Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Nov 8, 2008
    Paula from MA Asked

    I am staying at the GF 12/1thru 12/5. I love Disney but my family is Disney'd out so I am going alone. Love their tea and will go again. I'm sure I'll have a great time. Not into the night life scene - any advise for a single traveler?

    I've done solo trips to WDW twice and have a third alone trip already booked. On my solo trips I do lots of things moms don't usually get to do: take a hot bath, sleep late, read a novel by the pool without watching to make sure that no one is drowning, etc. That itself makes the vacation pretty great. But since I'm a Disney fan and I'm at Disney, I obviously try to have fun with that too. So each trip I set a goal for myself.

    In 2007, my goal was to finish my list of completed rides. Despite have been to WDW dozens of times, there were 2 or 3 attractions in each park that i never had the opportunity to experience (kids too short, husband too cranky, etc.). So I did all those rides and now can say with full authority that I have ridden on every attraction at WDW. How cool is that! In 2008, my goal was see the resorts. I played a sort of "Disney roulette" and hopped on the first bus that came that was going to a hotel I had never been to. I got to almost all of them and now have only two (out of the 20+) left that I haven't been to. In 2009, I'm planning a World Showcase candy tour. I'm going to buy a sweet in each country to bring home. Then I'll share one a week with the kiddos for 11 weeks. Hey, you gotta give them some reason to let mommy go to WDW alone ;-)

    As a general tip, I'll tell you to take time to talk with the cast members. This is particularly fun in the World Showcase at Epcot. The staff at each country are often very eager to tell guests about their home lands. I have also had a great time chatting with the animal care workers at the Animal Kingdom.

    On the flip side of that, be sure to use common sense. WDW is an extremely safe place. But as a woman traveling alone anywhere you need to use a bit of caution. Don't give out your room number. Stay on well-lit paths at night, etc.

    I am reeeeally looking forward to my next solo trip. I hope you have a wonderful time on yours.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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