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Old 01-26-2010, 10:36 AM   #226
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Wow! So I am usually just a lurker on these forums but I am just so darn excited for my upcoming trip. I work retail and this holiday was very hectic for me since I was recently promoted to manager. I decided when Disney announced the return of Buy 4, Get 3 Free promotion, I decided I was going to treat myself for my post-holiday vacation and my birthday. With the reviews of solo trips and the idea had always intrigued me, I decided to jump in and just do it. And I decided to be selfish and go DELUXE! I am so excited! I called and the reservation specialist at Walt Disney Travel set me up with a Theme Park View at the Grand Floridian with Club Level in the main lodge! THRILLED!!! I added on the basic dining to my park hopper.

Then…after even reading more here, especially the dining forums, I knew I wanted to try more sit down restaurants so I upgraded to the Deluxe Dining Plan! I know it’s going to be a lot of food but I am willing to take that challenge! YUM! I have been salivating for the past month thinking about all the treats that I didn’t even know existed at the parks! Some things I cannot wait for include the Butterfinger cupcake at Starring Rolls, the school bread or sweet pretzels at the Norway pavilion, I also am going to treat myself to the ultimate, a reservation at Victoria and Albert! I bought a new suit just for the occasion!

My Grand IPO has been AMAZING! Always keeping me up-to-date and knowing exactly what I would like even with just a few emails and phone calls. Marijane is great and is always prompt! She has gotten me pretty much everything I wanted in such a sort time and such short notice, considering the 180 day reservation policy. She is even going to plan a cake to be delivered for my birthday meal at Bistro! I told her what flavors I like and what I might be interested in and the rest is up to her and to ‘surprise’ me with the rest!

So here goes! This is what she has planned for me! Let me know what you think and if you have any other suggestions. I leave Saturday, so I don’t plan on making many changes but would love ideas on other snacks to check out or other little things I can enhance my trip!

WHO: Me, Vinny…on a SOLO TRIP!
WHEN: Saturday, January 9-Saturday, January 16 (Buy 4, Get 3 Free)
WHERE: Grand Floridian: Main Lodge Club Concierge Level with Cinderella Castle View


Saturday, January 9:
12:00 PM Arrival via Disney's Magical Express

12:35 PM Grand Floridian Cafe
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

06:10 PM Teppan Edo
EPCOT - World Showcase, Japan

Sunday, January 10:
07:25 AM Grand Floridian Cafe

09:00 AM Disney's Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

10:30 AM Disney's Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

12:05 PM Kona Cafe
Disney's Polynesian
or
12:50 PM Liberty Tree Tavern
Magic Kingdom

08:45 PM
Victoria and Albert's
(YAY!!! And she is keeping an eye open for a Chef’s Table reservation to open, just in case!)

Monday, January 11:
08:20 AM Supercalifragilistic Breakfast
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

11:30 AM Dining with an Imagineer at the Brown Derby
Disney's Hollywood Studios

06:00 PM 50's Prime Time Cafe

Tuesday, January 12 (MY BIRTHDAY!!!):
07:30 AM Chef Mickey's Fun Time Buffet
Disney's Contemporary Resort

09:00 AM Backstage Magic Tour

08:15 PM Bistro de Paris (with a custom ‘surprise’ cake!!!)
EPCOT - World Showcase, France

Wednesday, January 13:
08:20 AM Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant
Disney's Animal Kingdom - Africa - Harambe

10:00 AM Wildlife Discovery Excursion Tour
Disney's Animal Kingdom

01:30 PM Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Disney’s Animal Kingdom

07:00 PM "Jiko...The Cooking Place"
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Thursday, January 14:
07:30 AM The Wave...of American Flavors
Disney's Contemporary Resort

09:30 AM Around the World at Epcot Tour
EPCOT - Guest Relations, left of Spaceship Earth

01:45 PM Le Cellier Steakhouse
EPCOT - World Showcase, Canada

07:00 PM Coral Reef Restaurant
EPCOT - The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Friday, January 15:
07:35 AM Kona Cafe
Disney's Polynesian

11:30 AM Liberty Tree Tavern
Magic Kingdom

06:55 PM Artist Point
Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Saturday, January 16:
12:00 PM Rose and Crown Pub and Dinning Room
EPCOT - World Showcase, United Kingdom

03:55 PM Departure via Disney's Magical Express

So that’s it, in a nut shell! Plenty of food and snacks to be eaten in-between, plenty of photo-ops with characters and plenty of rides and parades and shows to be watched and enjoyed. There are a few ‘hiccups’ that I have come to realize with my timing, like the marathon weekend traffic that I will have to endure and the refurbishment of Cinderella Castle and Splash Mountain but nothing is going to bring me down! I am just going to focus on ALL the positives and take the rest as it comes. There will always be refurbishments and traffic and events that I can’t control. I guess this is my pre-trip report! I will hopefully have plenty of photos and details to report back on! YAY!!!!

