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Old 08-27-2014, 07:21 AM   #1
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Another TR :) my solo trip: parks, friends, and lots of Give Kids The World

Hi everyone
Think the TRs have been like buses recently, none for ages then all of a sudden loads come along! I fly out tomorrow so starting this today. Still haven't packed though! This is my second solo trip, I did a week last year, but going for two weeks this year. A bit of back story, its been a horrible year for me, I got divorced earlier this year after 8 years of marriage, and I recently lost my best friend. This trip was a bit of a last minute thing, I only booked it two or three weeks ago, but I just felt like I needed a break and a holiday after all thats happened. And WDW is the only place I would feel comfortable going to on my own. So here we are

So the plan for the next two weeks are:
Flying tomorrow morning from Gatwick on the Monarch flight, hoping for a delay free flight, and coming home on the 11th September. Staying offsite this time as I couldn't afford onsite.
Hitting all four Disney parks, as well as the water parks this time, as I haven't been to any of the water parks since 2009.
Got Universal tickets, so going to see the new HP bits, and seeing what's changed since I last went to Universal in 2012.
Meeting a few friends over there, know some people who now live in Orlando, and some other friends are down on holiday so looking forward to catching up with them.
I'm signed up for three shifts at Give Kids the World, I'm really looking forward to these. I did one shift there last year and going back for more this year, I'm down for helping with the weekly halloween party, helping with the horse riding, and I'm going to be in their weekly Christmas parade (with one of my friends who lives near MK).
I got a free ticket for Boggy Creek airboats when I booked my park tickets, so looking forward to doing that for the first time.
And its my birthday on saturday, so will be celebrating Disney style!

Well those are my plans so far, and hope to fit in loads more
Now, really should get around to packing....
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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Sounds like you need this trip Karen. Have a great time
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:46 AM   #4
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Hope you have an amazing trip, looking forward to reading along. I volunteered at GKTW in April as well when I was on holiday and I loved it.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:31 AM   #7
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Have a great time :-) id love to do disney solo :-)

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:40 AM   #8
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I remember your solo trip last year Karen and I was very envious.

Have a great visit this time, sounds like you deserve it. Let it recuperate and refresh your spirit.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:05 AM   #9
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Have a great time Karen, I plan on going to WDW solo next year for two weeks and it will be so much fun going where I want when I want
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Have a wonderful time, sounds like you need a break

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Old 08-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #11
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Hope the flight was good. Looking forward to your updates.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:55 PM   #12
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thanks everyone
Clare, go for it, you'll love going solo. Its a bit weird at first but you get used to it really quickly, and I ended up doing so much more last year because I didn't have to wait for or worry what anyone else was up to

if anyone's got any questions, I'll do my best to answer
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Have a wonderful time Karen and looking forward for further updates

By the way well done signing up for 3 stints at GKTW
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:38 PM   #14
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Have a fantastic time.
When we've had rubbish times our go to place has always been Orlando too.
Orlando is probably the only place I would go solo, me and dh have always said if something happens to one of us the other still has to go.

I've never heard of Give kids the world, it looks like an amazing charity and something I would definitely be interested in participating in. Thanks
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Hope you have a fantastic time Karen and sounds as though it's much needed

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