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If you’re the only Disney fanatic in your family or could use some time to yourself, I highly recommend a Disney Parks Solo Trip!

I have done three Disney Parks solo trips and I can confidently say that they are some of the best trips I have ever taken. The first solo trip I did was in 2020 to the Walt Disney World Resort. I was celebrating a personal milestone and needed a break from the world of education during a global pandemic. The amount of self-confidence I felt for traveling and navigating the trip alone was worth it. I returned feeling more independent and with a new mindset that I could do anything! Some people may feel guilty or nervous about doing a Disney Parks Solo Trip, but I’m here to tell you why and how you should take that solo trip! 

As a wife and mom, I often get asked “don’t you feel guilty about taking a solo trip to the Disney Parks?” My answer is always the same and always easy, “nope!” My family has gone on plenty of Disney trips and will continue to do so in the future. The solo trips that I take are for me. The time I spend at the resort or in the parks is for me to reconnect with myself, eat the snacks I want to eat, ride the attractions I want to ride, and just enjoy the company of myself. 

On my second solo trip in 2022, I was able to stay at a new resort and create the park days I wanted to take. I spent time at EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I was able to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, enjoy the food and drinks from the International Food & Wine Festival, and then hop over to Hollywood Studios for a late night reservation at Oga’s Cantina. The next day I was up early and spent the morning at Hollywood Studios meeting characters and not stressing about riding the most rides possible. That evening I strolled through the Magic Kingdom to enjoy the spooky season with Halloween treats and exclusive entertainment. This trip was exactly what I wanted to do and I didn’t have to change my plans for anyone with me. Coming home from that trip, I felt refreshed and reenergized to be the best wife and mom I could be with added confidence and independence.

The next question I get asked is, “how do you stay safe when traveling alone?” This is obviously a concern of mine from the airport, Uber rides, walking around the resort/parks late, and of course drinking around the world. There are several things I do to ensure my safety when traveling alone. First, I always share my location with my partner. He is able to see where I am based on my phone and I check in often via text message. Second, I make sure I send my Uber driver information to him as well. If you are like me, we LOVE to stay at the parks late at night! Sometimes the parks and Disney transportation can get very empty. I stay in well lit spaces, say hi to cast members in the parks and interact with the Disney transportation providers. I know it is hard, but try not to stay glued to your phone screen when navigating the parks or transportation alone. Stay alert and well aware of everything that is happening around you. Overall the Disney Parks are a safe and magical place to travel alone. You will never run out of things to do or places to see!

If you have been thinking about a Disney Parks Solo Trip, but feel guilty, nervous, or overwhelmed, let’s chat! I’d love to answer your questions and concerns as well as share my experiences about the three solo trips I have taken in the past two years! I truly believe everyone deserves and should experience a solo trip. Why not make it to some of the most magical places?

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