Hello from Florida! New Disney Addicts here!!

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Hello from Florida! New Disney Addicts here!!

Hello everyone! I'm Dee and my 12 year old daughter is Tori (Victoria). We are new Disney Addicts! I have lived in Florida for 21 years now have just finally been able to really experience Disney and all it has to offer. I believe I went once when I was in my 20's. Took my daughter once a few years back to MK and we liked it then. Finally our New Years Resolution this year was to go back to WDW. We bought our 3 day disney Florida Resident passes in February and went in March to see if we liked it (still). Stayed at a value resort and ate at O'hana, Crystal Palace and some other places. Well all I can say is, the 2nd day first thing in the morning (8am mind you) I upgraded us to Annual Passes and that's all she wrote! We FELL IN LOVE with it and we've been Disney-fied ever since! I've planned a Disney Cruise for December for my daughter and I plus my 72 year old mom! and so far I haven't told them about it! I'm so excited I can hardly hold it in! Not sure when I'll tell them but both their birthdays are in August and close together...so not sure if I can wait until then to tell them? Mother's Day is coming up.... Smile

SO a question for you all as well - does anyone here go to Disney solo? I want to go even when my daughter isn't around. Does anyone have thoughts/tips about that?

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Dee

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And a big welcome to you Dee. So glad you found us and decided to join us, we are all looking forward to all your contributions to our discussions. There are many of our members who go to WDW solo and I am sure they will chime in and tell you how great going to WDW solo really is. Again welcome

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*waves* Hi Dee! Welcome to WDWFG! You're gonna love it here! These are some of the most knowledgeable people I've "met" when it comes to everything Disney. Any question you can think of, somebody here will have an answer for. Looking forward to getting to know you better and hearing about your trips to WDW!

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Howdy! welcome banana Cool stars Party biggrin

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Welcome to the group Dee! That's wonderful you fell in love with Disney, we all love Disney here too (obviously!) so you're in great company! I'm soooo very jealous at you living so close to Disney as we are all the way over in the UK. The cruise sounds awesome, I booked a surprise cruise for my hubby and managed to keep it quiet for 18 months Shock

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Hello Dee and welcome to WDWFG! Yup, that's usually the way people get Disney Addicted. mickey I'm sure you will enjoy our site here. We have a good number of people who go solo here on the forum. There are some regulars and some that just pop in now and then to check in.

You can check out prior threads about doing WDW solo by going to the top of the page and type solo in the Google custom search box and hit enter. It will give you a full list of threads from our site and the main page about going to WDW solo. Also ask away if you have any questions and we will happily try to give you an answer.

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And just so yo are aware, we have several other Dee's here too! biggrin

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Welcome from sunny Guernsey beach

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Hi and welcome Congrats and good for you on becoming Disney-fied! It doesn't matter when the Disney bug bites as long as it gets to you eventually awesome I know off of the top of my head that disneydoc and crazycatperson have both taken solo trips so I'm sure they'll have tons of advice for you!

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Welcome!!!! This is a great forum! welcome

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Welcome Dee! Lots of great info here and lots of Disney enablers!

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welcome I have not done a solo trip but I would love to at some point! We were just on the Dream in February, you are going to love it!

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Welcome Dee! So jealous that you live so so close to the World!

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HI and welcome!! Going on a solo Disney trip is great. I was there for 9 days / 8 nights in October on a solo trip, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. You can go at your own pace and do what you want when you want.

Prior to this trip, I've had a few solo days when traveling to Disney with friends or family.

My tip would be - if there is a specific restaurant you want to try do it, whether it's a character meal or signature dining. I've never felt out of place having solo meals.

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Welcome again, Dee! I have only been lucky enough to do one solo day, but I would so readily do more!! DH fell ill on on 10th Anniversary trip of all times (watch out for the turkey sandwiches at Starring Roles Bakery...I hear the Evil Queen has taken to poisoning those when she runs out of apples laugh ). Of course I missed him and fell that that he spent the day feeling so poorly, but I really had a great time solo at Magic Kingdom! When we go together, of course I take into consideration the fact that he doesn't prefer to ride It's a Small World 7 times in a row, so I enjoy one time and move on. He doesn't like Astro Orbiter, so I usually skip it. I'd never drug him to Country Bear Jamboree or the Enchanted Tiki Room, so I finally got to see them again. He gets annoyed by how many pictures I take (even though he'd never say it) and how many pins I trade (which he complains about constantly). It was very liberating and most enjoyable to be able to follow my own agenda. I say go for it!!

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Thank you everyone! I'm so glad to have found this forum with all of you! I'm sure I'm going to like it here very much with all you fellow addicts! mickey

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Thanks Mark! I will definitely get my fill of information here Smile. Hmm lots of Dee's. I'll have to pick something a little more identifiable? LOL

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I do Disney solo and love it! Will be glad to share my experiences! Also have an AP! Welcome to our group. mickey

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Welcome!! This forum is amazing and everyone is so nice and helpful. Glad to have another addict in the group. awesome

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Hello, Florida Dee, and welcome.

Another of our members, DisneyDee, has gone solo many times, but she may be too busy being a police officer to answer just now.

I have gone solo a couple of times. First was four years ago; my hubby couldn't come and while I had a sister and her family along, they were doing all Universal while I spent 5 days in the Disney parks alone. Second trip was just this spring, when my travelling companion, Robynprincess, made it back to the UK just fine on departure day, but snow back home in the northeast USA kept me in Florida a few extra days.

Do it! Going to WDW alone is lots of fun. It's different from travelling with friends and family, but has its own pleasures and advantages, chief among which is the ability to do what you want when you want to do it. Not hungry? Wait to get lunch or dinner. Hate a particular ride? No need to wait around while your companions do it. The whole day is entirely yours to plan as you please. As much as I love visiting with friends and family, i would go alone again if the opportunity presented itself.