Skip to Content

Doing Disney World with teens – PREP090

Doing Disney World with teens – PREP090

Today I have info on how to do Disney World with teens in a discussion that includes my assistant, Heather. We share our thoughts on when to go, how to plan your days, and suggested places to eat.

I also have a quick tip of the day for people hoping to book a princess meal and makeover together.

These are notes from this episode. There’s much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

Become a WDW Prep To Go Patron

WDW Prep To Go Patrons pay a little to unlock even more content than what’s on the main podcast feed, such as a private FB Group and exclusive audio that’s released on a private podcast feed.
Become a Patron Now

Disney World with teen suggestions

  • When to go – plan around school schedules which often means going during spring breaks and summers. Might also consider a long weekend for teen-friendly events like Star Wars Weekends.
  • Where to stay – on-site options could give older teens more freedom to navigate on their own. Off-site options gives you more space and privacy.
  • Making a daily plan – get teens involved in planning. Consider adding Universal to a Disney World trip.
  • Choosing dining – narrow down a list and have teens pick. Consider options like Sci-Fi Diner, restaurants that non-picky teens might like (such as many in the World Showcase), character meals are still fun for many teens, and then there are fun/ornery restaurants like Whispering Canyon Cafe or 50s Prime Time Cafe.
  • Park touring – have them prioritize what they must do, keep in mind that teens can still be tired and need breaks, and consider adjusting plans as necessary (which might include rescheduling FastPass+ reservations for later).
  • Adding extra magic – consider ordering in-room celebrations from the Disney Florist if staying on-site, many teens are old enough to go on backstage tours that have age requirements, provide gift and arcade cards, and get teens involved in pin trading or collecting.

Recent news

Quick tip of the day

If you’re staying on-site and hoping to book a Cinderella Royal’s Table/Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique combo, consider booking it toward the end of your trip since both are available 180 days before your trip begins. Doing it this way will make it easier to get the times you want.

Have a quick tip of your own? Call it in at

Subscribe to get new episodes

There are a few ways to get new episodes of WDW Prep To Go (if you’re used to listening on the website, subscribe so you can take new episodes with you on your phone)

The following products and services give us a commission on sales.

Get our free Quick Start Guide

Have our guide delivered right to your inbox with our 6-step Disney World planning process to make it less overwhelming. Snag our free guide ➡️

Take our course

Check out our course that will help you learn all about Walt Disney World planning with dozens of videos and downloadables for each step along the way. Get access now ➡️

Our recommend travel agency

We partner with Small World Vacations, Diamond Level Authorized Disney Vacations Planners in business since 1996. Get a quote now ➡️

Want to stay deluxe on a moderate budget?

It’s 1 of our top fave ways to save! By renting DVC points, you can stay in deluxe accommodations for a fraction of the price. Check availability ➡️

Private car service

Quicksilver Tours will transport you in style. They assist with luggage at the airport, provide car seats, and include a free grocery stop. Book your car ➡️

Need a stroller, wheelchair, or scooter?

Buena Vista Scooters is a company with a great reputation who offers in-person resort drop off and pick up of strollers, scooters, and wheelchairs. Book your rental ➡️

Amazon recommendations

Check out our Amazon shop with trip essentials we love. Start shopping ➡️

WDW Prep merch

Get WDW Prep merch to show off your Disney knowledge (especially fun for spotting others during your trip!). Check out the WDW Prep merch shop ➡️

Shannon Albert

Casey Thompson

Thursday 1st of October 2020

We are going the last week of October and staying at Coronado Springs Tower. Can we go to other resort pools?