Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing tips and ideas for a solo trip to Disney.
A few years ago I went on my first solo trip to Disney World. I’m not going to lie, it was weird being there without my son or anyone from my family. Although I firmly believe that Disney is best shared with the people you love, a solo trip can be just as fun. This trip came when I needed some time away and some girl time with my best friend who lives near Disney. Even though it was a short trip, I really enjoyed some time on my own to explore and do some wandering. I highly recommend doing a solo trip at least once because it gives you a whole different perspective on a Disney World vacation. So here are my 5 favorite activities I did on this trip that you can enjoy for your solo trip!
People Watching- Most Disney trips for me are always in a blur of rushing from attraction to attraction while trying not to miss an ADR that I have scheduled. As much as I love to experience all the thrills that Disney has to offer, it was really nice on this trip to just be able to sit on a bench for a while and people watch. I got to see families and couples having a fantastic time and I also got to see some families not having a fantastic time. But that’s the fun of people watching is that you never know what you’ll see. And it was also just nice to feel present in the moment instead of worrying if my family was having a good time or not. I just got to really relax.
Taking Lots of Pictures & Selfies- I took so many non-people shots on this solo trip than when I go with family. It was fun to take a picture of a stain on the wall because it looks like a hidden Mickey and not be questioned about it! I also was able to take my time with some shots and really try some unique angles. My solo trip was also a good time to practice taking selfies!
Riding the Monorail- This is something I’ve always wanted to do was ride the monorail all the way around just for the fun of it! I know my son is always ready to get in the parks so he wouldn’t have the patience to stay on the monorail anymore than we would have to. But I really enjoyed riding the resort monorail and getting off and walking around for a bit which leads me to….
Resort Hopping- For this trip I took my time wandering around The Polynesian, The Grand Floridian and The Contemporary. Since these resorts I would normally not be staying at, it was fun to look around all the shops, take some pictures and grab a bit to eat while I at least pretended that maybe one day I could be able to stay at one of these gorgeous resorts!
Eating at a Resturant You’ve Always Wanted to Try- Maybe there’s a restaurant that you know your family will never be interested in or a restaurant that you always miss out on for whatever reason. When I’m with my son at Disney Springs, we never miss an opportunity to eat at T-Rex or Rainforest Cafe, as those are his favorite places to eat. For this solo trip I wanted to eat at someplace more adult-like. Since I LOVE Italian food, I ate at Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. I’ll have to admit it was weird eating by myself at nice restaurant but it was worth doing because I enjoyed my meal so much!
Have you ever taken a solo trip? If so what things did you enjoy doing on that trip?
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | Traveling Solo to Disney Loop:
- 1st Stop – Adventureland Pam | 5 Favorite Solo Trip Activities at Disney
- 2nd Stop – Magical Mickey Tips | Mom and Mickey – Top 5 Disney World Solo Travel Tips
- 3rd Stop – My Pixie Dust Diary | Eating Solo at Disney
- 4th Stop – The Delightful Life | 20 Great Reasons to take a Solo Trip to Walt Disney World
- 5th Stop – Saving Up for Disney | Traveling Alone to Disney with a Baby