Go Back   theDIBB > Walt Disney World and Other Florida Vacation Planning > Trip Planning Florida
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Trip Planning Florida Florida Holiday Planning Questions, Suggestions and Tips.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 8 Dec 17, 12:45 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
papasmurf
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 13
Mobile Solo visitor - don't know what to do

I've posted a couple of threads about places to stay etc. But looking for general advice on what I can get up to as a solo visitor to Orlando.

It's part of a works trip, but essentially I'll have three full days, one mid/late evening when I land, a day until about 6 pm and a day until about 1 pm (coming home day) to do what i wish.

I'm due to arrive at 430, so by the time I get my bag, car and get to the hotel it will probably be 7pm or so. I'm thinking heading straight to MK for the fireworks and do the rides I want to for the remainder of the evening.

Beyond that, I'm at a loss on things I can do, how I'll plan the parks etc etc.

I've been 3 times over 10 weeks in the last three years. Each time with two kids and the Mrs. So it's a weird way of thinking about planning. Just me.

I'm traveling in 5 weeks! '

Any thoughts?

Anything out with the walls of Disney worth doing by yourself?

Other parks are out due to cost as we will be back in October
papasmurf is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 01:12 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
HelenJNT
Imagineer
 
HelenJNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 15
I think if parks are out, on my main day I would do some resort hopping. Go and visit the ones Id always wanted to have a beak around, have a drink in some of the bars. Then Id probably head to the Boardwalk to sit and watch the world go by, maybe have a round trip on the friendship boat, then go to Disney Springs for some shopping (I suspect Mrs PM will be expecting a nice gift) and perhaps see a movie and have dinner or a couple more drinks. Interested to hear what you decide. Mini trip report in the works?
HelenJNT is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Back to WDW in...
Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 02:43 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
duchy
Imagineer
 
duchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 04
Location: Kent
I think I'd be looking at things you can't do with young kids in tow. Duelling pianos springs to mind on the Boardwalk, some of the moe exotic quick services at EPCOT ,Japan for example, any rides none of the family wanted to do ...except you so they got skipped.? Trader Sams at the Poly is another spot worth doing (inside not on the terrace), single rider lines are a very different experience too.
I'd probably do less MK and more of the other parks solo.

Last edited by duchy; 8 Dec 17 at 02:45 AM.
duchy is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
The Bucket List and Wedding Trip
Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 07:16 AM  
Link to this Post
#4
ERICSMUM
Imagineer
 
ERICSMUM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 05
Mobile

Have you been to Kennedy Space Center ?
ERICSMUM is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 08:35 AM  
Link to this Post
#5
floridasgirl
Imagineer
 
floridasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 07
Have you got Disney tickets? Not sure i would be paying yo go for 1 day.
Like others say i would do things you cant do with kids.
Kennedy Space Centre sounds a good idea.
__________________
Christmas/New Year 1999/2000 Indian Ridge Villa, May 2001 Fort Lauderdale /I Drive/Port Charlotte/Key West/Miami, May 2005 Westhaven Villa, April 2006 Rotunda Villa/Highlands Reserve Villa, June 2007 Sanibel Villa/Grand Cypress Villas, Christmas/New Year 2010/2011 Lake Wilson Preserve Villa, July/Aug 2012 reunion resort villa, Nov 2012 new York new York!
floridasgirl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
3 weeks in my favourite place!
Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 08:46 AM  
Link to this Post
#6
papasmurf
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 13
Mobile

Originally Posted by ERICSMUM View Post
Have you been to Kennedy Space Center ?
Yes, did it this summer but it was the last day of our holiday and the kids were knackered so weren't best behaved and I'm sure I missed loads. Good option.

To the poster above, the Disney parks are in, I think. Just the others are out.
papasmurf is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 08:48 AM  
Link to this Post
#7
papasmurf
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 13
Mobile

Originally Posted by floridasgirl View Post
Have you got Disney tickets? Not sure i would be paying yo go for 1 day.
Like others say i would do things you cant do with kids.
Kennedy Space Centre sounds a good idea.
I will have. I think. I will probably get an annual ticket.

First night I'm thinking about makin a beeline for MK to see the fire works without having to cover kids ears then do the major rises as the park is closing (planning on sleeping in the flight over )

Beyond that, it's up for planning.
papasmurf is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 10:15 AM  
Link to this Post
#8
Moz
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Moz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 13

Moz's Reviews
DIBB Villa Reviews: 1
I was over last year for work [didnt have park tickets] and spent a lot of the spare time in Disney Springs [was working there prior to opening of the new stores]... just sitting watching the world go by with several coffees.

Very peaceful... funny watching the families rush around as they have rides / ADRs etc to go hit... now I know what what we must look like when we go as a family..!
Moz is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
POFQ / DIBB Villa - Davenport Lakes
Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 11:35 AM  
Link to this Post
#9
duchy
Imagineer
 
duchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 04
Location: Kent
I do think doing if in a different style is great. If you do a modified version of what you'd do as a family you'd probably really miss them but treating it as a different type of break won't be the same.
I'm sure you'll find some new things to share on the next family holiday too tho.
duchy is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
The Bucket List and Wedding Trip
Reply With Quote
Old 8 Dec 17, 11:41 AM  
Link to this Post
#10
Just_Pete
Proud to wear my Ears
 
Just_Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 15
Mobile

When Im there solo its because Im staying with local friends and they are at work sometimes so I am occupying myself. I would definitely echo the comment above about a bit of resort hopping. I start out at the Boardwalk area then I bus to Springs for a spot of lunch and a wander around there before bussing over to Wilderness Lodge. Have a wander and a drink there, then onto the boat to do the Monorail resorts loop. Deffo try and stop for a drink at Trader Sams, and ideally end up in Grand Flo for when the band is playing and a drink or two in Mizners!
__________________
WDW 2007, 2009, 2010, Feb 2012 & May 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, Feb 2017 & Nov 2017, Feb & Oct 2018

Disney Wonder Feb 2017
Just_Pete is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Impulsive two week trip
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Attraction Tickets Direct

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  $1.3752
FAIRFX  $1.3700
M&S  $1.3518
Travelex  $1.3629
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  $1.3605
FAIRFX  $1.3700
Travelex CP  $1.3629
Updated: 13:02 21/02/2018

theDIBB Charity
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,009

£

[Learn More]

Euro Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  €1.1141
FAIRFX  €1.1090
M&S  €1.0863
Travelex  €1.1060
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.1058
FAIRFX  €1.1090
Travelex CP  €1.1060
Updated: 13:02 21/02/2018

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Wed 21st Feb 8:11am
Now: 21C/70F
Fog
Fog
Cloud Cover: 40%
Wind: 10mph - SE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1029mb
Humidity: 94%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 12:30 21/02/2018

Latest Group Posts
WDW September 2018
How is your to-do list looking?
by Gezzs
Today 09:53 AM Go to last post
November 2018 Disney Holidays
When and where are you staying
by caitlinsmummy
Yesterday 06:21 PM Go to last post
Bikini Babes
Weigh in w/c 19 Feb
by WileyCoyote
Yesterday 08:15 AM Go to last post
October 2018
Welcome - Come and Say Hello
by MrsBC
19 Feb 18 05:51 PM Go to last post
Sept/Oct 2018
What have you done up to now?
by sasperella
19 Feb 18 01:42 PM Go to last post
RunDisney events
Marathon Weekend 2019
by Jockey
17 Feb 18 10:30 AM Go to last post
View All Groups