"For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" (IV)

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  1. BC1836

    BC1836 DIS Veteran

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    Welcome to the "For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" thread, Part IV

    [Walt Disney World drives!]

    Part III of this thread opened on October 12, 2011 and closed on June 10, 2013 after 197 pages, 2,950 replies and 228,262 views.

    Part II of this thread opened on July 12, 2010 and closed on October 12, 2011 after 256 pages, 3,843 replies and 207,597 views.

    Part I of this thread debuted on December 6, 2007 and closed on July 14, 2010 after 251 pages, 3,755 replies and 210,793 views.



    All-Time "For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" Records (updated 9/22/2014)

    Most Total Drives: 60 (since 1973): dvczerfs (as a driver/passenger)

    Most Drives in One Decade/10-Year Period: 27 (2003-2012): bc1836; (2007-2014): cruisingkat

    Most Drives in One Calendar Year: 5 (2012): cruisingkat;
    (four drives in one calendar year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011): bc1836

    Most Drives in One 12-Month Period: 5 (12/08-12/09; 2012): cruisingkat; (12/09-12/10): bc1836

    Most "Non-Stop" Drives: 15 (1992-2014): DSLRuser
    13 (2008-2012): bc1836

    Shortest Time Between Drives: 19 days (2009): cruisingkat

    Most passengers in one vehicle: 12 (2000: Dodge 3500 Ram van): chepic
    10 (2010: 2 adults, 8 kids; 1999 Chevy Express Van): birdslightyear (aka just*the*ten*of*us)

    Longest Drive (one way): 2,070 miles (2013): Shir Khan (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

    Second Longest Drive (one way): 1,953 miles (2011): peigirl (Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada)


    What is your status level as a 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Driver?

    5 drives to WDW: "Bronze"
    10 drives to WDW: "Silver"
    15 drives to WDW: "Gold"
    20 drives to WDW: "Platinum"
    25 drives to WDW: "Diamond"

    Drives above those levels are catagorized in multiples. For example, someone who makes 40 drives is "double Platinum;" 50 drives: "double-Diamond."

    Remember: These status levels are just meaningless fun, but if you are seeking a long-range driver status, we've got one for ya!

    All the best! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Ladygoldenhair

    Ladygoldenhair DIS Veteran

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    New home, throw out the welcome mat! :beach:
    Deciding a last minute drive this month. popcorn::
    Would only be the third with a one way Auto train in between.
     
  4. nono

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    What is to decide??!! :)
     
  5. loveysbydesign

    loveysbydesign I can pinch a penny so hard you can hear it scream

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    You should post a link to this thread at the end of the old one :)
     
  6. dvczerfs

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    whats up with the new thread??? did we hit 250 pages??? what it something I said?? :lmao:
     
  7. BC1836

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    According to our moderator, we were about to max out again on space.

    So, welcome to Part IV, the place where mileage rules!

    All the best. :thumbsup2
     
  8. goofyfigment

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    Found you!
     
  9. dvczerfs

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    bc, you have some up dating to do on page one. I took trip 54 three weeks ago and and I will be leaving Friday for 55. :thumbsup2
     
  10. Dis_Dreamin

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    Cool. A new thread! Even though I'm not planning a drive until next October, I think i'll hang around and listen/chat. :thumbsup2
     
  11. katieam1

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    I don't usually post but I love reading all the recommendations. We drive from Central New York (just outside of Syracuse) to WDW a couple times a year. Next trips are July and October so I love reading this thread to get trip info. :) Glad I found part 4! :thumbsup2
     
  12. Disney2013Girl

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    I'm making plans for our trip. Fort Wayne In~>Bradenton Florida (to visit an old friend for the night/morning) and then Bradenton~>Orlando, then Orlando~>Fort Wayne.

    Total expected mileage? 2,393 ~> 36 hours of driving. I'm sure it'll feel like twice that with a 2 year old on board :rotfl2:.
     
  13. dvczerfs

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    well, got the car washed and waxed:

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    got it packed:

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    new license plate frame and dvc sticker on the back:

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    im guessing I wont be on much the next few days. I have yard work and sleeping to do. we are leaving Friday for Virginia and should reach wdw Saturday early afternoon.
    the mouse gave briana off an extra day next week and less hours so she can spend more time with us.
    ill post some pictures and ill post when we get settled in at Saratoga.

    have a nice week!!! :thumbsup2
     
  14. Ladygoldenhair

    Ladygoldenhair DIS Veteran

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    Lol, only who is going. I'd like to take my dgs awhile school is out. :goodvibes
     
  15. ddluvsdisney

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    Have a blast visiting w your daughter! 2 1/2 weeks until we leave woohoo!!! So exciting. :)

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  16. Ladygoldenhair

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    Safe travels have a wonderful visit! Post pic's when you can, :car:
     
  17. nono

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    Whew! I thought it was a "Are we/Are we not going?" decision. We were going to have to talk some sense into you in that case! ;)
     
  18. loveysbydesign

    loveysbydesign I can pinch a penny so hard you can hear it scream

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    Okay been lurking for a bit.... we are in Kalamazoo Michigan and everyone thinks I'm nuts but it looks like it's quite a bit cheaper to drive to Orlando even though we have 4 kids (10,7,2,&4) and we're not gonna be able to go for a year or more but just going to hang out subscribe, read posts and learn for you all.... I'm not nuts to do it right? It seems to be much more economical even though not as convenient, but it's an experience also, right?!
     
  20. hebbynan

    hebbynan Chase and Eli's Mom

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    It's what you make of it. We look at it as an adventure. And the bright side to driving: no worry about luggage weight and a TON MORE ROOM for souveniers!
     
  21. Dittz

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    We drove to Disney from the Niagara Region in Ontario back in 2010 with a 1 year old (it was the day after her first birthday) and at the time 4 year old (son was turning 5 during the trip). I must say it was an adventure. Hardest part was keeping the 1 year old occupied. We drove straight through, and getting ready to do it again next year!!!! I think it will be easier to keep the kids occupied this time. Oh we also leave at supper time and drive through the night.
     
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