Water parks are a great way for your teens to enjoy the thrills they seek but also allow parents to relax poolside.
Disney offers great water parks, like Typhoon Lagoon at Disneyworld, which features a “surf pool” that simulates actual surfing. Great for those teenage boys who have always wanted to learn, and for those girls they have a shark reef where you can actually snorkel with real sharks!
Blizzard Beach also at Disneyworld is a more family oriented waterpark that includes and area of swimming for the little ones at one end of the the park, but on the other end and almost vertical long tube slide for those adventurous to try it out.
They have something for every member of the family as well as a way to escape the heat.
Have your teens get “fast passes” to all the major attractions and thrill rides they want to go on. This way your teens spend less time standing in line and more time exploring the other wonderful options Disney has to offer. This is also great if you have teens that like to complain a lot about waiting in line or want to ride the same ride over and over again. Although be advised that you can only get one “fast pass” per ride per every 2 hours.
* My teens did figure out that if you do push a button on the back of the machine you get more than one pass. Although this is most likely against park rules, you could always give it a try.
Bring water with you; purchasing bottles at the parks will cost you a pretty penny and that could be money well spent on food because if you traveling with teen boys, you know how much they eat.
Bring your own food this way you cut costs in a big way and as long as you bring enough for everyone, since most parents know that teens are a food budget buster.
* If you live near by or have access to a car, pack your own lunch that they allow you to bring into the park without any additional charge.
Force them to take at least one character picture of their childhood dreams, as much as they complain about it at the time, later on in life they will thank you for it.
* My daughter who is 21 now keeps her picture of Cinderella as her background picture on her computer.
Set a strict budget for souvenirs, if you establish the amount earlier on in the day or even better, before you get to the park this saves you a lot of aggravation when if comes time to pay, and your kids start to whine. They may act to cool for those things but you’ll be surprised at how quickly the little kid in them comes out when they find something they like.