Hey - I'm somewhat new around here. Been a member for a while but am usually a lurker. But going to start trying to post some more from here on out. You guys were a lot of help last summer when planning a trip for me and my friends down to the parks.
I recently realized I have a discount on Alaska Air that expires in August and my summer is pretty much already booked with no real good time to take a trip except for towards the end of May before Memorial Day. I decided it's time to head back to the parks. But one problem, all of my friends and family are busy and can't go. Well, there is a possibility of one friend being able to go, but I'm not really holding my breath.
I'm pretty sure I'm okay with the idea of going alone. I've read a few past threads about solo trips and they were full of great advice. But I had a few lingering questions. And they're probably pretty silly - just nerves getting the better of me.
My main concerns are about lines and food. Is it at all awkward waiting in line by yourself or eating by yourself? Any tips? I'm not really one to take my iPod - I don't get to go to the parks too often and I want to soak up as much as possible.
Right now I'm looking at taking a trip that will allow me 2 days at the parks and 1 day to see Orange County. I lived there for a year when I was 13 and want to go to places I used to go to - like Seal Beach and Irvine. I'm 25 now and would actually love to move back down there soon. So maybe this solo trip can be a test run! Do you think 2 days is enough for a solo trip? Should I spring for the 3 day?
Thanks in advance for your advice! It's not a for sure trip yet - but I'm really hoping it becomes one!
If I happen to be there on a Sunday, what are the meet ups like? Is it okay for a total newbie to go?