I am a huge fan of Adventures by Disney luxury, guided, family vacations! I recently wrote about how to decide if your child is old enough for Adventures by Disney. Today, let’s consider another age group – teenagers! Teenagers can be a hard-to-please group. Is your teen is a diehard Disney fan? Does your teen roll her eyes at the thought of family vacation? Either way, Adventures by Disney will enthrall them with an unforgettable experience.Here are my top 5 Reasons Teens will love a family vacation with Adventures by Disney!
1. Amazing Destinations
Adventures by Disney (ABD) takes you and your teens to the most unique locations close to home and around the world. Does your teen want to hike Machu Picchu in Peru? Experience an African Safari? Bike in the Tuscan countryside? With over 30 destinations on 6 continents, ABD has an itinerary that is sure to please your teen and the rest of the family. Let your teen explore all the Adventures by Disney options then contact your travel agent! Practically everything is planned and included, so you can focus on your family.
2. Activity and Adventures for Teens
Teens on Adventures by Disney have plenty of activity and adventure! Zip lining in Costa Rica. Horseback riding through the Black Forest. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Canoeing across the Loch Ness. Every itinerary is designed to engage all age groups. Teens will never be bored on ABD!
Is your teen more adventurous than you are? Never fear! Families may choose to split up for certain activities. Your thrill seeking teen can participate in these activities with other teens and the Adventure Guides while you enjoy a more serene alternative. For example, on my recent trip to Costa Rica, some teens joined together for white water rafting while other family members took a serene float. Some teens zip lined, while others explored a nature walk.
3. The Dining Experience for Teens on Adventures by Disney
Food is often a highlight of Adventures by Disney vacations! The teen palate can range from gourmet to picky. No matter your teen’s preferences, they will eat well with Adventures by Disney! Teens (and all ages for that matter) may always choose from the traditional “adult” menu or the child-friendly options. If your teen resists your urging to try the local goulash, they can always have a hamburger instead! Adventure Guides are attentive to all dietary needs including allergies. Be sure to let Adventures by Disney know of any dietary issues before your trip.
4. The Social Scene
Each Adventures by Disney has a blend of age groups. Children ages 12 and younger are referred to as Junior Adventurers on Adventures by Disney. This younger set has special perks including Junior Adventure movie or game nights and special activities. Teens (often referred to as Friends of Junior Adventurers or “FOJA’s”) are always welcome to join in on the Junior Adventurer activities. It is not unusual to see teens choose to visit the Children’s Museum instead of touring a palace. Or a teen may decide to have dinner with a younger sibling for Junior Adventure night.
Teens often form their own group during the vacations. You will find teenagers on Adventures by Disney sitting together at dinner, playing cards on the bus, or having an impromptu dance party on a catamaran. Within a short time, teens have exchanged Twitter handles, Instagram addresses, and favorite playlists.
5. The Memories
While teens will enjoy the time to socialize with their peers, families still have plenty of time to spend together to experience the world in unforgettable Disney fashion. My daughter savored pretzel baking in Germany with her grandfather. My mother-in-law cherished waltz lessons with her grandson in Vienna.
Adventures Guides are on hand to capture hundreds of photographs throughout your journey. All the photos are available for download for free when you return home.
Teens are the perfect age to be immersed in new cultures and destinations. Adventures by Disney ensures that the entire family will have the most memorable and fun family vacation ever!