5 Amazing Benefits of Going to Theme Parks Alone (Solo Travel to Orlando)

Have you ever wanted to go to theme parks alone?


You’re probably thinking that there’s a misprint on the title of this article, but there’s not. I want to show you the benefits of confidently traveling to theme parks by yourself.

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Fall Scarecrow at Magic Kingdom Solo Travel Orlando
Magic Kingdom Theme Park

Traveling By Yourself

There are so many tips and tricks on the web about globetrotting alone, but hardly anything to guide someone interested in going to a theme park unaccompanied.

Wizards World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley with NikkyJ playing with wand as a  solo travel woman going to Theme Parks Alone.

You guys know me as the ThemeParkHipster and many of my virtual tales are written based on my solo excursions. I personally travel alone because it is hard to find people who love theme parks as much as I do.

I’ve learned that many people find this concept of traveling to parks such as the Magic Kingdom or Busch Gardens alone to be sort of taboo.

Some wonder what others will think of them, but most don’t understand why anyone would want to do it.

Solo theme park hopping is sometimes compared with people who also enjoy a dining experience or who may go to a movie theater alone.

The Phoenix Pantopia Busch Gardens orange and blue swing ride. Theme Parks Alone
The Phoenix inside Pantopia at Busch Gardens

Neither is common, but both appear weird and unusual to an outsider.

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How to Travel to Theme Parks Alone

If you don’t know where to start with solo travel, then I’m definitely here to help guide you into planning your own epic vacation!

For you, I have The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide for theme park hopping alone.

In this handbook I wanted to share with you all how to easily travel by yourself to any theme park in the world!

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What are the Top Advantages for Going to Theme Parks Alone?

1. Freedom

There’s an incredible sense of independence when you’re exploring the parks by yourself. 

You can watch Belle and all of her magical friends perform on stage at Hollywood Studios without anyone mocking you about your choice in entertainment.

2. Better Problem Solver

With the solo experience you gain the advantage of becoming a better problem solver.

Because it’s just you on this vacation path, you will have to come up with plan A, plan B, and plan C for some of the theme park events.

When you’re with a group of people you may have many different opinions or solutions to problems that arise. However, when it’s just you, you become the sole problem solver.

3. Opportunity to Reflect and Grow.

Time alone allows for more opportunities of reflection.

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. An Orlando Resort near Disney and Universal Studios.
Orlando Solo Travel Staycation

A time to meditate on life’s moments that led to this voyage and a time to see how you’ll continue to appreciate your existence beyond this trip. 

I can think of no better therapy than to have a charming palace or a terrifyingly, thrilling roller coaster around you.

4. Meet Incredible Solo Theme Park Hipsters

Since traveling to the parks alone I’ve noticed that I’ve become more confident in introducing myself to new people. It gives me a chance to truly be myself, since I am in my zone.

Meeting ThemeParkHipster Solo Theme Park Traveler
Meeting a Fellow Solo Traveler at Epcot!

You may notice when you’re with your friends you’re more involved in the conversation.

When you’re alone you’re pleasantly nudged to spark up a conversation with someone waiting in an attraction line with you.

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5. Create Whatever Type of Day You Want

You can make it a foodie tour day, a day of watching shows, or maybe a day of riding all of the thrill rides.

Let’s meet a Solo Theme Park Traveler!

Outdoorsy Diva Loves Going to Theme Parks Alone

I love visiting theme parks alone sometimes because I’m not restricted to sticking to a schedule or feeling obligated to see or do anything in particular. I love the freedom to wander at my own pace.

Lauren of Outdoorsy Diva

7 Solo Travel Quotes to Inspire You to Do Theme Parks Alone

Just in case you’re still on the fence about your solo trip, let’s read what some great people have said about traveling alone.

Incredible Hulk Universal Islands of Adventure

1. Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime. — Jacqueline Boone

2. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. — J. K. Rowling

3. Exploring is one of my favorite things to do, but I don’t really want to be in a tour group. I like doing it alone or with whomever I’m traveling with. — Tia Mowry

4. If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go. — Anthony Bourdain

5. Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. — Henry Rollins

6. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru

7. Live your life by a compass, not a clock. — Stephen Covey

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Solo Travel Journal Ideas

As mentioned earlier, traveling to theme parks alone allows you to plan and do whatever you want on your trip. With this much freedom comes an adventure that you should write about to remember your solo trip.

Theme Parks Alone Disney World Solo Travel Journal

A solo travel journal not only shows you how to travel alone and not be lonely, it also allows you to breakdown your vacation into digestible moments that are easy to share with family.

Knowing that you will keep a solo travel journal around will help ease the nervousness you may have about your first experience.

Plus, it’s a great item to have to help reflect on your travels in the future, but don’t feel too much pressure to have to write everything down on your trip.

Recommended: The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide

Final Thoughts on Going to Theme Parks Alone

I encourage you to look beyond the naysayers and try this life changing form of travel.

The best thing about traveling solo is the limitless opportunities to do anything imaginable, within legal bounds of course.

NikkyJ The Solo Theme Park Traveler's Guide Quote: The Freedom of Wandering throughout the magical parks alone, allows you to create the story you want to have!

The benefits of traveling to theme parks alone, totally outweigh the fear you may have of taking this type of trip.

Just because I encourage you to become a solo theme park traveler, doesn’t mean that I am against trips with family and friends.

I think it’s good to step outside of your comfort zone and do something new such as this form of travel. Trust me, you’ll fall in love with it!

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Let me know in the comments section below, what keeps you from traveling to theme parks alone.

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


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(Guide Original Date December 17, 2016/Updated September 30, 2021)

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2 thoughts on “5 Amazing Benefits of Going to Theme Parks Alone (Solo Travel to Orlando)”

  1. Four of my last six major theme park trips have included significant time in the parks alone. Sometimes whole days, sometimes just a few hours. But I have found that this time alone is just as good as sharing with others – – just in a different way. I’m going to WDW all on my lonesome this April and I can’t wait.

    • Going to the parks alone is an adventure in itself, especially when you first start doing it. However, after a while it becomes pleasantly therapeutic and starts to be a great way to vacation. I commend you for having multiple trips alone. This form of theme park travel is still kind of taboo to others.


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