12 Awesome Attractions For Teens At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is one of the best family vacation destinations in that it has something for everyone to enjoy. Adults can enjoy the ambiance of World Showcase and become kids again, young kids can frolic through Fantasyland and meet their favorite characters, and teens can find some extreme adventures to enjoy. From blasting off into space and getting soaked on a mountain to competing in 3D and seeing some ghosts, there is something fun to entertain every teen on a Disney vacation. Here are twelve awesome attractions that every teen should try at Walt Disney World!


12. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith –

This thrilling attraction takes teens into the fictional G Force Records where big name Hollywood artists go to record their next albums. After a chance encounter with Aerosmith, teens will find themselves strapped into a super stretch limo and launched at high speeds through Los Angeles to make it to the concert on time! With such a thrilling launch, several inversions, and a rocking soundtrack teens are sure to love this coaster!

11. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror –

Located right next door to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, teens can step into the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel for a truly eerie experience. After discovering just what happened on a night long ago, teens will find themselves on an evil service elevator headed directly to the Twilight Zone! Teens will especially love this attraction as the elevator is computer randomized so that each ride has a completely unique drop sequence!

10. Expedition Everest –

This looming Forbidden Mountain in Disney’s Animal Kingdom starts off as a soothing tea train ride along the foot of the mountain, but soon turns frantic when teens find a torn up section of track. With no choice but to head a different way deeper into the mountain, teens soon find themselves face to face with the menacing Yeti and desperately trying to escape him!

9. Summit Plummet –

Teens will especially love Blizzard Beach Water Park that was established after a freak Florida snow storm and now features some awesome water attractions with all of the melting snow! Boasting several water slides, a family raft ride, and the twelve story tall Summit Plummet, teens will love spending a whole day soaking up the sun and cooling down at this unique water park.

8. Space Mountain –

Located in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, this massive mountain can be spotted from outside the park and draws adventure seeking teens in. Blasting guests off into space on a nearly pitch black adventure, Space Mountain is thrilling for all ages but is especially adored by teens.


7. Toy Story Mania –

This attraction is popular in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and it is easy to see why. Shrinking guests down to the size of toys and letting them compete in 3D midway games hosted by the Toy Story characters, guests love the interactive fun found here. Teens will especially love Toy Story Mania as they can compete time and time again to beat their friends, family, and even their own best score!

6. Slinky Dog Dash – 

Another Toy Story attraction for teens! Who’s up for a ride on the new Slinky Dog Dash at Hollywood Studios? Toy Story Land has crowds flocking to it for all the right reasons. This fun, new land makes guests feel as if they’ve shrunk down to the size of toy and are exploring Andy’s backyard with his beloved toys. Slinky Dog has joined in the fun with smooth dips and turns on his roller coaster! This is a coaster that is sure to be a favorite after just one ride. Have a blast with the breeze in your hair… just don’t forget to look around at all the awesome sights you’ll see across Andy’s toy-filled backyard. Finally, pull in for a stop to hear the sweet audio-animatronic Wheezy the Penguin singing for all the Slinky Dog Dash guests to enjoy.

5. Splash Mountain –

This soaking attraction in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland follows the adventures of Br’er Rabbit as he leaves home in search of more adventure. Teens will love this attraction as they find themselves dropping over fifty feet down the front of the mountain directly into the Briar Patch!

4. Haunted Mansion –

There is no ride as eerie in Walt Disney World as the Haunted Mansion, making it a favorite for teens. Introducing Gracey Manor, home to nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts, teens will love passing through the interactive graveyard and discovering all of the creeps and chills hidden inside the walls! Extra props for riding at night when the attraction definitely seems creepier!

3. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – 

Your teen will loving taking a ride on the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”! Star Wars fan or not, riding in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon is an experience not to be missed. This interactive attraction is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. With roles including pilot, gunner, and engineer – everyone must work together to reach their destination despite a few hiccups along the way.

2. Avatar Flight of Passage – 

Avatar Flight of Passage is one of the two attractions located in the new Pandora – The World of Avatar area within Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Prepare to straddle what feels somewhat like one of those motorcycles at an arcade, be secured in, and then using 3D screen technology, awesome 4D effects, and motion simulation – feel like you are literally flying on the back of a mountain banshee in the most exhilarating way. Your banshee (somewhat like a flying dragon) will soar through the sky as it takes you on the ride of a lifetime through Pandora – The World of Avatar.

1. Mission: SPACE –

This thrilling Epcot attraction is a favorite of adventurous teens as it takes them into the International Space Training Center and offers up the chance to go through astronaut training and simulations. Featuring a thrilling expedition to space complete with G forces comparable to what the astronauts feel, teens will love blasting off to Mars on the intense Orange Team!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.