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Driving to Walt Disney World Is Now a Whole Lot Easier!

Exciting news, Disney Park-goers! If you’ve ever driven to Walt Disney World Resort and used I-4, chances are you are well aware that the Central Florida traffic tends to be a hot mess. Well, great news, as the Disney drive is now a whole lot easier!

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Construction was underway in Orange and Seminole counties as Central Florida have worked for the past seven years, overhauling Interstate 4 to add toll lanes. The great news is that the project is now complete, leaving us ready to ride with ease.

The new I-4 Express is opened in Spring 2022 and is welcoming travelers both west and eastbound on I-4, west of Kirkman Road to east of State Road 434.

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The new I-4 Express was designed to serve long-distance, regional trips in order to bypass the daily congested Orlando traffic. The toll lanes are located in the center of I-4 with nearly 10 entrances and 10 exits in each direction, all labeled with “Express”.

The cost of the 21-mile project was not cheap with a pretty $2.4 billion price tag, landing this Florida’s most costly road job ever!

Check out the helpful “What is I-4 Express” video below:

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The great news is as you pass through the toll, you won’t need to stop at a tollbooth. Instead, Florida is relying on SunPass, E-Pass, and other transponders to collect fees.

Tolls start out at $3 for the entire length westbound and $3.50 for the eastbound stretch. Much like the Genie Lightning Lane attractions at Disney World, the I-4 Express tolls fluctuate depending on traffic volume.

Be sure to review all the travel information at i4express.com and the new map before you jump in the car for your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.