Question for the Disney Addicts: Travel to Walt Disney World without your family?

The following post is a hypothetical situation, a what if, if you will, and not something that I am actually considering. However, I want your thoughts on the matter for the following question:

If you had the opportunity to leave your family behind to take a long weekend to Walt Disney World, would you?

As I said in the beginning, this isn’t something that I am actually considering; however, it is something that a lot of my Disney friends have done and do on a quite regular basis. For me, this question is a huge one, I thought I would outline the thoughts that I have towards such an undertaking.

First of all, would the fact that I was going to Walt Disney World without my family make me a selfish person? Would there be any reason why I would go without them? The answer to this question is it depends. It is my belief that if I were to go on my own, without some contributing reason, that wouldbe selfish. However, everyone that has read my blog for a while now knows that one thing I really and truly want to do is to become a member of the world famous Walt Disney World Moms Panel. In fact, this month is when the applications will open again for the next crop of Moms, and I will likely be applying for the panel again. If the Disney Magic comes true for me, and I by some long stretch do get selected for the Moms Panel, I would be going to Disney for training in December, and I would be traveling alone. The difference, in my mind — please let me know if you think I’m wrong — is that the benefit to the Moms Panel is that my family would earn a trip to Disney as a result of me participating on the Moms Panel, so this is more like a business trip. Of course, it’s a business trip with some seriously incredible perks!

If I had the opportunity to travel to Disney alone, why would I? I answered that I think it would be a really selfish thing to do for me; although if the roles were reversed and Cindy and Sophie had the opportunity to visit Disney without me, I would gladly send them, even though I would spend every moment they are away wishing I was with them. For me, a trip to Disney World is an incredible family experience, and something that should be enjoyed by the whole family, or as much of the family as possible. The real beauty of a Walt Disney World vacation is the memories that get created when we take our trips.

I know that I am oversimplifying the thought that goes into whether you should take a solo trip to Walt Disney World; there are a ton of compelling reasons why you would do such a thing. However, for me, there are two reasons why I’m not at that point in my life yet, and this picture sums it all up the best:

The look of joy on both their faces is perfection personified!

So tell me, what would you do? Do you take trips to Walt Disney World by yourself? Is your significant other okay with you doing that? Let me know in the comments, please! Thanks!


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