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I am a 47 year old with practically grown children. I am traveling to the World towards the end of July. My kids are just not into going. I am looking forward to it. I would like to get feedback on any suggestions or ideas that could help my trip be even more memorable.
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I loved going alone on my 1st trip to WDW.

The best bit was being able to do and see things in my own time. I met some great people while I was there and I was surprised that I was comfortable with character meet and greets, and got really into the swing of things at the Haloween party.

I got the memory maker which meant I did not have to keep stopping people in order to get a photo taken.

Lots of people on here have been solo and many have been solo several times, it's a great place for suggestions and advice.

Looking forward to seeing your plans come together.

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welcome Patricia! Why don't you head over to the Introduce yourself thread and tell us about yourself and some of your favorites in the parks.

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Done 2 of the last 3 trips solo...whilst the immediate company is lacking, you are never truly alone and you can plan to please yourself instead of others!

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I did my first solo trip last year. It was a short one, tacked on to a business trip, but I had a blast. I ate where and when I wanted, rode everything I wanted to ride, did the park in the order I wanted to (even if that meant no particular order at all). How long will you be going? Where are you staying? Tell us more! Oh and welcome!

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I've never done a solo trip mickey , but I think that taking your time and choosing what fancies you would be the most enjoyable thing about traveling solo. yeah

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I can't wait to do a solo trip! Wish I had words of wisdom to share with you but I am sure there are some who can!

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Love the World solo! I do not feel guilty about doing what I want to do, or changing my plan on the fly! Also can be very restful and recharging.Smile

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I've done solo my three last trips and I don't intend to stop. There's just something awesome about making my own schedule and doing what I wanted to do. At the same time, like traveling anywhere, you do need to be more self-aware and conscientious about the environment you're in. There's plenty of basic solo travel tips you can look up at your own convenience. It's really about balance between doing what you want and also avoiding danger and minding your safety.

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I'm 41 and a huge fan of all things Disney.... So when I'm on a solo trip to Disney World ... I'm just happy the entire time I'm there. In short, I'm in Disney Bliss....

Complete freedom to Eat, Drink, Shop, Ride, and Rest when, what, and where you want. yeah

I actually just got back a couple of weeks ago from my most recent trip -- a great time but too short.

A few of my favorite solo activities:

---- Wandering around Animal Kingdom with a Camera. I love all of the walking paths and taking pictures of the Animals. Animal Kingdom Day is always my "photography day" with my good camera.

----I'm also a big fan of Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom) (and its single rider line, which is usually open and usually relatively short !!! ) I can seriously ride this roller coaster 5 or 6 times in a row ... and usually do because of that single rider line! (Rockin Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios also has a single Rider line but that line doesn't seem to be open as often ).

--- Having an Advanced Dinner Reservation at a personal favorite (or) a new tableservice restaurant.

--- An afternoon walk along the Boardwalk (in between Epcot and Hollywood Studios), which usually includes indulgence in a Corn Dog, or a goodie from the Bakery, or an ice cream cone from the Sweet Shop (or all of the above). I also love ducking into the Wyland Gallery to look at the art.

---Riding Rides till Close at Magic Kingdom...

Now I want to go back....

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I go to the parks all the time by myself. Best part of being solo is potentially getting those most desired fastpasses. I have gotten Anna and Elsa fastpasses almost every time I go solo at Magic Kingdom. I have also gotten Seven Dwarfs Mine Train a few times as well. Times can better as well. If you do meet and greets by yourself, you can be overlooked by the family behind you in line.

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I will do so many things solo (go to the movies, eat at restaurants) but I think you guys going solo to WDW is so brave!!!

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I love going to Disney solo. I agree with JW24's comments about watching out for yourself, but I feel safer at the world than almost anywhere else. As others have said, it's great to do what you want when you want and not keep others waiting or you waiting for them.

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Figments Girl wrote:
I love going to Disney solo. I agree with JW24's comments about watching out for yourself, but I feel safer at the world than almost anywhere else. As others have said, it's great to do what you want when you want and not keep others waiting or you waiting for them.

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Plus it may help that I can't go into most of the Disney parks without knowing people....this mostly applies to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.