The first question you have to ask yourself is what theme parks do I want to visit. The thing is to keep your costs down you are probably better off picking one group of theme parks per visit. The big tourism players in Orlando offer EXCELENT bang for your buck if you purchase multi day tickets. You can save alot by employing this methology to the equation.
Walt Disney World offers by far the most choices on their multi park deal but the cost will be the highest. One thing to note the very best ticket deals Disney offers are only valid for a limited amount of time. To save money if you go this route stay on US 192 Kissimmee. Trust me the savings on dining alone will be significant versus staying on property. Pick a hotel/motel that offers free shuttle service to the Walt Disney World Resort and save the fifteen dollar a day parking costs. The Kissimmee 192 resort area offers a vast number of lodging choices including the Gaylord Palms on the high end. Pick your lodging in Kissimmee by location beacause between S.R. 535 and I-4 amost any motel you pick in Kissimmee Hwy. 192 will be within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and much more. One more tip try and pick a hotel/motel with airport service.
I will be more than happy to help you make your choices for a fun, affordable trip.
Next time I will cover Universal Studios and Sea World as alternatives to Disney.