Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Sep 9, 2022
    Cyndi from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be near Disney for work and was considering staying an extra day or two and doing a solo trip and maybe a tour. Have you ever done this and could you suggest a good tour to enjoy?

    Hey Howdy Hey Cyndi,

    It is great to see you back at planDisney. I love that you are considering a solo trip to Walt Disney World Resort. I also travel for work and whenever I have the chance, I love popping over to visit Mickey Mouse and his pals. 

    A solo trip will give you the opportunity to explore the theme parks and Disney Resorts Collection hotels at your own pace. Do you have an attraction or event that you just love but never get to spend enough time enjoying? A solo trip is the perfect time to ride Splash Mountain all day long if that is what you want to do. I always discover so many hidden areas or small details when I travel alone as I am not focused on keeping up with my family and can slow down and look at the gorgeous landscaping or read all the windows on Main Street U.S.A. And, you are free to change your plans as often as you like and do not need to consult with anyone else. Were you headed for Space Mountain but suddenly have a desire to sit next to Cinderella Castle and enjoy some popcorn? Guess what - you can do that without disappointing anyone.  

    Choosing a Backstage Tour, is a perfect activity for a solo visit. There are numerous to choose from but one of my favorites is Behind the Seeds which is located at EPCOT and will give you an up-close view of the amazing fish farm and greenhouses inside The Land. The tour takes about an hour and is perfect for anyone interested in gardening. However, if you are looking for my top suggestion - my absolute favorite tour is Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour which takes place at Magic Kingdom. The tour takes about five hours and provides Guests with a look at the history behind Magic Kingdom as well as a peak at some hidden areas typically off-limits including the famous utilidors. I have been lucky enough to take part in this tour a few times, and always find it fascinating and tons of fun.

    A few things to remember on the tours, theme park admission is typically required, and not included in the price of the tour. Advance reservations are always recommended as most of the tours fill up quickly and last minute spots are generally not available. Be sure to dress comfortably as most of the tours involve a good deal of walking. 

    I hope this helps you plan the perfect solo trip. One last thought, if you have the chance, be sure to visit Walt Disney Presents at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You will be able to take a look at Walt Disney's life and legacy through tons of rare photos and memorabilia. I have spent hours wandering the cases. If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    Hope to see ya real soon, 
    Margaret 
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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