You're not alone. A private weekday visit is a nice refresher from the daily grind, and it gives you a chance to do or see things that you might not be able to for whatever reason when you're with a group.
Want to try something really relaxing? Take a good book to Plaza Inn and sit in one of the sun rooms reading with a cup of coffee at dusk on a winter day. Wonderful.
I have and plan on two more days in the next two weeks. Its fun and relaxing when you are by yourself. But I don't ride many rides. Maybe a trip on Space, since I do it by myself anyway, even when i'm with my family. I mostly watch shows and people watch.
I go by myself every once in a while. I usually don't stay long or ride many rides, but it's not really about that for me. It's a chance to walk along at my own pace, see the things I wants to see, sit down and do nothing for a while, maybe take a few pictures, and leave. I guess it's really about doing your own thing. It's a kind of freedom you rarely get to experience when you're there in a group.
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Omg, a few hours by myself in any Disney park is my idea of bliss! On my recent trip to WDW, I spent an afternoon just wandering around MGM, and I sat in the coffee store for an hour reading Disney books. I don't go on many rides at all, I just wonder around, checking out the scenery, but I never actually realised how long it takes to get from Splash Mountain to Space Mountain before.
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Sure! Weekdays, usually; less crowded. I ride some of the big rides, depending on my mood. I'd go this Thursday except I work that night. Maybe in a couple weeks, after the Nutcracker craziness dies down at work. It'll still be Christmas/Holiday/Yule/other generic wintertime holiday, and all the decorations and all will still be up. I can laugh at the poorly-adjusted snow machines.
If I go by myself, I like to make as full a day as possible. It's a two-hour trip. Taking the train worked out pretty well last time, though I have to leave early.
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Yes, it's great...I usually will grab a snack and a drink from home, pocket it and go in the park....Or if I have the cash ( I am a poor HS student ) get somethin to drink and a snack and check out the scenery, ride the rides you love over and over and over and over again (Indy, mattahorn & Soarin') and go at your own pace, when you're with groups you have to deal with doing what Everyone else wants...now you can do w/e you want....goto DCA to ride a ride than come back to DL, vise versa, etc.... the park is yours :]
ps - the only downside, which I had sadly experienced....is when you're at the park by yourself and you see somebody you know or some friends in the park....and you're by yourself, eh....(maybe its just me) but its kinda embarassing and akward
True, true, MulishaCM! I also feel kinda weird when I see people I know and I'm there by myself - but not weird enough to stop going alone!
I go by myself all the time. It is a completely different experience than going with a group. I do occasionally stop by after work just to see whatever's new around the Resort, especially if I read about it on MiceChat!
I really think that you can't fully experience Disneyland until you have been alone, without distractions from others in your group. If you want to stop and look at the plants, you can! If you want to hang out in the Main Street Cinema for half an hour watching all the old cartoons, you can! It's great!
I do it all the time! I set my own pace, see what I want to see. Take my time to stop and smell the roses.
No stress, no fuss. Just a wonderful relaxing time. I do take full advantage of the single riders attractions.
I also agree with speederscout, a cup of coffee and a good book, what better place to enjoy both then at Disneyland?
I visited Disneyland for the first time during the Anniversary week. We arrived on the 16th and stayed until the 22nd.
The morning of the 22nd, I was at Disneyland Park by myself. It was wonderful. I had breakfast at Riverbelle Terrace. Rode the Mark Twain. Took a raft over to Tom Sawyer Island. Strolled and shopped on Main Street. Listened to the partyline conversations on the telephones in the (I believe it was called the marketplace) shop on MainStreet. I took pictures and just visually took in as much of the park as I could.
I remember leaving the park. I was sad, and happy at the same time. So happy that I had enjoyed Disneyland so much. Sad, because I do not know when I will be able to get back. I left the park about 10:30 a.m. The sights of the beautiful Disneyland Park are etched in my memory.
Do not be afraid to enjoy the park by yourself. By yourself, you can slow down and take in all the wonderful little nook and crannies. Or you can ride those rides that perhaps others won't. Don't be afraid to spin on the teacups, ride Dumbo, or Splash down a mountain, by yourself. There's so much fun to be had. Or perhaps just sit on a bench, and just look at the beautiful castle.
Oh, if only I knew when I could glimpse it all again.