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Old 06-18-2014, 02:01 PM   #166
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We have people come to these meets solo all the time. Once you are there you won't feel solo at all. It's a very friendly group and we all share a common love for Disney and helping people.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:57 PM   #167
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I REALLY want to go for the full event, but I would be coming solo and it would be my first Dis Meet - those combined factors make it a teensy bit intimidating... Can anyone who has gone solo tell me what his/her experience has been like? Is anyone going to this one solo? I'm no wallflower, and I am sure everyone will be super friendly, but I just want to get a better idea of how it will be to attend the full weekend alone.
Oh Maggie,
I went to the welcome dinner last year solo. Did not know anyone there personally. I made my way to a mostly empty table. Asked those there if the seats were taken. They said nope so I plopped myself down and made small talk. A few minutes later a couple of dudes sat next to me. I was sitting with family of one of them. The dude two seats to my right was named Dustin. The gentleman immediately to my right was named Pete

I felt very tiny about then...but it was fine they were polite and engaged in conversation
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #168
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Maggie, Maggie -

This bunch. Well, you might come alone, but after a couple minutes, you'll not feel alone.

I've been to events solo, with DH, with DD. This time, I'm trying to talk mom into coming. Even with non-verbal DS in wheelchair, I've never felt out of place.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:17 PM   #169
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I echo what the others have said - you won't feel lonely at all. Such a warm, welcoming group of people, these DIS folks are

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:52 PM   #170
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Little ones are more than welcome. We are thinking about offering some sort of Babysitting in one of the hotel rooms if that is something you are interested it. Either way, There will be things for them to do and other little ones there!! Please join us!!
How much schmoozing should we expect vs. organized discussions/activities, specifically during Friday night dinner? Trying to decide if the babies will endure a late-ish night! We're in western MA (Northampton area) and would probably drive back home afterwards.
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I REALLY want to go for the full event, but I would be coming solo and it would be my first Dis Meet - those combined factors make it a teensy bit intimidating... Can anyone who has gone solo tell me what his/her experience has been like? Is anyone going to this one solo? I'm no wallflower, and I am sure everyone will be super friendly, but I just want to get a better idea of how it will be to attend the full weekend alone.
We have a plan for folks in the same situation. We are going to team you up with a buddy who you has been to these events in the past. Then you don't have to worry about where to sit (Ask HubbDave about being solo and looking for a seat last year). They can also introduce you to a few other folks. While I am sure you will not be attached at the hip, it may make walking into a crowded room of strangers a little easier.

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How much schmoozing should we expect vs. organized discussions/activities, specifically during Friday night dinner? Trying to decide if the babies will endure a late-ish night! We're in western MA (Northampton area) and would probably drive back home afterwards.
We are planning dinner and a few games. There will also be a few raffles, the silent auctions will be open and a 50/50 raffle. Our goal is to give people enough time to catch up with old and new friends but also not have them be bored. We have what we hope to be a few good laughs in store too.
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John, Kathleen and I are registered!

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I may make my own landing on Plymouth Rock!
Wooooooo! Can't wait to see you guys!!!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:41 AM   #174
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Just called the hotel and extended the stay till Monday. Anyone else staying later?
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Just hope for low tide, otherwise you may get a little wet.
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Just called the hotel and extended the stay till Monday. Anyone else staying later?
Our hotel reservation is 'til Monday, too.
It's a long drive. Starting at 3 PM? I don't think so. Much rather start fresh first thing in AM.
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I could see them trapped on the sad little Rock
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Just to temper expectations here, for those that are going to see Plymouth Rock.

Its not that big
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Just to temper expectations here, for those that are going to see Plymouth Rock.

Its not that big
I'll save myself the disappointment and do the winery/brewery tour instead, then (as if I wasn't already going to choose that option )
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