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8 Hot Spots for Teens at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World offers a magical time for guests of all ages. There are attractions designed for everyone, restaurants to please all kinds of palettes, and amazing experiences sure to interest every guest.  But what if your teen isn’t thrilled about a family trip to the most magical place on Earth? Walt Disney World definitely isn’t just for young guests meeting their favorite characters and adults enjoying a fine dining experience. Make your Fastpasses, reserve a restaurant or two, and get ready to show your teen that Walt Disney World is definitely geared for their age too! Check out my list for some great not-to-miss suggestions for teens.

1. Blizzard Beach

Water parks are always a big hit with teens, and Walt Disney World offers two amazing parks to cool off and have a blast. Blizzard Beach lets guests have fun at in the theming of a ski resort that melted in the Florida sun. The young adult crowd will love Summit Plummet, a 360-foot long slide that drops 12 stories down through a dark tunnel.  Slush Gusher and the Downhill Double Dipper are equally as fun, just not quite as intense. Blizzard Beach offers a wave pool and raft rides, as well as the popular Chair Lift, which takes guests on a one-way trip to the slides to the top of Mount Gushmore.

2. Typhoon Lagoon

If a tropical paradise is more appealing to your teen, Typhoon Lagoon gives teens a chance to get wet at an island paradise “disrupted” by a tropical typhoon. The Surf Pool offers thrills as six-foot waves sweep through the water at the largest wave pool in North America. The Humunga Kowabunga waterslide sends guests down a five-story drop in the dark. Teens can pair up on the Crush ‘n Gusher, a coaster-like raft ride, and the Storm Slides offer three separate choices for high-speed water slide thrills without a raft. Typhoon Lagoon also lets teens enjoy a lazy river ride on Castaway Creek. If they are willing to wake up early, taking advantage of surf lessons from an expert is an awesome experience.

3. Galaxy’s Edge

Brand new in 2019, Galaxy’s Edge lets teens experience a Star Wars story firsthand! Who doesn’t want to try flying the Millennium Falcon or join up with the Resistance? Wander around the planet Batuu and meet the locals, sample the blue milk at the Milk Stand, or build a custom droid at the Droid Depot.  It’s an incredible immersive adventure for everyone!

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4. Planet Hollywood

Check out Disney Springs for an amazing amount of shopping, entertainment, and dining, including Planet Hollywood. Teens will love looking at the cool Hollywood mementos and enjoying a menu full of great all-American favorites. The desserts will give them a huge sugar high, and the SuperNova milkshakes are not to be missed!

5. Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Bowling is always a favorite activity for teens, and Walt Disney World makes it even more entertaining at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Disney Springs. Featuring 30 bowling lanes, a mouth-watering menu, billiards, dancing, and live music, Splitsville is two stories of pure fun for the young adult crowd.

6. AMC Movies at Disney Springs 24

A great choice when the weather isn’t cooperating or it’s just time to relax, teens can head over to the West Side at Disney Springs and catch a great movie. AMC Movies at Disney Springs 24 offers blockbuster movies while you dine in comfort at your seat.

7. The VOID

Enter the world of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope, or join the expedition to assist the Rebellion in gathering intelligence to defeat the Empire. Virtual reality makes it all possible at the VOID, an experience that’s sure to be a hit with teens. The VOID can be found at the Marketplace area of Disney Springs. Note that guests have to be at least 10 years old to participate, and everyone must sign a waiver of liability before entering the attraction.

8. Space 220

Ready to dine in outer space? Epcot will soon be offering guests the opportunity to enjoy an international menu while gazing at spacescapes and views of the Earth. Teens love the Mission Space attraction next door to this new restaurant, so Space 220 will be a great place for them to check out too. I recommend experiencing Mission Space before eating at Space 220!

About Melissa Fegely

I have been a professional writer for over 18 years with degrees in Biology and English. I am a lifelong Disney fan and a Disney Vacation Club member of over nine years. Having visited Walt Disney World several times growing up, I really caught the Disney bug after many trips with my husband. Now I am happily addicted to taking our son to Walt Disney World as often as possible and watching him experience the magic and Mickey Bars as he grows up. Traveling to Walt Disney World twice a year, I enjoy attending the Flower and Garden festival held in the spring and strolling around the World Showcase, as well as exploring all of the hidden gems that all four parks have to offer. I love helping my family and friends plan their next Disney trips based on my experiences. I also enjoy reading, swimming, traveling, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, attended Shippensburg University, and current live in suburban Philadelphia with my husband, son, and two cats.