The Disney Parks are known as exceptional vacation destinations for families, couples, and groups with young children, but what if you’re a full-grown adult who wants to entertain your inner child? Is it weird to visit the Disney Parks alone?
Spoiler alert: NO! The Disney Parks can be a ton of fun when you travel alone for many reasons.
Not the least of which is because visiting solo makes you super efficient, and efficient means getting more done. Need to cross the Park quickly to make your Splash Mountain FastPass? No problem when you’re on your own!
Another benefit of a Parks trip by yourself: you don’t have to take a straw poll to figure out where to eat! You can sidle up to the nearest quick service spot, track down a beloved snack, or make an Advance Dining Reservation for that table service restaurant you’ve always wanted to try!
And when you’re done noshing and you’re ready to ride, you might discover that you can save a ton of time by using the single rider line! Find these (usually much quicker) lines at headliners like Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and you’ll typically get your adrenaline rush (and your funky on-ride photo!) faster!
If you’re a park commando, you’ll also enjoy a solo trip because you can rope drop, skip that afternoon break, and stay through for the Kiss Goodnight without having to worry about anyone else’s energy levels or bedtimes! Nab a bunch of rides after the sun has set (and families with young kiddos have retired for the night!), enjoy a nighttime spectacular like Happily Ever After, and then take your time returning to your resort.
You won’t be alone on your solo venture; loads of people travel to the Disney Parks for a break away from it all — and by all, we mean people, too. You love your friends and family, but there’s something special about visiting the Happiest or Most Magical places on Earth on your own — a sense of conquest and relaxation that can be hard to attain when you’re responsible for everyone else’s happiness.
And if anyone else thinks your solo trip is weird, flash them a smile as you efficiently scoot away for more fun!
Check out our searchable Tips Database here for more ideas about how to enjoy the Disney Parks with a crowd or on your own!
Have you enjoyed a Disney Parks trip all by yourself? Tell us what you loved (or didn’t love!) about it in the comments!
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