What It’s Like to Drive From New Jersey to Disney World

Just over 24 hours later, I arrived at my hotel and was ready to start my vacation.

I snapped this photo as I entered the Disney World gates at the start of my trip.

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There’s no doubt that driving for a full day between New Jersey and Florida is exhausting and time-consuming. But as I drove through the Disney World gates nearly 24 hours later, it all felt worth it. 

I arrived just after 12 p.m., and checked into my room virtually through the My Disney Experience app. You might think this is where I finally stopped to have a real meal and get some much-needed rest.

But instead, I unpacked, got settled in my room, and then immediately started exploring Disney World.

Do you have a question about visiting Disney World now? If so, email akrause@insider.com.

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