Why Do People Say Things Like This

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Community' started by disneyfav4ever, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. disneyfav4ever

    disneyfav4ever No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep

    Mar 19, 2005
    I always get comments about going to Disney solo, but I just found this one kind of rude, "You're 23 and going to WDW alone for a week. Don't you have any friends to go with? That's just depressing to me."

    Don't people get that I go to Disney solo because I like too? I find the alone time very relaxing, even if my idea of "relaxing" is running around a theme park.
  2. OhioMom

    OhioMom Mouseketeer

    Dec 28, 2006
    It's perfectly natural to be a little offended or hurt by that comment, but really it is none of that person's beeswax! If you wanted companions on your trips you'd have them...just not that person!! ;)

    Enjoy yourself!! :flower3:
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  4. Ilovestitch

    Ilovestitch DIS Veteran

    Dec 20, 2003
    You should have replied "Oh, well I find it depressing that some people can only have fun with other people" :thumbsup2
  5. Matt'nMeg'sMom

    Matt'nMeg'sMom Former Disney Mom

    Jan 24, 2008

    Personally, I think a solo trip would be a dream come true.
  6. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

    Feb 2, 2007
    Good for you!!! I am 23 too and I would go by myself:yay:
  7. kokomos

    kokomos Mouseketeer

    Feb 19, 2006
    My reaction would be different. Im SO jealous!
    Enjoy it while you can. Maybe in another 10 yars I can slip away but myself.
  8. skipperkim

    skipperkim DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2003
    You could ask them to go along or tell them you are suing Vegas for stealing your line about WDW, "What happens in Disney, stays in Disney". :rotfl:
  9. Vickie46

    Vickie46 DIS Veteran

    Sep 26, 2000
    I think its totally ok... I saw a lady a lot in January.. like 20-26 that did the parks by herself... we kept running into her a lot.. she seemed to be having a good time herself!
  10. BamaFan121s

    BamaFan121s DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2006
    I think that is perfectly understandable. You can do what you want, go at your own pace. I like to be by myself often to relax..why not at Disney?:confused3

    I would have to say in response, "Yes, but I go to Disney alone to get away from those friends."
  11. JennyRMouse

    JennyRMouse Mouseketeer

    Jul 27, 2004
    I agree that it is a very rude thing to say. I think it is cool when I read about people taking solo trips to WDW. You can do what you want, when you want. Have a great time and try to forget about what rude people say. :)
  12. silverarrowknits

    silverarrowknits makin' memories

    Feb 23, 2007
    I am 26 and love going to WDW solo. Sometimes my friends make comments that suggest that they think it is a little sad, but I take a breath and explain that I need "me time." I should note that the people who make the solo = sad comments usually want to invite themselves onto my trips and have me plan the trips for them. What I really want to tell them is "I prefer going by myself, because when I take you I become designated tour guide and then I don't have as much fun." I don't always go by myself. I like going with my parents and one friend of mine, since we seem to have the same Disney schedule, if you know what I mean.

    Mini Rant: So I have taken a few people to WDW for their "first time" usually when we come back they tell me that they loved it. A few months later they tell me that they loved the trip and they want to do it again and bring some of their friends and let me be tour guide again, because I did such a great job. I know this is supposed to be a compliment, but honestly, I hate being tour guide. I hate the assumption that I enjoy planning a trip for several people who don't have the scheduling preferences that I do but still expect me to hold their hands the entire trip. On my last trip, I felt like I was going with a 2-year old. My friend couldn't go back to the room by herself, so when she got tired at 10PM, back to the room we went.

    I need to find more commando people with which to travel.
  13. mickeyfan2

    mickeyfan2 DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2004
    So where was this said?:confused3
  14. Harambe

    Harambe I miss Tapestry of Dreams!

    Mar 30, 2003
    You don't need that person to validate yourself. And they're just jealous of your gutsy, independent spirit.

    And your big fat honkin' wallet that let's you do this all the time! Go, girl!
  15. BabyPiglet

    BabyPiglet DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2003
    Yeah, that's definitely rude.

    I would absolutely love to go solo! Ride Splash Mountain over and over and over and over again. Go places I want. Eat at places I want. Go back to the room when I want. :cloud9:

    Oh well, have fun!
  16. henrylovespooh

    henrylovespooh DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2003
    I agree - a solo Disney trip would be a dream come true!

    Go and enjoy!
  17. ammo

    ammo DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2007
    Why do people say things like this? Because some people are idiots. ;)
  18. bullcat_02

    bullcat_02 Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2001
    I'm 23 also and I find that a lot of my friends find that Disney is too expensive when they could go other places for the same amount of time and a lot less money. Of course, most of my friends either haven't been to Disney since they were little or it's just not their thing.
  19. PiratesRock

    PiratesRock Mouseketeer<br><font color=blue>I swear to be a ha

    Feb 9, 2008
    Early on in my marriage, when my husband asked about my day & I said Movies, or Park or whatever, he'd say "who did you go with?" He acted like I was nuts or just lying when I said I went by myself. Now, he doesn't think anything of it. Lots of people have no concept of being happy alone. (I'll just add that DH wasn't being controlling or anything, just making conversation. Don't want anyone thinking badly of my hubbie, he's awsome!! just a lot more social than I am!!)
  20. dandave

    dandave The more I travel, the more I appreciate coming ho

    Oct 20, 2000
    After my sis and niece left for their ME last Thursday, I had a few hours to blow before leaving for my own flight home. At first I thought I would just grab a bite at the resort, since it was just me. Then I thought, "Hey! It's just me. I can do whatever I want!" So I treated myself to a very nice lunch at the Brown Derby, which included lingering over dessert with coffee. Solo rocks! :goodvibes
  21. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Mouseketeer

    Mar 7, 2005
    I've only gone by myself once, but I still had a blast. I actually did 18 total attractions throughout the four parks in one day. Which is definitely easy to do when you are by yourself. When I first got there, I was a little worried about going by myself, but it ended up being great. It was definitely relaxing.

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