Teens in the parks
  • On Jul 26, 2016
    Yeinlyn from PA Asked

    We are going to be in disney at the end of August, i would like to plan something extra special for my 2 younger ones.my girls is 11 and my boy 10.I don't want to break the bank doing it.Any ideas? and maybe something for my 2 older ones15&18 girls

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Yeinlyn!

    So happy to see you're planning something special for your younger 2 and older 2 as well!

    To make our trips to Walt Disney World even more magical for our kids, we would let each one pick his or her favorite attractions and dining in one park one day. We'd plan everything around that child's picks, which costs nothing extra, as we were going to tour and dine anyway. Meanwhile, the others are happy, too, because their special day awaits as well! Which FastPass+ you choose, a special dessert stop and even some time back at the resort pool all can make a day in WDW extra-special for the guest of honor.

    For your teen girls, give them each a Disney Gift Card and a few hours at the spectacular Disney Springs; it's budget-friendly because you decide how much to put onto the cards, and they'll be able to pick up something wonderful that will remind them of your family vacation, too.

    Once my kids get to be this age, I give them the freedom of a few hours to branch off on their own together, while the adults and younger kids in the group tour that same park. The family spends most of the day and night together, but the teens get the room they need to be on their own for a little while, too.

    A great family treat could be tackling The Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. Scoops of ice cream covered in every topping they have plus an entire can of whipping cream; it will be a dessert experience you will all remember!

    If you have additional questions about any of this, Yeinlyn, please send them our way!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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