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  • On Oct 10, 2021
    Tiki from SC Asked

    Hello. I am going on my first solo trip to Disney coming up in November. What better way to celebrate my 50th Birthday. But I am terrified at the same time. I will be coming in by train. Do you have any tips and pointers for this first time solo traveler?

    Happy Birthday, Tiki! How fun that you share a birth year with Walt Disney World! Solo trips to WDW are so free and breezy, I kind of love them! 

    Although traveling solo can be a bit scary, it is also oddly calm. It’s nice to not have to cater to anyone else’s dietary needs, sore feet, or ride restrictions. The first time I found myself completely alone at Walt Disney World, I didn’t even know what to do with myself. I quickly got over that and headed to the parks for some solo fun! 

    I love to stop for ALL the PhotoPass photographers. Often when you are solo, they will create even more magic with the special shots that they have. Earlier this month, I was on my own in EPCOT, heading to meet some friends for dinner. I stopped in front of Spaceship Earth to have some photos taken (I was all made up for dinner) and wanted the special 50th confetti picture. The photographer was wonderful, and not only did that photo for me, but added 50th balloons in another shot. 

    Traveling solo also allows you to take advantage of single rider lines, getting you on even more attractions quickly. And sometimes, I meet the most fun people while standing in the attraction queue. I have made some great friends while in a line. 

    My last tip is to try and secure some of those restaurant reservations that you might not try if you were with more people. Narcoosee’s is one of my absolute favorites, and if you time it right, you can be there during the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Also, California Grill offers spectacular views of Magic Kingdom and amazing food (and adult beverages). 

    I hope you have a wonderful visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth next month!

    Happy Traveling (solo),
    Tracy
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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