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Old 12-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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Walking at Disneyland -- Fitbit report!

Wow… this was my first trip with my Fitbit (pedometer). I was surprised to see an average of 22,000 steps or 10 miles per day recorded! It made me feel better about eating that churro and corndog for sure! We had hopper tickets and actively walked back and forth between parks, DTD and our hotel.

I did not have a Fitbit last December when we were in WDW, but I suspect I did not walk nearly as much. I think hopping between parks really helps to increase your steps/distance.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #2
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Nice! I am excited to wear my Fitbit at Disneyland in February. This will be our first trip with a toddler so I know we won't do as much or walk as quickly as the 'old' days but I suspect it will still be a lot. Especially since we'll be walking back to the hotel for a nap. (Of course, that also means there's a chunk in the middle of the day of sitting at the hotel too.)
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:34 PM   #3
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Over the years there have been threads on this forum with discussions about how many steps and/or miles people were walking when at DLR. I remember that it seemed to range between 9 miles and 13 miles in a given day, per person.

All of the footsteps add up. One of my friends brought a pedometer with her on one of our trips and was surprised to see that she/we had walked 11 miles on one of the days.

If I am not mistaken, I think I recall reading somewhere -- not on this board but somewhere -- that the distance from the Disneyland Hotel to the front entrance of Disneyland is half a mile! It doesn't seem like half a mile to me, but if it is half a mile then walking to and from the DLH via Downtown Disney is a good little jaunt in and of itself, let alone any walking in either park!
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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We used a simple mechanical pedometer several years ago and averaged 6.5 miles per day. I'm not sure what impact taking it on rides had though!
Must be pretty good exercise though because we ate good too and didn't gain a pound.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:38 PM   #5
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The fitbit is a nice way to "treat" yourself.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:39 PM   #6
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iPhone ihealth app showed us walking about 6.5 miles two weeks ago. We were there from 845am to 545pm, 9 hours.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:56 AM   #7
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The one time I brought a pedometer several years ago, I averaged 10 miles a day for 5 days the week after Thanksgiving. This was before FP return times were enforced, 16 miles was highest one day tally as I was the FP runner for both parks. So you can eat churros and and you will walk them off.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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It's fun to see how many steps/miles one accumulates during a day when at DLR (or WDW). I got 21,000 steps last Saturday without even feeling like I was really walking a lot (it wasn't a high energy, running to get FP type day, but it was a long day).
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Wow… this was my first trip with my Fitbit (pedometer). I was surprised to see an average of 22,000 steps or 10 miles per day recorded! It made me feel better about eating that churro and corndog for sure! We had hopper tickets and actively walked back and forth between parks, DTD and our hotel.

I did not have a Fitbit last December when we were in WDW, but I suspect I did not walk nearly as much. I think hopping between parks really helps to increase your steps/distance.


We averaged 12 miles a day on our last trip! We didn't park hop.
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Is the fitbit worth it? Thinking of getting one for my wife but we both also have the Iphone 6. She is doing an amazing job of losing weight so it seems like a no brainer to get it for her.
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I got my DH a fitbit a couple years ago...the one that looks like a mini pager (he won't wear a bracelet) and he loves it. It's one of the best gifts I've ever got him! He uses it everyday and really motivates him to get more steps. His sister got one and they have a competition every week who can walk more.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:59 PM   #12
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My husband and I have Fitbit Zips. They were only $50 on amazon. They don't track our sleep or how many flights of stairs we do. But we didn't care about that. I didn't want to have to wear a bracelet all day long. I like that this one just clips onto my pants.

It syncs with the My Fitness Pal app too which is really nice.
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I wore the fitbit zip back in Sept and did around 20,000 steps a day. Well I got a new fitbit the braclet one and I do not like it. I was pushing a wheel chair or a stroller on our Nov trip and it seems not to record the walking with my hands on the stroller or wheelchair! It said I was only walking 5000 steps a day! ..I walk more than that on daily bases and I sit at a desk all day! So I am going back to the small one for my Feb trip!!!
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Is the fitbit worth it? Thinking of getting one for my wife but we both also have the Iphone 6. She is doing an amazing job of losing weight so it seems like a no brainer to get it for her.
I'm loving the iPhone's app. Very accurate.

I use MapmyRun while jogging, using an armband to hold it.

Since my phone is always with me its great. Except playing soccer though. No helping that, so I enter that data directly.
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I used mapmywalk app and averaged about 8mi per day. 6mi to 10mi per day. But we figured it added up the rides miles too. We saw that RSR is about a mile long. So we had to take those mileage out of the total.
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