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Old 01-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #361
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Talking Heading out of snowy Michigan in under 8 weeks!

Woohoo, arriving March 2, in the evening, planning to be in the parks the 3rd and 4th. First time solo, many times with the kids in the late 90's and until 2003. Can't wait, specifically wanting to visit Epcot's Garden Festival.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #362
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Hi I'll be solo on the WBTA in September. Then in WDW from September 24th for around 5 days, before returning home to Newcastle in the UK.

I'm not sure where I'll be staying yet possibly Pop Century as it looks like fun. I'm open to any meets that may be going on then

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Old 01-10-2011, 02:29 PM   #363
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First Time Solo...

Hi there, this is my first post, but I have been reading everyone's post about going solo and meeting up with others while in Disney. I am planning a trip for later in the fall and would love to meet up with some people. How does this work. Help me
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #364
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Hi there, this is my first post, but I have been reading everyone's post about going solo and meeting up with others while in Disney. I am planning a trip for later in the fall and would love to meet up with some people. How does this work. Help me
That is a good question..
I have no idea..
i posted months ago..
and..no one contacted me..
must be my breath.
I would assume the way that it works is...
If someone is going to be there the same time as you are,
and..you fit their idea..of companionship...
they would pm you.
But..I think you may not be able to pm[private message] anyone..
until you get 10 posts..
so..start posting.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:24 PM   #365
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...I would assume the way that it works is...
If someone is going to be there the same time as you are,
and..you fit their idea..of companionship...
they would pm you.
But..I think you may not be able to pm[private message] anyone..
until you get 10 posts..
so..start posting.
That is correct!

Sometimes the reason for lack of response is because the OP doesn't reveal enough about him/herself. Age is a factor for some, but a way around that is to post a recent photo (not more than a couple of years old) so each person can determine whether they might feel like they are park-hopping with their mother/father or not, and whether that would bother them - lol.

It also helps to give an idea how you like to spend your WDW time - leisurely or fast-paced, thrill rides, shows, parades, reliving your childhood with characters and old favorite attractions, people-watching, counter service or sit-down restaurant service, your favorite park, and even whether or not you smoke. If you are willing, it never hurts to include your occupation and some of your non-Disney interests. There may be less hesitation to hang out with a stranger at WDW if they share common interests in addition to Disney.

You may or may not get lucky enough for the perfect park companion to meet up with you. Sometimes it's just bad timing. So don't get discouraged. I've met a lot of great people through the boards, including my best friend of several years now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:26 AM   #366
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Solo trip

OK, sooo,

I amend my first post

I will try to broaden what I first wrote. I am a 30 year old woman who LOVES Disney. I am booking a trip for the fall (rather flexible when I go due to work) and would love to meet some new people who are also solo-ing at Disney! New friends are always the best.

I love to run around the park and try to do everything....BUT I also like to take my time and savour it as well. Which is why I can be a blast to be with. Each time I go is like a new time.

I'm getting the Disney itch again, and this time it looks like it's just me, which is a first for me. So, I would LOVE to meet some fellow Disney singles

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:37 AM   #367
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Sounds good. After you have 10 posts you should be able to communicate via private message with other DISers.

Also, it may be a good idea to post again a bit closer to your visit, as there are many here (especially local solos) who may be visiting the parks and might like to meet up when you are here, but can't commit this far ahead.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:41 AM   #368
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Thanks for your input Much appreciated!!
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:56 PM   #369
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Hi everyone,
My name is Lauren i am from tasmania Australia and Im planning my first solo trip to the USA for Oct, Nov, Dec this year.
I was meant to be going with my ex partner but we broke up so now im going by myself.
I am taking 11 weeks off work and travelling around the US!
Probably have about 3 weeks at wdw and then the cruise as well.
SSSSOOOOO Excited.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:25 AM   #370
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My name is Lauren i am from tasmania Australia and Im planning my first solo trip to the USA for Oct, Nov, Dec this year.
I was meant to be going with my ex partner but we broke up so now im going by myself.
I am taking 11 weeks off work and travelling around the US!
Probably have about 3 weeks at wdw and then the cruise as well.
SSSSOOOOO Excited.
Sounds like you have an amazing holiday planned! WDW and touring the US should be awesome! What are the dates of your cruise?
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:34 PM   #371
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Hi everyone,
My name is Lauren i am from tasmania Australia and Im planning my first solo trip to the USA for Oct, Nov, Dec this year.
I was meant to be going with my ex partner but we broke up so now im going by myself.
I am taking 11 weeks off work and travelling around the US!
Probably have about 3 weeks at wdw and then the cruise as well.
SSSSOOOOO Excited.
Awesome! Have an incredible time!
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #372
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I'm Bill and have never been to WDW solo...but this year (as I will turn 40 along with MK) I am planning on going in December if all goes well. Maybe sooner but not sure just yet. I'd rather go on or around my birthday but we'll see.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:37 PM   #373
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OK, sooo,

I amend my first post

I will try to broaden what I first wrote. I am a 30 year old woman who LOVES Disney. I am booking a trip for the fall (rather flexible when I go due to work) and would love to meet some new people who are also solo-ing at Disney! New friends are always the best.

I love to run around the park and try to do everything....BUT I also like to take my time and savour it as well. Which is why I can be a blast to be with. Each time I go is like a new time.

I'm getting the Disney itch again, and this time it looks like it's just me, which is a first for me. So, I would LOVE to meet some fellow Disney singles

Thanks
Hi there...I'm going Solo this year too..well in the pre-planning stages that is
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #374
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February 5 - 12, anyone?

Winter escape--Disney take me away!

Have visited Disney solo and with family and friends 12 times so far. Making next solo visit Feb. 5 - 12, 2011. Would like to share the fun and sunshine (I hope) with other solo travelers. Love the parks (not a huge ride fan but I'm a pro at holding backpacks), love the shows, love the parades, love exploring the hotels. Super Bowl is Feb. 6, hopefully the winner will "go to Disney" the next day. Looking forward to R&R and would like to meet some new folks too. Enjoy your trip--I can't wait for mine.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:17 PM   #375
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Lime green ribbons have been used by The DIS people for years to identify each other. Wear one if you want to say Hello to other DIS'ers.

Just a few months ago, someone on The DIS came up with this really neat idea.
Go to your nearest Home Depot store, and go to the area where they sell paint.
There should be a display for Disney paint. All the swatches are in the shape of MICKEY heads. There is a perfect lime green color called "Alien Green". These are perfect to cut out and wear on your shirt.

I'm going to wear the lime green MICKEY heads WITH my lime green ribbon dangling from it.
Thats awesome!! Never knew of this before!! My sis and I are going to WDW in either march or april and will be sure to pick up the swatch before we go!!
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