Planning a Solo Trip
Hey everyone, I’m Mike, she’s Sophie, that’s Brenda, and and he’s Grogu, and we’re On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 117 for April 11, 2022, and today our feature topic is Planning for a Solo Trip. Today we are joined by my friend Cindy from MonorailsandMagic.com. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about:
- Cheddar from the Big Cheese
- Sophie: In the Good News/Bad News Category – The premiere date for Obi-Wan Kenobi has been changed from Wednesday, May 25 to Friday, May 27, 2022. The good news, though, is that the premiere will feature the first TWO episodes! I think that’s worth the wait for two days.
- Brenda: Starting April 18th, Character Meet and Greets – including hugs and autographs – will be returning to Disney locations! We’re talking Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani here! For openers it will be at select locations only but throughout the spring and summer more locations will be opening up.
- Mike: Coming in July, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be returning to Walt Disney World! The dates are July 14 – November 19, so there is plenty of time to enjoy this great festival. There will be more than 25 Global Marketplaces located throughout Epcot, and the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will be going on as well.
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- Feature Topic: Planning a Solo Trip
- We are excited to introduce my good friend Cindy from MonorailsandMagic.com and her Facebook Group Disney Fun at Home. Cindy and I were part of the Magical Blogorail back in the day, so we’ve been friends for quite some time. Today, we are going to talk about planning a solo trip, as well as make sure that everyone understands some of the changes at Disney due to the pandemic. Welcome to the podcast, Cindy!
- Benefits of Traveling to Walt Disney World Alone:
- You get to do exactly what you want to do without having to worry about anyone else’s needs or wants. That is extremely difficult if you are visiting with other people, especially children.
- You can approach the parks at your own pace. If you want to be there rope drop to closing, you can. If you want to sleep in and take your time, you can do that too. It is entirely up to you.
- You are always a “single rider.” Not just on the rides that offer that feature. It’s not unusual to get your own row on a ride or even your own vehicle when it’s not very busy.
- It is much easier to navigate through the crowds alone.
- Things to Consider Before Booking:
- This varies greatly, depending on your home situation.
- If you are single or have no children, then it is much easier to plan.
- If you do have children, you need to consider how much of a disruption your being gone will be and then work around that.
- Solo Trips Are Not for Everyone:
- If you are really uncomfortable doing things at home alone (shopping, eating out, etc.), then you may not enjoy a solo trip to Walt Disney World.
- If experiencing things at the parks without your loved ones would make you sad, you may not enjoy this type of trip.
- This Day in Disney History for April 11:
- Disney Who’s Who Character
- Woody from Toy Story
- A little bit of Walt
- “Fantasy, if it’s really convincing, can’t become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reaches of time.” – Walt Disney
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