The Perks of Doing A Disney World Trip Solo
January 22, 2018
So, you found yourself alone at Disney. There are many that think that in order to have fun, you need to bring a group of your bestest friends and family with you. But, I’m here to tell you that you can have just as much (if not more!) fun at Disney by yourself than with a large group.
Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself…
Single Rider Line!
Did you know that some attractions have a single rider line? Even if I’m not traveling alone, some of my all-time favorite Disney World Rides are also the ones that no one else in my family will ride. So, the Single Rider Line is perfect for me. It’s harder to determine how accurate the Single Rider Line is because it depends on how many odd-numbered groups are going through the lines, but in my experience, it’s been faster than going through Standby.
What Attractions have Single Rider Lines?
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Expedition Everest
- Test Track
- There is a Single Rider Entrance on Flight of Passage, but the sign has been covered and the line is closed off at the moment. Here’s hoping that it opens up once the novelty of the ride wears off. (Although I can also see this being a total bust)
Meet People From All Over The World
When people hear of anyone doing anything alone, they automatically assume that the person was lonely the whole time. While it it may be true in some cases, it is NOT the case at Disney. Going back to those rides I have to ride by myself, I don’t think I’ve ever felt all alone. I’ve met some of the nicest people from around the world and all because I was standing in a line. And on more than one occasion, those wonderfully friendly people would end up asking if I’d like to ride with them when a Cast Member asked them how many people were in their group. Disney just brings out the best in people.
Do what YOU want to do WHEN you want
This may sound obvious, but I’ll say it anyway. You want to sleep in? Do it! Want to book your favorite restaurant for every meal of your trip? Do it! You want to ride the same ride over and over and over again? Do it! Whatever it is, just DO IT! There is no one that is going to tell you that you can’t.
Do The “No Plan” Plan
The point of the “No Plan” Plan is just like it sounds. Don’t plan anything ahead of time and just see where the day takes you. Be spontaneous. Wake up whenever you want and walk around the Resorts or go to the bus depot with no plan in mind. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t know where you’ll end up that day. Just hop onto the first bus that comes and go with the flow.
Take the time to slow down and actually take in the sights. Don’t just walk through the castle, really look at the story told in the tiles. Sit somewhere and people watch or look around to find out if all those Hidden Mickey’s and “Secrets” are really true. Do whatever you want without with the grumbling faces from your friends and family. After all, this is YOUR time.
Fastpass+ and Dining Reservations
If you’re not a “fly by the seat of your pants” type of person and feel the need to do a little (or a lot) of planning, finding Fastpasses and Dining Reservations are easier to grab if you’re only looking for ONE. Even if you wait until the last minute, you may be pleasantly surprised to see how many fastpasses and dining reservations are available.
Stay Where YOU Want To Stay
If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a particular Resort, this is your chance! When you plan a trip with others, you may have to compromise on which Resort you stay in due to the number of people in your party or the preferences of others. Doing a Solo Trip is the perfect opportunity to stay in the Resort YOU want to stay in without having to worry about any restrictions (besides budget, of course).
Believe it or not, there are so many reasons to do a Solo Trip to Disney World. Now you don’t have an excuse for putting that trip off, even if you find that there’s no one that wants to go with you (if that’s even possible). So, go on and create some memories!