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Old 10-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #16
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I loved both of my solo trips and wish I could do one every year - unfortunately, my budget hasn't allowed for it lately because my hubby loves Disney as much as I do and wants to come with me all the time.

To answer your questions:

How manys days do you make your trip for? My first was only 4 nights, felt way too short, so my second was a full week (7 nights) - perfect amount of time for me.

Do you feel like you are odd or wierd at all by doing a solo? Never! Even when I travel with family/friends, I always spend at least one part of a day wandering alone, so it doesn't feel odd to me at all. I think when you are truly solo, most people think you are just spending some time away from family anyhow, that they are somewhere nearby.

Do you ever get that loney feeling and feel like your missing out on something not being with friends or family? Never - I have been with the family enough to appreciate the wonders of being solo - not having to ask everyone what they want to do that day, where they want to eat, what time they want to leave, etc., etc. I can get up and use the shower/bathroom whenever I like without waiting in my room - I can choose which park I want to go to while walking to the bus stop with no pre-planning or debating. And with internet in the room, I am only an email/Facebook message away from my family.

Will you choose more counter service meals then table service meals because your doing a solo or it really doesn't matter to you? I found I didn't mind the couple of table meals I had alone - talked to the CMs and caught up on my journal, but I found I enjoyed counter service more just because of the convenience of choosing what I wanted to eat whenever and wherever I happened to be when I was hungry. I liked not having reservations and just flying by the seat of my pants - I found I tried more places in the parks this way because it was just me and I didn't have anyone with me to complain about my choices.

I always had someone taking pictures of me with character photos, would you recommend Photo pass for me as good option? I never used Photopass, and I have tons of character pics from my solo - the CMs at every character spot would gladly take a pic with my own camera when they saw I was alone.

When staying there solo, will you look to stay at a more reasonable priced resort at Disney or it doesn't really matter to you?
I am a DVC member, and although I would have loved to stay at a studio, I wanted to save points for our family trips when we need more space and kitchen amenities to save on eating out. Being alone, the cost of eating out didn't matter to me, and my value resort room felt huge when I wasn't sharing storage or sleeping and bathroom space with anyone else. It was a total luxury just to have a room to myself. I enjoyed Pop the best, because I requested a lake side room away from all the hub bub in the Lady and the Tramp section. I really wasn't in my room that much anyhow.

And having a park hopper is priceless - you can go to whatever park has early extra magic hours in the morning, and then hop over and stay at whatever one is open late at night. AK always closes early, so it was nice to spend a day there and then after resting in my room, heading out to MK to enjoy the fireworks and stroll around the park afterwards alone until the crowds left the park. It is also unbelievably awesome to not worry about losing your loved ones in the crowds at parades/fireworks etc, as you don't have to make room or keep track of anyone else at all!
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