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Matchboxjen 04-28-2013 09:13 PM

Doing Disneyland alone??
 
Hi everyone,

I've been a long time lurker of the board, but just recently registered.

To make a very long story short:

After plans falling through multiple times I have decided to plan a trip to Disneyland alone. I'm tired of waiting for someone to go with me. I've been to WDW twice and DL once, but never alone. In hoping that things change and someone will go with me, but I'm not holding my breath. Has anyone done Disneyland alone? Was it ok or awkward? How many days did you go for? I'm thinking 3 days will be enough for me.

Thanks for the help!:yay:

sonnyjane 04-28-2013 09:19 PM

I go alone all the time!!! 3 days will be great if you're alone. You'll see just about everything. Remember to take advantage of the Single Rider lines!!

Matchboxjen 04-28-2013 09:28 PM

Thanks for the reply! I would definitely do single rider lines. I don't mind being alone, I just don't know if I can handle it for 3 days! Haha. But, I miss Disney too much to dwell on it too much.

Baliezer 04-28-2013 09:54 PM

We are going in about two weeks if you want to go with us. We go at a pretty fast pass though.

mikedoyleblogger 04-28-2013 10:01 PM

Disneyland alone doesn't necessarily feel alone. It's one of the few places I've ever been where being alone doesn't really dampen the experience. If you're brave enough to talk to the CMs you encounter and fellow visitors waiting in ride queues, you'll intereact with lots of people. And since you're at DLR, many of those visitors are in a good mood and totally open to chatting. Plus, every couple or group you encounter where one person is the "odd person out" taking everyone else's photo, you can offer to take the photo--which usually makes their day. I've done DLR alone many days and have used these strategies to have a great, very un-alone time.

Matchboxjen 04-28-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Baliezer (Post 48242323)
We are going in about two weeks if you want to go with us. We go at a pretty fast pass though.

Thanks for the offer! I'm going to go in Oct/Nov probably.

Matchboxjen 04-28-2013 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mikedoyleblogger (Post 48242374)
Disneyland alone doesn't necessarily feel alone. It's one of the few places I've ever been where being alone doesn't really dampen the experience. If you're brave enough to talk to the CMs you encounter and fellow visitors waiting in ride queues, you'll intereact with lots of people. And since you're at DLR, many of those visitors are in a good mood and totally open to chatting. Plus, every couple or group you encounter where one person is the "odd person out" taking everyone else's photo, you can offer to take the photo--which usually makes their day. I've done DLR alone many days and have used these strategies to have a great, very un-alone time.

Very true. Thanks!

beachdreamr1229 04-28-2013 10:16 PM

I would love to take a solo trip to Disneyland. I have made a habit of visiting every theme park in southern California except Disneyland on my own just because I love doing things by myself sometimes. My visits to other parks have all been extremely fun, especially because there are a lot of rides you can use single rider for and it saves a lot of time.

If you want to see everything at Disneyland and DCA, 3 days will probably be enough unless you are going during the busiest time of summer. But if you're going in the off-season, 2 would probably be okay, especially if you don't care so much about Toontown or some of the stuff more geared toward little kids.

Also, if you're up for it, sometimes you can set up a meet-up with other people who are going alone. This can either be an all-day or part of a day, or even just a meal. It gives you some social interaction.

My family and I have APs, so if you need company, we may be available at short notice. We have the cheap pass though, so lots of blackout days.

Baliezer 04-28-2013 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Matchboxjen (Post 48242410)
Thanks for the offer! I'm going to go in Oct/Nov probably.

Let me know if you change your mind. We have passes and aim for Disney at every holiday, three day weekend and sometimes in between.

Matchboxjen 04-28-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by beachdreamr1229 (Post 48242469)
I would love to take a solo trip to Disneyland. I have made a habit of visiting every theme park in southern California except Disneyland on my own just because I love doing things by myself sometimes. My visits to other parks have all been extremely fun, especially because there are a lot of rides you can use single rider for and it saves a lot of time.

If you want to see everything at Disneyland and DCA, 3 days will probably be enough unless you are going during the busiest time of summer. But if you're going in the off-season, 2 would probably be okay, especially if you don't care so much about Toontown or some of the stuff more geared toward little kids.

Also, if you're up for it, sometimes you can set up a meet-up with other people who are going alone. This can either be an all-day or part of a day, or even just a meal. It gives you some social interaction.

My family and I have APs, so if you need company, we may be available at short notice. We have the cheap pass though, so lots of blackout days.

Thanks for the reply! I'm thinking of going in either Oct or Nov. Hopefully it won't be as hot then because I'm not a fan of the heat haha. I plan on staying at a hotel within walking distance so if I need a break, it's not a big deal to leave the park for a bit.

I kept going back and forth in my head about whether or not to go alone, but all these positive replies have me leaning towards going. Thanks so much! :)

Matchboxjen 04-28-2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Baliezer (Post 48242472)
Let me know if you change your mind. We have passes and aim for Disney at every holiday, three day weekend and sometimes in between.

Awesome! Thanks!

Phoenixrising 04-28-2013 11:18 PM

I love going solo to DL and running away from home so to speak. I'm going to DL this Nov, and am having more concerns about my spine than the trip itself. Was involved in a major crash, and it's looking like this trip will be the deciding factor if we are going to WDW afterwards in a couple of years or not, depending on how my back handles the flight and rides. Take it from me, don't let the fear of going solo on trips stop you from doing things. The main reason I go to DL solo is that I love it, and feel safe travelling there. I'm going for 6 days in Nov solo, and intend on pushing the back to it's Max without going overboard.And have a blast doing it. Have a great trip!!!:cool1::cool1:

bumbershoot 04-28-2013 11:28 PM

I have LOVED my solo trips. Just loved them.

But I used to go eat on my own, see movies on my own, etc. I was single until I was newly 31, and that gave me quite a few years of getting to be on my own. Disneyland solo gives me a taste of how luscious that time was. :)

Matchboxjen 04-29-2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenixrising (Post 48242857)
I love going solo to DL and running away from home so to speak. I'm going to DL this Nov, and am having more concerns about my spine than the trip itself. Was involved in a major crash, and it's looking like this trip will be the deciding factor if we are going to WDW afterwards in a couple of years or not, depending on how my back handles the flight and rides. Take it from me, don't let the fear of going solo on trips stop you from doing things. The main reason I go to DL solo is that I love it, and feel safe travelling there. I'm going for 6 days in Nov solo, and intend on pushing the back to it's Max without going overboard.And have a blast doing it. Have a great trip!!!:cool1::cool1:


Thanks for the reply! I don't want to sit around watching life pass me by. I feel like DL is a good first trip alone. Safe area and lots to keep me busy!

Matchboxjen 04-29-2013 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by bumbershoot (Post 48242895)
I have LOVED my solo trips. Just loved them.

But I used to go eat on my own, see movies on my own, etc. I was single until I was newly 31, and that gave me quite a few years of getting to be on my own. Disneyland solo gives me a taste of how luscious that time was. :)

I'm 30 and have just started doing stuff on my own more. I don't mind it, but travelling on my own will be the true test! Haha.


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