Running Trails at Walt Disney World Resorts

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Welcome to the next stop on the Magical Blogorail Blue.  Today, we are discussing jogging trails at the Walt Disney World Resorts as part of this month’s theme of Staying Fit & Healthy in the Disney Parks.

Lots of people like to run at Walt Disney World, it keeps them in a similar routine that they have at home.  Maybe they are training for a race after a vacation or maybe they are looking for a training run before a Run Disney event.  No matter what Walt Disney World resort a guest is staying at, there are is a Run Disney jogging trail.  The only exception to this is at the Boardwalk/Beach Club complex where these resorts share a long loop around the resorts.

photo courtesy of travelingmom.com
photo courtesy of travelingmom.com

These outdoor markers are great for people to follow the trail and not get lost and the trails are usually one mile in length.  Without these outdoor markets, guests would have to rely on memory of the route from the resort map or carry the resort map with them during their run.

Port Orleans Map

Port Orleans is a resort that has two jogging trails.  There is a shorter .7 mile dotted line and a longer 1.0 mile trail marked by the dashed line.  The shorter route makes a complete loop.  The longer route is just a dashed line but does not make a loop.  This means, I guess, it is an up and back route and not a loop route.

Like most runs, the best time to hit these trails is in the early morning or late afternoon when the weather is cooler and the sun isn’t blazing down on the trail as some of these trails do not provide a lot of shade.  Another good reason, why do you want to spend the middle of your day on vacation running when you could be spending that time in the parks enjoying the parades and attractions.  Of course, the trails will be a little more crowded than but it is a small price to pay in order to spend more time in the parks.

These trails are provide a good opportunity for guests to burn off some extra calories….in addition to the ones that they will burn off just by walking through the parks.  Guests can use those calories to help them stay in shape or they can use them to reward themselves with a treat when they go into the parks.

photo courtesy of theme park review
photo courtesy of theme park review

Thank you for joining me today.  Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Mamas.

First Stop: Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers – Healthy Snacks at Disney

Second Stop: Superheroes and Teacups – 5 Tips for Eating Healthier at Walt Disney World

Third Stop: Dad For Disney – Running Trails at Walt Disney World Resorts

Final Stop: Disney Mamas – Dining with Food Sensitivities at Walt Disney World