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Best, and Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and reports are saying that this Thanksgiving holiday will be a record breaker as far as highway travel is concerned.

I-95 can be a real bear with tons of traffic and plenty of short tempers. Here are a few tips to help make the voyage less stressful:

Getting There:

  • The absolute worst time to get on the road is the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 23) and if you leave in mid-afternoon (3 p.m.) you definitely won’t be a happy camper once you get there.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Wednesday, make it as early as possible. Start you trip no later than 6 a.m. to avoid traffic delays.
  • The Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 20) is the best day to leave for your Thanksgiving road trip, the earlier, the better.
  • Thanksgiving morning is also a good time to leave, the earlier , the better.

Returning Home:

  • The day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 25) before 6 a.m. is the best day and time to return from your Thanksgiving trip.
  • Saturday and Sunday (November 26 and 27) late afternoon are the worst days and times to return from your Thanksgiving road trip. Avoid being on the road between 11 a.m and 6 p.m. Traffic will be heavy during those times.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Saturday, try leaving as early as possible (before 6 a.m.) to avoid traffic delays.

Depending on where you’re heading, and how long the trip will be, you might be able to schedule the time when you are on the road to at avoid the worst of it.

Adjust your schedule or route and consider these options:

  • Take a bypass route around large cities
  • Tune to a radio station and monitor the traffic reports
  • If you have mobile access, Use live-traffic-reports.com to monitor traffic
  • Stop at a rest area if headed into heavy traffic and wait until the worst of it has subsided
  • Avoid shopping districts (Black Friday is usually gridlocked around major shopping areas)

Drive responsibly and have a safe trip!


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Kings Dominion Now Open and Introduces New Thrill Ride

The wait is finally over! Kings Dominion‘s newest thrill ride, Delirium, made its public debut with the parks 2016 season opening on Friday, March 25.

Construction of the new ride began in the fall of 2015 in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park.

Delirium is a powerful, spinning pendulum on which 40 riders are strapped into their seats, facing outward on a giant ring. As their feet dangle, they begin slowly swinging back and forth while the ring starts to rotate. The ride quickly gains momentum and before they know it, riders are getting swirling views of the park. On Delirium, guests soar to a height of 115 feet at a maximum arc angle of 120 degrees.

Delirium will delight thrill-seekers of all ages as they fly through the air, experiencing gravity defying hang time.

“We want Kings Dominion to continue to be the top destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. The opening of Delirium marks our continued commitment to providing those thrills for the entire family to enjoy,” says Pat Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Kings Dominion. “Delirium is a unique, exciting ride unlike any other in our park and it’s a fantastic addition to Candy Apple Grove.”

Additional upgrades were made to Candy Apple Grove including a renovated restroom complex and the addition of a shaded garden seating area.

Kings Dominion opened to the public for its 42nd season on Friday, March 25th. Kings Dominion is located in Doswell, Virginia, just off I-95, exit 98.

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For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.