I enjoy the park by myself. I usually end up chatting with the group of people in front of- or behind me while in line. You meet so many amazing people that way. Sharing (true) Disneyland trivia is always fun. Many families have 'adopted' me, and when we encounter each other later on in the day (or even a few days later!), it's like running into old friends. Disneyland is indeed a magical place!
So far the answers are about split. I enjoy going on vacation with my grandson and his mom. It's nice to travel with people that have the same love of Disney. My husband will not travel with me to any Disney Park. He really is not into Disney the way I am, and he won't get on an airplane any more since 911. Since I live in Chicago, the only way to a Disney Park is by plane, since I do not drive. I will continue to visit the Disney Parks, even if I can only go once a year. I would rather travel alone, than not at all. Once I am on Disney soil, I will take it either way. There are benefits to either way. The responses, so far, are really great and insightful.
I have to say though that I like riding the rides over and over again. If I am with someone who does not want to do that, it is frustrating. I am a particular sucker for BTMR. I can ride that train day or night and find it thrilling!!
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Having been to Disneyland more times than I can count, I went by myself for the first time last December...there are definite advantages and disadvantages!
It's true you can create your own agenda and take in anything you feel like without worrying about others but by the same token there were certain times when a truly magical moment occurred and you wish there was someone there to share it with..
Shared experiences can be so marvelous and exciting!
I did find that by myself I was more aware of other guests magical experiences..and there was a joy in seeing young kids explore the park with awe and wonder and seeing their excitement and knowing they will be hooked on Disneyland just like I was as a kid!
I have been accused sometimes of being alone, when I am with company! Sometimes I just drift into my own world, of memories, and childhood wonder. I tend to walk through, telling my kids all the history. I'm sure it annoys them, but they humor me.
Because we travel to the park, I have never been alone, but I am sure I could do it!
I do live however, to experience all my special moments, and travels, with my family.
Not good alone, at least I don't think I would be.....always go with my 8 year old daughter, sometimes Hubby joins us, and we always have a great time, just like it was our first time. Being 8, the magic is there and she discovers something new and wonderful each visit. We can ride the rides over and over again (she likes that part) and she never gets bored with the stores or searching for that special Disney item. I guess if I had no other choice I would go alone, or better yet, hook up with a fellow Micechatter. That way I know our love of Disneyland probably make us good friends!
Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,