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Old 10-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Walking Distance Between Rides

I know that WDW is huge and I have imagined long distances between rides, however, upon seeing a Disney video some of the rides appears closer together than I had expected.

What would you say is the average time to walk between:

Carousel & BOG?
Dumbo & Winnie the Pooh?

Hopefully these will give us a better understanding of size.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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I wouldn't say there is a long walk to anything. They're right there together.

Now if you wanted to walk from Space Mountain to BOG, that might be a long walk, but everything is pretty close together.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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rides in the same area are close together. From Dumbo to Winnie the Pooh is less than 5 minutes. Goofy's Barnstormer is right beside Dumbo. Everything in Fantasyland is really close. Then when you go to Tomorrowland, all the attractions are right there together and so-on. Now if you're crossing the park say from Dumbo to Splash Mountain, that's a about 10-15 minutes depending on crowd traffic. You could make it in less than that at a brisk walk - aka almost jogging...
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #4
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As stated by PP's, rides in the same "land's" are really close together. When you will do a lot of walking is if you follow a touring plan and zig zag between attractions all across the park for optimal crowd waits. It is so worth the extra walking, though, if you are going during a crowded time (which is most of the time)!
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Remember one of the biggest innovations of Disneyland (and WDW magic kingdom) is the spoke park design with a central hub. This cuts down on walking as much as possible. .. if you want to plan it that way
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info. We are planning to do pretty much 1 land a day in MK, but Touring Plans was suggesting going from Dumbo to Pooh and then back to the Tea Cups and something similar later in the day with BOG. I didn't want to end up doing huge amounts of extra walking, but it sounds like it will only add a couple minutes here & there.
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I know that WDW is huge and I have imagined long distances between rides, however, upon seeing a Disney video some of the rides appears closer together than I had expected.

What would you say is the average time to walk between:

Carousel & BOG? 1 minute - you can see each one from the other.
Dumbo & Winnie the Pooh? 2 minutes tops.

Hopefully these will give us a better understanding of size.
Magic Kingdom is not that big.

EPCOT will involve alot more walking if you are going there.
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Within a land 2-3 minutes at most. Going from one land to another can be 10-15 minutes.



http://www.wdwinfo.com/maps/mk.htm
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What would you say is the average time to walk between:

Carousel & BOG?
Maybe 100 yards


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Dumbo & Winnie the Pooh?

Maybe 30 yards
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #10
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The Passporter Guide book shows the amount of time between attractions on their maps.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. We are planning to do pretty much 1 land a day in MK, but Touring Plans was suggesting going from Dumbo to Pooh and then back to the Tea Cups and something similar later in the day with BOG. I didn't want to end up doing huge amounts of extra walking, but it sounds like it will only add a couple minutes here & there.
I would download a map. When I use touring plans they did seem to criss cross the park a lot but carousel is right before BOG. Winnie the Pooh is a little ways away from dumbo but no more than a couple minutes if that. Tea cups are on the way to tomorrowland.

Get a good map.. The ones at easyWDW I believe are labeled with ride names. You can pick your path with them so you arent criss crossing a lot.

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Thanks for the info. We are planning to do pretty much 1 land a day in MK, but Touring Plans was suggesting going from Dumbo to Pooh and then back to the Tea Cups and something similar later in the day with BOG. I didn't want to end up doing huge amounts of extra walking, but it sounds like it will only add a couple minutes here & there.
There is a lot to do at Magic Kingdom, but unless you are taking an exceptionally leisurely pace, one land a day is going to leave you with a lot of free time. Fantasyland is a notable exception, as there's quite a bit there to keep you busy for a while, but some of the other lands can be exhaustively explored in a couple of hours.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:56 PM   #13
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There is a lot to do at Magic Kingdom, but unless you are taking an exceptionally leisurely pace, one land a day is going to leave you with a lot of free time. Fantasyland is a notable exception, as there's quite a bit there to keep you busy for a while, but some of the other lands can be exhaustively explored in a couple of hours.
Thank you. I know to most this seems very odd, but I have a high needs toddler and we will likely be leaving the parks by noon each day and not returning. So 3 hours is really what I am dedicating to each land.
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