Top Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To Roam

As your kids get older, it's natural for a family trip to Walt Disney World takes on a different air and feel. While Guests under the age of 14 are required to have supervision, teens over 14 can stretch their wings and explore the property a little further on their own. When my kids were that age, it was important to that we stayed at a resort on property that allowed them more than enough fairly nearby entertainment options when I let them go off on their own. These are my top Walt Disney World Resort Hotels to stay at when you have teens that want to roam.


Top Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To RoamTop Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To Roam


Disney's Beach Club Resort

Disney's Beach Club Resort has a laid back atmosphere that seems to be made for exploring. Stormalong Bay makes for an exciting pool experience any time, and strong swimmers will relish the unique features in the mini water park. Direct access to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Parks via boat or footpath lets you send the kids ahead for the day without worrying too much that they'll get lost. I was always up for an extra hour of sleep in the name of giving the kids some freedom. The property also has a host Disney Vacation Club Villas, 2 Bedroom Villas make sense for larger families that want to stay together, and save some money by eating in room.


Stormalong BayStormalong Bay


Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas

Also on Crescent Lake, Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas offers both boat and footpath access to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The lively atmosphere of the BoardWalk is perfect for older teens, with ample food options and variety entertainment in the evenings. During the day kids can rent a bicycle or surrey bike and take off on a path around the lake, or play croquet on the lawn. Like the Beach Club, Boardwalk Villas offer a broad range of room types to match all sizes families.


Croquet Lawn On The BoardwalkCroquet Lawn On The Boardwalk


Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

For me, the ultimate Walt Disney World Resort has always been Disney's Polynesian Village, and when I was a teen at Disney (an eon ago) it was the place that got to spread my wings.

This resort has just about everything a teen could want, there's a great themed pool, ample food options, live music, fireworks viewing from the beach, and boat or monorail access right to the Magic Kingdom. Two bedroom bungalows offer a unique resort room experience for families that want to stay right over the water. A full marina at the Polynesian offers great recreation options for teens with a drivers license, and being on the monorail gives even more options for exploration at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary Resorts.


Disney's Polynesian Village ResortDisney's Polynesian Village Resort


Disney's Port Orleans Riverside & French Quarter

If the Disney Deluxe Resorts a tad out of your budget for the family, or you would like to give the kids the option of having their own hotel room, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside & French Quarter are moderate options that pack a big punch with recreation.

Here the kids can be entertained right at the resort by large landscaped grounds with winding paths, great swimming pools, friendly food courts (you may come home to find them addicted to beignets) carriage rides, bike rentals, camp fires on the bayou, the comedy and music styling of Yehaa Bob Jackson in the River Roost Lounge, and boat access right to the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex that is Disney Springs. These sister properties are a Southern paradise and a fan favorite for families year after year.


Going Down The RiverGoing Down The River


Is picking the right hotel for your family high on the list when you plan a Walt Disney World Resort vacation? If so leave a comment and share with me what the most important resort factors are for you!

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