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
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?