Friday, October 25, 2013

Magical Blogorail Green: Perfect Solo Disney Trip

Welcome to those of you joining me from Walt Disney World: It's Not Just For Kids and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

A solo trip to Walt Disney World!  What a dream!  I honestly can't imagine what fun that would be to be able to do whatever I wanted at the parks!  And since this is a dream, my solo trip doesn't have a price limit...
The first part of my solo trip would involve an airplane.  I would definitely fly and take Magical Express to my studio room at Bay Lake Tower that has a view of the Magic Kingdom.  (Honestly, I'm not even sure if that's possible since I'm not a DVC member or if the studio rooms offer a MK view!)

Upon arrival, I would tour the Towers taking photos and hop on the monorail to visit the other monorail loop resorts- Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian.  I would eat dinner at 1900 Park Fare with Cinderella and Prince Charming.  Following dinner I would go back to the Polynesian to catch Wishes from the Beach and watch the Electrical Water Pageant.  By this time I will know how to properly use my DSLR camera and will have the proper lenses to be able to shoot good, quality photos at night and on dark rides! :)
On day 1, I would visit the Magic Kingdom.  I would arrive in time for the rope drop and then spend most of the morning on Main Street meeting the Citizens of Main Street, taking pictures galore and looking for hidden gems I've missed in the past because I've been pulled in too many directions by others!  I would eat a cinnamon roll from Main Street Bakery and then make my way to the New Fantasyland where more photos would be taken.  Along the way, I would talk with cast members, look for hidden Mickey's, try new foods, and try to meet as many characters as possible.  Lunch would be at Be Our Guest and dinner would be at The Plaza.  Attractions, shows and parades are all optional on this trip!
Day 2 will be spent at Epcot.  I would arrive at rope drop to explore Future World.  Most of my time would be spent at The Land.  I would ride Test Track to see the new changes.  Again, most of my time would be photographing new (and old!) things, talking to cast members, looking for hidden gems and meeting characters.  Lunch would be at San Angel Inn at the Mexico pavilion and I would slowly make my way around the World Showcase taking it all in and photographing as much as possible.  I want to see as many shows and performances as possible.  If it's in the "Times Guide" I want to see it!  Dinner is at Via Napoli and an evening of Illuminations completes the night.  
The third day would be my last day.  By this time I'm sure I would be ready to be with my family again!  And I'm an extrovert, so being "alone" without someone to talk to would drive me nuts!  I would start my day at Animal Kingdom and end at Hollywood Studios, since they have Extra Magic Hours! ;)  Same routine:

  • Photograph as much as possible
  • Look for hidden gems
  • Find Hidden Mickeys
  • Do all the "Times Guide" shows and such
  • Talk to Cast Members
  • Meet Characters
Lunch at Animal Kingdom would be at Tusker House.  I would take in The Festival of the Lion King then make my way to Hollywood Studios.  Dinner would be at Hollywood and Vine.  I would spend a lot of time in The Magic of Disney Animation and Walt Disney: One Man's Dream.  I would learn to draw a character and look at all there is to offer.  My evening would end with an obscene cupcake from Starring Rolls and a viewing of Fantasmic.

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Green this month. We will be back on November 22nd with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney news, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical 
Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Disney Living

2nd Stop ~ Mouse on the Mind


  1. Sounds like a great solo trip. If you decide to take a friend, I'll volunteer! :)

    1. Heidi- I'd LOVE to bring you along for a solo trip! At least "no kids or husband" trip! :)

  2. Solo trips are AWESOME! I've had 3 so far and they are FANTASTIC and so liberating. I highly recommend one!

    1. Oh , how I wish I could afford one!! I'd LOVE to parade around Disney by myself! One of these days...

  3. My favorite part was that in your perfect solo trip you knew how to use your camera. I am still waiting for that!! I would love to come off one of the dark rides with some decent photos. So I guess I would spend my solo trip time riding them over and over again to get that perfect shot.

    1. Agree. My dark ride photos suck even with my "best" lens. Apparently, my best isn't good enough for those rides! One day, I'll learn that stinkin' camera! :)

  4. That would be my perfect solo trip too. Eat when and where I want and shoot pictures non stop. I rode POTC 3 times on my solo trip and I would have done it many more times but it was EMH and the park was closing.

  5. I'm with Heidi, if you need someone to hang out with I would like to volunteer! I really love your plan for Hollywood Studios.