OMG I am doing this. I toyed with the idea for months, thinking maybe someday … Then my DD began planning her trip for her family - DSIL and DGD - and I half jokingly said, “Can I tag along?”
Then I got to thinking, I should do this. Semi-Solo Disney.
We went last May, and the kids were on their trip too, so we got to share some of the Magic with them. Had an absolute blast. Then DH and I returned in December, and we’re also planning a huge family trip with all the kids and grandkids in May 2018, PLUS DH and I are going to Hawaii in March, which takes up almost all of his vacation time for the year. I get a lot more vacation though …
So … Hmmm. Yeah. I could do this.
The kids are booked at AoA in a Mermaid room, so it wouldn’t be feasible to bunk in with them. We could but it would be too much. I looked into getting my own room, or upgrading them to a family suite and paying the difference, but in the end, I decided to leverage my membership in Interval International and I booked a getaway trip at Vistana Resort (we own there too, but we’re using it for the Hawaii trip) for a little over $500. Sweet. And I have airline miles to cover my flight. And I got a 4 day + 3 free PH ticket in anticipation of the May 2018 trip, so I will convert that to an AP on this trip so I can use it for both trips (and maybe sneak in a Christmas or winter trip for DH and me!) .
Now I am having a panic attack. I am SOOOO introverted, it’s not even funny. This isn’t just outside of my comfort zone, it’s outside of my comfort universe!!!
So, OK then … I’m doing this …
What are some cool things to do solo?
Shows, restaurants, events (early May) … ??
I am also hoping to have a whole day and maybe overnight with DGD-5. I thought about the tea party, but holy cats - $333??? She loves princesses, Minnie and Star Wars. I thought maybe try to get JTA and H&V breakfast at HS, then boat over to Epcot to meet Elsa and Anna, and some others, maybe with a stop for ice cream at the Boardwalk.
I’m still working on which parks on what days, but the CLs are pretty low, so it doesn’t matter much. I can make TP and swap days around later. One day will be a 4 park challenge, for sure! DH and I did that on our Christmas trip, catching all four parks for their respective evening shows … that was a blast.
TIA for any tips, suggestions and what not! Getting excited!!!