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  • On Jan 4, 2011
    Lolita from MI Asked

    It's my first time going to Disney World, I'm 38 years. Thinking of going solo in September11-19. What kind of things are there for me to enjoy?.

    Hi Lolita,

    Traveling the "world" solo can be awesome fun! Having the freedom to do what you want, when you want can be a bonus. Be sure to take full advantage of rides that offer Single Rider entrances like Test Track @ Epcot, Expedition Everest @ Disney's Animal Kingdom (DAK) & Rock 'n' Roller Coaster @ Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS).

    My #1 recommendation for solo travelers is to do some of the backstage tours & special experiences - click here for a list. My favorite is the Backstage Magic Tour. You get to go behind the scenes of so many different places & learn some really cool insider info.

    Traveling solo is also a great time to try out a lot of restaurants. Many of them (even some of the finer ones) now offer counter service so its easier to get in without an Advanced Dining Reservation. Its also a great place to sit & meet fellow Disney lovers.

    I love going to Downtown Disney (DTD) when traveling solo & taking my time shopping, eating & spending a relaxing day - go early - its less crowded. I'd also recommend Characters in Flight at DTD - a very cool experience!

    You could visit the Contemporary Resort & go parasailing - I love doing this - so peaceful & offers a beautiful view.

    If you're into speed, check out the Richard Petty Driving Experience. I have it on very good authority that its quite the rush.

    You may want to take advantage of some of the nightlife. There are a lot of places but be sure you check out Jellyrolls & Atlantic Dance @ BoardWalk & the lounge at The Wave @ the Contemporary Resort. If you visit Epcot, the Rose & Crown Pub @ the UK Pavilion is loads of fun.

    You may want to take the opportunity to just pamper yourself at one of the incredible spas. Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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