I am planning to drive to Disney World for the first time in July. Previously I have driven as far as Atlanta. Based on posts I have read here, I plan to drive down the 'alternate route' via Rt. 84 to Rt. 81 to Rt. 77 into Florida on the way to Florida. I am stopping overnight in Charlotte to visit a friend. She advises me that it is probably an 8 hour drive from there to Disney. As I am the only driver, I plan to make another overnight stop halfway between Boston and Charlotte but have no idea where that would be. I do not feel capable of driving more than 9 hours or so in a day (including stops). I have three questions. First, can anyone confirm that Charlotte is, in fact, about an 8 hour drive from Disney? Second, does anyone have ideas about the mid-point from Boston to Charlotte? And, if so, do you have recommendations on where to stay at this location. On the way home I have promised my boys to stop overnight in the Washington DC area to see the Spy Museum. I had wanted to avoid the DC area due to traffic, but.... Where would anyone recommend staying between Disney and D.C. on the trip North? Again, I know this drive would be well beyond my 9 hour limit. And does anyone know a great, reasonably priced and convenient place to stay to see this museum?