Tips for Doing Disney World Solo Traveling Alone to Disney World

Tips for Doing Disney World Solo

Traveling solo has always been a thing, but there are often additional costs, and a lot of confusion, coming from the tourism industry when people decide to travel alone. Solo travel to Disney World gives you the chance to really enjoy the park the way you want to, stop and dine on your schedule, and really see so many things in a new way because you aren’t waiting for other reactions or interrupted. If you love to travel solo and want to take a trip to Disney World solo, these are some tips for getting the most out of your time at the parks.

Tips for Doing Disney World Solo Traveling Alone to Disney World

Tips for Doing Disney World Solo

Take Advantage of Single Rider Lines

Most theme parks have a line for the random single rider, in order to fill the cars as much as possible when it comes to odd numbers. Walt Disney World uses them too, and on some of the more popular rides. Take advantage of these lines and you’ll find that you can cut down your wait time considerably.

Create a Loose Itinerary

Like any other trips to Disney, with however many people in a group, it is important to have a loose itinerary that allows for changes and add ons. The great thing about doing the park solo is that all the changes will be for things that you want to see and do, rather than fitting five different ideas of a good time into a single schedule. With a schedule you have an idea of where and what to do, and get in as much as possible while still leaving room for spontaneity. Be sure to take advantage of the Fast Pass, this will make the most of your time during peak hours

Be Smart About Your Times

Obviously most of the guests at the resorts and parks are going to be families with plenty of children around. If you are hoping to fully enjoy yourself without the pressures of having to travel with others, or deal with other folk’s travel style, be smart about your time slot choices. Choose brunch over breakfast rush hour and popular lunch times, leave the park to dine early or extra late, when most families are headed back into the parks. This goes for so many time slot choices and it will mean that you get to see and do more on your trip.

Take Advantage of Counter Service

A lot of folks have issues with dining alone, but even if you are okay with that option, counter service can be a great way to be served without a long wait. Counter service is set up for folks looking to grab a quick meal, solo diners, and little interaction with other guests. While there is nothing wrong with interacting with other counter and bar service guests, this dining option can be the difference between getting to enjoy the menu at a restaurant you’ve heard of or being turned away because the house is full.

Share and Preserve the Memories

So much of a trip to Disney World is about sharing the experience with those that are with you and those that can’t be with you. If you are feeling like all this incredible stuff is happening, but there is no one to share it with, use social media and apps to share and preserve the memories for later. Be sure to capture the big moments so that you have something to look back on later. Be sure to take advantage of the discounted advance purchase of the Memory Maker.

Have you ever taken a magical trip to Disney World solo?

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I’ve done it all.

Comments (14)

  • These are some great tips for traveling solo. I love visiting Disney World. Thank you so much for sharing

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  • I had no idea that Walt Disney World or other theme parks had Single Rider lines. I have been to places where they would call out to see if there was someone willing to take up a seat, there are always groups that have an odd number in them. But this is great. Sometimes there are people who do not want to get on certain rides its good to know that if you really want ot go on the ride you can go on by yourself and that the wait will be shorter if you go on the single rider line. Thanks for the info.

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  • I’ve been to Disney world many times,I can’t imagine doing it solo,its so much fun you NEED someone to share in your joy

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  • Traveling alone… such a far off dream lol!! But sounds like something Id enjoy…. even if just for a day or so!! Thanks for the great tips!! I had no idea about the ride lines!!

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  • I would really like to take my children there some day!

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  • I would love to go to Disney world

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  • I couldn’t even imagine going anywhere like that alone. My sense of direction is so poor, I’d be hopelessly lost.

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  • Ive never been to Disney world period more less solo but If I did go, I would definately have to have someone go with me. I dont think I would have as much fun by myself.

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  • I don’t think I’d like to go there solo, but these are great tips for someone who does.

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  • Thanks for the tips. Maybe, I’ll try this when I save up the money.

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  • I have never tried any Solo Trips but I have been considering doing that, maybe going on a Cruise….. I would love to visit Disney Land again, but I doubt I will, I have trouble with my Tailbone which causes Pain when I sit. But maybe One Day…..when I have Grand Kids…(if I ever do, come on Kid’s Momma wants to see Her Grand Kids!).

    Thanks for the Post, and the Information!

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  • I haven’t been to Disney World in 15 years. I had only been there once and it was a great experience. I would love to be able to go again someday when finances allow. Thanks for the great tips and info! 🙂

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  • I so want to go, haven’t been there since I was little, I would love to take my Kiddo’s!!! I would run wild there!!!!

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  • These are great tips, I love the idea of traveling solo! 🙂 I think it would be a great experience. I have three children under 7 though, so it will probably be a very long time before I get to!

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