awesome! i would definitely recommend liberty tree tavern-the food is so yummy! teppan edo is my fav!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:50 AM   #227
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Ill be in Disney from the 16th Tommorrow till the 20th for a last minute vacay with me best friend any other solo travelers want to share a meal or a ride message me !
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:58 PM   #228
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My WDW trip

I'm very excited about my coming trip to disney.
Hubby, I and A friend are going to be at disney from may 8th through the 14. It's our honeymoon.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #229
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I'm very excited about my coming trip to disney.
Hubby, I and A friend are going to be at disney from may 8th through the 14. It's our honeymoon.
Congratulations, no wonder you are excited
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:22 PM   #230
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I get to go TWICE this year!
First trip solo: 28 April-06 May, 2010
Second trip with BFF 03 Dec-13 Dec

Thanks for the countdown link, I have been looking for one of those.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #231
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Flower and Garden

I'll be at Epcot each weekend for the Flower and Garden Festival. The 11:00 Gardening at Home seminars on Saturdays, followed by the Master Gardener Talks, then the IFAS seminars after that will find me in Garden Town most of the day. Otherwise I might be lurking around known character spots. I love my annual pass.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:48 AM   #232
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I'll be at Epcot each weekend for the Flower and Garden Festival. The 11:00 Gardening at Home seminars on Saturdays, followed by the Master Gardener Talks, then the IFAS seminars after that will find me in Garden Town most of the day. Otherwise I might be lurking around known character spots. I love my annual pass.
was thinking about heading over there on Sunday for the day- will you be participating then? (I love my AP too )
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #233
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I'll be there this weekend..Saturday thru Wednesday. Glad its warmed up a bit!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:18 PM   #234
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Hi everyone. Im hoping to take a solo trip some time next year, looking at september atm. Never been to wdw before, or traveled abroad alone before, so this trip will be a huge thing for me.

Is it strange going alone? I think ill miss having some one to talk to, but love that fact i will be able to do what i want without asking other people.

Just looking for any solo travel tips, first timer tips etc.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:17 AM   #235
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Unhappy really frustrated!!!!!

i cant believe what i have read on here it seems that no solos are going to wdw when i am which is may 1st to the 7th. it seems that everyone is on the nuse.darcy band wagon for her trip but the funny thing is that from what i read she has at least 15 maybe more people going to meet up there so as i see it they may not have that much fun cause of the size of the group which is ok with me if they want to go as a mob then thats fine with me means more parks for me when i go maybe somebody will meet up with me who knows but this i know i am not trying to offend anyone for going when they are i think its great i dont like big groups anyway i just dont understand why you would post on a solo thread if you were taking alot of people doesnt sound very solo to me.just my opinion.
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i cant believe what i have read on here it seems that no solos are going to wdw when i am which is may 1st to the 7th. it seems that everyone is on the nuse.darcy band wagon for her trip but the funny thing is that from what i read she has at least 15 maybe more people going to meet up there so as i see it they may not have that much fun cause of the size of the group which is ok with me if they want to go as a mob then thats fine with me means more parks for me when i go maybe somebody will meet up with me who knows but this i know i am not trying to offend anyone for going when they are i think its great i dont like big groups anyway i just dont understand why you would post on a solo thread if you were taking alot of people doesnt sound very solo to me.just my opinion.
I know it appears confusing but it really isn't. A number of singles have developed wonderful and lasting friendships here on the disboards. Previous smaller dismeets allowed each of them/us the opportunity to meet. Through the years, and through many small dismeets, a larger group of friends has developed and now they plan an annual pilgrimage to the mothership.

If you'd like to meet up on the weekends for a couple of hours, I'm available and love having a park buddy.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:47 AM   #237
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i cant believe what i have read on here it seems that no solos are going to wdw when i am which is may 1st to the 7th...i just dont understand why you would post on a solo thread if you were taking alot of people doesnt sound very solo to me.just my opinion.
Looks like you've got at least one park buddy offer now alrightguy.

You should understand though that this thread is ADULTS and Solo Trips Central, not simply solo trips. I'm planning a solo trip and looked here for solo info too, but understand completely that adult pairs/groups are being discussed as well.

Hope you enjoy your trip! Just three weeks and counting for you.
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Any June trips???

I am going the first weekend in June ant takers??
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:49 PM   #239
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Not sure when I'm going, is anyone going end of July are Aug.
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Don't yet have a trip planned for this year. My first adult only trip was in '08. Didn't think I'd EVER go without the family but decided I deserved it. What a great time! Never feel guilty about not taking the rest of the family...I went last year with my youngest. She flew down from college and we played for 4 days. This year I may or may not get to the World..I have a son I'd like to visit in LA. I could visit DL while there but want to spend time with him! So my Disney trip may have a to wait til next year. In the mean time I just log in here and read anything I can about my favorite place!
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