Disney Solo: Easy Steps to do Walt Disney World Alone
You’ve finally decided that this could be your year to go to Disney alone. Don’t worry what others will think of you. Most people don’t know how to do this type of trip and truly enjoy it.
Well I’m here to help you have the best and easiest solo day at any of the Walt Disney World parks.
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For you guys, I now have The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide for theme park hopping alone. A quick handbook I wanted to share with you all. In celebration of the release, I put together this post of tips for enjoying a solo theme park trip.
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How to Visit Disney Parks Solo
The following steps are easy simple ways to help you make a decision of going to Disney alone.
1. Start small
First start by getting to the park ahead of your family. For example, if you guys plan to meet up at 12 p.m., then get to the park at 9 a.m. just to see how it feels to be alone.
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2. Plan your day
This tip is essential in reducing the anxiety of going to Walt Disney World alone. If you have a specific goal for that day, then you’re more likely not to dwell on the fact that you’re traveling alone. Try making it a day of doing every thrill ride or even a day of tasting an item from each country in Epcot.
3. Research the parks
Figure out which Disney park sparks your interest the most. Whether you’re trying to do a day full theatrical shows or a day of animal watching, you can find it all within Walt Disney World.
4. Make a list of your must do items
This is a definite must do tip for you solo Disney vacation. You can get lost in all Walt Disney World has to offer that you’ll miss some of the key experiences. I suggest searching the web and write a list of your Disney must do items.
5. RSVP any particular events you want to enjoy
Since Disney is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, they offer way more than your typical amusement park. Dinner shows, VIP tours, and special events are just a few experiences alongside the parks that make a Disney vacation spectacular.
It is important to book your dining or special event reservation as soon as you know it’s something you want to do. The super popular events usually book up quickly.
6. Choose a lively hotel or theme park bar to meet new people
Another simple step to making that solo leap is to choose a great hotel. Staying at a hip hotel with an active bar area makes it easy to meet new people. You can even do this when you’re on a trip with family.
7. Tell your friends and family where you will be traveling
For any solo trip it’s important to have constant contact with your loved ones. It makes your travel much safer and keeps everyone updated just in case there is an emergency.
8. Don’t be timid
It’s easy to stay to yourself. I know firsthand what it’s like to be an introvert, but get out of your comfort zone and introduce yourself to at least one person on your solo Disney trip. You never know what lasting friendship or memory you will make in the process.
9. Join a theme park related MeetUp group
The website, MeetUp.com, is a wonderful place to join other Disney enthusiasts. There are multiple groups within the site aimed at adults who love going to the parks, but don’t have anyone to go with. I have personally used MeetUp and have met some of my best friends on there.
10. Take the leap and go
Don’t wait for anyone.
If you want to go to Disney, then go!
Waiting for others to line up their life with yours will have you waiting FOREVER. It is for this reason that I started going to theme parks alone.
11. Let the park staff know you’re alone
Be sure to inform cast members, hotel concierge, or restaurant servers of your solo travel for possible perks. Walt Disney World is known for “plussing” guest vacation experiences, so you never know what may happen.
12. Enjoy the solo quest
Have fun and don’t overthink it. Yes, you’re at Disney alone, but it’s DISNEY WORLD. The absolute best place to travel solo!
13. Stay safe
This is the most important tip. I want you to enjoy all Walt Disney World has to offer on your solo trip, but I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t emphasis the need for you to stay safe. Disney is so immersive that it can take you away from “real life.” Unfortunately, not everyone in this world has the best intentions.
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14. Create new memories
Traveling to Walt Disney World solo is a wonderful way to create new memories. You never know how your day will be and you never know who you may meet. Make it your goal to go all in and experience a vacation like one you’ve never done before!
15. Remember you’re never truly alone
When you arrive at Walt Disney World you are home. The cast members and Disney guests are all your family, so enjoy every moment of this big family reunion!
Have I convinced you to go to Disney alone? If you’re still on the fence, then let me know what your biggest concern is in the comment section below.
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!