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Unread 16 May 19, 05:11 PM  
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Originally Posted by Ridersmom View Post
I don't understand why one would pay for a room and then not use it. Seems like a waste to me. I would do the keys at the beginning or end of the trip and fly back (to) either MIami or Fort Lauderdale. I know on domestic flights flying into one of these (FTL, MIA, MCO, and TPA) and out of another is not considered flying from a different location, same with most car rentals.
First and foremost, it's an escapism holiday, based around Disney. We've done three weeks before where we had a week on I-Drive then a fortnight CBR, and it felt too split... It was like, one bit over, the other bit begins.
Since then, we've always done three weeks on property, but once with a night at Hard Rock, and last time two nights Royal Pacific and two nights in St Augustine.
For us, it breaks things up a little, makes for a little variety, fun, and keeps a Disney base for escaping reality, without it feeling "segmented".
Plenty of folk take time out of their villas to do similar 🍻
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INdianaMac,

I think the difference is that I try to be very frugal (or some would say I am cheap)/ I once did a similar leave the room and go someplace out but I had gotten both rooms on Priceline for around $30./night, one was a Doubletree and I can't remember the second.

I always stay onsite but I also think Disney prices are high for what you get. If it works with your budget, go for it but I would still do the Keys at one end of the trip. I think it is a long, BORING, drive to Key Largo from Orlando. The drive down the Keys can be beautiful in good weather not so pretty in the rain. Either way, enjoy your holiday.
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Well just to balance things, I think it's a long FANTASTIC drive from the The Keys to Orlando. We saw so many new things on the drive down - there's a whole world out there to explore.
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I get you like driving but in all honestly you are on pretty boring highways for the most part until you get to Homestead / Florida City. After that the drive is fantastic and Google maps is very accurate... Until there's an accident and then you can be stuck for a very long time! Both times we have done the keys we have flown into Miami and out of Orlando but that's not a criticism. If you're intent on driving all that way I'd stop around the Key Largo area and take my time down to Key West - there are lots of great places to see on the way.
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