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How do you get to Disney World?

Plane
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68%
Train
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Automobile
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30%
 
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How do you get to Disney World?

Post by AKLRULZ » Sep Thu 29, 2005 3:16 pm

We typically fly but have driven a couple of times - 12 hours to get there from where we live by driving though! :shock:

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Post by MouseMan » Sep Thu 29, 2005 3:39 pm

Most of the time we fly. This year (Feb actually) we will be using 3 frequent flyer free tickets! We have driven in the past. Takes 20+ hours for us. But as long as the dvd player in the car works the ride with the kids is ok.

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Post by QuickGold » Sep Fri 30, 2005 8:36 am

Fly, you can't beat the 2 hour and some change time versus 24 hours of driving
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Post by js3901 » Sep Fri 30, 2005 10:59 am

we drove down there once when I was younger (like our first trip down there when I was a baby). took us a couple days because the car we were driving wasn't the best and we had to stop constantly. Since then, we've flown down and rented a car (except for when I lived in southern Georgia and Disney was about 4 hours away). And now with that Magical Express service they have now, we won't even have to rent the car next time we go down... :D
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Post by spaulo » Sep Fri 30, 2005 12:15 pm

Well, since a nonstop flight is 5 full hours... I think a drive would be, oh, four-five days. So we fly.
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Post by Disneynut » Sep Fri 30, 2005 4:20 pm

Three hour drive for us.

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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Sep Fri 30, 2005 4:25 pm

Fly definitely. I don't think I have the patience of sitting in the car for +4 days with anyone.
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Post by disneydreamer58 » Sep Fri 30, 2005 11:50 pm

Since I've lived in states that did not border Florida, then a plane was how we went, the whole 2 times I have been there :roll:
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Post by rick2vick » Oct Sat 01, 2005 8:13 am

I drove down there a few times years ago, but now I fly.

I've never done a Disney cruise, but I've often wondered if Disney would be successful using one of their cruise ships to offer one way cruises to or from New York for a couple of months each year. They could offer a package with a three or four day cruise down, and a flight back (or visa versa). They could include a day in Bermuda, and/or a day on their private island. I havn't considerd all of the logistics that would be involved. So maybe it isn't practical, but that's a trip that I would enjoy.

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Post by mickster68 » Oct Sun 02, 2005 7:08 pm

We usually fly. I shudder at the thought of 18 hours in the car with our kids! We can barely make it to the next town without a fight! With the price of gas, it's actually cheaper to fly at this point, too. :shock:
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Post by mickster68 » Oct Sun 02, 2005 7:10 pm

rick2vick: what a great idea about the cruise! I've often wished they would leave from NYC.
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Post by bnard81 » Oct Wed 12, 2005 10:09 am

Plane. After my family drove there for our first visit when I was about 3 years old and I threw up during the entire ride down, my mom swore she would never drive to Disney World again. And we never have.

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Post by stev02 » Oct Wed 12, 2005 1:39 pm

We tried to drive one year at is was horrible! So... the next 22 times was plane. :P
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Post by JWKarlsen » Oct Thu 13, 2005 1:57 am

sadly in the us the train and metro/subway system isn't very good developed. the airplane infrastructure is far better. therfore if you don't live in the vicinity of a disney resort flying is the logical choice. if you're in japan or in europe, where there is an excellent public transport system, the train would be the preferred travel option. for example: i live in a village in switzerland. to get to the euro disney resort i have the following possibilities:
  • travel by train, high speed train and the regional parisian transport system: 8 hours
  • travel to the airport (1hour), be there early (1hour), flight (90min), get to the train station(30min) transport from charles de gaulle airport to the disney resort (2hours) adds up to a total travel time of about 6 hours
so you see that travelling by train is a possible alternative in europe. it takes only 2 hours more time (you need to travel the day before the visit anyway) and doesn't cost as much as the flight.
if i go to a disney other than the one in paris i need to fly anyway, because there is no existing land connection ;) and travelling by ship takes a bit (just a bit) too long :D

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Post by rick2vick » Oct Thu 13, 2005 9:02 am

I looked into the Auto Train when planning one of our trips. I liked the idea of having my own car down there without having to drive all of the way. I don't remember the exact cost, but I remember that it didn't make sense. You lose a full travel day on each end of the trip, and there is little or no cost savings. Not only that, but I would have an eight or nine hour drive just to get to the train.
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