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Old 05-14-2005, 01:36 AM   #31
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I'm thinking of doing a solo Disney trip. I've never been to WDW (or Disneyland for that matter) and I really want to go but have no one to go with that either wants to go or can afford to go. I would have never considering going it alone until I found this forum. Just found this message board last night so I'm looking forward to browsing through all the forums. I ordered my Disney Planning Package but having never been to WDW before any tips anyone can offer me either about going solo, ways to save money, or must-sees or need-to-do's or any of that I would appreciate any feedback you have for me.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:36 PM   #32
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First of all, welcome to the DISboard!

I go solo a lot and love it. I find that to be great "God and Debbie" time! When planning what I have found to be most helpful is the "Theme Park Attractions and Strategies" thread board. Wow did I learn a lot! I just thought I was a pro until I read the threads there!

Go, have fun and let us know how your trip was!
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Old 06-10-2005, 09:52 AM   #33
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Will anyone be going to Disney Between the 10th & 19th July...?

I will be on a solo visit from the UK & would love to have someone to look out for whilst I am there...

Well I won't be quite Solo.. Its actually me and "Junior", but I will only be 13 weeks pregnant then so perhaps we can overlook him...hehe

Seriously, I could do with some tips on what is safe to ride & which shows are best for Baby & me...

Hope to hear from you all soon,

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Old 06-10-2005, 04:12 PM   #34
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Will anyone be going to Disney Between the 10th & 19th July...?

I will be on a solo visit from the UK & would love to have someone to look out for whilst I am there...

Well I won't be quite Solo.. Its actually me and "Junior", but I will only be 13 weeks pregnant then so perhaps we can overlook him...hehe

Seriously, I could do with some tips on what is safe to ride & which shows are best for Baby & me...

Hope to hear from you all soon,

Hazel

Hi there Hazel,
Congratulations on the baby! Looks like we will be at WDW around the same time. Get ready for all that heat .

Here are a couple of links you may find helpful.
http://allearsnet.com/tp/rr.htm
http://allearsnet.com/pl/pregnant.htm
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:12 AM   #35
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Hi Miss Mickey Mania...

Thankyou so much for the two links.... This has answered some of my questions regarding Favorite rides like "Splash Mountain" & "Tower of Terror"..

Guess I will just have to pass riding them on this trip...
Still that gives me more time to concentrate on the things I usually miss !

Its a Shame that my Husband can't be there with "us", but at least I will be able to go at my own pace, resting & eating when I feel like it...

I am going to have a couple of chill out days at the Water Parks, to help keep cool as well...

BTW ...I am staying at the Raddison Resort Parkway...

Hope you guy's have a Really great time, maybe I will see you there..

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Old 06-11-2005, 04:45 AM   #36
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Hi again Hazel,
Your plan sounds sensible. There are many rides and attractions you will still be able to enjoy. Just take it a little slower than you would usually do it.

I'm looking forward to taking things at my own pace as well, just doing my own thing. I'm staying onsite at Port Orleans Riverside.

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Old 07-03-2005, 06:38 PM   #37
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I'm doing the solo thing (again!) in September (12th -19th) Never really considered meeting anybody while I was there - but if anyone is going to be there during that week, PM me...we'll talk!
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:47 PM   #38
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One is OK!

Hi everyone,
I am a newbie. So glad to find this site & this board.

