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Old 07-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Seriously, 528 vs 417 to WDW from MCO?

Hi all!

We will be renting a car for the first time on our upcoming trip to WDW. Just wondering what is the best way to Walt Disney World from the Orlando International Airport. "official" WDW website directions say 417, but I've heard others say 528.

Can anyone offer suggestions? experiences?

We will be arriving on a Saturday morning hopefully 9am-ish. renting a car, and driving to the Contemporary. We can bring change for tolls.

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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We always take 417 now. We are from NC, and always take this route from
I-4. Its safer, less headache, less traffic. You will see 2 exits for WDW, take exit 3. This is less traffic way, will put you near Wide World of Sports area, POP Century, etc. A bit off the beaten path to get to MK area, but easier to navigate.

528 itself is fine, problem is it dumps you onto I-4 and wrecks and heavy traffic can delay you from your destination.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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417 is a fairly new road - not here in the 80's anyway (lived here 86 - 89 too)

I believe that's why research - and old books - say 528.

IMHO - 417 is a no brainer. You can completely avoid I-4!

On a Saturday morning it is probably a non-issue but I always find less traffic on 417.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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How much would the tolls be on 417?
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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How much would the tolls be on 417?
2 tolls @ 1.25 to exit 6, another .75 cents more if you decide to get off at exit 3, which happens to be the next exit after exit 6.
I always use exit 6, it's a straight shot into WDW off the exit and leads onto Epcot Center Dr and then onto World Dr, just follow signs to MK after entering WDW.
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2 tolls @ 1.25 to exit 6, another .75 cents more if you decide to get off at exit 3, which happens to be the next exit after exit 6.
I always use exit 6, it's a straight shot into WDW off the exit and leads onto Epcot Center Dr and then onto World Dr, just follow signs to MK after entering WDW.
Does that amount reflect the recent toll increase?
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I usually take 417. I've taken 528 when I accidentally went out the North Exit and there's much more traffic plus you have to deal with I-4.
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Does that amount reflect the recent toll increase?
Yes....I drove 417 from MCO yesterday.
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Thanks for the info everyone! Cant wait!
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Except for the PM weekday rush I have found 528 and I-4 to be satisfactory.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #12
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South exit to 417.
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Agree - South exit to 417, unless you really like to begin (and end) your vacation using a traffic / accident / headache prone route. I travel frequently between my 2 homes in NJ & Celebration, FL - 417 is the only (sane) way to go!
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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417 all the way!!!

BTY most GPS services send you 4 and 528.

But 417 is just awesome!!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #15
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