How long does it REALLY take...

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by AngieBangie, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. AngieBangie

    AngieBangie Earning My Ears

    Jul 18, 2011
    43 drive to Disney World from Central Ohio? We will be driving from Columbus and going through Virginia and the Carolina's... 77 to 26 to 95. Google Maps says 16 hours, but I'm thinking we can make it in 14. What do you guys think?? We leave this Saturday!!!:woohoo:
  2. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2007
    I have a 14 hour drive from MD. The fact that we usually drive faster than the map estimate combined with being longer due the breaks for food, gas, etc. usually make it kind of a wash, and the maps are pretty accurate time-wise. If anything, it usually takes us a bit longer.
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  4. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    We've gone a few times from Columbus, more like Hilliard area and driving 65-70 MPH, stopping only for gas and car took 16+ hours easily.....but there's no hurry really so why speed....alot of troopers out and not worth the 200.00 ticket, if you know what I mean....17 hours would be a reasonable amount of time .......
  5. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DVC member

    Feb 25, 2011
    We live in Cleveland area and its about 16 1/2. I never go more than 5 mph over speed limit because op is right, troopers everywhere!!!! I think you could safely do it in 15?? We will be behind you a few days, were leaving next Thursday, going the same route.
  6. Mrs. Ciz

    Mrs. Ciz DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
    Not sure where in Virginia you will be picking up 95, but from Richmond, Va to WDW takes us 12 hours.
  7. harleyquinn

    harleyquinn <font color=red>Wishes she could take photos of th

    May 22, 2003
    It takes us about 16.5-17 hours from Cleveland.
  8. MuchLovedMama

    MuchLovedMama Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 2011
    We haven't drove it in about 15 years but we may have to this year. We drove from Grove City and we are pretty certain it took us 14 hours. We probably did 10-15 mph over the speed limit. My hubby is a bit of a speeder.
  9. Woosterguy

    Woosterguy Mouseketeer

    Apr 15, 2007
    We made the drive from Wooster (I77 to 26 to 95 to 4) and it was around 17 hrs on the way down. Going home we got held up on I-95 due to construction and an accident so it was more like 18.5 going north.
  10. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    Not from your area, but Mapquest shows 16 hours for me - if my history with Mapquest estimates is any indication, I'd say 18 is more realistic.
  11. SDSorority

    SDSorority Traumatized by Magic Journeys and Haunted Mansion

    Dec 29, 2009
    Depending on how much you stop and what time of day you're going (like if you hit major cities in rush hour...).

    We would always drive 75 down, not 77. If we were going all the way to Boca Raton it would take us 18.5 hours (driving time... of course we stopped in Valdosta for the evening).

    Let's see... if you left at 3:30am, you would be through Cinci AND Lexington before rush hour (if you went down 75). The evening rush hour wouldn't be until you were past Atlanta. Leaving that early and taking short potty/gas breaks.... yeah, I bet you could do it in 16 hours.
  12. donaldsgal

    donaldsgal DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2004
    We drive from the Ashland area (about an hour north of Cleveland), and it takes us about 16.5 hours, too. We usually do 69 in a 65 mph zone. Enjoy the ride. The view in Fancy Gap, VA is pretty amazing!

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