Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Adults and Solo Travelers
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
Disneygirl03
Earning My Ears
 
Disneygirl03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 26

20's who live close to Disney?

Are there any 20/30's age people who live close to Disney who are looking to make some Disney friends? I have only lived close to Disney for a few months and have an annual pass but going by myself really isn't my thing. I'm 23 and looking to make some friends close to my age with common interests in going to Disney or even Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.

As big as Orlando is I am hoping there are at least a few of you out there in my position of needing someone to have fun with at the parks
Disneygirl03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
Pumbaa7287
I am the great Stone Dragon!
You may ask why someone would want to inflict that kind of pain on themselves
 
Pumbaa7287's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 600

Hi there! My fiancee and I (both 25) are new to the area as well! We just moved to Gainesville, FL, a couple hours north of Orlando, but we already have our Disney Annual passes and usually go a couple times a month. We love it!
__________________
(Me) (Pudge)

Kungaloosh!

Oh the places you'll go:
Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Old Key West, Wilderness Lodge, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Resort, Saratoga Springs, All-Star Movies, Pop Century

And miles to go before I sleep:
Boardwalk Inn, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Yacht Club, All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, Art of Animation

10 down, 8 to go!
Pumbaa7287 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
kris4360
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 522

Disneygirl03- my son has been living down there for a few months now and he is always looking for someone to hang out with. I will tell him about you.
kris4360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
Disneygirl03
Earning My Ears
 
Disneygirl03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 26

Quote:
Originally Posted by kris4360
Disneygirl03- my son has been living down there for a few months now and he is always looking for someone to hang out with. I will tell him about you.
everyone could use new friends!
Disneygirl03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
PyxiiDustt
Mouseketeer
 
PyxiiDustt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 306

I just moved to the Orlando area about two and a half months ago. I'm always looking for new people to hang out in the parks with
__________________




PyxiiDustt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 02:25 AM   #6
Disneygirl03
Earning My Ears
 
Disneygirl03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 26

I plan on going to Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios this Sunday 10/21 if anyone wants to go.

Last edited by Disneygirl03; 10-20-2012 at 05:53 AM.
Disneygirl03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #7
Belleoftheballl
Mouseketeer
 
Belleoftheballl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 161

Waaaa I wish I lived in Orlando
Belleoftheballl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
Disneyandphilliesfan
Mouseketeer
 
Disneyandphilliesfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 217

ME TOO
Disneyandphilliesfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #9
karmutt
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fl for now / call SoCal home
Posts: 237

There are a few groups on meetup.com that are just for this.
karmutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 08:50 PM   #10
Disneygirl03
Earning My Ears
 
Disneygirl03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 26

I have looked at those before and I'm not really interesting in going with a big group because then there are way more people to worry about and with my schedule I can't just go any random time and the ones I saw were either times I couldn't go but stuff I wanted to do or the weekend stuff I just wasn't interested in. Plus seems like a lot of people on there are a good bit older than me.
Disneygirl03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #11
karmutt
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fl for now / call SoCal home
Posts: 237

There's one where the people seem sort of... senior - a walking group. They schedule things in the middle of the day when all of us worker bee's are busy. There are a few others that are geared more towards 20's - early 40's. There's usually only about 4 - 6 people at each meetup, although the Food and Wine meets have been getting more. Some people come late (or don't turn up at all), other's leave after a while or go off and do their own thing. You're not locked into anything and if you decide to ditch the group, you'll get nothing but friendly goodbye's from everyone else. I'm a total introvert (it takes me 3-4 days to recover from going to these things; all I want to do after is be by myself), but having just moved here, it's been a nice way to get out and meet people. Some I'm not too keen on, but I've become friendly with a few. And it's not at all cliquish, which is something I was worried about. I thought people would have their buddies within the group but, even though some do, everyone seems to mix things up; like walking to a ride, you end up talking to one or two people, then standing in the line, you might talk to others, then riding the ride, you end up with someone else. Nobody scrambles to take a seat next to someone else or anything. And you don't really know the ages of other people unless they make some obscure pop culture reference. Most of the conversation revolves around Disney parks and movies, which is sort of an ageless thing. I'm just over the tip of 40 and I'm pretty sure that the people I shared a table with for a meal at the last one I went to were probably in their mid-20's, but the three of us were able to keep conversation going the whole time with no problem.

I can completely understand not wanting to do it, it took me a while to give it a try, but it's all people who are into going to the parks and if you want company while doing it, it's probably the easiest place to find it. I'm not preaching it to you, I'm just sort of trying to give an idea what you could probably expect (which might scare you off even more). I still go to the parks by myself more often than not, but when there's something that seems appealing to me and is at a time when I can go, I've gone and I've had a good time.
karmutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:59 PM   #12
Disneygirl03
Earning My Ears
 
Disneygirl03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 26

Not exactly my cup of tea. I have very little off time and like I said those "meet ups" never seem to appeal to me. In general the meet up that is planned is never anything I would be interested in. I only wanted to see if there were any people close to my age who liked Disney and wanted to hang out at Disney. I work night shift so it's been impossible to make any friends at all down here because of my work/sleep schedule.

Thanks for your in put but I really don't think the meet up thing is for me.
Disneygirl03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #13
jmercer25
Earning My Ears
 
jmercer25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 32

I don't live particularly near Disney (6 hours away) but I'm there very often. Hanging out would be fun.
__________________
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day.

Profile
jmercer25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
DisneyDancin7
Loves the Smell of Columbia Harbour House
 
DisneyDancin7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 471

I live in Sarasota and go to Disney frequently (yay for my AP!!!) im 23 too
__________________
me (24) , mom (58) , dad (60) , sister (29)

5/08 - CBR read my pretrip report! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1831203
1/29 - CBR - read my LATE BUT BETTER THAN NEVER trip report!!! You won't regret it!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2048391
DisneyDancin7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #15
Mousecreant
"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does." — J.M. Barrie
 
Mousecreant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 92

Bumping this thread.

I am in my later 20s and Live in Orlando. I have just acquired my first annual pass and am looking for people to go with so I can really get my monies worth. If you wanted to send me a private message we could take about maybe meeting up in the parks.
Mousecreant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.