Do the “Disney Shuffle!”
Touring the parks together successfully requires compromise. But what happens when you just can’t agree?
There will be times when height requirements, or flat-out refusal to ride something – will make it impossible to agree. Perhaps your “thrill-ride-junkie” teen wants to ride on Tower of Terror, but the toddler in the group has an obsessive interest in watching Beauty and the Beast. There’s no need to wait around or drag an unwilling teen to something they dread – instead you can easily split up for individual attractions.
Wherever you are in the Disney parks, you’ll be just steps away from a teen-friendly attraction.
The key to effectively splitting up is to choose alternate attractions that are nearby and have similar combined waiting and ride times. Having a clearly defined meeting place will keep you from losing time while you try to find each other again.
Be prepared with a plan for every attraction.
“A Teen’s Guide to Walt Disney World” has put together a resource we like to call the ”Disney Shuffle.” We have paired attractions in each park with the best candidates for an alternate attraction, based on location and combined wait time. We also recommend a meeting place so your group can get back together without confusion.
Make it easy on yourself – be prepared to give the teenager in your group options and improve the quality of the time you spend together!