So I am attending a conference in Clearwater in late September and decided to tack on a solo trip to WDW afterwards. I am arriving on October 1st (planning was too late to grab a reservation for MK, but got one for EPCOT) and leaving on October 5th. Staying at Art of Animation (Little Mermaid Building) and have Park Hoppers. All four parks are on the agenda and Disney Springs is a maybe (I am more interested in “Disney” experiences than general shopping).
This is my first solo trip in forever. For the first time in almost 20 years, I don’t have to choose restaurants based on if they serve pizza, pasta, or quesadillas. No family. No kids with limited dietary choices. No age limits. No significant other complaining that they would rather sleep in or aren’t interested in an in depth look at Walt’s railroads, Keys to the Kingdom, etc.
I’ve been to WDW a couple dozen times by now, always with other people. We have done a lot of things and dined in a lot of different restaurants. This will be my first completely solo trip (assuming the virus behaves itself between now and then). The time frame is locked in for early October so I will overlap w/ Food & Wine which is definitely part of the plan.
So, if you had a completely blank slate where you could do whatever you wanted, go to any restaurant, eat any snack, take any tour (hoping they are back up and running in October) …what would it be?
What would you do?
Where would you go?
What would you splurge on?
What restaurants would you dine at? TS? CS? “Must Have” Snacks?
Please share the “why” if you are so inclined.
Note #1: I will have a generous amount of Disney Gift cards for spending money/food. While it isn’t bottomless, I can definitely splurge on most of the things …but not all of them, so will need to prioritize.
Note #2: I desperately want to do tours if available, but can’t do them all. While I did Walk in Walt’s Footsteps in Disneyland (amazing!!!), I have yet to do any at WDW. What are the best ones assuming they are available again in October.
Note #3: I have no qualms about dining alone, but am not a fan of alcoholic beverages (not philosophical, just don’t like the taste) and I can’t do any kind of spicy food (like not even too much black pepper). Leaning more towards amazing food over expensive/trendy places.