Lowest gas prices when Driving to WDW

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  1. mom2isaac&ella

    mom2isaac&ella Mouseketeer

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    I know I have heard of a website that lists the lowest gas prices on different expressways & was wondering if anyone knows what I'm talking about. We are driving from Kentucky & would love to check this out before we hit the road in August.
     
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  3. AMClvsMKY

    AMClvsMKY <font color=navy>DIS Veteran<font color=darkcoral>

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    <http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx>

    This site tells you the lowest gas in an area if you have the zip code.


    I can tell you as far as Florida on I-75 - avoid Gainesville, Ocala is always lowest in that area and also the stations right before the turnpike are lower also
     
  4. mom2isaac&ella

    mom2isaac&ella Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the heads up about FL. Anyone have tips for GA?
     
  5. nightowlky

    nightowlky <font color=navy>I should start my own Super Nanny

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    http://www.gasbuddy.com

    Just click a state from the map and then you can select a city/state from the drop-lists on state/city-specific pages.


    Wow! Its' $0.30-0.40 cheaper in Columbia, SC than it is here in Louisville!
     
  6. HappyDznyCamper

    HappyDznyCamper <font color=teal>Happily camping since 1972<br><fo

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    Believe it or not once you get to WDW the Hess stations on property usually have the cheepest prices around so if you get as far as Ocala and can make it another 100 miles before gas, just fill up when you get to Disney.
     
  7. mom2isaac&ella

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    Thanks! We are from Louisville too. Have you ever driven to WDW from Lou? We are thinking it will take 16 hours & plan on spending the night since our 2 year old couldn't handle the car that long.
     
  8. nightowlky

    nightowlky <font color=navy>I should start my own Super Nanny

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    Well, if you can get away with minimal stops (no hour-long dinners or something), should be able to do it in 13-14hrs. I know I've gotten to Ormond Beach, FL (about the same distance as to Orlando from Louisville) in under 14hrs. (875 miles / 65mph average - accounting for gas/restroom stops).

    But, if you're stopping, you might consider stopping in Macon or Warner-Robbins area and getting an early start the next day. There's apparently a lot of I-75 construction in the southern 3-4 counties in Georgia. On the way back, Murfreesboro, TN has quite a few lodging choices and is less than 4hrs from Louisville. :)

    http://www.dot.state.ga.us/dot/fielddistricts/d4/interstatereconstruction/interstatereconstruction2.shtml


    Myself, I'm going down through Knoxville, TN; Columbia, SC; and stopping for the night in Savannah, GA. I'll meet my Dad for an early lunch in Ormond Beach, FL (he'll be there at his timeshare then) and then we'll head to Disney after that. It's only about 60 miles further but it's a much nicer drive. ;)
     
  9. kydisneyfans

    kydisneyfans <font color=blue>It may be because they are too em

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    We have done the trip from Lexington to Disney in 12 hours with a 5 year old in tow. I would say an average for us is 13.5 hours.

    I usually check www.georgiagasprices.com before leaving-we have found that exits with a Flying J Truck stop are usually the lowest. We fill up when leaving-then refill in both northern and southern GA, then on Disney property.
     

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