I did do Disney alone! I really went to Disney World (sponsored trip) and left my kids at home. I’m THAT Mom! But seriously, I was a bit worried that I might be bored or feel left out since most people going to the Disney event (#DisneySMMoms) were bringing their family. It turns out that Lisa, @WorkoutMommy, was going “sans kids” so she was my date. Cheryl, @CherylBudge, so graciously let Lisa & I share her family while at the theme parks.
Doing Disney Alone
If you are ever considering going to Disney World alone, there is plenty to do. I chose to spend my time laying on the beach at the Grand Floridian hotel.
The weather was beautiful for March, It was about 78 degrees, a slight breeze and clear blue sky. You couldn’t have asked for better weather. I realize that many of you may be thinking, “but you were at Disney World! How could you lay around?” Well, there is a lot to be said for relaxation. I really needed to just relax. I’m not much of a crowd person and it is Spring Break time, so the theme parks were crowded. The hotel was not.
I arrived on Thursday in time for the first dinner which was held right on the beach at the Grand Floridian hotel. Even though Orlando is not near the water, they have created a gorgeous beach atmosphere on the Disney property. This is the sunset we watched during the dinner.
Magic Kingdom After Dark
If you are staying at a Disney property, you can stay at any of the Disney theme parks that are open past the regular closing time. Check with the front desk to find out which theme parks are open late during your stay. I headed to Magic Kingdom with Cheryl and her family after the beach party.
I have been to Magic Kingdom many times, but I was either pregnant or with very young kids (or both). Someone always had to stay back and watch the younger kids, so I’d never been on many of the rides. Cheryl’s family introduced me to the basics of Magic Kingdom. Here is a quick video of my Magic Kingdom adventure.
I also went on the Peter Pan ride (so much fun), the Haunted Mansion ride (almost got stuck) and one other ride which I can not remember right now, but I know it had a big dip in it. (Cheryl?)
That was day 1 at Disney World and it was quite a day. Tomorrow I’ll give you highlights of the conference portion of Disney Social Media Moms.
Disclosure: I received a free park pass and gifts as a guest of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (I did pay to attend the conference.)
Have you ever been to Disney alone? Would you ever go to Disney alone?
- The #DisneySMMoms Recap Show – Mar 23,2011 (blogtalkradio.com)
- Wordless Wednesday: Breakfast at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Cafe (wmljshewbridge.blogspot.com)
- Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2011 Recap – Day 1 #DisneySMMoms (crazyadventuresinparenting.com)
- A Grand Welcome (fromdatestodiapers.com)