Disney World for Theater-Crazy Teenagers
Is your teen a certified “drama-nerd”? If so, you may be surprised by the number of theatrical attractions, dinner shows, and comedy acts they can see when they visit the Walt Disney World Parks. We’ve listed a few of our favorite, or you can check out a full list over at Disney For Teens.
For musical fans
You’ll find several Broadway-style musical shows throughout the parks, including Finding Nemo at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is a big-budget show that features professional actors, a musical score created by Tony Award winning composers, and incredible puppetry. Animal Kingdom is also home to the Festival of the Lion King, with favorite songs from the movie, plus a few new ones, alongside elaborate costumes and aerial performers.
At Hollywood Studios you can stop by for Beauty and the Beast Live, a musical performed in a relaxing open air theater. This is a 25 minute long show that follows the storyline of the popular movie. There’s also a Little Mermaid show, which features clips from the movies alongside some live performances.
Keep your eyes peeled for the many street performers throughout the parks. In Epcot you’ll find the World Showcase Players that preform a comedy act in the UK pavilion, or stop by to see the French Waiters climb a huge tower of stacked chairs. Italy is home to an interactive juggler named Sergio, plus the Ziti Sisters and their musical comedy skits.
At Hollywood Studios you’ll see a wide range of what are known as the Citizens of Hollywood. Dressed in period costumes from the ‘30s and ‘40s, they roam the streets and try to get guests involved in their crazy antics.
Delicious dinner shows
There are a few dinner shows on property, too. The most popular is the Hoop De Doo Revue, which is a western-themed show with a collection of hilarious musical skits. For a more low-key evening, head to the ‘50s Prime Time restaurant, where the wait staff are actors portraying moms and pops from yesteryear. You can also step inside the Sci-Fi Drive-In Theater to watch a series of classic Sci-Fi movie clips while you munch on a burger and fries.
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