Looking for any advice on how to approach Disney with teens. My kids are 17, 14, 9, and 7 and we will be heading to Disney for 9 park days and a travel day on either side so 11 days of togetherness We’ve been on 6 trips as a family over the years (last trip was 2017). We all really love Disney and can’t wait to go, but I was wondering how those of you with less-than-cheerful (for lack of a better phrase) teens fare at Disney.
I made ADRs and FPP to hit each person’s top 5 attractions and top requested restaurant. We have a mix of RDs (4 with 1 in each park and no EMH) and late nights (3) with sleep-in days after for at least the teens (1 of those days the rest of us will RD MK for 2nd time). I am willing to buy them copious amounts of food to ward off the hangries and have suggested, especially to my oldest, that when he’s had too much family time, he is welcome to catch a bus back to the resort at any time. I have also included one special thing of each child’s choosing in our plans.
Not really looking for tips on parenting teens, more just how to give them space on a long family vacation and get them to just enjoy Disney. Or will I have better luck getting blood from a turnip? Do any teen-visit survivors have any advice, tips, or good stories? TIA