View Full Version : Teens and Disneyworld

06-15-2006, 09:53 PM
I am beginning to plan our trip for next year (I have a while) and I was
told today by a coworker who is going to Disneyworld next week that my
teen was too old for the trip (she will be 14 when we go) and probably won't enjoy it. Does anyone think this could be true? Should I plan something else? She told me that Universal Studios would be better because my daughter is too old for Disneyworld. Now I'm having second thoughts because I want my daughter to have a fun trip before she starts high school. Any help?? Thanks for any response. This would be our first trip to Disneyworld with just the three of us. Thanks again. :sad1:

06-16-2006, 10:03 AM
I grew up in a disney family, going about once every year. I'm now 22 and my vacations with my dbf are to where you ask? that's right Disney. You're never too old for disney. You'll have a great vacation. If you're really afraid she'll be disappointed split your time between universal and disney and do a little bit of each. Whatever you decide it will be fine and she'll have fun. Happy Planning!!!

06-16-2006, 10:19 AM
Not true at all! We try to go once a year. My dd is 15--I took her and a friend on our last trip in February and they had a blast. They particularly liked the character breakfast at Chef Mickey's. :teeth:

There is plenty at WDW to keep a 14 yo happy and having fun. Pay no attention to your co-worker. :teeth:

06-16-2006, 03:59 PM
I think your coworker is a little biased (I know so many people who are anti-Disney, its sick!). I have never met anyone who went to WDW and didn't like it. My high school's marching band went twice while I was in high school (I know they've been several times in the past) and all the kids love it. I also went with a group of cheerleaders. The girls I hung out with LLLLOOOOOVVVEEEEDDD it! Some of the older girls were a little bored with it (I think it's more because they have to check in and have to be with a chap. all the time). I've been several times and still love it. Most of my family has been several times, and still love it.

06-16-2006, 04:55 PM
I don't think that your daughter is too old for Disney world. I have a 14 year old daughter who will be turning 15 in this year and she doesn't think that she will ever get too old for Disney world. You should let your daughter help you plan your vacation and maybe that will help her see how fun it could actually be even though your coworker thinks she is a little too old. But personally, i don't think that you can ever be too old for a Disney vacation. :thumbsup2 We too went to universal studios in 2002 and my kids thought it was "pretty cool" :rolleyes2 , but they think that the Disney vacation atmosphere is way more comforting :mickeyjum

06-16-2006, 07:56 PM
Twin DD's, now 16, have been going to WDW since they were 6. We leave in 5 days and they are climbing the walls ready to go. They have said many times that they will never be "too old" for WDW. I love going to my favorite place on earth with my entire family, including DS (now 22) who is flying in from Pittsburgh.

06-16-2006, 11:54 PM
My 16 dd decided our vacation to WDW this year. We had been throwing different ideas out and were leaning towards Orlando, but just SeaWorld and Universal (we've never been). She wanted to do "just one day" at Epcot. After some discussions, we decided that we'd do WDW and she got online and got all the information on resorts, cost, etc.

06-18-2006, 05:46 AM
Thank You to everyone for your replies. I feel better about planning the trip now. Thanks again for all the encouragement. :grouphug:

06-18-2006, 01:17 PM
Your DD will have a magical time :goodvibes :Pinkbounc :goodvibes :thumbsup2

06-22-2006, 11:52 AM
I took my oldest daughter to WDW when she was 3. She has been many, many, times - with me, with grandparents, for high school grad week and with her church group. She is now 26, returned in March from her Disnsy World Honeymoon. I'm sure she would be ready to go again tomorrow. You never outgrow Disney!

06-22-2006, 12:13 PM
My family and I went to Disney when I was 16 and I had a blast. All through my teenage years I never lost the Disney spirit. I was always counting down the days until our next trip. I just never outgrew it and probably never will. True, I wasn't exactly the "typical" teenager, but it's not always a given that teenagers don't like Disney World.

06-22-2006, 05:08 PM
I think the great thing about Disney World is that almost no one can be a "typical" teenager there. It's as though they've got some magic pixie dust shield that prevents any teens from adopting that I-don't-care-and-you-can't-make-me attitude. Who couldn't care about Mickey Mouse??

