Traffic flow from WDW to NJ Labor Day weekend

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by WeLoveLilo05, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. WeLoveLilo05

    WeLoveLilo05 DIS Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Was wondering if anyone has ever driven home labor day weekend along I95? Are we insane? I don't know what to expect traffic wise, I just don't want to be stuck in traffic for hours with my husband yelling at me b/c I made this trip over labor day weekend lol. We would be leaving WDW on Friday maybe 3-5ish and taking I95 back to Jersey. We have driven 2 years in a row in August but never during the holiday weekend.
  2. dsnymomof4

    dsnymomof4 DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2005
    We've driven home twice over labor day weekend (both times involving hurricanes:scared1:) and the only traffic I can remember was around Baltimore on Saturday afternoon. If you're driving straight through, you'll probably be past Baltimore by morning, so hopefully won't be too bad. Even if you have to crawl for 30-45 minutes, it shouldn't slow you down too much. Good luck!
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  4. Goofy22

    Goofy22 DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2001
    I maybe right in the same boat as you if Airfare Prices dont start coming down!! Our trip is booked for Aug 25th thru Sept 1st and we are from South Jersey > My opinion is you wont really start running into traffic issues until you are closer to New Jersey. Where about are you from?
  5. lrorr

    lrorr LizzieBeth

    Jul 21, 2012
    We're planning the same thing and are a little worried. We're familiar with the traffic around DC, but are wondering about FL to DC. We will most likely not do a straight shot either way. We're hoping to leave FL on the 31st or 1st and stop overnight somewhere then time the last leg to avoid congestion around DC. Let me know if you find anything helpful!
  6. NJRRK

    NJRRK DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2007
    As long as you're not on the road in NJ on Monday you should be fine.
  7. NJ Goofy

    NJ Goofy DVC Member - SSR & BWV

    Mar 4, 2008
    You should be ok if you are driving on Friday and Saturday but I think Sunday and Monday would be a different story. But you never know, I drove up from Hilton Head last Sunday and was stuck on I95 near Fredricksburg, VA for almost two hours for no apparent reason.
  8. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

    Aug 31, 1999
    I can speak to traffic patterns in the DC area for 3 day weekends. Time your trip through the DC/VA area on the Sunday. For any 3-day weekend, Friday is a bear, Saturday morning is a bear, Sunday is bliss, almost like a ghost town, and Monday becomes horrific again. I live right off I-95 and on those big travel weekends, I stay off the interstate on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. I save all my trips to distant malls for Sunday and it's actually quite beautiful.

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