Okay, I made the leap and have planned myself a four-day solo trip to DLRP. I'm coming in about three weeks, flying from London to Paris, and staying at Hotel Santa Fe starting 28 November. I've got tons of experience with WDW and DL, but this is a whole new thing for me.
Firstly, (and probably the one most important to my mom), I'm a nineteen-year-old girl, I've got airport transfers to and from the hotel, so I think I'll be okay, but would you say there are any things I have to worry about with safety? I'm not going to get pickpocketed, am I? That sort of thing doesn't happen inside the park, does it?
Secondly, this is probably only answerable by you UK residents. I've got a T-Mobile pay-as-you-go phone, will this work at all in France? I imagine I'll be charged exorbitantly if it does, but it'd be nice to know I can use it.
Thirdly, what's the cheapest way to get my hands on some euros? Is it better to get a small quantity in cash and use the Natwest debit card otherwise?
Fourthly, I don't speak any French at all. Will I be able to get along all right? I imagine I can get English maps/schedules, but for attractions, is there some sort of translation system? Also I was thinking of purchasing a short phrasebook, any recommendations?
Fifthly, the days I'll be there, don't have appear to have very long operating hours, but it looks like they all have extra magic hours, am I correct in thinking that that means both parks open two hours early every day?
Sixthly (just keep thinking of more things), I'm that person who likes to grab a spot for the parades/shows at the last minute. I don't think it'll be too crowded when I go, so will this tactic fly, or to people start to queue up early for these things.
One more, seventhly, weather. I know it'll be cold, but what to wear? And, on somewhat related note, is there any chance it'll snow?
If you can give any other advice to a virgin solo-tripper, go for it.