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Old 04-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #1891
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We love that drive. It's scenic and usually traffic free(famous last words) I don't know about the construction. In searching I don't see any current " major" construction but I am going to search more. Because that would change our route.
Because I'm new I can't post URL's but if you do a Google search of I81 construction 2013 you'll find the info
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #1892
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Because I'm new I can't post URL's but if you do a Google search of I81 construction 2013 you'll find the info
Hmm well I found one that said between 10-1pm mon-fri. Blasting and routing around. It says it started in spring 2011. We drove that route summer 2011 and I don't recall seeing anything. Hopefully someone has done it more recently.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #1893
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Hmm well I found one that said between 10-1pm mon-fri. Blasting and routing around. It says it started in spring 2011. We drove that route summer 2011 and I don't recall seeing anything. Hopefully someone has done it more recently.
We drove that route his past oct. and there was not much issue at all with the blasting and such. We saw signs but no back-ups. Only back-up we had was due to an accident.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #1894
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We drove that route his past oct. and there was not much issue at all with the blasting and such. We saw signs but no back-ups. Only back-up we had was due to an accident.
Good news! I want to stay at the Andy Griffin Motel along the way I really do!
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #1895
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Blue Ridge Parkway?

So as I stated in my previous post we're driving down to Disney in Sept from Ma with our 4 and 2 year old boys. We drove down 2 years ago and did the I-95 drive because I've been doing it for years. Looking to change things up this time and we are leaning towards the I-84 to -I-81 to I-77 to I-95 route but I noticed while looking at the map that the Blue Ridge Parkway runs parallel with I-81. Has any one gone the Parkway route and if so any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #1896
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Glad I found this board! My mom and I are driving down to Florida with my DS 4, and DS 2. We are leaving Kansas City on August 10th and driving to Jacksonville, FL to visit friends for a few days before heading to Orlando and checking in to Disney on August 16th. DH is flying down and meeting us at Disney. If anyone else has made that drive or similar any tips on routes or fun stops would be appreciated!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #1897
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We will be making that drive in 4 weeks. I will look for you when we get back and let you know if I have any tips. We are driving straight through and just going to Orlando.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #1898
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we drive 10-11 hours sometimes just for a 2 day weekend..my teenagers love the family time spent in the car..lots of singing and game playing..of course sleeping too when driving through the night
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #1899
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Glad I found this board! My mom and I are driving down to Florida with my DS 4, and DS 2. We are leaving Kansas City on August 10th and driving to Jacksonville, FL to visit friends for a few days before heading to Orlando and checking in to Disney on August 16th. DH is flying down and meeting us at Disney. If anyone else has made that drive or similar any tips on routes or fun stops would be appreciated!
http://ngeorgia.com/tenn/pointpark.html

That can get you started! Check out the major cities websites along your route and see what they have to offer.

notes: Watch the time you hit Atlanta! Try to avoid the rushhour! Make sure if you have a GPS device or Phone App, to use it. I've driven St.Louis,MO. to WDW several times w/o : 1. wrong turn going down at Mount Vernon IL added 1hr to the drive. 2. On the way back in Nashville,TN once I had to go the wrong way due to a traffic accident and the next time took that same route, kinda out of habit I guess. 3 With the right GSP system you can be directed around accidents or traffic delays.

MO, IL, TN, You will be on mostly 2 lane divided highway. Wentsville,MO. to O'Fallon,IL. & Nashville to Murfreeesboro TN 3 or 4 divided. Once past Chattanooga,TN. onto Georgia and Florida Hwy,75 it is all 3 or 4 lane divided.
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Not sure how far you are from I-81...but we take I-81 S. to 77 to 26 and pick up 95 later on closer to FL(near Savannah)
I am about 5 miles to I-81, but 77 is north of us. We'll probably hop on 81 to 26, then hit I-95 near Savannah. Estimated to be about 10-11 hours. Anyone have any tips on where to stop?
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:26 AM   #1901
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Hilton enroute from PA

We will be driving to Disney from PA for the first time. Has anyone stayed at a Hilton about half the way there? My husband has points we can use for free rooms.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:48 AM   #1902
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We will be driving to Disney from PA for the first time. Has anyone stayed at a Hilton about half the way there? My husband has points we can use for free rooms.
If you are OK with a Hampton Inn (part of Hilton), there's a very nice one just off I-95 in Dunn, NC. Check it out.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #1903
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If you are OK with a Hampton Inn (part of Hilton), there's a very nice one just off I-95 in Dunn, NC. Check it out.
Thank you. Looks good to me.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #1904
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Holiday Inn Express (or Hannah Montana hotel as my 5 year old calls it) is really good too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #1905
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We will be driving to Disney from PA for the first time. Has anyone stayed at a Hilton about half the way there? My husband has points we can use for free rooms.
Whereabouts in PA are you driving from and are you taking 95 or 81-77-26-95?
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