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Old 03-31-2004, 02:38 PM   #16
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don't know. we'll stop whenever i get tired. pick the first available hotel.

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Old 04-01-2004, 01:33 PM   #17
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Michigan?

Anyone ever driven from Michigan?

Just wondering if it is better to go through Georgia and stay on I75 or go through Indianapolis.

My Father in Law is a truck driver and says there is not much difference in time but the latter is probably the best route. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 04-05-2004, 03:16 PM   #18
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I haven't, however congrats on your first trip to WDW. You'll be officially hooked like the rest of us!
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:07 PM   #19
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I live in Roanoke VA and it takes at least 11 hours and normally 12 (especially w/ kids) to get to Orlando. If you stayed in the Fort Chiswell area (right around where you get onto I-77), it would probably be about 10 hours from there (at the least). However, that is very close to the North Carolina line, so it would mean driving pretty much all the way through VA to stop.

I feel for you all that have to drive from up North. We divide the 12 hours into 2 days, which isn't so bad, but I wouldn't want to do much more. Last year when we went, we borrowed a small t.v./vcr and that was wonderful! I think DH and I enjoyed it as much as the kids! (Listening, not watching, of course!)

I love to fly, but the cost for flying out of Roanoke is so high and it isn't always convienent to go to other airports where it is cheeper.

W/ driving at least I can pack more!! I always pack too much, but better safe than sorry!!
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Old 04-07-2004, 02:55 PM   #20
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welovedisneyx4,
Where do you stop for the night?
We live in Portsmouth, Va and are doing the trip in Nov.
I think if we leave between 8-9 am we can make it to Savannah, Ga. in a reasonable amount of time (8 hrs w/stops). If anyone else has done a similar distance trip from VA. I would appreciate any estimated times for the trip and suggestions on hotels w/indoor heated pools.
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:50 AM   #21
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We usually stop in Orangeburg SC on the way down. I wouldn't mind making it to the Richmond Hill/Savannah area, but find that we are all ready to stop by the time we get to Orangeburg. One of my co-workers stayed at R.Hill and was happy w/ that. I am not sure which hotel she stayed at. Sorry, but I don't know of any particular hotels w/ indoor pools. That would be really nice for some relaxation, though!
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:50 AM   #22
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We usually stop in Orangeburg SC on the way down. I wouldn't mind making it to the Richmond Hill/Savannah area, but find that we are all ready to stop by the time we get to Orangeburg. One of my co-workers stayed at R.Hill and was happy w/ that. I am not sure which hotel she stayed at. Sorry, but I don't know of any particular hotels w/ indoor pools. That would be really nice for some relaxation, though!
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:52 AM   #23
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Opps!! Double post, Sorry!
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Old 04-12-2004, 03:50 PM   #24
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Wink time from VA to Orlando

I am leaving next weekend for disney from Chesapeake VA, and it will take us at least 13 hours to get there. There is really no part of VA that will allow you to get to Disney in 10 hours. At least I don't think so. Hope that helps,
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We are leaving saturday from chesapeake and we will be stopping at the La Quinta Inn in Savannah, i am not sure about a pool, but it is right off of 95 and has a Dennys and a shoneys right across the street for breakfast the next day. Plus really clean cheap rooms. it will take about 8 hours to get there and then another 4-5 to disney!
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:10 PM   #26
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When you get back could you please give me an update on the time, traffic and LaQuinta($?). My little girls will be 3 and 4 1/2 when we go so I just want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row! My wife seems to think all we would need is a place to let them play around, but we will be getting there around 5-6 pm so I thought a pool would be nice.
I did find a Comfort Inn & Suites in Savannah with a total cost is $100 for the night, I could save maybe $30 to $40 by going somewhere else, but I am trying to make sure we can eat breakfast at the hotel to save on some time.

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Old 04-13-2004, 02:38 PM   #27
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100$ is not bad. I think I am paying 72$ and I am pretty sure there is an out door pool, but I am not sure. We will not be getting there untill mid night or so. So I was not big on ammenities. my mom just said they had clean rooms and it is right off of 95. Plus there is a Dennys Shoneys hardees and so on tight across the street. They may also have a continental breakfast as well, but I will be sure to let you know what I find out when we get back.
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:15 PM   #28
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Driving down from Long Island. Stopping off in Santee, SC, rates are anywhere fron 58-89 a night.
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I was curious, have you ever driven down before? Will you be travelling with children?
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This will be my first drive down with children, 3. I've driven down 4 times before but all in my younger days.
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