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    Central Valley California to Orlando Florida 12/21

    We are planning a trip to Disney World the first of December 2021 from Turlock CA, what is the consensus? I have not tried a winter trip cross country! Is the southern route pretty good that time of year? Also any suggestions on were to stay in Orlando and I was also thinking on staying for a while maybe going to the Keys?

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    Re: Central Valley California to Orlando Florida 12/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Turlockbill View Post
    We are planning a trip to Disney World the first of December 2021 from Turlock CA, what is the consensus? I have not tried a winter trip cross country! Is the southern route pretty good that time of year? Also any suggestions on were to stay in Orlando and I was also thinking on staying for a while maybe going to the Keys?

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    We really enjoyed the KOA in Kissimmee, FL. Great location for access to all the Orlando theme parks. Also restaurants, etc. We were there for two months.
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    Re: Central Valley California to Orlando Florida 12/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Turlockbill View Post
    We are planning a trip to Disney World the first of December 2021 from Turlock CA, what is the consensus? I have not tried a winter trip cross country! Is the southern route pretty good that time of year? Also any suggestions on were to stay in Orlando and I was also thinking on staying for a while maybe going to the Keys?

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    Wow. What a trip that would be. Hopefully, our nation is well on the way to some form of normalcy by then.
    Im sure someone will give you info on how to best get thru the western tier states. Once you drop down to I10, except for the occasional weather system, youre good to go all the way to Florida staying on I10. We went to Orlando 2 years ago and stayed at Fort Wilderness which is part of the Disney complex. Spaces were rather tight but we were able to get our Cyclone in without to much trouble. Being on Disney property has its perks but there are other nice parks in the area, as was mentioned.
    Were headed for the Keys in April of this year and have reservations at Marathon, Fl.
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    Re: Central Valley California to Orlando Florida 12/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Turlockbill View Post
    We are planning a trip to Disney World the first of December 2021 from Turlock CA, what is the consensus? I have not tried a winter trip cross country! Is the southern route pretty good that time of year? Also any suggestions on were to stay in Orlando and I was also thinking on staying for a while maybe going to the Keys?

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    We have traveled California/ Florida too many time to count and taken every route. Each trip was wonderful and special to my wife and myself. I would lean toward I5 to I10 to I75 in the winter months if I had a tight schedule.

    Come by the Florida Panhandle and see the Sugar Sand Beaches.

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    Re: Central Valley California to Orlando Florida 12/21

    Quote Originally Posted by Turlockbill View Post
    We are planning a trip to Disney World the first of December 2021 from Turlock CA, what is the consensus? I have not tried a winter trip cross country! Is the southern route pretty good that time of year? Also any suggestions on were to stay in Orlando and I was also thinking on staying for a while maybe going to the Keys?

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    Three years ago we took our Cyclone from Tulsa, Oklahoma to southern California to spend Christmas with family (I grew up in the Los Angeles area). We kept a close eye on the weather travelling I-40 west until Flagstaff, then cut down to I-10 for the rest of the way to southern California. We didn't hit any bad weather, but on previous trips I've hit snow on I-40 anywhere east of Flagstaff. I would suggest working your way down the central valley, cut across north of the mountains to avoid Los Angeles, and then at some point drop down to I-10 and then keep heading east. Better chance of avoiding winter weather the further south you travel.
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    Re: Central Valley California to Orlando Florida 12/21

    You can avoid a lot of the central Los Angeles basin by taking Ca. Hwy 58 East from Bakersfield. Tehachapi pass isn't that bad on grades, and a lot less travelled than the Grapevine (I-5) pass. Hwy 58 East of the mountains across the upper antelope valley desert to Barstow is a piece of cake, mostly 4 lane expressway. Barstow is where I-40 Eastbound starts; or you can jog south 70 miles (?) off of Hwy 58 at Kramer junction on US 395 (or I-15 South at Barstow) (or even on Ca. 247) to connect with I-10 Eastbound. I have driven all of these towing the Bighorn (especially the 59-395-I15 route) to get from the central valley to the Riverside county/San Diego area.
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