Taxis You will be able to pre book a taxi with a car seat from a number of companies. Your hotel will probably be familiar with such services and you can ask the concierge to arrange this if necessary. You may have brought your own car seat at home in which case you can just book or flag down any taxi as all taxis in the USA will have seat belts in the rear of the vehicle. Many hotels also rent car seats to guests so be sure to check this when booking. Finally, you can rent car seats and other baby equipment from Orlando Crib Rentals.
Public Transport Orlando regional public transportation system is called LYNX, a public bus system that services Central Florida. LYNX bus stops are often marked by a round pink sign. The standard bus fare is $2 per person one way, with free transfers. You can get daily passes on the bus ($4.50) and weekly passes for $16 which have to be bought in advance, either on the web or from certain outlets in the area. LYNX also offers a free bus system within Downtown Orlando called LYMMO. See: www.golynx.com for more information.
Car Rental Renting a car is a great way to see more of Florida. However, if you plan to stay within the Orlando area you will be able to do without. Many hotels offer shuttle services to the major attractions and you will also be able to hire taxis with car seats if you need them. If you stay on International Drive you will be able to reach all the major attractions quickly and easily.
Driving in Florida Driving in Florida is quite straightforward and you can rent a car at Orlando International Airport (Terminal A). Cars are generally automatic and you will be driving on the right hand side but other than that adjusting should be easy as the roads in Florida are very wide and the signposting is clear. You can expect the roads there to be designed in a grid system which makes driving quite straightforward. Remember there are tolls on major roads.If you are travelling with babies and toddlers make sure you pre book your car safety seat. A satellite navigation system is also useful to eliminate stress while driving.
Trains Florida has a fantastic rail network connecting most of the major towns and beach resorts. One child under the age of 2 can travel free with each parent. A child traveling free may occupy a vacant seat if the seat is not needed for a paying passenger. Newer trains will have a changing area in the wheelchair accessible bathrooms however you may wish to ask in advance. If there are no changing facilities you may need to change your child on your lap. For tips on taking a train with a baby or toddler in the USA click here.
Buses There are plenty of bus companies providing express services between the major towns and resorts such as the Florida Express Bus, see: http://www.thefloridaexpressbus.com/. This is a good option if you are not travelling too far however remember that there will be no changing facilities on board. Many of the hotels along international drive will also provide shuttle bus services to the major attractions and you can alos schedule a tour which will pick you up at your hotel and take you to one of the many attractions in the area.