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    I would drive from here if I could, if only if it wasnt for that stupid ocean!!
    But honestly if I lived in a 1 or 2day driving distance away I would definitely do it, I would love stopping off and visiting places on the way and just to be able to bring back anything I wanted would sell it to me!






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    Call me weird, but we actually like flying. We don't fly often so it is a rare treat for us. It is a poke to WDW as with Johnie, about 12 hours. I would be too tired the next day to really enjoy the park so we suck it up and we can get direct flights from Newport News, Va (at least we could, airport may actually close.).










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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 290792
    I would drive from here if I could, if only if it wasnt for that stupid ocean!!
    But honestly if I lived in a 1 or 2day driving distance away I would definitely do it, I would love stopping off and visiting places on the way and just to be able to bring back anything I wanted would sell it to me!
    Ha ha ha Lisa so would I!!! If we lived in the states we would probably drive each time and try to find different weird and wonderful places to visit on the way there and back :D


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    Well now having gone on and on about driving, I do have to admit that I think we might be flying this next trip The problem with driving now is the extra 5 days on the road with Katie being in school. We can either have her out of school for 7 days and spend 7 in the parks (5 on the road ), or if we fly we can have her out of school for 6 days and spend 10 in the park! Thanks to Veteran's day we get an extra one Our next trip we are going to have to do it over an extended break so we can drive.



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    Drove from Chicago to Disney seven times.
    Flew from Chicago to Disney six times.

    Drove from Minneapolis to Disney once.
    Flew from Minneapolis to Disney five times.

    Now that we live in Ft Myers we drive all the time.

    I much prefer driving!!










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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellyamc, post: 290818
    Well now having gone on and on about driving, I do have to admit that I think we might be flying this next trip The problem with driving now is the extra 5 days on the road with Katie being in school. We can either have her out of school for 7 days and spend 7 in the parks (5 on the road ), or if we fly we can have her out of school for 6 days and spend 10 in the park! Thanks to Veteran's day we get an extra one Our next trip we are going to have to do it over an extended break so we can drive.
    Not to hijack this thread but Shelly have you ever used Magic Express with your children? Must you have a car seat to board the bus?

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    We always used to drive and just made it part of the vacation and not something to suffer through!!We always would stop at Tamarack in West Virginia to eat and shop! It was a ball!!!

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    I love Tamarack!! We always stop there on the way to my grandma's in Kentucky.

    When we do drive, we leave late afternoon and drive to Brunswick Georgia and spend the night. It's about 3 or so hours to WDW from there. It makes the vacation easier to be more rested the day we arrive.












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    I have driven to Disney at least 10 times including 3x in the last 13 months. In fact we just got home from WDW Sunday around midnight. We used to stop off in Georgia but the last 4 times we have driven straight thru to Florida. The other day was the first time we drove straight home from Florida. It was a bit much but the wife wanted to get home. I don't like flying but will do so if necessary, my wife doesn't like to fly and my 11 year old daughter says she doesn't want to fly so I guess driving to WDW is in my future.
    As for the drive down we usually leave NYC at 1am in order to avoid DC traffic. Usually once you pass the middle of Va there is no traffic. We also like to get to Fla a few days before we start our Disney vacation so we can rest and relax before we do the parks.


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    As John said, we've done it many times. John would probably prefer to fly, but to be honest, it's getting to the point where I absolutely dread getting on a plane. I'm in near panic mode the whole time I'm on the plane. So the auto train is a good alternative for us since we discovered that being on the upper level of the train helps to keep me from feeling the movement.
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