Have traveled solo at least 10 times. It's great!
Don't be discouraged or afraid. I started visiting disneyworld 1979.
Visited Disneyworld 1980-2000 with 'significant other'. Never
thought I'd be able to go to 'our favorite destination' ALONE.
I could not imagine not visiting Disney, and it is not convenient for
friends with families to pick up & go. So I became determined and
made my 1st trip alone 5 years ago. Have taken at least 2 trips per
year alone. Have also visited with a friend or two on several separate trips.
It is enjoyable either way. Traveling & sharing with companions is so
fun, but does require compromise & planning to make sure that it
is fair & everyone hits their disney wish list.
Alone you can plan as you wish. Shop as often as you wish. Eat
anything & everything, hahaha & at the restaurant of your choice.
Perhaps that one eatery you've always wanted to try. I'd go on my favorite rides multiple times, consecutively (rock-n-rollercoaster & haunted mansion) with no hesitation. Watch your favorite show multiple times, or watch fireworks at Magic Kingdom & then Epcot on the same evening, no worries, manuvering as one person, its easy. The single ride lines on the popular rides are no wait. You can people watch. You relax more, sit down and observe. You visit attractions & rides you would not normally stop at. Go see a movie at Pleasure Island AMC & have dinner at Pucks express. It's a whole new experience, it's fun. It's your movie pick, fav dinner & dessert.
You meet a lot of people. It seems as though you have so much more time.
You tend to talk to people & observe people more.
It gives you confidence & pride, that you can be by yourself, and enjoy it.
There is so much to do at Disney. Even if you feel uncomfortable going on rides alone, bring a book & sit by the pool. Then in the late afternoon go to Epcot. Enjoy all the wonderful Epcot music & entertainment & then Illuminations. Shop a bit. See a movie. Eat out, or in your room. There is just so much to do.
It is safe. It is clean. It is a beautiful destination, scenery everywhere.
Unlike so many solo vacations, it is affordable.
There is just no doubt that Disneyworld is one of the greatest solo
vacations around.
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Old 07-09-2005, 05:46 PM   #39
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:48 AM   #40
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My mom and I used to go to WDW at least once a year when I was a child, teen, and even young adult. She divorced and wants to visit alone but I know she's nervous and to be honest I am too. She's in her mid 60's and I worry a lot. Any suggestions???????
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:52 AM   #41
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She divorced and wants to visit alone but I know she's nervous and to be honest I am too. She's in her mid 60's and I worry a lot. Any suggestions???????
As long as she is healthy and has the desire to go solo, I'd say no worries.

I'm sure there are plenty of us locals who would be happy to meet up with her for some meals or "doing the parks" if she decided she wanted company.
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:09 PM   #42
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My mom and I used to go to WDW at least once a year when I was a child, teen, and even young adult. She divorced and wants to visit alone but I know she's nervous and to be honest I am too. She's in her mid 60's and I worry a lot. Any suggestions???????
I would also suggest going for it as long as there is no other reason not to. Just figure out what the worries are; I think Disney is safe and since she's been there before, she knows the area. Why not go with your mom?
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:14 AM   #43
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Unhappy Who will guide me through the parcs!

Hello Hello!

My name is Jeroen, im 29 years old and living in the Netherlands. That's in Europe if anyone is wondering...

I am visiting WDW Orlando in the last week of september, and will be self entertaining for most of the time, so i was wondering if someone who was familiar with the parcs was going to be there to for that period and would like to show me around or share my experience of my first Orlando visit.

I have been to Anaheim twice and about 20 times to Disneyland Resort Paris. It has always been a great wish for me to visit Orlando and i want to enjoy it to the max, but mainly i will have to visit it on my own. So please contact me on : jeroenmartijn@home.nl , if you are interested in Showming me around or join the experience!

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 08-11-2005, 08:23 AM   #44
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I'll be 'kinda' alone at times on my 1st ever Disney Cruise! I leave feb 16, 2006, and although I'm bringing my kids...I have a feeling they'll be in the clubs to leave me to fend for myself at times...
sooo, just wanted to wave hi to anyone who might be in the same 'boat' so to speak
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Old 08-13-2005, 02:24 PM   #45
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Hi,

I'll be visiting WDW alone for the fourth time in five years on November 30, staying in Wilderness Lodge and leaving December 8. Because of mobility issues (I cannot drive and do not have a driver's license) caused by poor eyesight and cerebral palsy, I have to plan my vacations around how easily (and cheaply) I can get around without a car. For me, a person used to public transportation, WDW and the free Disney Transit is ideal.

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