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  • 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.

    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

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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