tell me about going to Disney solo

Lilsia

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 17, 2018
I have maybe a dozen times solo, maybe more.
Pros: everything. Doing what I want, when I want and not having to worry about anyone else.
Cons: Nothing.
 

Lilsia

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 17, 2018
The concept of traveling solo is sometimes a bit off-putting to strangers (and even cast members), and I've definitely dealt with some unsolicited "Aww, poor you" or "I could never do that / why would you do that to yourself / you're soooo brave to be here alone" comments when I mention it to people.
Really? I have never had anyone say that to me. They may think it but have never said or implied it. I usually get, "lucky you" if I get anything. If anyone said that to me, I would just point to the nearest miserable family with a kid having a melt down, smile, and say "yep, poor me". LOL
 

Simba's Mom

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Joined
Aug 26, 1999
Really? I have never had anyone say that to me. They may think it but have never said or implied it. I usually get, "lucky you" if I get anything. If anyone said that to me, I would just point to the nearest miserable family with a kid having a melt down, smile, and say "yep, poor me". LOL
Yes, and that explains why I’ve had many people look at me with envy and say, “That sounds WONDERFUL!”
 

morethanfairytales

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Really? I have never had anyone say that to me. They may think it but have never said or implied it. I usually get, "lucky you" if I get anything. If anyone said that to me, I would just point to the nearest miserable family with a kid having a melt down, smile, and say "yep, poor me". LOL
It doesn't happen too often, but they definitely haven't been shy about voicing their opinions! Luckily the comment you described is much more common. :)
 

oompa_lumpia

Earning My Ears
Joined
Aug 18, 2020
I'm a bit different. I have a flexible, remote job and I've discovered that I really enjoy going to Disney every few months as a workcation. It's even better now because of social distancing lol. I've taken meetings in front of Cinderalla castle. Try getting dressed up and treating yourself to a nice restaurant. It's liberating. No real cons for me.
 

Corien

Mouseketeer
Joined
Mar 28, 2021
I've never done WDW solo, but I really want to. However, I did go to Disneyland Paris by myself for 5 days (4 nights) and go solo on most holidays and I felt like a solo city trip and a solo DLP trip are quite similar.

Pros: I can make up my own pace. If I want to take a break, I can. If I want to have an early lunch AND a late lunch, no one is stopping me. I can ride my favourite ride as often as I like and don't have to ride the rides I don't like. Neither do I have to spend too much time in a gift shop, or feel bad when I go outside to find a seat and have my travel buddy feel like they need to rush.

Cons: I get tired pretty easily in theme parks, and when I'm by myself it's easier to take a break and another one and another one and another one. Sometimes this means I miss out on certain things because I'm too tired. When I have someone with me who can convince me to do do a bit more and usually in hindsight I'm glad they did.
Also during my solo DLP trip I had a moment where I crashed around mid-day due to exhaustion and started to feel really lonely and emotional. It would've been nice to have someone with me to talk to then and someone to tell me to go and eat something because turns out I was mainly just hungry lmfao.
 

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