I understand where you are coming from and being a single mom myself, I felt nervous going by myself with DD, and so the first 2yrs I brought my mom with us but she actually held us back a bit, because of her age, etc… Our first trip as the 3 of us, DD was 6 (almost 7) and it was nice to have my mom there it was also a drag. The next year I brought her again, reluctantly, but not having the courage to do the trip alone yet… after that year, I vowed never to bring her again and she didnt want to go either! :laugh:\
The next year, her father wanted to come! :eek::laugh:
I made plans though for him to leave earlier and DD and I can have some “alone time” and it worked out great!!! DD and I did SSW, while I encourage her father to go see his cousin and family in Kissimmee and spend the weekend there before going home! That’s the way I planned it and it worked out great except for the fact that the hotel (POP) gave us rooms next to each other adjoining! :glare: :laugh:
After that trip and having the weekend to ourselves and flying home just the 2 of us, I have booked every trip there after (1, lol), just the 2 of us and it’s soo nice and very special to both of us! :wub:
My dd is older now (10) but we seem to do fine, just the 2 of us.
If you really want to go on a ride by yourself, which are you referring to?
There is not many rides that I think a 5yr old won’t go on, depending on your child, but does she like rides? The only ones I think you wouldnt bring her on would be Tower of Terror and Rock and roller coaster. But depening on your child. When DD was 6 and in kindergarten, there were alot of rides she was afraid of but 1 of her classmates, we ran into there, she went on EVERYTHING!!! Unafraid, RNRC, TOT, etc… It all depends on the child… As DD got older and I was alone with her, she would hang back as I rode. DD was completely fine with that too, and Disney is a pretty safe place.
I think the only advantage to having 3 people at a restaurant is that you dont get stick with those small tables! :laugh: But also think of the other things, like as 3 people, on most rides, 1 person will have to ride by themselves.
I understand the need to having someone else with you on your trip but I also think you will be fine, just the 2 of you! :happy: The only drawback, is the pricing…because you are 1 adult and 1 child, the price is almost the same as having 2 adults and 1 child. As 1 adult you pay the price of 2 for the hotel room.
Ever since our 1st trip in 2004, we have been going every year since!!! Last Dec was our 1st totally alone trip when DD turned 10!