During the Disney Social Media Mom Conference I visited Walt Disney World as a solo traveler. This was my first time visiting the park on my own and I have to say it was a really interesting experience. I am so used to traveling with my Husband or different family members that it was odd traveling alone. The trip was filled with a mix of highs and lows. I thought I would share my experience in case anyone else is thinking about traveling to Walt Disney World as a solo traveler.
I have to tell you that when you are in the parks on your own you can cover a lot of the park quickly. I found myself just wandering with no real agenda as I explore the parks. I didn’t worry about what time I needed to be someplace and just let myself wander. One of the benefits of traveling solo is you can go on rides as a single rider. You can skip the big lines on many rides and hop on in any empty seat. I was able to bump to the front of the line at Test Track in Epcot. It was so nice just being able to walk onto the ride.
It was also really nice being able to pick up snacks here and there and not really worrying about a sit down family dinner. Starbucks is open at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot and had great snacks and a Mickey Cupcake.
If you are worried about getting photos of yourself while you are there you can sign up for Memory Maker and have the park staff take your photo. It is really easy and a lot of fun. The photographers are all over the park and you just walk up and get your picture taken. You can download the pictures on your computer when you get home or back to the hotel. The photographer just scans your magic band and everything is saved for you. Make sure and ask if they have magic photos when you get your pic taken. It is so fun seeing the Disney characters added to the picture. You can also get fun video footage from some of the rides with this program.
I will say it did feel a bit weird at times wandering among the families and kids by myself. I kept wanting to turn to my Husband or family members and share my excitement or tell them about something. Thankfully I was able to call them while there but it isn’t quite the same.
If you are looking at visiting Walt Disney World as a solo traveler go for it! The parks are the perfect place to wander and spend time enjoying the day.