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Old 10-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #76
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Well I'm now on the magical express bus back to the airport had a productive morning though, woke up at 6am for some reason, so got packed up and ready to go. I got a late check out, as I was heading to MK and knew it'd be hot and clammy out there again Got to MK about ten to nine, and headed straight to enchanted tales with belle. It's such a cute show but there's no way I'd wait more than half hour for it. Luckily I seemed to beat most of the crowds there and only had to wait ten minutes max to get in. From there I headed towards haunted mansion, but saw peter pan and wendy had no queue so grabbed another photopass photo, then rode haunted mansion again and then splash mountain. Was glad I had a late check out as I got splashed pretty badly and the water smelt a bit stagnant-y, eeewww. I'd wanted to ride jungle cruise this morning (it's been closed for refurb) but it was temporarily closed for a technical issue, so headed to tomorrowland and rode astro orbiters and buzz lightyear. I suck at this and Gary normally kicks my butt at it but there was only five minutes queue so I thought I'd give it a go. I scored 120300 which is probably about what I normally get. Jungle cruise had reopened so I headed there, only to get there and find it had closed again. They thought it was going to be a whole so resigned myself to not riding it this trip. Headed back to tomorrowland instead and rode stitch and saw monsters laugh floor, then it was time to head back to the hotel. Got some goodies from the candy shop on the way out and bid farewell to MK til next time. Got back to the hotel, grabbed a quick shower and got bell services to pick up the bags, then I headed to the food court to use my last credit for lunch Now sat on the ME bus on the way back to the airport.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #77
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So my first ever solo trip has come to an end, some thoughts:
As usual the Disney hotels have been awesome, this is my first time at ASMo, and it's been great. I had preferred room 5862, a handicapped accessible king bed room and it was awesome, great location and easy walk to the main building and bus stops.
Disney buses have been efficient as always, never had to wait more than 10-12 mins for a bus
Weather started off a bit iffy, some very heavy rain showers, but nothing unusual for this time of year. Last few days have been blisteringly hot though, even the CMs have said its not normally this bad
Didn't really see a huge amount of last weeks limited time magic, and this weeks one is chalk drawings at DTD. Think they're definitely running out of ideas
Solo trip has been fun, and I recommend everyone try it at least once. It's been great doing what I want when I want and not having to worry about people catching up. Done a couple of very long park days, and found loads of stuff that we normally just pass by. Have met up with friends during the week which was great, but towards the end of the week I've been missing Gary.
Think a week solo is just enough, two weeks would have been too much
Loved spending time at Give Kids The World, it was great meeting and working with other volunteers, and doing my bit to help make these kids' vacations even more special. In fact my fave souvenir from this trip is a bookmark one of the wish kids made for all of the volunteers. I will deffo be doing this again next time
All in all it's been a great trip and I've thoroughly enjoyed it, but also looking forward to coming back with Gary next time.
Hoping my flight leaves on time, and that me getting up at 6am this morning works in my favour tonight on the plane!

Thanks for reading along everyone, and hope this helps someone maybe considering their own solo trip
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #78
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #79
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Enjoyed your trip report. Safe trip back.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #80
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I've really enjoyed reading your trip report, thanks and have a safe journey home.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #81
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You got on a lot of rides this morning at MK before having to head back

Have a safe flight. Really enjoyed reading along, thanks for posting
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Been great tagging along, thank you.
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Thanks for sharing. Safe travels home x
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Thanks for sharing a fantastic report .... doing WDW solo certainly sounds appealing. I would also definitely consider volunteering if we head that way for any length of time again. Brilliant - thanks Karen
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #85
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Thanks Karen. I've loved your experiences and I think I could happily have a week onsite on my own! Just got to get the old man to agree!

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Loved reading all about your trip
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #87
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Thanks for the great trip report - makes me want to go solo too
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #88
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Thanks for taking the time to do the live report
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