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Old 07-01-2009, 06:15 AM   #1
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How many miles of walking in one day at WDW?

So how many miles would you say the average person walks in one day at WDW? I know it's more than most people are used to.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:20 AM   #2
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I've seen people say as little (snort) at 5 miles and as much as 17 (although that was rare). I'm guessing 8-10 a day!
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:27 AM   #3
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I would say around 8 to 10 as well. I don't think people realize how it is so important to start the "disney training" before they go. I start walking alot about a month before I go. I used to wear good sneakers but now my crocs are the best for me.
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I found that folks tend to think that it is about triple what it really was.

I suspect a lot of folks forget to turn their pedometers off when the get on the roller coaster.

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Old 07-01-2009, 06:32 AM   #5
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It depends on how you tour. I was going to guess the average is 5 or 6 miles.

Last trip, I wore a pedometer part of the time and our Epcot day was over 9miles!!! Two kids under 10---they did great!
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:42 AM   #6
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I've been taking a pedometer with me to WEW since the mid-90s. I average 5-7 miles per day, except at Epcot where I average 7-9 miles per day.

My record high for one day was 21.8 miles (at Epcot, of course), though I suspect that my pedometer was mis-calibrated because the daily totals were very high for the whole trip.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:51 AM   #7
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My DH and I both wear pedometers while at WDW so that we can be sure we're getting accurate results. A "slow" day is about 5 miles and a big day is about 10 miles (I think our highest once was 13), with most days falling in between. We do make an effort to get in shape for the trips, along with DS (11), to make sure our feet (and shoes) are ready.

We used to kind of burn ourselves out earlier on trips (and earlier on any given day) by doing too much criss-crossing of the parks (Buzz Lightyear to BTMRR then back to Space Mountain then over to Splash....). Now we make a point to really "do" the area of the park that we're in before moving on to the next area. Also can't emphasize enough the importance of keeping your feet dry (do bring extra socks in the summer!) and taking breaks.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:54 AM   #8
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We usually average about 13 miles a day. We go for 10 days everytime we go.
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My results have been very similar to those who have already posted. Most "easy" days are about 6 to 8 miles, but we average close to 10 miles per day. EPCOT days are most certainly the longest, though, and are usually up around the 12-13 mile day.

I personally love doing all that walking. There is nothing better than getting back to the resort at night and feeling that "Disney throb" in your feet and legs. It's hard to describe, since it doesn't hurt. In fact, it almost feels good.
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My DH and I both wear pedometers while at WDW so that we can be sure we're getting accurate results. A "slow" day is about 5 miles and a big day is about 10 miles (I think our highest once was 13), with most days falling in between. We do make an effort to get in shape for the trips, along with DS (11), to make sure our feet (and shoes) are ready.

We used to kind of burn ourselves out earlier on trips (and earlier on any given day) by doing too much criss-crossing of the parks (Buzz Lightyear to BTMRR then back to Space Mountain then over to Splash....). Now we make a point to really "do" the area of the park that we're in before moving on to the next area. Also can't emphasize enough the importance of keeping your feet dry (do bring extra socks in the summer!) and taking breaks.
We are the same way in touring the parks. We start at one area and make our way through the rest of the parks. At MK we take the train to frontierland and start from there. At AK we head and dive to the right to see the attractions there. At Epcot we head right in the world showcase and make our way around, stopping for a few drinks on our way!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:02 AM   #11
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I wore a pedometer for our trip in Janauary and we walked between 6-10 miles per day.

I was surprised it was more than I thought b/c we aren't commando and do have fairly young children (6 and 4yo). We do a few hours in the park then back to resort for rest and swimming and then back out at night for dinner and another park.
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I don't think it's as far as some of the numbers I've seen reported because my dd2 walked the whole time without a stroller (except for Epcot) and I don't think she can walk even 5+ miles/day. Pedometers are not very accurate. I'll walk/run a route in my neighborhood that i know is a certain distance and the pedometer never registers the correct distance.

DD2 and DS6 did not do any "training" before we went. DH and I exercise everyday anyway, so I didn't think we needed to "train".
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:19 AM   #13
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I thought I remembered reading in one of the guide books that it is only about 4 miles, as you do walk a lot, but you also sit on rides, shows, meals, etc. a lot too.
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I don't think it's as far as some of the numbers I've seen reported because my dd2 walked the whole time without a stroller (except for Epcot) and I don't think she can walk even 5+ miles/day. Pedometers are not very accurate. I'll walk/run a route in my neighborhood that i know is a certain distance and the pedometer never registers the correct distance.

DD2 and DS6 did not do any "training" before we went. DH and I exercise everyday anyway, so I didn't think we needed to "train".
I can only speak for myself, but my pedometer was calibrated correctly, I verified with a trip around our neighborhood in our car and later with a Garmin GPS watch and it was within a few tenths of a mile of each other. Both my children rode in strollers so we didn't have them walking-- just adults.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:33 AM   #15
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I average about 8-10 miles a day when I'm down there. My highest was 17 one day. I tend to have higher counts on my Epcot and DHS days because I'm usually at an Epcot resort, and walk to the parks.

I once checked my step count before getting on EE and ToT, and again when I got off, and it only went up about 20 steps when I was on each of these rides, so I think my pedometer is pretty accurate.
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