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    Red Face from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    my boyfriend and are thinking about moving down to the phenoix area and were wondering if anyone knew:
    how far away it is?
    how bad is the drive?
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    any info would be wonderful.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    I would recommend PM'ing Pratt. I know she is from AZ I am just not sure where exactly.
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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    Driving Directions

    My wife used to live in Phoenix and while I don't know specifics, she said that drive wasn't too bad.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    I've driven to phoenix a couple times from OC. It's about 350 miles, a good 5+ hour drive. Just make sure u bring your ipod and plenty of energy drinks. Be prepared for lots of rocky brown hills and dirt. I am in the process of moving there possibly next summer.


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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    Which part of Phoenix? My wife and I live in Chandler (East valley), and it's 5.5 hours if we leave not during a rush hour, 6 hours if we leave during a rush hour. If you live in the West valley, expect 5 hours with good traffic.

    We usually either have driven through the night to get there in time for opening (crazy, I know) or leave after work. In both of these cases, you avoid gridlocked LA traffic, which we've never had to deal with.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    Also the heat there is intense there because it is a city literally built in the middle of the desert. So look for a place with GOOD air cond. for the rainy/horrifically hot summers.


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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    We live in central Phoenix and without excessive speeding we get to Mickey and Friends Parking lot in 5 1/2 hours, that is with 2 stops. The drive is usually not to bad but once in Riverside/Orange County it is always a crap shoot.

    If you have any other questions I suggest posting them in the Arizona MC thread so that other Zonies can give you their opinion.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    From Central Phoenix as well here, and we normally leave about 1am Saturday morning and stop for gas at the half way point, and make it by 630am on average.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    And thanks for the heads up about Arizona MCers, added my name to the roll call.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    Quote Originally Posted by pratt55 View Post
    We live in central Phoenix and without excessive speeding we get to Mickey and Friends Parking lot in 5 1/2 hours, that is with 2 stops. The drive is usually not to bad but once in Riverside/Orange County it is always a crap shoot.

    If you have any other questions I suggest posting them in the Arizona MC thread so that other Zonies can give you their opinion.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    omg thank you guys! did expect this much response.

    i have a question though... is it always so hot down there?

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    Little known fact... picked this up at CSULB when I was going there... Phoenix is approximately 10 degrees hotter then it has to be. When they were developing the infrastructure they looked at various cities including Long Beach. Long Beach at the time used concrete roads (which can still be seen in the old neighborhoods). It's more expensive, slightly more upkeep, but more durable, longer lasting, and cooler. Phoenix picked the cheaper alternative... asphalt... and the heat generated by the aspalt is about 10 degrees hotter.
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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    Quote Originally Posted by winder*wonder View Post
    omg thank you guys! did expect this much response.

    i have a question though... is it always so hot down there?
    Define hot . Most of us go from AC to AC during the warmer months (May thru Sept) and you become best friends with people who have swimming pools . In addition it is a dry heat and yes there is a huge difference between humidity heat and dry heat. October we start to cool down. Nov thru March is usually wonderful weather, then April we begin our warming trend.

    Also welcome Hank I will get you added to the list and make sure to give you a heads up when we meet again.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    I always compare it to living in Minnesota in winter - there are three months of the year you just have to plan on NOT going outside! I lived there for 20 years. It was usually 5-6 hours to Anaheim. Now I'm 40 minutes away.

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    Re: from phenoix to the happiest place on earth

    I'm in Mesas. This time of year, we have really nice mornings and nights. It will still heat up into the 90s during the day, but the weather is improving.

    Our family drives to Disneyland each year. A major chunk of your drive is on I-10. It's pretty mild as there are no big mountain passes or anything like that. Once you hit CA state line, you know you're halfway to Disneyland. You'll find other attractions in AZ (granted they're not Disneyland). I recommend Arizona Highways Arizona Highways Magazine - Scenic Arizona Photography, Arizona Maps, Arizona Souvenirs

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