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If you are traveling to Disney with Tweens and Teens and wondering what are the best things to do at Disney World, you will love this list. I have first-hand experience and can tell you, without a doubt, Disney World isn't just for little kids. There are so many cool things Teens and Tweens will love, it will make them come back for more!
Here's how I know. When I was graduating from high school, my parents took my sister and me on a family vacation to Disney. Now, we are a Disney family. So any Disney vacation is magical in our book.
But what I didn't realize is how many cool and unique things there are to do that Tweens and Teens will love. Like I always say, there is something for every age and stage at Disney World, and kids literally grow WITH Disney.
Here are the very best things to do at Disney World with the Tween and Teen set.
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Here's the thing. There is no “perfect age” for Walt Disney World. In fact, I would argue every age is the BEST AGE because Disney literally grows WITH the family.
No Disney vacation is ever the same, because each age and stage is a new experience. There are new attractions to ride, new restaurants to try, and your kids' interests change as they get older.
Take it from someone who has been to Walt Disney World Resort close to 100 times and was a Cast Member! For each age and stage of kids, Disney World offers something different.
So now you know tweens and teens will love a vacation to Walt Disney World. Let's talk about the very best things to do at Disney World for this age group.
Special Guided Access Tours can be interesting and educational. Not only will this age be inspired by the work of the Imagineers in terms of design, science, technology, creativity, and thought that goes into each of the parks. But you get to see how the magic is made.
We attended the Backstage Tales tour and learned about how the animals at Animal Kingdom park are cared for, what they are fed, and all that goes into caring for them. It was a very interesting and educational experience.
Tours vary in the theme, including:
What tween or teen doesn't love an awesome water park? Disney's two water parks are a great way to spend the day cooling down and enjoying the thrills of the slides and wave pools.
Themed like you are on a tropical vacation, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park is full of splashing entertainment tweens and teens will love. In addition to the wave pool, there are so many waterslides and activities to keep them happy. Some favorites include:
Don't be fooled by the name. Though it is winter themed, the only thing cool at this water park is all of the fun tweens and teens will have. Some of the best things to do at this Disney World water park include:
But tweens and teens do love a bit of a thrill, and these are great add ons for this age group. In fact, some of these are STILL my favorite rides since I was a teenager!
Tweens and teens will love the chance to play several interactive games throughout the theme parks on their own phones. It is a great way to keep them busy if they are waiting in line or just to add some additional magic to their Disney vacation!
Tweens and teens will love the collection of activities, entertainment, shopping, and dining at Disney Springs. Whether it is to pick up some of the latest fashions or Disney souvenirs, there is much to make a full day or evening out of a trip to Disney Springs.
For that sweet tooth, don't miss the cupcake ATM (yes, it's a real thing) at Sprinkles. Some of the best things to do at Disney World's Disney Springs include:
Sometimes getting OFF Disney property for a bit is fun for teens too! Check out 20 of the best things you can do on International Drive in Orlando (not far from Disney property!)
There are so many fun, educational, unique, and yes, COOL things to do at Walt Disney World Resort. There is truly something for every age. Even tweens and teens can enjoy the magic!
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