5 Must-Do Disney Experiences for Tweens and Teens

As your kiddos get older and their interests change, there are amazing attractions, restaurants and other unique experiences for your tweens and teens to enjoy at Walt Disney World Resort. On this month’s episode of the planDisney podcast, panelists Heather S. and Jonathan G. are sharing first-hand insights on five must-dos for older kids:

Disney After Hours

Do your thrill-seeking tweens and teens love sleeping in and staying up late? How about complimentary snacks and lower wait times? If that all sounds like something your older kids will love, be sure to check out Disney After Hours. The panelists share how this separately ticketed event offers special access to some of the most popular attractions in the park, like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise at Magic Kingdom Park.

Technology and Gaming

If your tweens and teens are avid gamers, they will love experiencing all the interactive attractions throughout the theme parks. Jonathan’s boys love taking control and piloting the Millennium Falcon together or challenging each other to see who can earn the highest score on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. But did you know older kids can also interact with the theme parks right from their smartphones? Tune in to this podcast episode to learn more about the Play Disney Parks app!    

Unique Dining Experiences

Older kids tend to be more adventurous, which means this is the perfect age to try new things. Heather loves challenging her kids to expand their palates and explore new flavors on Disney vacations. With over 200 dining locations at Walt Disney World that offer diverse cuisines and uniquely themed dining experiences, the possibilities are endless, so the panelists share their top picks to help you decide where to start your culinary adventure!

Disney Water Parks

Heather and Jonathan agree that the Disney Water Parks are a must-do for tweens and teens. Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are home to thrilling attractions that your older kids will love like fast slides, rollercoaster-like raft rides, and even the largest wave pool in North America! Head to the Walt Disney World website to see which water park your older kids can experience during your upcoming visit.

Enchanting Extras Collection

If your kids have grown up visiting Walt Disney World, you might be looking for new and unique experiences to add to your next vacation. The panelists share their recommendations for Enchanting Extras Collection offerings that your older kids will love, from behind-the-scenes tours to recreational activities. Don’t miss an exclusive interview with host Amiyrah Martin and Education Guide Rachel Novak to hear why Wild Africa Trek is the perfect tour for your adventurous tweens and teens!

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