I have put a lot of time in planing this trip (over a year). Researching the net, ordering any and all free literature, I read both the Official and the Unofficial Guide To Walt Disney World. I have studied Orlando area maps, along with park maps.
I'm going to do this right and as cheep as I can.
I chose to drive because I like to travel, but more important with 2 adults and 2 children it will be cheaper and more convenient to take our own car. This will be the longest trip with the two kids.
I chose this hotel because of price and location, and the biggest complaints were the rooms smelt like smoke, the sheets won't stay on the bed, and the place needs remodeling (sounds like home). After choosing the Hotel I called directly to the local hotel to book. That way I don't get charged until check in. Along with other reasons.
I chose what parks to go to on what days because i'm not staying at a Disney Resort so I don't want to go on a day that has the Magic Hours.