Magic Kingdom for Solo Travelers
Walt Disney World is a beloved family vacation destination. Looking at the crowds on any given day, with the abundance of strollers, it is easy to believe that only families with small children visit the parks. The Magic Kingdom, in particular, especially Fantasyland, is the land of children’s dreams. Flying with Peter Pan or traveling the world with the animatronic children of ‘it’s a small world’ appeals to the small fry, but may leave single adults wondering, what could there possibly be for me?
In reality, a Walt Disney World vacation as a whole is an excellent destination for singles. From world-class bars and cuisine in Disney Springs, to the sta of the art rides of its four parks, Disney offers a variety of enjoyable activities for adults of all ages, whether alone or with a group.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Solo
Throughout Walt Disney World, being alone can actually work to your advantage. Cast Members estimate the number of guests who can fit into a theater show, for example. If the dreaded red rope goes up in front of you, often the words “Is there room for just one?” will gain you access to the theater, significantly shortening your wait. This is often true when ride vehicles are being loaded as well, as one empty seat will often remain. Be polite, but always inquire whether there is room for a single.
Another advantage to traveling alone is the ability to follow your own schedule. Want to ride Space Mountain over and over again until you are so dizzy you can’t walk? You can! Is your idea of a perfect day a shopping spree? You can indulge to your heart’s delight, without anyone trailing behind you begging to go on rides. You can be spontaneous as well, stopping for coffee or to listen to a band, without worrying that you will be late to meet the rest of your party.
The Magic Kingdom hosts hundreds of singles on any given day. As a result, the Cast Members are quite skilled at making solo guests feel comfortable. There is no awkwardness in dining alone, as you may experience in other places, and your wait staff will go out of their way to ensure that you are both comfortable and entertained. Whether waiting for a parade to start or taking pictures with characters, you will be welcomed into the fold.
Of course, if you seek solitude, the opportunity exists to become lost in the crowd. Many locals visit the Magic Kingdom solo to take advantage of the backdrop of sights and sounds, as inspiration for art or writing projects. Some visit for the day and never take a single ride, preferring to wander the shops and dine in the restaurants, or simply sit and watch the crowd.
Making The Most of Being Solo
At the Magic Kingdom, there are a number of ways to maximize your solo status. Utilize the Single Rider lines. they can help lessen your wait for lots of rides without having to purchase or schedule Genie+. On the other hand, if you do want to utilize Genie+, you only have to schedule for yourself. You don’t have to agree on any specific reservation time or ride with anyone else. You can just make your own schedule.
Though Fantasyland may seem to be an area solely for children, the classic dark rides are extremely well done, and definitely worth a visit. You can watch the Enchantment fireworks from Fantasyland, for a completely different perspective. From this side of the castle, you are up close and personal with pyrotechnics in every direction. This is a great place to meet other pyrotechnic buffs as well.
Main Street USA is a wonderful place to shop and dine. Speaking of dining, if you are a character fan, try character dining. Be sure to check out the Crystal Palace, home to the Pooh and Friends character meals. The food is excellent, and the characters go out of their way to interact with adults as well as children.
No matter how you decide to spend your day, from thrill rides to shops, the Magic Kingdom is an excellent choice for solo travelers. Friendly Cast Members and exciting rides ensure that your day will be memorable and fun.
If you are visiting Disney World alone, we suggest renting a townhome or Disney condo, because many of the sub-divisions we book for have so many fun events going on all the time.