There’s so much fun in store for everyone at the Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort when you’re finding activities to enjoy as a family with tweens. Whether you’re revisiting childhood attractions or experiencing the Parks for the very first time—new and wonderful memories are waiting to be had! Read along for how to enjoy the Parks with your tween and how being a Disney® Visa® Cardmember can help.

    • Tip 1: Hit Up Instagram Worthy Hot Spots

      Tweens are all about sharing their experiences on social media, so try to find the latest and greatest photo op areas, like the Purple Wall at Magic Kingdom® Park or the “it’s a small world” wall at Disneyland® Park. Then, create a family hashtag so all your social media pictures are branded with your personal touch.

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    • Tip 2: Try These Phone Hacks

      Hard to get their phone out of their hands? Turn wait time into play time with Play Disney Parks App*, a mobile app that connects family and friends to the Theme Parks with Disney trivia and interactive experiences that encourage exploration. It’s also chock-full of enhanced adventures within Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, open now at the Disneyland® Resort and opening at Walt Disney World® Resort on August 29, 2019.

    • Tip 3: Snacking = Happy Tweens

      There’s nothing like a churro or Mickey Ice Cream Bar to hit the spot, and it might just be the trick to boost their energy after all the exploring you’ll do. Plus Cardmembers can redeem their Disney Rewards Dollars toward those purchases.12

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    • Tip 4: Plan Your Trip with Them

      Include your tweens in the planning process by letting them help organize the itinerary. Use the My Disney Experience app* at Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® app* at the Disneyland® Resort to organize your day.

    • Tip 5: Dress the Part

      Help your tween create their own individual Park looks with personalized tees at or custom hats at the Mad Hatter in the Disneyland® Resort and The Chapeau in Walt Disney World® Resort. Cardmembers receive 10% off select merchandise at and 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at select locations at the Parks when using their Disney Visa Card.34

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    • Tip 6: Chances Are, They Forgot to Pack Something

      When you’re all getting ready for a big trip, it’s understandable that maybe a few things get left behind. Luckily, you can redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars towards select merchandise and by being a Cardmember, you can also get 10% off purchases of $50 or more for those in-the-moment extras like hats, jackets and more at select shopping locations.13

    • Tip 7: Have a Splash-Tastic Time

      Walt Disney World® Resort’s water parks are a total hit with tweens! From Disney’s 66-acre Blizzard Beach Water Park—complete with the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore and the world’s fastest free-fall water slides—to the tropical paradise at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and its Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

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  • Tip 8: Let Them Stay Out Later with Special Events Tickets

    Looking for that extra special something to make their trip amazing? How about Disney After Hours, where they’ll get to experience special nighttime events at Magic Kingdom® Park and little-to-no-wait times for popular attractions once the crowds clear and gates close.

Traveling with your tween can open up amazing, new experiences your family will remember for years to come. Follow these tips to help maximize your vacation, especially when you use your Disney Rewards Dollars and take advantage of Disney Visa Cardmember benefits.1 And don’t forget to book your Walt Disney World® Resort or the Disneyland® Resort vacation package using your Disney Visa Credit Card to save with special vacation financing!5

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Some features require a Disney account. In-app purchases may also be required.

Parks, attractions and Resort offerings subject to availability, restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.