212.5 #1844 (DL Qual #1485

Jan 4, 2013 9:18 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Going solo for first time on Sunday. Going to my first meet-up. I'm really nervous. To those of you that have enjoyed solo trips any advise.

don't be discouraged when you see people interacting like they've known each other forever, we've all been in your shoes at some point. some click with others right away and some don't. be yourself and try to have fun! and its perfectly normal if you chicken out and you are standing right next to a MWer. sometimes it takes more than 1 or maybe even 2 meetups to feel kind of comfortable. you'll be fine. - toph  2418.2 #60 9:26PM
And bring cupcakes for everyone. Lol Jk don't be nervous took me couple meet ups to get comfortable with people - Hendizl  2821.9 #46 9:55PM
Just takes one to live "happily ever after." - bluefairy  643.8 #313 3:23AM
Thank you !!! I'm overwhelmed with the support of all the MW's that took their time to add comments of encouragement. This is why I love this family of Disneyland enthusiast. - Goofygirlie  212.5 #1844 9:21AM
Thank you!! I'm overwhelmed with all of the support from MW's and the words of encouragement. This is why I enjoy this family of Disneyland enthusiast. - Goofygirlie  212.5 #1844 9:27AM
We had to cancel two trips to DL last month due to family illness. My wonderful husband knew that I needed alittle get away. He suggested a solo trip. Before MW's I would never have even thought of a solo trip. Now with the encouragement of so many people, I know that I'm going to have a blast. Thank you!!!!!!! - Goofygirlie  212.5 #1844 9:35AM
Don't be shy, just walk up and say hi! I go solo all the time and now have gone to 4 meet ups in just over 3 months. It gets easier everytime! I might be there Sunday too! "Hi" - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 9:24PM
Thank you. I'm looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and meeting some MW's. - Goofygirlie  212.5 #1844 9:28AM
Go in there with open arms and you'll be alright! Make sure to lather up the deodorant, wouldn't want to be known as the smelly one on mousewait. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 9:58PM
ahahaha! - OhanaPhoto  5322.5 #21 10:52AM
Have fun - Mouse4life  1679.6 #100 9:19PM
Use single rider lines - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 9:19PM
But not if you are married - Villescas8  606.9 #336 9:20PM
Just take it all in... - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #220 9:20PM
Look at things you normally wouldn't look at. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 9:23PM
Don't be nervous - CaptnSparrow  679.5 #295 9:23PM
Solo trips rock! Don't be overly shy. Most of us are really nice in person. Go on rides you like. - MeridasHair  346.5 #687 9:59PM
I was overwhelmed on my last meet up I didn't even introduce myself to many of them because I was still a bit shy. but I got to meet a lot of great MWers, and will keep on meeting more. - nicealex77  726.1 #267 10:12PM
I am the same way :) - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 10:40PM
I met you nicealex77! πŸ˜ƒ - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 9:40AM
I met all of you ;) Mrs, LaP, and nicealex! - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 11:37AM
Sneak on the tram where there is room for one more, love doing that, go through shops and look at detail. Use single riders and then at meet up walk up and smile. Someone will evsbtually introduce themselves and you'll meet everyone. Be yourself and take a deep breathe. If some are very close it's only because we've been on mw for sometime now, but like Toph said, we've all been through it, I still experience it when it's a meetup with so many that are new to app. - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 10:23PM
and that sneaking on the tram tip is golden! - toph  2418.2 #60 10:32PM
I get lots of event/parade pics because it's easy to sneak up when you're all alone. The classic "I think my daughter is up there" helps too ;) - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 11:43AM
YOU CAN DO IT!Remember you will be at the happiest place on earth! I faced my fears of being so shy and went solo about a month ago and did my 1st meet up! Theres no looking back from that, you will love it!Meet ups are great! Meet awesome people ...enjoy and make every moment a magical one!! Ill b there Sunday with a huge group so if you see us say hello and hope you have an awesome time!! - SweetMinnie  23.2 #6801 10:32PM
Have a smile, walk up and ask if they are MouseWait? If yes, they will greet you with a smile back. If no, smile walk away and laugh but don't give up. My "first" meet up, I stood off to the back watching everyone and never walked up. I was too nervous. My second meet up I took the chance and the rest is history 😊 (ps, I still get shy and I'm normally not) - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 10:44PM
I will try to keep my voice down lol - pikarich  5232.4 #23 12:19AM
I can only speak for myself but I have loved my solo trips. I did two of them in Dec, each one was several days apiece. I loved loved loved long relaxing periods of taking in the sights, music, smells, details. Single travel allowed me to ride single rider lines, move through the park quicker or get better seats on rides or attractions. Solo experiences have given me some really really magical experiences. I hope you have the same, please keep us posted :) - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 10:46PM
Went solo myself this Dec. and had a great time doing whatever I wanted! Will do it again! - Sandy  245.8 #1403 10:50PM
Personally, I say going solo is just as fun as going with friends. You can really take time to enjoy yourself. Do the things you want to do: ride as many rides as you want (single rider!) or as few, take time to sit and people watch if you please. The possibilities are endless. You really notice more detail and a different kind of Disney magic when not having the "distraction" of other people with you. And dont be scared of MWers!! Everyone I have met has been so so kind and welcoming. - OneDayAlice  497.4 #430 6:20AM
it'll be our first meet up too! don't be afraid to say hi :0) - OhanaPhoto  5322.5 #21 10:57AM
I will be with my daughter and heading to our first meet up as well. Really nervous as I have a hard time meeting new people. But I figure what the hay. I can try. ;) See you tomorrow! - LuvsTigger  1630.9 #103 11:00AM
Go, and have fun! I've never been to a meetup. I wish I could go alone! Maybe i can try that some time. Hard when you don't live nearby though. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:14AM
I have only been with MW for a few months (since October 2012) and my first meetup was the Birthday Bash--yes, the most popular meetup of the year (besides ChurroVonCinnamon's... lol). I felt a bit lost and uncomfortable at first but that feeling soon disappeared because I was surrounded by very kind and awesome MWers. I now have personally met over 20 MWers and after that single day I was ecstatic about going to more meetups in the future. You're going to have a great time and I can't wait to meet you tomorrow! :) - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 11:32AM
Solo days never last long when you have MW in your life. I always say I am gonna have a solo day and enter wait times all day but it never happens. MWers are everywhere! Enjoy your first meet up - Deltachiq  1232.3 #139 11:36AM
So true - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 11:41AM

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