disney world Alone !!!!

gleap003

Earning My Ears
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Jan 9, 2013
ok so i have been to disney world 5 times with the kids and wife, shortest trip 8 days longest 18 days. my wife went last year with a friend. now I'm going in march 5-15 and my friend backed out and it looks like I'm doing this alone and I'm ok with that any dis dads do this any pointers my love is Epcot and i really think i will be there most of this trip.
 

scott2997

DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio
Joined
Nov 2, 2010
Jealous! I would love to do WDW on my own!

I would be spending most of my time at EPCOT as well. And the fact that Flower and Garden will be going on will provide you an opportunity to sample the many food booths that will be present. With 10 days to spend, make sure you take the time to do the things you wouldn't typically do when your family is with you. Check out the resorts, take pictures, park hop, and definitely take advantage of single rider opportunities!

Have fun!
 
  • loves to dive

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 21, 2011
    Not a dad am a mom but I've gone on a number of solo trips and love them. I stay at the Epcot resorts and am there every day no matter what other parks I visit. I go during F&G and F&W and love just walking around and sampling at the booths. When you are solo you can go slow and just enjoy the place. Visit the resorts (bars cough cough) lay by the pool, sleep in, whatever. Have fun.
     

    gleap003

    Earning My Ears
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    Jan 9, 2013
    Ok so i have only gone in summer and once in December I.E i have children in school and live in social.
    so i booked my trip and then heard about the F&G and really not really interested in it. but that being said anyone gone scott you where saying something about having food booths so is it kinda like F&W i don't want to plant a tree drinking under one with some food is more my speed
     

    scott2997

    DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio
    Joined
    Nov 2, 2010
    Ok so i have only gone in summer and once in December I.E i have children in school and live in social.
    so i booked my trip and then heard about the F&G and really not really interested in it. but that being said anyone gone scott you where saying something about having food booths so is it kinda like F&W i don't want to plant a tree drinking under one with some food is more my speed
    This is exactly right - kinda like a mini food and wine. Booths scattered through-out World Showcase featuring appetizer size bites of different food types. Trust me, I'm know Flower and Garden type of guy - I just love it for the food booths. Although the flowers they display in EPCOT, particularly the ones around the lagoon near Future World are spectacular!
     

    scott2997

    DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio
    Joined
    Nov 2, 2010
    how does it work pay at each booth or is it a pass kinda thing
    Each booth with have a handful of items you can buy individually. Items usually range from $4-$6 for sample size portions. It's usually a good idea to stock up a gift card with some funds and use that to pay from booth to booth.

    Here's a link to an article about last year's Flower and Garden Food Booths. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2015-epcot-flower-and-garden-festival-outdoor-kitchens-menus-and-food-photos/
     
  • cj9200

    DIS Dad #412
    Joined
    Dec 22, 2006
    Spent many solo days at Disney and thoroughly enjoyed them. Take advantage of the food booths at Epcot, as said, it is a mini Food and Wine. I don't like to sit solo at a table while dining (dinner mostly) but many of the restaurants have bar areas that serve the full menu. If you go to DHS, Tune In Lounge is a fun spot if you like 50's Primetime and the outdoor seating area at the Brown Derby is nice. Can't think of any at Epcot. Sanaa, Flying Fish, California Grill are just a few resort restaurants that have chef tables/bars that are good dining locations. If you are staying at an Epcot resort, for me at least, ESPN is a must do.

    Don't be afraid to engage Cast Members wherever you go. They are generally outgoing and love to chat. Same with guests. The best advice is simple, do what you want, when you want and enjoy.
     

    gleap003

    Earning My Ears
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    Jan 9, 2013
    Doing the DP and I really don't mind eating alone I love a nice meal and I would rather sit solo at TS thin get a over priced burger from QSR
     

    mcjaco

    Kelp!
    Joined
    Jul 29, 2007
    Went twice on my own during business. Only one day both times, but went to Epcot both times, as well. Just hoped in the car after a morning meeting, and went. No plan, just wandered, took pictures of stuff without anyone rolling their eyes, sat at Rose and Crown and enjoyed a beverage......or three, and did stuff the wife and the kids don't care about (Circlevision!).

    It was great. I hope once the kids are much older I can do it again, as my wife isn't a huge Disney fan.
     
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