It is no surprise that Walt Disney World is a family vacation destination that offers amazing experiences for guests of all ages. While it is easy to imagine experiences geared perfectly towards young children like Dumbo the Flying Elephant or The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and experiences geared specifically towards adults such as dinner at Victoria & Albert’s or drinks at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, there are also plenty of amazing experiences waiting to be enjoyed by teenagers. From special locations filled with attractions, dining, and more to shopping opportunities or the chance to just chill out, there are plenty of amazing ways to teenagers to enjoy themselves while spending time on a Disney vacation. The best part is that these experiences can be enjoyed by teens alone or together with the whole family- either way teenagers are sure to have a fantastic time! Here are eight hot spots for teens to enjoy on every Walt Disney World vacation!
1. World Showcase
Epcot’s World Showcase is popular with many guests, but teenagers in particular love it thanks to the countless experiences offered there. Featuring eleven different pavilions each showcasing a country from around the world, World Showcase allows teenagers to feel as though they have explored far off locations without ever leaving Epcot. The area is also home to many amazing dining experiences, live entertainment, shopping, and attractions such as Frozen Ever After. With so much to do and see, teenagers will definitely love spending lots of time exploring World Showcase!
2. Sunset Boulevard
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to a hot spot for teenagers, particularly those who are looking to enjoy some big thrills. Sunset Boulevard brings the Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s to life and is also home to two popular attractions that pack some big thrills. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror brings guests into the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel where they soon find themselves strapped into an elevator heading straight for The Twilight Zone. Also found on Sunset Boulevard is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith which brings guests into G Force Records and then onto super stretch limos where they rocket through downtown Los Angeles to make it to a concert on time.
3. Pandora – The World of Avatar
Another popular location for teenagers to enjoy can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pandora – The World of Avatar brings the Valley of Mo’ara to life with amazing floating mountains and two attractions that teens will love. The Na’vi River Journey brings guests into a bioluminescent forest where they find themselves encountering the Shaman of Songs and many amazing creatures. Teens in particular will also love Avatar Flight of Passage which uses technology to link guests to Avatars and transport them to Pandora where they can partake in the thrilling experience of riding on the back of a banshee.
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4. Disney Springs
One of the most popular locations in all of Walt Disney World for guests of all ages is Disney Springs. The entertainment district is home to several themed areas which are filled with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Teens will love exploring all that Disney Springs has to offer including some popular stores such as the World of Disney and eateries that serve up unique snacks and meals such as Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop.
5. Mission: SPACE
Epcot is also home to another popular attraction that is often frequented by teens who are looking to enjoy some big thrills. Mission: SPACE is located in Future World East and invites guests into the International Space Training Center where they can opt to join either the tamer green team or the more intense orange team. The green team has guests embark on a training mission around the Earth offerings spectacular views of some of the most beautiful locations in the world. The orange team trains for a mission to Mars filled with thrilling moments like hypersleep and an asteroid field. Teens are sure to love the amazing experiences offered on Mission: SPACE on both the green and orange teams!
Another popular area that teens love enjoying can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Asia section of the park is home to two thrilling attractions that let teens experience some amazing adventures that bring them to far corners of the Earth. Kali River Rapids is a soaking journey that combines big thrills with the important message of conservation. Teens will love boarding family style rafts and trying to guess who will get soaked next! Also found in Asia is Expedition Everest where teens can board trains and set off on an adventure into the Forbidden Mountain where they find themselves face to face with the terrifying Yeti!
7. Toy Story Land
One of the newest areas of Walt Disney World can be found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is popular with teens. Toy Story Land brings guests into the beloved world of the films and shrinks them down to the size of toys in Andy’s backyard. Teens can enjoy experiencing Toy Story Mania and competing to see who can score the highest, whizzing around on Alien Swirling Saucers and seeing who can get the dizziest, and blasting off on the thrilling Slinky Dog Dash which is packed with big thrills.
8. Blizzard Beach
Another amazing location in Walt Disney World that teenagers are sure to absolutely love is one of the two Disney Water Parks found on property. Blizzard Beach formed when a freak snow storm hit Central Florida and a ski resort was built only to quickly turn into a water park after all the snow began to melt. Teens will love chilling out on comfortable reclining chairs and also enjoying big thrills on a plethora of water slides and the absolutely thrilling Summit Plummet.