Too often people think of Disney World as the perfect place for young kids. While that’s certainly true, there’s a lot more to it than that! We’ve compiled a list of six awesome things teenage girls will love to do at Disney World.

1.         Visit a water park

You’ve got tons of options, both Disney (Typhon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach) and non-Disney (Wet ‘n Wild) but no matter which one you choose, your teen will love spending a day at the water park in the warm Florida sun.

aquatica water park teens

2.         Shop your hearts away at Downtown Disney

If your teen gal is a big fan of shopping then she’s bound to be a big fan of Downtown Disney. There you’ll find family-friendly restaurants, shopping, nightlife, entertainment, and more!

3.         Visit a Disney resort spa

Savvy parents know there are much better deals out there than staying at a Disney World resort, yet many don’t realize that you can still take advantage of many of the benefits – including visiting their spas. Of course you’ll pay more than you would for the same treatment back home, but there’s nothing quite like being pampered at Disney.

teens disney spa

4.         Horseback riding

If your daughter is interested in outdoor adventures, then you won’t want to miss horseback riding at Ft. Wilderness. There, for a relatively small fee, you can choose between a simple ride around the ring or a multi-hour trail ride.

5.         Behind the scenes tours

There are behind the scenes tours at each of the parks. Some are simple 30 minute affairs while others will last all day. No matter if your teen loves Disney and would geek out learning a bunch of info she didn’t know, or if she think she’s too old to enjoy it and you need something to get her really excited, there’s a tour that’s right for your needs.

disney world behind the scenes tour

6.         Take a hot air balloon ride

If your teen thinks they’re too old for Disney World, it’s your job to show them that this simply isn’t true! It’s not enough to just find them things they’ll like to do – the key is finding things they’ll like to do that they can’t do anywhere else. Unless you live in the hot air balloon capital of the world, it’s likely that Characters in Flight, a hot air balloon ride in Downtown Disney, will impress. Many parents are shocked to learn that these rides start at just $12 a person.

No matter how old your kids are there’s always something to get excited about at Disney. Teenage girls may not want to leave their friends behind, they may think they’re too old for everything at Disney, or they may be unexcited for other reasons. If that’s the case, just use the above ideas to get them excited about Disney again!