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Teens in the parks
  • On Jul 28, 2019
    Crystal from MO Asked

    Were planning our trip ahead of time for down the road. My question is this is our first time coming what theme parks will be good for a 17 r old 15 yr old and two 12 yr old. Also is there the new Jurassic park ride there?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Crystal!  How exciting that you are planning your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort!  Your family is going to have a blast!

    With kids that are teens (or almost teens!), there are many attractions at all four Theme Parks and both Water Parks that will be of interest to them.  I have filtered this list of attractions for teens to give you some suggestions; you can further filter using the drop down menus at the top of the page.  My own teens were excited to chime in with ideas of what they thought your family would enjoy best.  Here are their recommendations:

    Magic Kingdom Park: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, Happily Ever After

    Epcot: Test Track, Soarin' Around the World, Mission: SPACE, Frozen Ever After

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Mania, Slinky Dog Dash, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (my personal fave!), Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, the all-new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris, It's Tough to be a Bug, Dinosaur, Festival of the Lion King, Avatar Flight of Passage

    One of my kids' favorite things to do ever at Walt Disney World Resort is piloting Sea Raycer speedboats, available to rent at Resort Hotels with marinas.  (You are welcome to visit even if you are not staying at a resort with a marina).  Kids age 12 and up can drive the boats, and mine had the best time zipping around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon.

    There are so many things to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort, it would be impossible to do it all in one, or even several, trips.  I recommend browsing the Walt Disney World website to get ideas for things to do, and also watching some vacation planning videos as well as videos from the Moms Panel.  Of course, please come back to ask us any additional questions you may have.  We are always happy to help.

    Happy planning!

    Anne Marie

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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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