5 Activities to Enjoy at Disney World Before Your Children Grow Up and Leave Home

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Like Peter Pan, some children just never grow up.  Yet, we all know that’s not the reality of life.  It’s easy to feel like a child when visiting the Disney Parks, and seeing the delight in your children is a feeling like no other.  But, they grow up, change, and so does their park touring.  Before you know it, you’re skipping past the Princess Meet & Greet, and running to Splash Mountain for a FastPass.  Or, you’ve packed the autograph books, but while in the parks your children don’t want to stop and pose for a picture and autograph.

Life happens, but today I want to share with you some Activities to Enjoy at Disney Before Your Children Grow Up-and Leave Home.

  • Take a family tour.  Walt Disney World offers many behind the scenes tours that are perfect for families.  Many of them have an age requirement, such as 10 and up.  These tours, such as Behind the Seeds, Keys to the Kingdom, and the Magic Behind our Steam Trains Tour can be great opportunities to enjoy with older children-who may not see the fun in riding Dumbo countless times anymore.
  • Take a specialty cruise.  The Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage or the Pirates Adventure Cruise are both fun activities for your family.  These set sail from various resorts on Disney property.  They are opportunities to enjoy the fireworks, or some Disney magic, in a bit different way.
  • Eat around the World Showcase.  Young children can have picky palates.  But, the older children or teenagers in your family might find it fun to try foods from different countries.  Even if it’s candy, or other fun sweet treats like caramel corn, from the shops, it gives some entertainment, and some conversation when eating around the world.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party.  Reservations for this open later, after the 180 day mark for your trip, and fill up quickly.  This experience is unforgettable, and will give your family some down time while enjoying Wishes from a special seating area, just off Main Street USA.
  • Enjoy the Christmas Season at Walt Disney World.  The Candlelight Processional, visiting the resorts to enjoy their decorations, and even the storytellers in each country in EPCOT.  Also, the countries in EPCOT represent themselves with their traditional “Santas”.

How do you incorporate Disney magic with your children after they feel too old to enjoy some of the “normal” park attractions?  Have you ever taken part of these activities?


Have a magical day!

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3 thoughts on “5 Activities to Enjoy at Disney World Before Your Children Grow Up and Leave Home

  1. Do you know if the MK Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party tables/seats are pre-assigned or is it on a first-come basis? Thanks! Wendy (AKL, August 2019!)

  2. I’d love to know what makes the dessert fireworks party worth it? Is there a review of it somewhere? I just dont quite get it. Are the views of the fireworks really that much better than other spots?

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