I'm wanting to plan a trip for this October (2013) for myself as a single mum and my son who will be 8 and is on the Autistic Spectrum.
We have been saving for a few years. He is desperate to meet Winter. Thought it would also be fabulous to do lots of parks while we are there too. I'm thinking of about a total of 16nights or so.
Could anyone help or advise as to the best way to do things as i;m quite anxious doing it alone. I took my son to Lapland when he was 3 on my own but that was an organised package holiday. Should we stay for about 10 days somewhere close to the Disney parks, Seaworld etc probably interested in more Animal related parks and then travel to Clearwater and spend the rest of the holiday there? The main concern for me is safety. I've read lots of reviews saying that a resort/hotel in Disney itself if very safe but what about Clearwater? Is it more wise to book a hotel or would an apartment be just as safe?
This would all mean hiring a car also. I am a confident driver (in the uk) but have never driven on the right before - any tips? Is the journey from Orlando to Clearwater a straightforward one?
Thrown loads of questions out there, but any info/help would be so much appreciated.