Have you ever planned a solo trip to Walt Disney World? Going to the parks by yourself doesn’t have to be weird — you can have a great time as a party of one! You’ll get to choose what YOU want to do, there’s so much to experience that you surely won’t get bored, and it may help you step out of your comfort zone.
Today, we’re sharing our best tips for how to plan a great day at Disney World by yourself!
Plan a Little Beforehand
When you’re the only one making the decisions, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Before your trip, think ahead of time about your favorite attractions, rides, and activities so that you have an idea of what you’d like to do in the parks.
Making a list of your favorites will help narrow down the choices and make your schedule for the day less intimidating. Decide ahead of time what park(s) you’ll be visiting, what rides you’re doing, and what snacks you want to eat. (Unless the point of your day is to be spontaneous!)
Do the Things You Usually Skip
Is there a ride that your spouse doesn’t like or a snack that your child won’t eat? Well, today’s your chance to do all the things that you usually have to skip!
When you’re traveling alone, you don’t have to be the people-pleaser, so there’s no guilt when you make a decision that your family and friends don’t like. You’re free to choose whatever you want!
Come Prepared to Entertain Yourself
The downside to going solo in the theme parks is that you don’t have people to talk to while waiting in line. For this reason, we suggest planning ways to entertain yourself while in ride queues.
If you need some suggestions: try bringing a book to read, playing a game on your phone, or downloading music or a podcast to listen to during your wait. And if you’re a Disney fanatic, maybe take the quiet time to look for hidden details in the queue that you’ve never noticed before!
When traveling alone, you won’t be spending as much money on a large group of people, so now is the time to treat yourself! You may be able to afford things that you usually can’t, so make sure to take advantage of this chance.
Eat that Signature meal, buy the more expensive snack, or stop by and pick up the souvenir that you really want. This is your time to shop guilt-free!
Relax and Unwind
This is YOUR trip, which means that it’s important to focus on actually relaxing and enjoying yourself. Try not to let your mind dwell on the stressful things happening at work or home and just be present in the moment.
Take your solo park day as “me” time. Some people go shopping, some people go to the spa, but if Disney is your way to unwind, then treat it just like you would if you did those other things. Allow yourself to get sucked into the “magic!”
If you’re planning a solo visit to Walt Disney World, we hope this list helps you out! Stay tuned to AllEars for more help planning your next theme park vacation and for all the latest Disney news!
Have you ever been to Disney World by yourself? Tell us in the comments!