Young Adults at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays
  • On Oct 14, 2023
    Ayana from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Mom, Dad, 4 boys(15,13,9 & 7) &1 girl(5), are doing DW(4 parks)Xmas 2023.15&13yo-Rides+Food=HAPPY TEENS. 5yo-Anything DW=Perfect Day. Other than rides, what's there for 9&7yo boys? Experiences? Shows? Attractions? Souvenirs(not swords)?

    Thank you for visiting us and welcome to planDisney Ayana. You have a fellow Jersey kid helping today. I have been known to still act like a 10-year-old boy when at the parks, so I should be able to help. 

    Although I still act like a child I am still a dad to teenagers and a pre-teen. The 15 and 13-year-olds should love EPCOT because the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth is in full stride. This festival combines perfect seasonal flavors at all of the Holiday Kitchens spread throughout the World Showcase. If yours are anything like my teens, this is the only place they try new foods. And in most cases love them. They usually offer adult beverages in case a pair of adults need some relief from wrangling the children all day. This park also has my favorite rollercoaster on earth. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a must-do for those two. Make sure you are familiar with the My Disney Experience App, you will need it for this attraction. You will need to be waiting on the Virtual Queue before 7 a.m. to try and secure a spot. If you aren’t able to get the 7 a.m. opportunity there is another at 1 p.m. 

    The 9 and 7-year-olds have Batuu written all over them. Disney’s Hollywood Studios houses Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And the planet Batuu has a droid factory that the First Order has been trying to shut down for years. These two can visit the droid depot and experience what it’s like to build and customize their own robotic creation. The Droid Depot is located in a secret location so once you receive this transmission with the coordinates you must delete the file or the First Order and Kylo Ren could get hold of this location. It is located at Black Spire Outpost’s industrial depot. 

    My wife has two older brothers and if she is being raised in my home state she probably is a Jersey Princess and runs the show. For her, I would recommend the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. This special experience brings your princess in for a royal makeover. She will have a Fairy Godmother Apprentice assigned to her to sprinkle whatever pixie dust your little lady has in mind. This experience is located inside Magic Kingdom Park and would require theme park admission and reservations 60 days in advance. This one you will need to be ready on your App or My Disney Experience to book a time precisely 60 days in advance. This experience books up faster than the carriage turning back into a pumpkin after the stroke of midnight. 

    I hope your holiday visit is as magical as you hope it to be. If you have any other questions or need any tips on how to keep everyone happy visit us again at

    See ya real soon,

    Jeremy A. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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