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  • On Jul 14, 2023
    Adam from Kent Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First visit to WDW for my 13 yo son and me (my husband visited when he was 10). Any tips to make this a great experience for a teen/us all ? Any original tip that will make our stay a little different? Been to Paris so not fussed about MK.

    Hello, Adam! I'm so glad you stopped by planDisney with your question. 

    Adam, I knew I needed some backup to craft your answer, so I turned to my 12-year-old son! As we thought together, he compiled a list of his favorite things that we both think your whole family might love. Before I jump into our list, I would encourage you to consider purchasing Disney Genie+ if it fits into your budget. This is a great way to lower your wait time for attractions and experience more thrills. 

    Adam, my son's favorite park at Walt Disney World is Disney's Hollywood Studios. He loves exploring all things Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, including feature attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and indulging in snacks (try the Blue Milk)! At this park, my son also never misses a chance to ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ or eat at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. Another great dining option when you're at Disney's Hollywood Studios is to take a park break and attempt to devour the Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. (Reservations are highly recommended and you can easily walk or use the Disney Skyliner to access this resort restaurant.) While I was on ice cream overload, my son loved this challenge and recommends everyone give it a try!

    At EPCOT, my son loves the scavenger hunt available during the fall. Last year, scavenger hunts were available to purchase around the park. When completed, you return the map for a prize. EPCOT is also home to my family's favorite attraction: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Unlike anything I have ever experienced, this attraction will have you racing through outer space with StarLord and the gang. At EPCOT, you'll also find Space 220 Restaurant. If your son loves space or a highly themed environment, this is an amazing choice.

    If fireworks are on your agenda, my son mentioned that one of his most memorable experiences was enjoying fireworks in a different way. For example, we booked a Specialty Cruise (for an added fee) which is a small boat with fantastic views from the water. The Captain was amazing and this adventure includes non-alcoholic drinks and a few snacks. There are even more options to consider on the Enchanting Extras page.

    If you're visiting Disney Springs, make sure to stop at the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar. Both of my boys were delighted with the soda flights from around the world. It's a fun (and sometimes delicious) activity for the whole family!

    Finally, Adam, while I could go on and on, I hope this helps jumpstart your planning. Please come on back with any additional questions. 

    Wishing you a Magical trip with your family, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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