• On Jul 30, 2009
    Bonnie from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Diane. I live in Torrington, CT and I was wondering if you have ever driven to WDW and if so - have you discovered any pleasant routes other than 8 south to 95 south? Leaving next week with hubby and 3 children and would like a more scenic ride. ( :

    Hi Bonnie!  Gosh, we are practically neighbors...I do the majority of my shopping in Torrington!

    Yes, we have driven to/from Disney several times.  I have found that the more scenic routes also add time to your trip.  However, the more scenic routes are usually less congested with traffic, making for a less stressful trip.  

    My husband prefers to avoid 95 in the Northeast.  We do this by traveling Rt 8 to 84 to 81 to 83 and we pick up 95 in Maryland.  The ride through Pennsylvania is unbelievably beautiful.  Last year we took it a step further.  Instead of getting on 83, we stayed on 81 to 77 to 26 to 95 in South Carolina.  We found this to be very scenic as well.  I would probably do this route again in the future.

    Although I've never tried it, I've had friends who have traveled through the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    I hope this helps...have a safe and magical vacation at Disney!  Diane  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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