WDW with Teenagers

Sep 6th, 2006, 04:42 PM
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WDW with Teenagers

We are considering a trip to WDW in January with two teenagers. Which of the following Disney resort hotels would appeal most to our 17 year olds? the Riverside, the French Quarters or the Carribean?
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Sep 11th, 2006, 12:20 PM
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I would recommend either French Quarter or Caribbean Beach. Riverside is beautiful but not as visually appealing to teens. Here are some links with pictures:

Port Orleans French Quarter: http://disneylinks.net/Resorts/PortO...FrenchQuarter/

Port Orleans Riverside: http://disneylinks.net/Resorts/PortOrleansRiverside/

Caribbean Beach Resort: http://disneylinks.net/Resorts/CaribbeanBeach/

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Sep 11th, 2006, 01:27 PM
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Since you asked for suggestions.....I would recommend staying at accomodations off Disney property with teens if possible.

At that age they aren't into "Disney" as such but usually want nice accomodations, space to spread out, some freedom to roam, good food and entertainment.

When our kids were young we did stay at Port Orleans Riverside and really enjoyed it, but since have stayed in condo properties with tons more room and amenties like full kitchens....great for snacks since kids that age eat all day long..... 2 bathrooms, and 2 tv's. Vistana Resort has worked out well for us.

You can read some of the tripadvisor reviews but one that stuck out for me said "The truth is if you can't afford to go Deluxe you may want to consider staying off of Disney property to feel like a valued guest." I think there is quite alot of difference between the levels of resort that way and perhaps for your money you may want to consider which way to go.

We did have dinner at Wilderness Lodge with our teens and took a quick tour. They did like it there from what they saw.


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Sep 22nd, 2006, 05:10 AM
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I would definitely stay at the Caribbean Resort--more on the level of teen-ages. However, The Shutters restaurant leaves much to be desired--quality. They have a bus that takes you around the whole resort, lots of pools/small white sand beaches, boat/kayak/bike rentals ($$$$), etc. We noticed many older 'kids' staying here. It is also the closest to Epcot and MGM Studio parks! Have a great time!
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Sep 22nd, 2006, 05:30 AM
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have you consider Coronado Springs - also a moderate but with a great pool, boats to rent etc. Pepper Market is great for teens.

Of the ones you listed, POFQ has a very small water slide at the pool and is appealing to younger kids, but POFQ does have the boat that could take the teens to Downtown Disney, so that gives them a bit of freedom.

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Sep 22nd, 2006, 06:40 AM
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Does it have to be Disney? Many teens prefer Universal/Islands of Adventure to the Disney parks.
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Sep 22nd, 2006, 08:55 AM
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I would like to second the recommendation of Universal Islands of Adventure. If your 17 year olds like rides (i.e., REALLY good roller coasters), they should check out Islands of Adventure.
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Sep 22nd, 2006, 10:24 AM
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When I was 17, I couldn't get enough of Disney. I would definitely stay on property -- so convenient, and you'll feel comfortable letting yoour teens have some alone time. (Do you have twins? Just curious.) Haven't stayed at the Port Orleans hotels, but the Caribbean is very cute and fun!
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