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Old 02-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Disneyworld needs updated to better attract tweens and teens

I was wondering how many people feel as I do that disney is missing out on a substantial opportunity by not adding more to attract the tweens and teens(okay alot of thrill seeking adults too) I have 3 daughters one of them grown but also a 10 and 15 year old who are really losing their desire to go to disneyworld as they say that there is not enough stuff that they like to do. They only really like splash mountain and big thunder mountain railroad at Magic Kingdom, TOT and Rockin Rollercoaster at the Studios. They are finally telling me they don't really care to go to disney anymore which is heartbreaking for me as I love the place. Then again I can understand them as they love Islands of Adventure and Busch Gardens for you guessed it Thrill rides. Of course they have also outgrown the princess stage to my horror. I think it is time that disney created more thrill rides based on the villians, which I will admit are my favorite characters. How does anyone else feel? My daughters know about *********** and actually asked for me to get a petition going so disney will know how they feel but I do not want to just jump on that bandwagon
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Disney, as it exists now, is fine as it is, IMHO. There are plenty of places to go for thrill rides, like IoA but Disney is going for a different type of atmosphere - for famblies....
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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If they are into thrill rides, there are lots of places for them to pursue that interest. The intention of Disney World was to have attractions that everyone could do together. It's the atmosphere as much as the actual "ride." They will probably get over it and come back to the fold when they stop being teenagers. (Although I have to admit I still loved WDW as a teen.)
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Why? Tweens don't have much money. Tweens would prefer to go somewhere that only focuses on rides.

Disney wants families to come, stay on resorts, eat at restaurants and buy big vacation packages.

There is a certain segment of teenagers that are going to rebel against anything that even seems slanted towards kids. Disney has little shot with them anyway.

Disney is doing fine as they are.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Why? Tweens don't have much money. Tweens would prefer to go somewhere that only focuses on rides.

Disney wants families to come, stay on resorts, eat at restaurants and buy big vacation packages.
Really? Looks like "Tweens spend about $43 billion a year and influence the spending of billions of dollars more on everything from cell phones to vacations to automobiles"....

http://newswise.com/articles/read-tw...act-on-economy
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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Why? Tweens don't have much money. Tweens would prefer to go somewhere that only focuses on rides.

Disney wants families to come, stay on resorts, eat at restaurants and buy big vacation packages.

There is a certain segment of teenagers that are going to rebel against anything that even seems slanted towards kids. Disney has little shot with them anyway.

Disney is doing fine as they are.
What?? If Disney can't attract teens, they're going to make mom & dad go somewhere else. Teens/tweens are critical to Disney; 15 years from now when these kids have kids of their own, they're not going to think Disney..
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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What?? If Disney can't attract teens, they're going to make mom & dad go somewhere else. Teens/tweens are critical to Disney; 15 years from now when these kids have kids of their own, they're not going to think Disney..
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Really? Looks like "Tweens spend about $43 billion a year and influence the spending of billions of dollars more on everything from cell phones to vacations to automobiles"....

http://newswise.com/articles/read-tw...act-on-economy
Good points. And on that note, there seems to be plenty of things for tweens/teens at the water parks. No reason a few new rides couldn't pop up at the main parks as well.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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What?? If Disney can't attract teens, they're going to make mom & dad go somewhere else. Teens/tweens are critical to Disney; 15 years from now when these kids have kids of their own, they're not going to think Disney..

Except...that is not true at all. They do think Disney. They bring their own families there...generation after generation.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #9
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What?? If Disney can't attract teens, they're going to make mom & dad go somewhere else. Teens/tweens are critical to Disney; 15 years from now when these kids have kids of their own, they're not going to think Disney..
This might actually matter if:

1. Teens were the people who determined where families went on their vacations.

2. All teens hated visiting WDW as things stand right now.

I don't think either one of these is true in the vast majority of cases.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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My 15 year old got to go to Universal a few weeks ago. According to her she still prefers Disney World. She said once you look past the few big rides at Universal what you essentially have is a poorly imagineered park with unhappy employees.
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If they are into thrill rides, there are lots of places for them to pursue that interest. The intention of Disney World was to have attractions that everyone could do together. It's the atmosphere as much as the actual "ride." They will probably get over it and come back to the fold when they stop being teenagers. (Although I have to admit I still loved WDW as a teen.)
I went to Disneyland at 10 and liked it (didn't love it - preferred Six Flags). DisneyWorld MK at 17 and HATED it. AK at 31 and LOVED it. And at 45 all of DisneyWorld with my kids and Loved it. MK is still not my favorite place personally, but had a ball watching the kids. But, my experience of disliking it so much is why we pushed to go when we did - oldest daughter is 12 now and I was afraid she'd grow out of it before she even got to see it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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I don't see any issues as far as rides and attractions go. Either you love Disney-themed attractions or you don't. I think the area where they really lack is souvenirs and clothing.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #13
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I think instead of adding the Seven Dwarves Mine Train which is another low thrill coaster which WDW already has a lot of, they should have built a major thrill coaster at Epcot to appeal to thrill seekers. I'll admit that I like rides like Dragons, Hulk, Kumba, Montu and Sheikra more than any other coaster that Disney and would be happy with 1 of those types of coasters in WDW. One drawback is the height requirement though since it would likely be 54" and that those types of coasters are also more restrictive than anything at Disney even factoring in that all those coasters I mentioned have modified seating for people who aren't able to fit in the standard seats.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #14
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I think instead of adding the Seven Dwarves Mine Train which is another low thrill coaster which WDW already has a lot of, they should have built a major thrill coaster at Epcot to appeal to thrill seekers. I'll admit that I like rides like Dragons, Hulk, Kumba, Montu and Sheikra more than any other coaster that Disney and would be happy with 1 of those types of coasters in WDW. One drawback is the height requirement though since it would likely be 54" and that those types of coasters are also more restrictive than anything at Disney even factoring in that all those coasters I mentioned have modified seating for people who aren't able to fit in the standard seats.
You miss the whole point..............Disney is built around families and Disney magic, stories and charaters The parks teel their stories in excellent style and theming.........They have qiute a few family style thrill rides........all part of the Disney Magic.

You can go anywhere........for steel frame thrill rides......if that is what your looking for go to 6 flags and univseral.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:10 AM   #15
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Disney shouldn't add anything ever again. No Marvel or Star Wars attractions, no Avatarland at AK...nothing except nice and gentle family rides. I think that would be very nice.

Let's just keep WDW the way it is for all time.

There...I get it too.
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