Continuing the discussion from Prepping for My Solo Trip:
My solo trip to DLR was last week, November 8th - November 10th. I was trying to be in the moment so I didn’t do a live trip report. I haven’t been to DLR since 2012, as such it was a very emotional homecoming.
My goals for the trip were to eat my way through DLR and fit in rides, shopping, characters, and people watching around the food. I was anxious about mobile ordering and using the DLR app.
Monday, November 8th
The night before, I tested the speed of my Verizon LTE vs the hotel’s WiFi. The hotel’s WiFi was much faster.
I woke up at 6:45 am and got Boarding Group 88! I was so excited.
DL opened at 8 am. I didn’t get to the turnstile until 7:50 am. There were maybe 3-4 people at each turnstile. CM scanned my electronic ticket and gave me a real ticket! Hello, Sleeping Beauty Castle!
Guests were held at the end of Main Street until 8 am. I have tea in the morning but don’t normally eat until 10ish. So, I couldn’t eat yet. I got to enjoy JC, Pirates, HM, Pooh, and by 10:15 am. This includes meandering the stores to window shop.
I loved seeing where I was in location to the attractions and the wait time for the attraction. I found the wait time pretty accurate.
After I was done with HM, the wait time shot up!
Some characters…. Loved not having to stand in line to take pictures of or with characters!
Time to eat! My first mobile order was after MF. It was a learning curve to judge when I such set the arrival window. The first order was set too far in the future.
While waiting for my order, my BG was called!
But the ride was down after I ate. I went to ride Star Tours and Astro Blaster. I visited with this mischievous dude.
While waiting for my corn dog order, I saw some balloons in the colors of my Alma Mater.
Time to eat!
Time to walk! New Orleans was packed! It was like trying to leave the park after fireworks type of crowds. I nearly fell into the lap of this lady in a wheelchair! Every time I walked by this area, minus first thing in the morning, New Orleans had this type of crowds.
From entering the queue of ROTR to exiting the ride, it was about 35 minutes, much quicker than I two rides at WDW in 2019 when it first opened.
I sadly couldn’t eat anymore. I went on a mission to find rides with about a 10 minute wait time: Carousel and Teacups. Matterhorn was a 15 minute wait. I waited.
Then, I went to Toowntown!
And where are Chip and Dale?
Time to eat again before heading to CA Adventure.
I decided to wait for Radiator Springs Racers. I was done in 45 minutes. And why do I always end up on the right side during the race? I was done with Webslinger in 80 minutes. Cool ride! I went to ride Little Mermaid and Soaring. Soaring was supposed to be a 20 minute wait. But right before the CM divides the groups into the 2 rooms, the ride goes down and guests are stuck mid ride! Guest bailed but I stayed. One room stayed down and only 2 out of the 3 sections in the other room was working. I was pleasantly surprised that the ride ends with Sleeping Beauty’s castle! But I emerged from the ride 40 minutes later. At least I wasn’t stuck on the ride.
I mingled with the characters in the plaza before calling it a night!
I considered the kitchen sink but I just couldn’t… All of my food choices today were delicious!