Adults and Solo Trips Central ** Updated 5/8/07

  • orey22

    Disney & HP / Universal Fan!!!
    Joined
    Feb 3, 2015
    Anyone at the World, Oct 12-19th? I'll be there doing it solo!
     

    Dee50

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 9, 2018
    I've booked my first ever visit WDW which will be a solo trip for 2nd and 3rd week of November 2019. So excited and just a little bit nervous at the same time. It's my first time to the States and my first time traveling solo outside the UK.
     

    richmo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 26, 2007
    I've booked my first ever visit WDW which will be a solo trip for 2nd and 3rd week of November 2019. So excited and just a little bit nervous at the same time. It's my first time to the States and my first time traveling solo outside the UK.
    Sounds great. For a first time solo trip here, you've picked a great place to go. You also picked a good time to go - it should be relatively quiet at Disney then, although some of the US Thanksgiving crowd will be coming in towards the end of your trip (Thanksgiving is always 4th Thursday in November). I don't think dates have been announced yet, but you'll probably be able to catch the end of Food and Wine festival at Epcot near the beginning of your trip (I think it ends November 12 this year).

    As I'm sure you know, WDW is huge and even with two weeks you won't see it all. You've got a year to prepare, so get as familiar as you can with the resort, set up all your transportation and lodging, etc. As the trip gets closer, plan your time somewhat (things like what days you're likely to go to which park, fastpasses, dining reservations (if you want), etc.). You'll see some that plan out every minute; I wouldn't do that -- leave room for spontaneity.
     
  • orey22

    Disney & HP / Universal Fan!!!
    Joined
    Feb 3, 2015
    I've booked my first ever visit WDW which will be a solo trip for 2nd and 3rd week of November 2019. So excited and just a little bit nervous at the same time. It's my first time to the States and my first time traveling solo outside the UK.
    Have a great time! You will have a great time. The one thing I'd go by is "go slow, take your time." You are going to have to fight the urge to rush, rush, rush to see and do everything. Just take it slow, you'll have plenty of time to take it all in!

    GL. :)
     

    Dee50

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 9, 2018
    Sounds great. For a first time solo trip here, you've picked a great place to go. You also picked a good time to go - it should be relatively quiet at Disney then, although some of the US Thanksgiving crowd will be coming in towards the end of your trip (Thanksgiving is always 4th Thursday in November). I don't think dates have been announced yet, but you'll probably be able to catch the end of Food and Wine festival at Epcot near the beginning of your trip (I think it ends November 12 this year).

    As I'm sure you know, WDW is huge and even with two weeks you won't see it all. You've got a year to prepare, so get as familiar as you can with the resort, set up all your transportation and lodging, etc. As the trip gets closer, plan your time somewhat (things like what days you're likely to go to which park, fastpasses, dining reservations (if you want), etc.). You'll see some that plan out every minute; I wouldn't do that -- leave room for spontaneity.

    Thanks for all the advise its really appreciated. I've been warned by people I know who have been that its huge and I'll be walking at least 10 miles a day. So will be planning lots of downtimes away from the parks too, maybe the resort hopping. At first, I thought I could do a day or 2 at Universal too, but after some research and what you have said, I think I'll leave that for another trip.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Food and Wine Festival will still be on for a few days at the beginning of my stay as I have the DDP. Also hoping that the MVMCP will be starting.

    It will be my 50th birthday next year which is why I'm going it's on my places to visit before I'm 60 lists. Planning quite a bit but not every minute in case my arthritis flares up.

    I've already got accommodation, transport etc sorted. Staying at Pop Century, taking the Magical Express, 14-day park hopper, and cos I'm from the UK I get the Memorymaker included with my package.

    Once again thank you for all the advice I forgot all about Thanksgiving being close to the end of my stay so thanks for telling me I can work around that now. :)
     

    Dee50

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 9, 2018
    Have a great time! You will have a great time. The one thing I'd go by is "go slow, take your time." You are going to have to fight the urge to rush, rush, rush to see and do everything. Just take it slow, you'll have plenty of time to take it all in!

    GL. :)
    Thanks for the reply and advice I really appreciate it. Yeah, I agree I probably will have to try and stop myself rushing everywhere when I get there cos of the excitement of it all. Gotta stop myself from doing that somehow, the last thing I want is my arthritis to flare in week 2 cos I overdid it in week 1.
     
