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Old 08-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #1531
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[QUOTE=sharadoc;45793769]Hi.

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So here our plan but we need some help with a route, hotel, and other things


We are traveling from the Lehigh Valley area of Pa. We will be leaving Sunday Nov 25th @ about 6-7 am (first question is this to later of a start?)
Ouch. You know that's one of the busiest travel days of the year. People will be driving home from the Thanksgiving holidays. I'll be on he roads.

Anyway can you start out on Saturday instead? Traffic is a lot lighter.


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We want a route that will take us to Atlanta Georgia (third question how long will it take us to get here? Any inexpensive hotel that are nice? And finally how far is WDW from here?)
From Lehigh Valley, PA??? You know that's several hundred miles out of your way? Unless you have friends in Atlanta, or there is a pressing reason why you want to go to Atlanta, I'd wouldn't go. At least, not on this trip.

If you insist, it's about 13 hours from Lehigh Valley without traffic, and going the shortest route (which is not the Chesapake Bridge. And I'd stop south of Atlanta for the night, so you'll avoid Monday morning rush hour.

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So here our plan but we need some help with a route, hotel, and other things


We are traveling from the Lehigh Valley area of Pa. We will be leaving Sunday Nov 25th @ about 6-7 am (first question is this to later of a start?)

We would like a route that takes over the Chesapake Bay Bridge (second question is this even a good ideal?)

We want a route that will take us to Atlanta Georgia (third question how long will it take us to get here? Any inexpensive hotel that are nice? And finally how far is WDW from here?)

TIA for the help
Wow, that sounds like a very convoluted route to me. Why go east then west when you can just go south? You are adding on hours and hours of travel time. If you really want to do both, then I would suggest you take one route on the way down (coastal or inland) and the other route on the way back (inland or coastal).
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Just filled up the van for our trip tomorrow..gas is 3.79 in Albany NY...hope it goes down as we go south..my husband keeps track of prices...he always asks if anyone on DIS has mentioned how much gas is at the DTD Hess! !


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So here our plan but we need some help with a route, hotel, and other things


We are traveling from the Lehigh Valley area of Pa. We will be leaving Sunday Nov 25th @ about 6-7 am (first question is this to later of a start?)

We would like a route that takes over the Chesapake Bay Bridge (second question is this even a good ideal?)

We want a route that will take us to Atlanta Georgia (third question how long will it take us to get here? Any inexpensive hotel that are nice? And finally how far is WDW from here?)

TIA for the help
hello, im in nazareth. ive taken the drive a few times. we go a few ways but i tend to use i78/i81/i77/i26/i95/i4 the most. we leave no later than 3am and we arrive at wdw around 7-7:30pm. it takes me 16 -16 1/2 hours. we dont do any sight seeing on the coast. over the years, ive seen all i want sitting on i95 in traffic but if you have time. that 16- 16 1/2 is not stopping for sit down meals. short stops every two-three hours or so for gas and welcoming centers. the only place i tend to hit traffic is i78 and rt100.
have a good trip.
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hello, im in nazareth. ive taken the drive a few times. we go a few ways but i tend to use i78/i81/i77/i26/i95/i4 the most. we leave no later than 3am and we arrive at wdw around 7-7:30pm. it takes me 16 -16 1/2 hours. we dont do any sight seeing on the coast. over the years, ive seen all i want sitting on i95 in traffic but if you have time. that 16- 16 1/2 is not stopping for sit down meals. short stops every two-three hours or so for gas and welcoming centers. the only place i tend to hit traffic is i78 and rt100.
have a good trip.
Ditto on all that to the original question! (From Whitehall here). We do the same route evey year, well almost, and find it quick, less traffic, toll free etc. etc. Roughly the same timing too, although sometimes an overnight in Georgia, around Kingsland, is needed if the kids are truly going stir crazy!

Getting ready to head out this coming Sunday morning as a matter of fact........
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Just filled up the van for our trip tomorrow..gas is 3.79 in Albany NY...hope it goes down as we go south..my husband keeps track of prices...he always asks if anyone on DIS has mentioned how much gas is at the DTD Hess! !


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If I recall correctly, it was $3.59 last week at WDW Hess.

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Live Road Report!!

Hey everyone,

First time logging on today, I wanted to catch you all up on the first day:

Left home at 9:15 AM as planned, with Dunkin Donuts in hand
9:55 am Delaware state line, Delaware toll 10:15, $4.00
10:17 am Maryland state line
11:15 Baltimore toll $3.00
12:08 pm Virginia state line
12:35 first rest area stop
Traffic in a couple of stops, slow down to 40, lost about 20 minutes
3:42 North Carolina border
4:25 Dinner stop Highway diner, Rocky Mount NC Delicious!! Will post more info and some pics, real diner, real food, nothing fancy, perfect for us.
5:35 out to gas station, getting 24.8 mpg in a 2005 Grand Caravan, not too loaded, but running front and back A/C
5:40 back on the road to North Savannah, GA, expected arrival time 11 pm

All in all it's been a great day so far. We're relaxed, not "rushed" to get anywhere. DD just finished up a weekend of 4 shows of her summer play so she's exhausted and not cranky and complaining ALL the time, just some of it

Already got our confirm call on our golf cart tomorrow and grocery order. Expect to hit the fort by 1, and MK by 4. Talk to you all soon!
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Hey everyone,

