Teens dressed as pirates
  • On Jul 23, 2019
    Susan from VA Asked

    I'm traveling with a 12 year old and a 14 year old. Any suggestions for activities in the parks geared toward them? I'm thinking Instagramable photo spots, or cool snacks that we might not know about.

    Hi Susan!

    Are you ready for a ‘Gram-worthy vacation?? I have a fifteen-year-old and a seventeen-year-old, and we have been taking them to the Parks since they were tweens, so I have a tip or two under my belt!

    First off - it’s all about the thrills! Challenge your kiddos to do all the “Mountains” in the Parks. Head to Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park, and then escape the Yeti at Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

    When you are at Animal Kingdom Park, head to my favorite Instagram-worthy spot - Pandora - The World of Avatar. I have a picture on Insta at the purple #MossWall outside of Avatar Flight of Passage! Honestly, any selfie in this Park is fantastic, from the “You Are Most Beautiful” wall in Harambe Market to Pandora - The World of Avatar at night when everything glows! Before you leave, grab a Night Blossom at Pongu Pongu. The delicious limeade even comes with glowing Unadelta Seed - guaranteed to make it on Instagram!

    Speaking of Insta-worthy food, the Tangled Pancakes are both delicious and photographable! The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno will also give your kiddos the chance to interact with my favorite Disney rascal, Flynn Rider as well as Ariel, Prince Eric, and Rapunzel. Also, an absolute MUST while at Walt Disney World is a Mickey Pretzel  pic in front of any of the famous #Disneywalls! My two favorites are the #ToothPasteWall right outside of The Seas with Nemo & Friends, or the #PopsicleWall on the way out of Toy Story Mania!

    If you have any spare time left, no teen trip should be without a visit to Disney Springs. The shopping is perfection, the food choices are plenty, and you all can enjoy a friendly virtual-reality standoff at The Void: Step Beyond Reality!

    Susan, have fun playing in the Parks!

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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