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Hi everyone!

Hi, I am Marie and am new to this site... I went to WDW for the first time in 2010 and have not been able to get it out of my mind... I am single with 2 grown boys, my oldest has a family and we have tried to plan a second trip back there, then my newest grandson was born, so now we will wait a little longer for him to get older before we all go together as a family again... But I cannot wait... So, I am thinking of going solo and the more I think of it, the more I can't wait!!

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Welcome pregom! I go solo all the time, and love it. You totally do not have to wait for others to visit the mouse! awesome

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welcome

I haven't done a complete solo trip but I had a few solo days before my friends arrive. I agree with disneydoc. Don't wait for others, just go.

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Where would I find your last trip report? Sorry I am new to all of this...

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Do it...Do it...Do it... You should so do a solo trip, then you can be refreshed on all you want to do when the family trip comes time! I think a solo trip would be fun, and I know Disney Doc sure knows how to do it right, she's a pro.
Welcome, you've found the perfect site with the nicest people around who are happy to help you plan and share advice!

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pregom wrote:
Where would I find your last trip report? Sorry I am new to all of this...

No need to apologize. We were all new once.

Here is the link to her recent trip.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/disneydocs-summer-2013-trip-live-world

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Hi Pregom,

To find all of my solo trip reports, just click on "forums" then select "trip reports." I have a few there, and there also some really great ones by other members that are not solo, but are helpful and fun for us mouse lovers.

Glad you have joined us. awesome

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thank you! I just finished reading all of it... Gosh, it sounds great!! I deffinately liked your tip on the gift cards! Going out today to start my collection until I decide a date to go.. I was thinking the food and wine fest? Anyway, I live in Ohio and do want the hot weather to be a part of this trip... Also wrote down your reports on the food... Thank you again!

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thanks!!

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so glad I found this site, I sit at my computer at work and just google disney!! (during lunch hour of course)

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welcome So glad you found us. There is a ton of information on this site, and everyone is very friendly, so ask away!

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Welcome, Pregom!

Yes! A Solo Trip! Sounds AWESOME!

And going during Food and Wine sounds even better! Have you checked out Disney Food Blog? They have tons and tons of F&W info to get you in the mood!

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Hello and Welcome! I haven't gone solo but I would if the situation arose....I would feel comfortable using their transportation to get around and there's so much to do !

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Hi and welcome to the site Laughing out loud my best friend is doing a kinda solo trip next year as her first ever trip Shock we will be there for some of the time though so she won't be too alone Wink she's very excited! Xxx

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stars Welcome Marie! stars

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welcome
So glad you found us! clapping I've done a brief solo trip before as an extension to a business conference...I loved it! muchlove

Have fun with your planning!!! mickey

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thank you!! So glad I found this site!!
So far I am looking at the moderate resorts for April, May of next year... Having a hard time deciding between the carribean and the Port Orleans Riverside.. Love the boats to DTD.. My first and only trip was in 2010 at the Bay Lakes Towers...
So spoiled being in the monorail lines... I don't know how to compete with that!!

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Definitely POR - my DH and I find the food there much better than at CBR and yes, the boats to DTD are a nice change, although you can still take the bus. We would often take the bus there and come back on the boat. POR is beautiful and we especially love Alligator Bayou.
We are staying at Boardwalk Inn in September for the first time, but I expect we will be returning to POR with one of our future trips. Good for you to go solo - not sure if I could do that.

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I vote for POR as well. Welcome to the site!! Go solo!! For me, being solo sometimes really allows me to just get caught up in all the magic that is Disney and forget there's a real world out there!!

I also google Disney at work. I've been known to say, when it's really stressful, that I just need some Disney in my life before going back to whatever problem is the issue du jour!! I think you'll find a lot of good advice on this forum!

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I've heard wonderful, wonderful things about both POR and POFQ, especially the smaller layout of POFQ!

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clapping my votes with POR or POFQ clapping

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I'm staying at POFQ in Sep/Oct. Can't wait!

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Great choice PG!

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Magic Mirror: I think it is going to be the POR, I am getting a good many nods toward that resort... I have not been on vacay since wow 2010, This is the only place where my heart truly wants to go, so If no-one is ready just yet, I will go on my own!!! I am truly excited, Hate plane rides but that is ok...the destination makes it worth it!!

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JMUDukes: I google Disney too at work everyday!! so refreshing to be with other people who understand this kind of behavior.... All the grown ups I know except for my oldest son, think I am crazy...

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pregom wrote:
JMUDukes: I google Disney too at work everyday!! so refreshing to be with other people who understand this kind of behavior.... All the grown ups I know except for my oldest son, think I am crazy...

Most of us will also attest to our friends and family thinking we are crazy too! These are folks who think that Disney is only the rides at MK. But we know better. biggrin

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pregom wrote:
So spoiled being in the monorail lines... I don't know how to compete with that!!

LoL... You can't. You just have to appreciate each unique resort for what it does offer. POR has great bus service and you can always hop the boat down to Downtown Disney. I think you're going to have a great time!

I've done Disney solo, with family, with friends - there's always magic no matter how you experience it!

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Hi Marie and welcome to our happy group.

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Hi and welcome and congrats on your plans for an upcoming solo trip! How fun! I'll vote for POR or POFQ as well even though I've never stayed at either. I've heard great things about both and we weren't super impressed with CBR when we were there last October.