First time logging on today, I wanted to catch you all up on the first day:

Left home at 9:15 AM as planned, with Dunkin Donuts in hand
9:55 am Delaware state line, Delaware toll 10:15, $4.00
10:17 am Maryland state line
11:15 Baltimore toll $3.00
12:08 pm Virginia state line
12:35 first rest area stop
Traffic in a couple of stops, slow down to 40, lost about 20 minutes
3:42 North Carolina border
4:25 Dinner stop Highway diner, Rocky Mount NC Delicious!! Will post more info and some pics, real diner, real food, nothing fancy, perfect for us.
5:35 out to gas station, getting 24.8 mpg in a 2005 Grand Caravan, not too loaded, but running front and back A/C
5:40 back on the road to North Savannah, GA, expected arrival time 11 pm

All in all it's been a great day so far. We're relaxed, not "rushed" to get anywhere. DD just finished up a weekend of 4 shows of her summer play so she's exhausted and not cranky and complaining ALL the time, just some of it

Already got our confirm call on our golf cart tomorrow and grocery order. Expect to hit the fort by 1, and MK by 4. Talk to you all soon!
Cool road info; state border times are essential in any report. Thanks!

Don't forget to pay your respects to Davy Crockett when you get to Fort Wilderness.

All the best.
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Cool road info; state border times are essential in any report. Thanks!

Don't forget to pay your respects to Davy Crockett when you get to Fort Wilderness.

All the best.
I will be sure to raise a glass at Crockett's Tavern in his (and your) honor!
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I will be sure to raise a glass at Crockett's Tavern in his (and your) honor!
Thank ya kindly! And don't forget Fess Parker in those toasts [see photo to the left]!

All the best.
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Hey everyone,

First time logging on today, I wanted to catch you all up on the first day:

Left home at 9:15 AM as planned, with Dunkin Donuts in hand
9:55 am Delaware state line, Delaware toll 10:15, $4.00
10:17 am Maryland state line
11:15 Baltimore toll $3.00
12:08 pm Virginia state line
12:35 first rest area stop
Traffic in a couple of stops, slow down to 40, lost about 20 minutes
3:42 North Carolina border
4:25 Dinner stop Highway diner, Rocky Mount NC Delicious!! Will post more info and some pics, real diner, real food, nothing fancy, perfect for us.
5:35 out to gas station, getting 24.8 mpg in a 2005 Grand Caravan, not too loaded, but running front and back A/C
5:40 back on the road to North Savannah, GA, expected arrival time 11 pm

All in all it's been a great day so far. We're relaxed, not "rushed" to get anywhere. DD just finished up a weekend of 4 shows of her summer play so she's exhausted and not cranky and complaining ALL the time, just some of it

Already got our confirm call on our golf cart tomorrow and grocery order. Expect to hit the fort by 1, and MK by 4. Talk to you all soon!
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hello, im in nazareth. ive taken the drive a few times. we go a few ways but i tend to use i78/i81/i77/i26/i95/i4 the most. we leave no later than 3am and we arrive at wdw around 7-7:30pm. it takes me 16 -16 1/2 hours. we dont do any sight seeing on the coast. over the years, ive seen all i want sitting on i95 in traffic but if you have time. that 16- 16 1/2 is not stopping for sit down meals. short stops every two-three hours or so for gas and welcoming centers. the only place i tend to hit traffic is i78 and rt100.
have a good trip.
If we want to stop along the way overnight where is a good place to do so?

Well this route take you near South of the Border or Mytle Beach?

Thank you for all the help
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Originally Posted by sharadoc

Hey everyone,

First time logging on today, I wanted to catch you all up on the first day:

Left home at 9:15 AM as planned, with Dunkin Donuts in hand
9:55 am Delaware state line, Delaware toll 10:15, $4.00
10:17 am Maryland state line
11:15 Baltimore toll $3.00
12:08 pm Virginia state line
12:35 first rest area stop
Traffic in a couple of stops, slow down to 40, lost about 20 minutes
3:42 North Carolina border
4:25 Dinner stop Highway diner, Rocky Mount NC Delicious!! Will post more info and some pics, real diner, real food, nothing fancy, perfect for us.
5:35 out to gas station, getting 24.8 mpg in a 2005 Grand Caravan, not too loaded, but running front and back A/C
5:40 back on the road to North Savannah, GA, expected arrival time 11 pm

All in all it's been a great day so far. We're relaxed, not "rushed" to get anywhere. DD just finished up a weekend of 4 shows of her summer play so she's exhausted and not cranky and complaining ALL the time, just some of it

Already got our confirm call on our golf cart tomorrow and grocery order. Expect to hit the fort by 1, and MK by 4. Talk to you all soon!

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If we want to stop along the way overnight where is a good place to do so?

Well this route take you near South of the Border or Mytle Beach?

Thank you for all the help
No. You would need to take I-95 route for that. If you really want to see the ocean, you might want to consider stopping somewhere between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach

If you take the inland route (81-77-26-95), try to get past Charlotte before stopping for the night. We pushed to get to Orangeburg one trip and that was perfect for us. (We can't leave until after church on Sunday, so we lose a good six hours of travel time, so getting to Orangeburg was pretty good for us.)
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