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Old 01-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #136
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My family are the poster children for travellers aid...we get sick, have accidents, get 2nd degree sunburn, bitten by bugs we are allergic to, have luggage lost, medical emergencies on flights (thankfully not us), and have mechanical issues with our planes. Now I wonder why I travel at all after listing that! Benedryl is right next to the bandaids and advil! Never leave home without it!
But if you do forget it, Florida is a relatively modern area. You can buy it there.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:06 PM   #137
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But if you do forget it, Florida is a relatively modern area. You can buy it there.
Relatively? I guess shuffleboard is still considered a sport in Florida.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #138
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My family are the poster children for travellers aid...we get sick, have accidents, get 2nd degree sunburn, bitten by bugs we are allergic to, have luggage lost, medical emergencies on flights (thankfully not us), and have mechanical issues with our planes. Now I wonder why I travel at all after listing that! Benedryl is right next to the bandaids and advil! Never leave home without it!
On a solo trip to Colorado I learned the hard way that I am now allergic to Aleve, andI had no Benadryl. lol so looking like Quasimodo, I had to go down to the hotel gifts hop store to buy those little packets of Benadryl since I didn't have any with me. I now never go on vacation without it! )
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:43 PM   #139
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I enjoy going solo to WDW. I have made 2 trips there solo & 4 trips with DS.
I'm single and DS 17 doesn't like to miss alot of school.

My 3rd Solo trip is coming up fast!

Going solo is nice! I plan my daily schedule & make all ADR's before I go.

When I get to WDW all I have to do is enjoy! When I get there I already know which park I am going to each day & where I will be eating...all the rest is up to me! I can come and go as I please...ride what I want, get as many Photopass pics as I want, see as many characters as I want, stay as late as I want...usually that means closing the parks down LOL

It is fun going solo, though it would be nice to make some new friends while there on a solo trip.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #140
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Because i can. While i do enjoy it more when i'm with my family, i do love being there alone to. took my first solo trip in 2009 and LOVED it. going tomorrow and cant wait to do and see everything at my own pace, which is actually quite fast lol. Mom will join me Sunday, looking forward to that as well.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:06 AM   #141
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Well, even though i've not had the chance to do a solo trip to WDW yet, the main reason I want to go is to the freedom of being able to choose where I want to go in the parks...
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #142
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The ability to choose my own pace at the parks. I am a fairly early to park, early to bed type of person, so I kind of go Commando style while not doing EMH's. This helps me have more fun with less crowds. It also makes getting food at sit down restaurants easier because if there is a bar, there is usually a seat.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:53 AM   #143
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Before reading this thread I have to say I was a little hesitant about going. I wasn't sure if you look like a creepy weird guy for going by yourself or what have you, but by reading this thread it is very common and an enjoyable experience. I am curious though, is there certain hotels or restaurants more solo travelers frequent. It would be great to meet up with other solo travelers to discuss the days trip and what each did.
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I don't know if you can generalize in that way. However from my experiences the YC and GF tend to attract a more adult crowd.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #145
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Before reading this thread I have to say I was a little hesitant about going. I wasn't sure if you look like a creepy weird guy for going by yourself or what have you, but by reading this thread it is very common and an enjoyable experience. I am curious though, is there certain hotels or restaurants more solo travelers frequent. It would be great to meet up with other solo travelers to discuss the days trip and what each did.
actually there's a thread on here just for that. people meet up all the time to catch a show or share a meal together. as for where solo people stay... it really depends on what you like in a resort. some are DVC owners, others just stick to one resort because it makes them happy, others like to try new things so they stay all over.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #146
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Before reading this thread I have to say I was a little hesitant about going. I wasn't sure if you look like a creepy weird guy for going by yourself or what have you, but by reading this thread it is very common and an enjoyable experience.
An important thing to remember is that you don't wear a sign that says, "Hey, look at me, I'm here by myself". Very, very few notice or even care a little bit. Many times one person will take a ride while there companion sits it out. Unless, you say something no one knows. And it sure does come in handy in the couple of single rider lines that you might find.

On occasion I've had people ask me, but only if they saw me sitting by myself on a bench and it was more of an ice breaker type of question then real curiosity. When asked I tell them I am solo. Usually they ask what I do here alone and I just respond with...the exact same thing you do. I love the place. Usually ends the discussion right there.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #147
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About a week ago I found out I'd be going to a conference at the Dolphin in June. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and go down a few days early to enjoy the parks before the conference. Realizing I was going to be solo at WDW, I quickly checked out this forum for useful tips.

I've traveled solo on business quite a bit over the last 30 years (Hawaii, Scotland, Tampa, Germany, England, etc), and even before that, so I've no problem going to WDW by myself. In fact am looking forward to it as I'll be able to do whatever I want without having to have a family consensus. I enjoy traveling by myself and the freedom that comes with it. I always take a book along to enjoy during meals (or even while waiting), though I also like to people-watch occasionally.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #148
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The ability to be free. Free to do whatever you want when ever you want. To enjoy some peace and quiet. To have your own schedule or no schedule at all.

To enjoy things that others in your party may not find enjoyable.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #149
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I haven't read this whole thread yet, but I'm planning to in a few.

I'm a 49 year old woman who has never done anything alone in my entire life. I barely even got to go to the bathroom by myself.

I was married with children as a teenager and the grandchildren started coming before my youngest child was grown. I have been babysitting two of my grandsons full time for about four years. The youngest is just three months old. I also work around the kids as a transcriptionist. With that I can make my own hours.

Anyway, as soon as I found that I had a week off later this month while the other set of grandparents is in town, I booked at WDW. Originally, I thought DH would come with me, but he is not as into it as me. He doesn't want to go twice in a month. I don't count the first time since it was just a three day weekend.

This will be my first solo adventure. I am both nervous and super excited! I'm looking forward to going where I want, when I want, and at my own pace. I plan to play both SOMK and Agent P. DH doesn't ever want to do either.

I can't wait to get there!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #150
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Smile I love it!

After years of of annual visits as a family, I LOVE a few days to stop & smell the roses...at my own pace and without fretting that everyone else is having as good a time as me.

For the past few yrs, now that the nest is empty....we've worked out a great plan that works for us. With our DVC, we can squeeze 2 visits most years. I go down first...spend a few days in a studio doing all the things I love. Then DH joins me & we switch to a 1-BR for a few days to enjoy the kitchen & the space. And we focus on pool time & romantic dinners. A win/win for both of us!

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