Even my brothers loved Disney World when they were teens (which is saying something as (in my experience) girls are more into it than boys). Your co-worker must be one of those Scrouge-Mcduck types who are miserly and like that Universal Studios commercial where the girl says if she has to hug another princess, she's going to hurl. (Well maybe she doesn't even deserve to hug any princesses. At all. So there.). Anyway, I'd be willing to bet your daughter will love Disney World! :)

06-23-2006, 09:18 AM
not that my say means anything but i am 13 and i want to go back WDW more than my parents do this is the fourth year were going and weve gone becuase of me ever since our first trip

people think i am a freak and stuff because i love disney but it is just a good family oriented vacation spot designed for all ages

06-23-2006, 10:02 AM
I think the great thing about Disney World is that almost no one can be a "typical" teenager there. It's as though they've got some magic pixie dust shield that prevents any teens from adopting that I-don't-care-and-you-can't-make-me attitude. Who couldn't care about Mickey Mouse??
I've seen it. It can happen. I think you're right in the effect that most teens are capable of enjoying Disney World, but they just don't want to enjoy it. Sometimes they'll grumble the entire trip and next year, the parents will side with the cranky teenagers and go to the beach.

06-23-2006, 02:51 PM
She will love it!! We are going again in August and my kids, DS19 and DD16 can't wait! On our first visit, they were 13 and 16 and absolutely loved it! We also did Universal and stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel but they would prefer Disney anyday! :cheer2: :cheer2:

Ariel Mae
06-23-2006, 03:30 PM
I'm 18, and have been going to Disney since I was 6 months old. I have enjoyed it eer since. I dislike it more now that is geared towards the teenage crowd. (I'm not a fan of loud noises, fast rides, so on and so forth. I am more of a teen who enjoyed "Family Oriented" WDW. But, nonetheless, I will continue to go until the day I die.)

06-23-2006, 04:52 PM
DD is 15 and we took her and two friends last year and they had a blast. Even got a few picutres made with characters. Loved Chef Mickey and Crystal Palace. DD has been going since she was 18 months and a few times we have said hey lets do something different and she says no. Right now she is down at universal with friend and family for a week. She said she likes it, she is having a great time, but can't believe there is not much to do and still likes Disney better. :banana: I think your daughter will love it but you might want to split it up and do a couple of days at universal. Some people just think disney is for little kids.

06-24-2006, 11:58 AM
Hi Jusafan, I think your DD will have a wonderful time at WDW. Just to let you know my DS16 who is hooked on WDW plan our vacation this year he also pick the resort, now that's saying something for teens. CBR HERE WE COME!

8 Days and counting!!!!!!!

:woohoo: :beach: :dancer: party: :jumping1: ::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo :woohoo:

06-24-2006, 12:18 PM
Oh Goodness no...your coworker doesn't know what he is talking about!! My sister is 14 and she can't wait to go back!! We always have so much fun talking about WDW and our fun memories...in fact she has planned to have us all go for her 15th birthday!! I am 20..and I love WDW...you are never too old. A few years ago I went to CA on a trip for my HS choir...and we weren't able to go to Disneyland because the travel agaent felt that we were too old. I was very disappointed to say the least.

Disney Spaz
06-24-2006, 09:26 PM
I think you shold post this question on the Disney teen boards I bet you get tons of teenagers, my DS inclded who will tell you WDW is the way to go. I agree with the other posters that sometimes people who don't share our Disney spirit can rain on our trips a little so don't let others sway your decision. You know your daughter and what she would like. I have to tel you that when I was 14 if I had been taken to USO I would have wondered why we weren't going to WDW.

06-25-2006, 12:41 PM
You're never too old for Disney!!!!

Loves Disney
06-25-2006, 01:24 PM
Your coworker obviously has no idea what Disney is all about. I will be 18 soon and I have been going to WDW ever since I was very very young. I LOVE the place. Sometimes it is just important to ignore the ignorant and form an opinion based on the comments and suggestions of people who DO know WDW inside and out.

If people think Pleasure Island is for young children...or Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is for babies...or spas, fancy dinning, etc. etc...then why isn't Universal filled with a bunch of 3 year olds?

WDW is geared for EVERY age...not just babies, pre-teens, teens, adults...but ALL ages. No one can be too old for WDW, with the rides and attractions and recreation options, it is nearly impossible for someone to be too old for WDW...in fact...it is impossible.

Walt Disney visioned a place for the young and young at heart...he even mentions that in his opening announcement in 1955... ;)

If someone hasn't lost sight of their imagination, their dreams, their excitement and their ability to have fun...that someone will love WDW.


P.S. -- Still in doubt? Check out the Teen Disney board...you will find that there are a lot of teens who adore Disney...who are addicted to its magic! :goodvibes