Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 27, 2011
    Tonya from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We will be visiting WDW for our first time 09/24/11, staying 6 nights. We have 2 boys, 16 and 14, and 1 girl 11. What are the must sees and must dos for the parks for teens? We have park hopper. Just want to make the most of our time there. Can't wait

    Hi Tonya,

    How fun that you and your children will be visiting WDW for your first time in a couple months!  Figuring out the must-sees is a tricky dilemma because each person is so different.  For example, my 14 year old son could ride Expedition Everest at the Animal Kingdom over and over, but he has no desire to ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    If you visit the Attractions page, you will see details on all the attractions, including the Age Range, which helps with planning.  Your family can then look at those attractions (especially since some even have videos) to each create a list of "must-sees." 

    I also really like a website that helps with itinerary planning for specific groups, such as families with teens/tweens. It is well-researched from the folks behind the Ultimate Guide to Walt Disney World guide book.  While it does have a nominal fee, I think it well worth it to make the most of your trip. 

    PS Just sharing with you that you will be at WDW while Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is happening.  Click on the link for more information if you are curious. 

    Thank you for the question; please let us know if you have more questions!
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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