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Alone to Disneyland Paris | Traveling singles, dining out alone, booking, tips, meeting people

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In December 2012 I was alone at Disneyland Paris for the first time. Before that I was unsure whether that would make sense or be fun. Since I hardly found any information on how to be a "single" in Disneyland when planning my trip, here is my reporting.

I came to the DLRP by plane and TGV. When I arrived at the train station, I used the express service to be able to enter the parks as quickly as possible. Hand in your suitcase, get your ticket and off to the park.
I immediately got in line for the Railroad because I missed it every day on my last visit (it was closed at 4 p.m.).
After 50 minutes of waiting we started. For my 2-day stay, this will be the longest waiting time I've spent at an attraction. Of course, it takes a little skill when to queue for what. I bridged the waiting time well to plan which attractions should follow next.

In general, the waiting times passed quickly even on my own (on average I waited between 10 and 20 minutes). Often there is a lot to discover in the queue.

One thing is certain. You shouldn't expect to get into conversation with anyone. Unless you meet compatriots, but that didn't happen to me during this stay. In the USA, I was positively amazed at how quickly you can get into conversation with people here and bridge the waiting time with nice chat. I haven't had this experience (yet) in Paris. I didn't mind that though. I found it really nice to be able to enjoy the Disney joy undisturbed. No agreements, no compromises. I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised. So traveling alone is something for me.

But I have to say that my trip only lasted 2 days. Personally, I wouldn't do a week alone. As a solo traveler I could have used one more day. But everyone has to find out for themselves anyway.

Although I love Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, I skipped this attraction. I didn't want to run the risk of sitting in a car alone. In my opinion, collecting points is not fun enough without opponents.

Eating out: I really wanted to treat myself to a delicious meal in a restaurant. When I was planning my trip here on, I chose Walt's restaurant. I wanted to reserve a table in the studios at Info. First concerns came to my mind: "What will they think if I want to go out to eat alone ???"
When I got there, I was told: Walt's Restaurant is closed today. As a second choice I had chosen the Inventions in the Disneyland Hotel.
"How many people?" My answer: "Just me" in my uncertainty: "is it a problem?" the CM: "of course not". Today I have to laugh about it and wonder how you get the idea that someone is wondering why someone is going out to eat alone. Today I only think of one thing. Just enjoy life and think less * gg * I deliberately write this in here because there may be other people who think like this.
The food was great! A great buffet. I can only recommend!
Of course it is more fun to go out to eat with loved ones or friends and enjoy the time, but I can assure you that it is also bearable as a solo traveler ;-)

On top of that, I went to the Buffalo Bills Wild West Show that evening. So here I would have liked an accompanying person. The people next to me weren't talkative. Here I picked up the phone for the first time to send photos and a few lines home and to write something with those who stayed at home. Still, I would do it again! The show was great, the food was very good and the entertainment was great too!

In summary, I can advise everyone who is faced with the decision: Alone or not at all ... Please try it out! It was really a really nice and relaxing time. Even if it was physically exhausting because I wanted to make all the attractions, I found it to be absolute relaxation not to speak permanently but to really be to yourself for once.