Mom And Son Safari
  • On Feb 14, 2011
    Sherri from NY 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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    Marc. TY for your last answers.Need a lil help from a fellow NYer.Driving to DW as we did the past 2 yrs. Any driving plan as far as best time to leave ny how long u drive before u stop for the night. Wanna arrive early as possibleJust me driving I95.

    Hi Sherri!

         Thanks for asking me another question.  I have to admit that I haven't been on a road trip to Walt Disney World since I was a child and also when I graduated High School on my Senior Trip.  I do remember driving straight through 20 to 21 hours and then on another trip, stopping in Virginia for an overnight.  My advice to you is to start out very early in the morning (like 4:00 am to 5:00 am) and drive 11 or 12 hours on the first day.  Also try to adjust your start time to avoid major cities along the way during morning or evening rush hour.  This will get you at your hotel at 5:00 or 6:00 pm with time to eat dinner and relax before going to bed.  Then on the second day wake up early again and finish the remaining driving hours on your trip.

         I asked some of my fellow Moms and Dads who drive often to Walt Disney World and here are their first day stopping points that they suggested:

    Richmond, Virginia
    Petersburg, Virginia
    Anywhere in South Carolina
    Fayetteville North Carolina
    Wilson, North Carolina

    A big thanks to Moms Lynn L., Johnetta S., and Kimberly L. for there great input!

    I hope that your driving adventure to Walt Disney World is magical!

    Keep Dreaming Big!

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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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