Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jul 24, 2010
    Janet from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi,I have been to Disney several times.Always with family and grandchildren.I am 62 and a little leary about coming alone.I am coming 12/2 - 12/6.Will i feel as confident once i am there on my own.Thank You Love the panel.

    Hello, Janet!

    I simply LOVED your question since I have just recently walked in your shoes this past June.  I had to make a trip out to Walt Disney World without my family for an assignment.  I was so nervous since I had never traveled without my family to this "magical" place.  I just wanted to stay in my room at the resort and pass the time, but I hopped on that bus and made my way to the Magic Kingdom.  It was very strange walking up to the gates without my husband or my kids and thinking that something was not right.  As I entered into Main Street, U.S.A. everything changed.  The "magic" was still there!  Yes, with every sight I saw, I thought of my family.  I had so many memories just popping out at me!   However, being here alone did have a different feel.  The worries you have when your family is around were gone.  For example:  is everyone keeping up, are the kids ready for a restroom break, the kids want to catch this ride so forget the show I want to see, etc.  I enjoyed the feeling of being able to set my own pace and to explore everything that is usually hard to get to when the family is with me.  Trust me, I never skipped a ride because I was alone.  I noticed so much more while on the rides because, while my family was with me, I always watched their faces to see the joy coming from their eyes!  I was very confident and I know you will be too!  Yes, you will miss your family and find yourself laughing when you see something that brings up memories, but the "magic" feeling is still there.  I am very HAPPY to have had this experience!  My husband and my 3 boys were shocked when I told them that I had a great time.  I explained that it was a different sort of "happy", but it is an experience that I am glad to have had.  I was sad when my solo trip came to an end.  I was shocked when I admitted this to myself!  

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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