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Old 05-24-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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How long a walk are the 4 parks?

This may be a crazy question but........

Does anyone know how many miles it takes the average person to walk the 4 parks? Has anyone worn a pedometer while visiting?

My DW and I will visit in Sept and want to exercise accordingly.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
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Well, we wore a pedometer each day in the parks.....all 4 of them. We averaged about 16,000-18,000 steps a day. Which came to about 8-9 miles a day(1 mile = 2,000 steps) I would recommend an exercise routine where you walk at least 9-12 miles a week or an hour of walking 2-3 days a week. Hope that helps!!
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yup when we took ours DD and myself averaged 10-12 miles a day. Now we Hop and do a lot of Cross park walking but that was our averages during an 8 day trip. One of our last days we did a bunch of just Fav rides and got almost 16 miles in that day.
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We know we do lots of walking by the pain we feel at the end of a WDW day! After a few trips, we took a pedometer with us and we averaged about 7 miles a day.

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Old 05-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the info. It's more than I expected. My DW and I do not do that much walking in our "normal" (non-disney) lives so we were hurting last year when we visited the parks.

We have both vowed to get in better shape before this years trip!
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Wearing a pedometer is a great idea, I might give that a try! I don't know the distances in the parks, I just know there is a LOT of walking involved! The actual walking doesn't bother me, it's the blisters I get.
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i wore a pedometer to Epcot on our trip a couple years ago and we walked 13 miles in that one day!
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This is a great thread, my husband runs marathons so I am not worried about him and we will have a stroller for the youngest, but my DD16 and I are starting our training today!!!!!
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From our first trip with our DD's who were 4 and 6 at the time, we would start taking long walks two months before our trip. This would build up the leg muscles and stamina. On the walks we would tell them we were walking form Main Street to Toontown and stuff like that and it made the training funner for them. There is a lot of walking to do at WDW, but it is great exercise.
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I'm the runner for fastpasses in my family and I wore a pedometer everyday of our trip last year. I averaged 14 miles per day. No wonder I need a vacation when we get home from DW!!!
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low side is about 9 miles high side is as much as 14 on a day with low crowds and getting a lot done
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I haven't used one but may get one. When they were little we would go from place to place and now we keep going all over as they want certain rides and off course they are on the other side of the park. I am going to start walking more so I won't be so tired at the end of each day.

I would suggest that what ever you are going to wear on your feet that they are already broken in. A big mistake is to buy new for the trip and you don't know how comfortable they are.
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