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Old 03-20-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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All booked for my solo trip! Advice?

Well, I've booked it! 21 days at All Star Sports- 4th September - 25th September! The dining plan set me back a LOT, but I eat loads, and I need it. I'll also have my disney tattoo done too! Chip n Dale on my wrist :D

So, what tips do you solo travellers have for my first time? I know I've got MONTHS to go yet, but I'm sooo excited! I'm going to start making some character meal ADRs but I plan to mainly walk up and ask if they have room for 1. Is that wise, or should I book? I'll be having one table service per day- mostly dinners. I'm a little worried about dining alone... But I'm sure I'll be okay...

What would you say are your 5 golden tips for going solo to WDW?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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I always recommend the Premium Plan. It's a bit more expensive, but you get lots of extras, like the tours. I did this on my solo trip last year. I took 5 tours, parasailed twice, used sea racers, jet ski'd,saw Lanouba and ate very well. All in 7 days. If you have the means, I feel this is a must do.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Since you're going solo, don't sweat trying to over-plan. Maybe make an ADR or two, but otherwise just focus on doing what you want to do when you want to do it. Oh, and have fun!
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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Lucky you, enjoy it!

I really like the idea for the tattoo - are they gonna be on separate wrists, so that they meet once you put the wrists together, or you want to have them both on the same wrist? I hope to see a photo!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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VERY cool! September is the BEST! It's my favorite time to go and I am SO jealous of your 21 days.

I personally would make some reservations but probably not for EVERY day since you will be there for so long. Well...truth be told I WOULD make reservations for every day because I actually prefer having a schedule so that when I am there I can just relax...but for MOST people I would say make reservations for your favorites and for things you REALLY want to try and let the rest just work itself out. I can't imagine anything more frustrating than being hungry and going from place to place and being told they have no availability. That said...it could be an adventure to just call and make reservations the morning of on the days where you didn't plan anything special. Could be a cool way to try new things.

What dining plan did you get? The regular one? I would at least have an idea in my head about how I plan to use those credits so you don't have extras left over. I love the dining plan...so go you!

What sort of tickets do you have? AP? If so...I would totally look into how you can best take advantage of the discounts you can get with that.

I don't really have any advice other than to have a blast and not to be self conscious about being solo. It's really going to be an amazing trip!

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