Welcome to our humble city of Orlando-I'm a transplant here too! You'll love it here. Now, understand, I can't add much to the overall conversation-you have some experienced posters here-but I will say a few things. Most everyone here is posting about activities, but remember, Disney World is very large and very different. I used to live in Colorado and Disneyland was my homepark. Now? I'm here and I've learned to approach the parks very different. If you go commando and with the same energy you'd approach D-land's Magic Kingdoms, you'll get tired quickly. These parks are HUGE. And you'll be here when it is slighly busy. So take time to smell the roses. Wear good walking shoes. DRINK WATER, cause when it gets hot in Florida, IT GETS HOT IN FLORIDA.
You'll see families who have saved their entire life savings to come down here and enjoy every aspect of the parks at the expense of their own sanity. They will hit you with their prams; they'll knock you over to get to a character greeting. Don't let them ruin your trip! Plan to have a good time before you go, that way, you will.
Make dinner reservations! You'll find that if you don't, when you do get to World Showcase, it will be like going to the Prom without a date. Plan ahead of time, whenever you can. If you're not sure which country to munch down in, pick the one you know you'll have fun with.
Remember, we're old bittys here. We've gone to the parks hundreds of times and tend to nitpick about the size of this and the color of that. Don't let our wants-and-needs become yours. There is magic to be had. If someone says, "no, don't do that," just ignore us and go-you might miss out on something special. Many people skip the Jungle Cruise due to Animal Kingdom being right next door. However, ours has terrific skippers are are well-worth waiting for. I kinda like Stitch's Escape, frankly, and think it is a different approach. Enjoy!
Peace and welcome to new home-park,