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  • On Jan 13, 2024
    Michelle from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I’m traveling to Orlando for business and decided to treat myself to 1.5 days at WDW. Do you have some tips or recommendations for solo visitors? I’m planning 1/2 day at HS and 1 day at MK. I’m afraid it will be strange being alone. Thank you!

    Hi Michelle!

    Getting some solo time at Disney World is amazing. I used to travel for work a lot and would grab a day or two at Disney by myself whenever I found my way to Orlando. I promise it will not be strange and you will get some much-needed play time after all of that work.

    For your half day at Hollywood Studios, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run both have a single rider line which will cut down on wait times significantly. You should also make sure to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Slinky Dog Dash, and Hollywood Tower of Terror for some thrills! I would grab a table at the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge during dinner for some great people-watching, a charcuterie board, grapefruit cake, and a fabulous wine list. I enjoy this for a solo meal because you have a view of the theme park outside and it is a little less formal than dining indoors. 

    For your full day at Magic Kingdom, I highly recommend getting a dining reservation at Jungle Skipper Canteen Restaurant. This is such a fun restaurant. The cast members are an extension of the playful sarcasm on the Jungle Cruise and they interact with you throughout the meal telling jokes and engaging. The Mess Hall Fried Rice and Jungle Greens Salad alongside a Jungle Bird cocktail are to die for. Make sure to snag a much-coveted lightning lane for TRON Lightcycle / Run, stop by Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and conquer the mountains at Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain! 

    I am more introverted so I don't mind the quiet but if you like to have interactions and crave a little bit of conversation, then pin trading can be a fun way to facilitate that. Cast members will be located throughout the parks, in stores, and at restaurants with pinboards ready to trade and chat. You will also see guests with pins on a lanyard walking around. If you just say, "Hey, want to trade pins," most of the time it opens up a fun conversation and a new cool pin. 

    I hope you have so much fun on your solo trip. Feel free to ask me any other questions as you get planning.
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Meet the Panelist: Jenna, Tennessee

Hi! I am Jenna. I am an entrepreneur, high school teacher, and mother to 2 teenagers so there is not a single question you could ask me that I would find weird. I love traveling, dancing, reading, and anything that could be considered bougie. Walt Disney World Resort is my second home, and I can't wait to share it with you.  Learn More About Jenna

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