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Old 02-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #2356
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Any suggestions on a decent "halfway point" when driving Boston to WDW? Looking to leave the Boston area about 4am on a Thursday.

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If you can get through NY/Northern NJ without too much traffic, and want to take I-95, you could probably reach Florence, SC in time for a later dinner. I think it's about 7 hrs. from Florence to WDW.

I have never taken the inland route, so I can't make any suggestions there.
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Any suggestions on a decent "halfway point" when driving Boston to WDW? Looking to leave the Boston area about 4am on a Thursday.

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Just a thought - wouldn't leaving Boston at 4AM put you in the heart of the NYC morning rush?
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Just a thought - wouldn't leaving Boston at 4AM put you in the heart of the NYC morning rush?
Under normal circumstances this would be a rush-hour problem but you have to depart Boston before the snow. Drive safely.

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Getting out of town just in time it seems ahead of the blizzard. The plan all along was to leave at midnight tonight and stay over in Jacksonville tomorrow night. But it looks like if we leave at around 8pm tonight, we could drive in less or even NO rain, according to the hourly weather forecasts this morning for the I-95 corridor.

Would rather leave earlier and miss most, if not all of the rain.

I think Daddy will get a nice nap in this afternoon and pack the car nice and early so we can leave around bedtime for the boys.

And Grandpa had better send the plow guy while we are gone!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #2360
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I know this is somewhere in this thread but I just can't read it all.

We are driving from MA.

What are the other routes besides I-95?

Is stopping in NC probably the best place/ halfway point to stop for the night?

We've never driven all the way to WDW. We have drove as far as Charleston SC though. I'm pretty sure we only drove I 95 that time.

Thanks for your help. We are leaving next week.
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Need some sound advice from those well traveled.

We've driven several times before but it was always for a stay of at least 6 nights. Our original plan this time was for a 6-night stay but may have to cut it short one night. Do you think it's crazy to drive 2200 miles R/T for 5 nights in Disney? It just doesn't seem long enough.

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Need some sound advice from those well traveled.

We've driven several times before but it was always for a stay of at least 6 nights. Our original plan this time was for a 6-night stay but may have to cut it short one night. Do you think it's crazy to drive 2200 miles R/T for 5 nights in Disney? It just doesn't seem long enough.

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Well, we are planning a 2600 mile R/T for 4 nights. Yes, it is short, but not crazy (Or we are crazier!)
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Need some sound advice from those well traveled.

We've driven several times before but it was always for a stay of at least 6 nights. Our original plan this time was for a 6-night stay but may have to cut it short one night. Do you think it's crazy to drive 2200 miles R/T for 5 nights in Disney? It just doesn't seem long enough.

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Well, we are planning a 2600 mile R/T for 4 nights. Yes, it is short, but not crazy (Or we are crazier!)
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Need some sound advice from those well traveled.

We've driven several times before but it was always for a stay of at least 6 nights. Our original plan this time was for a 6-night stay but may have to cut it short one night. Do you think it's crazy to drive 2200 miles R/T for 5 nights in Disney? It just doesn't seem long enough.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #2365
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Thanks!

Reading these posts has made me feel so much better about our upcoming trip. We are driving from Minneapolis to wdw for spring break..... And I hate to drive. Airfare is just too much for us though, it would put the trip out of reach. So... I am focusing on the positive ($, having room to pack food and extras, having a car so we can easily get to HP world too, etc). Hopefully it will also turn out to be a fun adventure!
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We've driven several times before but it was always for a stay of at least 6 nights. Our original plan this time was for a 6-night stay but may have to cut it short one night. Do you think it's crazy to drive 2200 miles R/T for 5 nights in Disney? It just doesn't seem long enough.

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Not even a question for me - I say go for it
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[official sounding drum roll]

A four-night stay has been determined several years ago on this thread as the time frame that allows veteran WDW travelers to either drive the 2,000+ mile round-trip journey or fly without feeling guilty about their status as members of this marathon-drivers DISboards group.

The number of days driving should never be equal to or greater than the number of nights spent at WDW.

And that drive home will seem particularly long after short a relatively short stay.

The creator of this thread even flew to WDW for a four-night stay last August.

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Sure. You can help drive. DH doesn't let me so it's him and him alone behind the wheel.
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I know this is somewhere in this thread but I just can't read it all.

We are driving from MA.

What are the other routes besides I-95?

Is stopping in NC probably the best place/ halfway point to stop for the night?

We've never driven all the way to WDW. We have drove as far as Charleston SC though. I'm pretty sure we only drove I 95 that time.

Thanks for your help. We are leaving next week.
I'm reposting this- hoping it got missed.
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We are in nh. Generally we go 91 to 84 to the ny thruway. Cut down to the garden state in nj and cut over to 95. Then 95 the whole way. This way we avoid nyc traffic.

Once due to traffic jams from west springfield to nyc we took the mass pike to the ny thruway and then south.

During the warmer months we have also gone 84 out to pa. I always forget the route numbers. Its a nice drive and then we cut back towards 95 around dc.

As for where to stop it totally depends on you. I have made it alone all the way to md for the night. Mostly we leave at dinner time and drive through to ga the next day. Spend the night and then the last few hours in the morning ready to hit the parks for lunch.
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