the few hills you can find in Florida, all while listening to the lovely carillon music floating over the landscape from the 1930s art deco tower. If you did go to a beach, the Canaveral National Seashore, just an hour east, has uncrowded, pristine shores, lovely brackish inlets (where you can also spy manatees and dolphins), hammock trails with ancient orange trees, a renown bird sanctuary, and NASA--one stop shopping! And there's more! (And this is just within a 60 mile radius!) The rest of the state is even better!
I'm happy to help with other suggestions, but again, it all starts with a car!