  • richmo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 26, 2007
    Thanks for all the advise its really appreciated. I've been warned by people I know who have been that its huge and I'll be walking at least 10 miles a day. So will be planning lots of downtimes away from the parks too, maybe the resort hopping. At first, I thought I could do a day or 2 at Universal too, but after some research and what you have said, I think I'll leave that for another trip.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Food and Wine Festival will still be on for a few days at the beginning of my stay as I have the DDP. Also hoping that the MVMCP will be starting.

    It will be my 50th birthday next year which is why I'm going it's on my places to visit before I'm 60 lists. Planning quite a bit but not every minute in case my arthritis flares up.

    I've already got accommodation, transport etc sorted. Staying at Pop Century, taking the Magical Express, 14-day park hopper, and cos I'm from the UK I get the Memorymaker included with my package.

    Once again thank you for all the advice I forgot all about Thanksgiving being close to the end of my stay so thanks for telling me I can work around that now. :)
    It sounds like your planning is off to a great start...nice job!

    One of the things that might be fun if you do a resort hopping day is that some of the Christmas decorations should be going up while you're there. I was staying at Wilderness Lodge a few years ago and one morning I woke up (I want to say November 10) and the lobby had been completely decorated overnight! Some of the parks will also start decorating while you're there, especially Magic Kingdom if MVMCP starts up while you're there.

    You probably have already, but if not, set yourself up with My Disney Experience on your computer and phone. This November you might want to casually look at park hours and wait times that mirror when you'll be there the following year, just to get an idea of what it might be like. (Of course, if Star Wars opens up in the Studios next year by then, that'll change everything)
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    I'm excited and a little bit scared as I'll be going on my first solo trip 11/26-30. It will be my first time back to WDW in 20 years!
     

    dtl62

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 31, 2007
    Thanks for all the advise its really appreciated. I've been warned by people I know who have been that its huge and I'll be walking at least 10 miles a day. So will be planning lots of downtimes away from the parks too, maybe the resort hopping. At first, I thought I could do a day or 2 at Universal too, but after some research and what you have said, I think I'll leave that for another trip.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Food and Wine Festival will still be on for a few days at the beginning of my stay as I have the DDP. Also hoping that the MVMCP will be starting.

    It will be my 50th birthday next year which is why I'm going it's on my places to visit before I'm 60 lists. Planning quite a bit but not every minute in case my arthritis flares up.

    I've already got accommodation, transport etc sorted. Staying at Pop Century, taking the Magical Express, 14-day park hopper, and cos I'm from the UK I get the Memorymaker included with my package.

    Once again thank you for all the advice I forgot all about Thanksgiving being close to the end of my stay so thanks for telling me I can work around that now. :)
    Thanks for all the advise its really appreciated. I've been warned by people I know who have been that its huge and I'll be walking at least 10 miles a day. So will be planning lots of downtimes away from the parks too, maybe the resort hopping. At first, I thought I could do a day or 2 at Universal too, but after some research and what you have said, I think I'll leave that for another trip.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Food and Wine Festival will still be on for a few days at the beginning of my stay as I have the DDP. Also hoping that the MVMCP will be starting.

    It will be my 50th birthday next year which is why I'm going it's on my places to visit before I'm 60 lists. Planning quite a bit but not every minute in case my arthritis flares up.

    I've already got accommodation, transport etc sorted. Staying at Pop Century, taking the Magical Express, 14-day park hopper, and cos I'm from the UK I get the Memorymaker included with my package.

    Once again thank you for all the advice I forgot all about Thanksgiving being close to the end of my stay so thanks for telling me I can work around that now. :)
    Hi Dee, it would be amazing to catch both Food and Wine and MVMCP. I love Food and Wine, but haven't experienced the XMAS party yet . Sounds like you have a fun year of planning ahead!
     

    charliebrown

    Captain
    Joined
    Jan 4, 2011
    Just booked a trip 1/7-1/11 at AKL. Ill be meeting my parents down there, but ill have plenty of time to meet some new peeps.
     

    nightskygal

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2017
    I'm thinking about going the last week of January through first or second week of February. Anybody else going during that time?
     


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