10 Ways For Tweens To Have Fun At Walt Disney World This Summer

Do you have a tween in your family that you will soon be bringing to Walt Disney World? You might be wondering what there is for kids this age to do, and most importantly, will they have fun so you can. Well, you’re in luck, because there are many things for your tween and the entire family to enjoy together this summer. Here’s a list of 10 unforgettable ways for tweens and their families to experience the magic, courtesy of Disney:


Families planning their next visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth are in for a real treat. That’s especially true for families with tweens. With roller coasters and thrill attractions of all kinds and so much more, tweens can explore new and classic experiences, soak up the sun and indulge in some tasty tastes. From the must-have family photo in front of Cinderella Castle with its new royal colors to character dining experiences with picture-perfect views, here are 10 ways for tweens and families to spring into summer while vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort this year:

  1. Blizzard Beach 4Splash into Fun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – This wintry-themed water park is celebrating the best summer ever in splashy style. It’s a great place to enjoy family fun together with big thrills for the kids and places for parents to relax.
  2. Discover Paradise at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – The tropical oasis along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon is now accepting bookings for late July 2021. The reimagined guest rooms will surround guests with details, patterns and textures inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.”
  3. Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden FestivalThe Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms Through July 5 The event combines the freshest flowers and flavors from around the world, featuring fun for the whole family from garden-inspired cuisine to lifelike character topiaries and new Orange Bird merchandise to complement any selfie. Guests who miss this festival have no reason to worry. On July 15, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will kick off and run through November 20, offering plenty of family-friendly fun.
  4. Check Out the Royal Makeover of Cinderella Castle – The treasured icon at the heart of Magic Kingdom Park now features bold, shimmering and regal enhancements befitting its royal status. It makes a great photo backdrop with family and friends.
  5. Earth Week Celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme ParkCelebrate the Magic of Nature – Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, an immersive land featuring massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and unbelievable experiences including Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. And from April 18 to 24, the park will connect guests with the magic of nature through Earth Week activities designed to educate, entertain and inspire the whole family.
  6. Find Disney Characters in New Places –From cavalcades to caravans to flotillas and even special “pop-up” appearances, guests of all ages can discover favorite friends at all four theme parks and occasional special surprise appearances at Disney Resort hotels.
  7. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway RailwayStep into an Adventure – At Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can step through a movie screen and into the cartoon world of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway They can also embark on an adventure in a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive, award-winning land featuring two thrilling attractions: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
  8. Here for the Food – Foodie options are limitless at Walt Disney World, whether sitting for a family meal or snacking between attractions. Guests can enjoy a family-style meal at Chef Mickey’s with Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or visit Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort for a fun character dining experience during Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends and a beautiful view of Walt Disney World. EPCOT is another great place to grab a quick bite … or two … or three! The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival offers more than 20 Outdoor Kitchens where guests can sample tastes and sips as diverse as Avocado Toast and a Maple Popcorn Shake. Top off the experience with classic Disney Parks snacks – buttery popcorn and the classic Mickey Ice Cream Bar are Walt Disney World theme park favorites.
  9. Everglazed 4Stroll, Dine and Shop for the Perfect Gifat Disney Springs – Guests visiting this shopping, dining and entertainment destination have plenty of new options to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Disney Style is the latest fashion-forward merchandise spot with a twist. Here, fashionistas find a curated assortment of trendy apparel and accessories inspired by beloved Disney characters and attractions. Tweens looking for a sweet treat can grab a handcrafted, photo-worthy donut at the newly opened Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew.
  10. Relax Outdoors – Central Florida weather is traditionally gorgeous this time of year, and Walt Disney World offers special ways to enjoy outdoor recreation, including miniature golf, fishing expeditions, horseback riding and more.

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Blizzard Beach Reopens At Walt Disney World

Exciting news for water lovers visiting Walt Disney World soon, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is now open! Kicking off the 25th season of this adorably themed winter wonderland water park, there are tons of attractions for the entire family to enjoy including waterslides, wave pool, lazy river, and the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride. And of course, when it’s time for a break, there are plenty of tasty snacks and beverages to enjoy.

A One Day Water Park Ticket (without blockout dates) is now available for $69 plus tax for adults and $63 plus tax for children ages 3 to 9. So get your tickets now by clicking here to purchase directly from Disney, and get ready to take the plunge!

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Disney H2O Glow Nights At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon In 2020

Great news for fans of water parks and beach parties…returning to Typhoon Lagoon for summer 2020 are Disney H2O Glow Nights! Here’s everything you need to know about this ultimate summer celebration, courtesy of Disney:


Experience the ultimate glow party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park. Make waves with Rex, the Dinosaur of Ceremonies, and his Toy Story pals during their biggest glow party yet—one your whole family won’t want to miss!

Event Highlights

  • DJ Dance Party: Groove to tunes on the sandy beaches by the Surf Pool.
  • Toy Story Pals: Enjoy a fun character greeting experience.
  • Glowing Backdrops: Delight in the lit-up scenery that surrounds you.
  • Unique Food and Souvenirs: Treat yourself to a tempting array of limited-time specialty-themed bites, drinks, and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • Adults Only Area: Special area just for adult party-goers featuring entertainment and a bar with refreshing libations available for purchase (ages 21 and older).
  • Attraction Access: Enjoy access to all of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park attractions with shorter wait times.
  • Special Glow: Upon arrival, receive a unique Glow wristband especially themed for the event.

Dates

Most Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 3 through August 29, 2020: 

  • June 3, 6, 10, 17, 20 and 27
  • July 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29
  • August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29

Times

8:00pm to 11:00pm (Guests with event tickets may arrive early, beginning at 6:00pm)

Tickets

Tickets are $65 for adults (plus tax) and $60 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax), please click here to order online now. 


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