(Closed) Disney for the first time…ALONE?! Would you do it?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have done it before, but after going to disney many times…. its a good place to go alone because its easy to get around by the disney buses once you get there (if you stay in a hotel on property)…  it was okay, but a little lonely, because most people are there with someone else…  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’ll go with you!

But I would go by myself if I were single, lol. But not being single.. I would try to find someone to go with even if I didn’t know them very well. But I think if you feel you can handle it then you should! it sounds like a ton of fun.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How exciting! I say DO IT!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

1) I went to Disney solo when I graduated college. My friend was working there, so she got me free passes, but she obviously had to work during the day while I was in the park. The fun part is that I got to see everything I wanted, and didn’t have to worry about doing something that someone else wanted. I really got to maximize my time in the park.

 

2) I saw the first stop of the Honda Civic tour in Raleigh. I went to see Tegan and Sara, but stayed for Paramore anyway, and they put on a hell of a show! It was awesome!! 

You should definitely do it! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sounds like a fun trip!  

If you are planning on traveling in Europe then starting at Disney is a great idea.  

Rock the Universe/Night of Joy can be a bit intimidating because its often large groups of kids (high school age).  Still lots of fun though! 

The disney parks during the day would be totally fine by yourself.  I think its a good idea to try to stay at one of the park hotels so that you don’t have to worry about driving around Orlando.  Try to find one with a good pool/hotel restaurant.  

I would say going for full week is going to cost a lot.  Tickets to the park are about $80 per day per person.  I think the concert tickets are more on top of that.  Park hotels are over $100 a night.  Plus you have the cost of gas and food.   Plus traveling by yourself gets kinda boring after a while, unless you are the type to just go meet friends.  I would say 3 days would be all I would want to do by myself.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I say do it!  I love Disneyworld…the only thing I would say is that is nice to have more than one day in each park (although it may not be worth it to you cost-wise), but I would get a 7 day park hopper and go to town!  I would say to see everything you want to you will probably want 2 days in Epcot and then 1 and a half days in each of the other three parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios).  If you stay on property, they have shuttle buses that will take you everywhere, which is awesome and saves you a car rental for the week!  The cheapest hotels at Disney are the All-Star resorts (Music, Sports, and Movies)…and really, who goes to Disney to stay in the hotel room?!  I only use my room for sleeping and changing into my bathing suit!  Haha…they have good pools too!  Oh man, I am excited for you!  If you can do it, I totally would πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve done Disney many times. I say go for it!! You won’t have to wait as long on some rides because you can go in the single rider lane. 

Just so you don’t have sticker shock – be prepared, Disney is expensive!!! Staying in their resorts is great because you have the transportation. Last time I went I bought vouchers for meals and this helped me save some money. I don’t remember where I found them.

Another suggestion would to be buy a travel book, especially one with money saving tips. Those will have some good ideas and suggestions of other fun and inexpensive things to do cheaply.

I hope you go and have a blast!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you can definitely do it! If you have any leftover cash you should also swing by Saratoga Springs (one of the Disney resorts, great to stay in, too) where they have a full service spa. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love Disney (we’re annual members :D) and I would probably be bored going by myself…I wouldn’t want too really.

There are plenty of hotels located on the exit up on 1-4 that has busses and shuttles that will take you to the parks. Most will drop you off at one park and you can take the bus to whatever park you would enjoy. We actually stayed at the Comfort Inn Lake Bueno Vista. It was a really nice hotel just like five mins away and have a shuttle that takes you to and from the parks (any of them, if you want to do universal or sea world..) You can buy tickets there, but they will try to get you do this stupid ploy for sales..just be warned for the “free tickets.”

Disney resorts are expensive! Disney tickets usually are around 80/day though if you do more days for cheaper/day price. You probably spend around 10/meal for food, it is expensive to eat in the parks. But, with the resorts you will get a meal option included. I would totally recommend going to the 50s cafe! It was a lot of fun and interesting experiences. There are some resturants in Epcot that aren’t as good as they want to be especially for the price. There are some forums and stuff to check out for recommendations and reviews for the resturants and resorts.

You will go through the lines pretty quickly because of the single rider option in lines (if they are open) so I don’t believe you will need more than one day for each park. I will warn you, last vacation we did 5 parks in 5 days and by the last day, I swear I couldn’t walk another step outside the park πŸ™ And I’m active..go to gym 5/week with running and zumba and other leg work. It was hard to do.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can get a free Disney ticket! You volunteer at a local charity & get a free ticket. Its called “give a day, get a day”. Go ONLY thru the Disney website. I think you also get to go for free on your birthday, not sure if you have to sign up for that?

I’d go with you if it wasn’t on the other side of the US… I went to DisneyLand (the one in CA & I think its much smaller than DisneyWorld) a few years ago & it can be really overwhelming. You can wait in line for an hour (or more) to go on some rides & that can be pretty boring if you’re alone. There’s so much to do, you likely wouldn’t be bored (except while you’re waiting in line maybe)… but you’d probly get really lonely.

I wouldn’t go to Disney alone, mayyyybe for day but not a week. I’d go to the coast alone or on a road trip, or concerts… but not Disney. You should ask some friends to go with you!

If you like Paramore, you should check out the band Flyleaf πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went to Disneyworld by myself when I was 22 while I was in Orlando for a job interview. It was fun, but not as fun doing it with friends/family/SO. I think you should definitely do it but maybe for 1-2 days, a week may get a little boring. Travelling Europe is a different story. There you can easily spend weeks by yourself and have a great time. There’s so much to do and see and you’re almost guaranteed to meet others!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Ahh, Disney!!!  I love it.

I’ve never gone alone before, but I would totally do it.  Being able to take advantage of the single rider lines is a great asset.

I went a couple of years ago with my family and we got the meal vouchers included with our stay at a Disney hotel.  These were great – it was really more food than we could eat.

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