I vacationed at Disney in May 2009, alone. Although it was nice, and I did enjoy it, it was a little lonely. I loved meeting all kinds of people everywhere I went, but not the same as going with family or friends. I am going again this September and again can’t find anyone to go along. I am wondering if you have any tips on making my trip a little less lonely? It is very special and magical just to be there, but a finding a way to feel a little more special would be awesome. Thanks.
Dad’s this one hurts Answer
Might want to get a Kleenex for this answer. It’s gonna get a little personal.
I’ll refrain from singing the old song “One is the loneliest number”. I love that old song.
I’m afraid I don’t have any idea how you can combat the loneliness of a trip to Walt Disney World by yourself. It’s a tough situation. Let me tell you it’s even harder when you are away from your family.
I’ve been to Disney World 3 times in the last couple of years without the family. Now granted, I never stepped foot inside one of the parks, but still it felt like cheating.
Even the trip this year (our first without our children) may bring out a tear or two as Mrs. Mom and I remember the kids favorite things. (I’ll probably the first to cry.)
So, what can you do to help combat the loneliness? I’d suggest doing a Facebook sharing challenge. Challenge your friends and family to follow you on Facebook as you work your way around the parks. Post pictures and stories of hidden Mickey’s you’ve found or of your favorite rides and characters. Bring your friends and family along with you virtually.
(Kinda like my friend Bugsy Malone is doing now over on the Facbook page.)
Dad’s Bottom Line
Sorry I can’t be of more help. Take it from me, it’s hard. Disney World was designed to be shared, but it’s a whole lot of fun.