Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jul 16, 2014
    Ellen from NJ Asked

    Hi, I have a question about how to reinvent the excitement for 15 and 16 year old boys. Our family has been coming to WDW for all their lives but lately they are losing some interest. How can we spark the flame of magic to make it feel brand new for boys?

  • Hi there, Ellen!

    Having a 16-year old son myself, I can appreciate trying to keep the magic alive with boys! I'm just thrilled that you've asked this fabulous question.

    Our family started a new tradition about 4 years ago to try something we've never done before on each and every trip to Walt Disney World, whether it was a short weekend or a week-long vacation. There are so many wonderful things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort and with new experiences always on the horizon, you're sure to never run out!

    Here are a couple of the new things we've tried along with some things we are hoping to try in the coming years:

    * Visit Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre where you can rent equipment for activities like tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding and parasailing!

    * There are many different specialized tours offered at Walt Disney World. My husband and my son did the Epcot Seas Aqua Tour and had an amazing time! They're going to do it again with my almost-teenaged daughter because they loved it so much!

    * The Richard Petty Driving Experience - I don't know a teenage boy who wouldn't love to drive a race car!

    * The Wild Africa Trek is an unbelievable privately guided expedition where you'll have close encounters with African wildlife at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's really a treat!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question and I sure hope some of these ideas will help keep the Pixie Dusted Magic of Disney alive for your growing boys, Ellen!

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