Driving to Disney

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Driving to Disney
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 7:54am

We are taking my two children to Disney (5 years and 8 years) and my 10 year old nephew, along with my dad and his wife.

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 8:14am

What time of year are you going and where are you coming from?


I wouldn't try to 'plan' what to do for rest breaks, to stressful. Just bring an inflatable beach ball, or a soccer ball, tennis ball, or frisbee. Something that doesn't take up a lot of room, is easy to grab and has infinate possibilities.

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 9:03am

Sorry, I guess I should have specified we are going in early March and are driving from MI.

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 9:24am

We have driven twice and planning on driving again this year.


For the car, I bought carseat desks.

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:06am

If any way possible either stop for a meal or a snack/restroom break at a McDonalds or somewhere with a play area for 20 or so minutes...the adults can stretch their legs and get a bite and let the kids play and then let them eat when they get back in the car (if you don't mind them eating in the car).

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Registered: 06-26-2002
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 11:08am

I was going to say the same thing, when our girls were smaller we would stop to eat at Mcdonalds and let them play in the playland while we eat. When we finished we got their food to go and they ate in the car and watched a movie. In our state our rest stops all have playgrounds, some states do some dont but if you find one let them play for 10 mins or so to run off some energy. We have always been lucky that our girls travel well, one is content to watch scenery go buy and the other sleeps most of the way, but we do pack lots of books, hand held games, dvds, and small toys they can play with.

One thing I have heard about but didnt try yet is letting the kids draw on the windows with dry erase markers, supposedly they wipe off easy.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 1:15pm
Virgina welcome centers have playgrounds.
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 4:47pm

We have done the drive twice so far with our boys (about 20-22 hours for us) -- once when they were 4 & 6, once when they were 9 & 11.

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Fri, 02-19-2010 - 12:11pm

We drove from the Chicago area.