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View Poll Results: Driving to Disney
Drive straight through to Florida 0 0%
Stop and get a hotel 1 100.00%
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September 3rd, 2009, 11:55 AM
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So DH and I cannot agree. The question is this, should we

a - drive straight through to Disney overnight while the kids are sleeping or
b - make it a two day trip and stop half way through to get a hotel.

If we drive straight through we save money and presumably get a lot of the driving done when the kids are sleeping. On the other hand if we stop and rest overnight everyone will feel more rested when we get there... *sigh* I guess I can't even agree with myself 100% on this one

When we had the two kids they just watched DVDs and it was no biggie. The baby HATES the car though and tends to cry a lot unless she is sleepy. Ugh.

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September 3rd, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Take it from someone who has done it both ways....STOP AND GET A HOTEL!! The first time I listened to dh and we left at 8pm and drove all night and the next morning. (Fla is 18 hours from here) We had three kids and my ds was 7 months and still nursing round the clock. We had to stop often ~ and no one slept real good in the car. The kids were miserable when we got there and everyone was exhausted.

The next time we took all four of our kids and my nephew and we made it a two day trip. It was so much better!! We drove to South Carolina and then stopped and stayed in a hotel, swam, ate, and relaxed. We got up the next morning refreshed and got back on the road. It was so much nicer than trying to hurry up and drive strait through. Everyone was happier when we got there. It also didn't make the trip seem so bad since we broke it up a little.

I would never try to drive strait through with kids again. Just my 2 cents.

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September 3rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
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We used to go the other way. From Orlando to Pittsburgh, 18 hours, no stopping except for gas and you better potty while we tank up. But my dad is a lunatic and we were teens/early 20s.
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