Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 28, 2012
    Timothy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    we are coming from louisville kentucky and what would be a good driving distance to travel we will be leaving on a friday at 4pm and travel for awhile where would be a stopping point. we would arrive in wdw on sunday any suggestions.with kids 10 and 7

    Hi, Timothy!  If you want to go half way, a good place to stop is in the Atlanta, Georgia area.  You'll find the distance from Louisville to be just over seven hours, so you really could get a good night's sleep before traveling the next seven hours to Walt Disney World.  

    If you want to break it into even smaller chunks, you could drive as far as Chatanooga, Tennessee on Friday evening, putting you there around 9:00 PM.  A full day of driving (about seven hours) will put you in Gainesville on Saturday.  From there, you are just over two hours to Walt Disney World!

    All of the stops I mentioned have a variety of hotel/motel options, fast food restaurants, and family friendly sit down restaurants.  You'll be able to gas up the car and stock up on snacks and drinks, too.

    My family does a ton of road trips, and this route is primarily highway and relatively easy.  We bring some games and books for the kids, a portable DVD player, and they're good to go.  You might find you make better time and arrive even earlier if the kids are kept entertained!

    Have a wonderful trip!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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