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#DisneyTweens: Thrills and Adventures Await Your Tweens at Walt Disney World Resort

Raquel Giorgio

by , Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Hi! I’m Raquel Giorgio, Public Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Resort, and the mother of one very adorable and enthusiastic Tween. My nine-year-old daughter is just starting to yearn for independence … but still wants to know her family is within arm’s reach. Sound familiar to you?

I want to welcome you to the latest series on the Disney Parks Blog. It’s all about … you guessed it … Tweens! While we know that Walt Disney World Resort is a favorite vacation destination for families with younger children, I’m here to tell you that Walt Disney World Resort is also the perfect place to bring your older kids! Thrilling and adventurous experiences in all FOUR of our Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, TWO water parks and Disney Springs await them! Now that they are older, Tweens can do and experience so much more! They’re taller and height restrictions may no longer apply to them. And they may be up for more adventure now!

Just check out brothers Graeme and Corbin as they try to one-up each other with a challenge to go on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

Whenever I bring my daughter to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it’s mandatory that the family ride Expedition Everest three times … in a row! She just loves it! And then she’ll exit the ride to search out a chance to meet Mickey and Minnie in their trendy safari outfits!

What are some of your favorite thrill rides here at Walt Disney World Resort that you’d like to share with your older kids? Is it Space Mountain, Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park? Perhaps Test Track at Epcot or Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? I’d love to hear! Please share in the comments below.

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  • I have a niece who is turning 10 this summer and we are trying to decide if we are going on the Adventures by Disney-New York City weekend or back to Disney World. This posting will certainly help give us some more information to consider as we make up our minds. Thanks for compiling this!!

  • My tween has also loved the thrills rides, and while Space Mountain used to be her favorite, I think Rock n Roller Coaster took that honor on our last trip. That coupled with the nearby Beauty & the Beast stage show made her crazy happy – love how this age can appreciate the full spectrum of options at the parks!

  • Welcome to the blog Ms. Raquel!

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