Recently WDWNews release an article of 25 Ways to do Disney
World Alone. This is an interesting concept to me, because I never honestly
thought of going to a place such as Disney World by myself. There are some
benefits of being a single rider for those popular attractions around the
parks. I thought I would share (and condenses) down their suggestions for you.
by riding some of the longest-running rides in the parks including Haunted
Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise.
out some of the other hidden (but known) spots on Main Street, USA. For example
the Harmony Barber Shop or embroider your Mouse Ears at the Chapeau.
the attractions on the streets. These include the Dapper Dans, opening
performance in front of Cinderella’s Castle, and since you are there at the
break of dawn wave Mickey and Minnie and all their pals when they ride on the
Walt Disney World Railroad to the Main Street Station.
walk around the park and explore new areas you often miss when traveling with
others. Remember “the wilderness must be explored, caw caw, roar!”. The article
suggests you hop on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover or the
last suggestion from the article is to view the progression of technological
advances around the park beginning at the Hall of Presidents and then make your
way to Mickey’s PhilharMargic. I suggest starting at the Hall, Haunted Mansion,
Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin,
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor and ending at the Seven Dwarves Mine Train.
the architecture (really should be done at every park) and find the authentic
touches Disney Imagineers have incorporated into every detail.
the animals, don’t rush through the exhibits. Since you are alone, your
schedule is a lot more flexible, so you can sit down and wait for the animals
to move around or interact with each other.
shows and Broadway style performances. Again, this should be done for every
guided tour like Wild Africa Trek. Not only do you get to see attractions from
viewing areas exclusively for these tours, but it is a good way to meet new
people and share your enthusiasm of Disney with likeminded people.
last suggestion the article makes is to visit the Conservation Station; in my
opinion, this goes along with watching the animals segment. I say become a
Foodie and try new foods from the different countries. Not sit down, full on
meals, but try new food and get some drinks. Disney has put effort in to their
dining experience over the last couple of years and they are making these
exotic foods more readily available to those who would not have access to it.
drawing lessons at the Magic of Disney Animation exhibit. It is free and you
get a free souvenir which is unique to you. A pro will teach you how to draw Disney
characters and you will pick up a new skill or enhance an old one. This
suggestion is a win win all around.
window shop. This is a great place to get hands on with toys or objects from
around the world and browse through books at your own pace. Try on hats and
kimonos. Most importantly have fun!
the interactive activities throughout the park. After you get off Mission:
Space, hang around and learn about the progression of communication some more.
Try out the Advance Training Lap or hang out in the building Ellen’s Energy
Adventure is located.
one of the many festivals Disney holds throughout the year. Take photos of the
Flower and Garden Festival right now or in September learn how to cook
delicious treats and taste wine at the Food & Wine festival. There are so
many opportunities waiting for you to explore.
Resorts and Other Disney Locations
happen to be at Disney World during the Holidays, visit every hotel and check
out the Christmas trees. Each hotel has their own unique tree that correlates
with the theme of the resort. Also, while you are at a resort, go to the spa.
Pamper yourself in luxury and in the style Disney is known for.
enjoy outdoor activities, Disney has plenty of opportunities to tap into that
aspect of your vacation. From golfing to horseback riding, Disney has it.
Disney’s Boardwalk is a great place to rent one of their bikes and ride along
the path around the lagoon. Some of the resorts provide this and paddle boats
for you to use as well.
say if you get a chance before June 30th, to ride in one of the
exotic cars at the Speedway. If you have always wanted to ride in a Lamborghini
or Ferrari this is the place to do it. For a fee, you can ride shotgun with a
professional who will teach you how to shift on tricky turns and when to
accelerate to get the most out of these sports cars. Unfortunately, Disney has
announce this adventure will no longer be available after June.
one of the water parks or relax in the pool at the hotel. There is so much one
can do and so much most people miss when they are on a time schedule. Do what
you love and enjoy it. If you noticed, I did not put down all 25 suggestions,
because most of them are for every park. My advice whether you are going alone
or with others is: 1. Have fun, 2. Explore everything and 3. Try new things.
Make each trip special and do something you have not before.