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Your Guide to Running at Disney World

Looking to sneak in a jog or two on your Disney vacation? Then you’ve come to the right spot. Here’s your guide to running at Disney World!

Hey there, runners! We all know that runDisney events are amazing. When they’re happening again, the various resort fun runs offer a fantastic way to experience your resort in a new and healthy way, either alone or with your family. But what if you just want to get some miles in on property while you’re on vacation? Running at Disney World is such a great way to start or end your day. Not only do you get your miles in, but you also notice so much more on foot at the resorts. Here’s your comprehensive guide to the best running paths at Disney World.

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Jogging Paths: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area

Gets The Job Done

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

A 1-mile-long, paved jogging trail connects all three resort hotels. Perfect for a quick morning jog or an evening run, these trails offer a straightforward route that’s great for all skill levels.

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Round and Round WE Go

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

This 0.75-mile-long promenade loops around Lago Dorado. You can extend your outing with a jogging trail that leads to the Ranchos and Cabanas, revealing an idyllic wetlands area. It’s a serene way to see the resort and get your workout in.

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Jogging Paths: EPCOT Resort Area

One of THE Best

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

These resort hotels feature several jogging paths, including a 0.8 mile loop around Crescent Lake. You can choose from short routes to longer loops, all offering scenic views of the Epcot resort area and a path to Hollywood Studios.

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Beautiful Loop

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Take a scenic run or walk along the 1.25-mile course with views of Barefoot Bay. This path offers a beautiful backdrop for your exercise routine.

Running at Disney World

Beautiful Loop Extended

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Set out on an invigorating stroll or jog along a 1.4-mile trail around Barefoot Bay. This trail is perfect for a longer run with picturesque views. An

Running at Disney World

One of THE Best

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Enjoy a scenic, 0.8-mile loop around Crescent Lake. For a more challenging trek, 2-, 3-, and 4-mile routes are also available, providing options for runners of all levels.

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Jogging Paths: Magic Kingdom Resort Area

Tranquil and Scenic

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Enjoy this 3.1-mile-long pathway that winds through the shaded, scenic backcountry surrounding Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. It’s a fantastic trail for those who enjoy a longer run in a natural setting.

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Castle Views

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Take in views of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, and more on this one-mile path that winds along Seven Seas Lagoon, connecting these magnificent resort hotels. This path offers stunning scenery and a great way to see the area. You can extend the path by following the trail to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom.

Jogging Paths: Disney Springs Resort Area & More

A Peaceful Route

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Jog along the tranquil Sassagoula River on a 1.7-mile promenade connecting the Riverside and French Quarter Resort areas. This path provides a peaceful run with beautiful views of the river.

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Variety of Route Options

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Run on paved pathways through this spacious resort hotel and along the manicured greens of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Designated jogging trails include 1.44-mile and 0.8-mile loops, offering flexibility for different running preferences.

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Laid Back Vibes

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Beginning at Conch Flats, the 1.37-mile-long path winds along the shimmering canal and the fairways of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This path is perfect for a relaxed yet scenic run. To extend your jog, you can use the path that connects to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (only open during daylight hours).

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Two Resorts, One Great Loop

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Jog on the 1.38-mile trail that curves along Hourglass Lake, passing colorful courtyards inspired by Disney and Pixar classics like Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. This path is perfect for a fun and engaging run.

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3..2..1..Let’s Run

Running at Disney World is a unique experience that combines exercise with the magic of Disney. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking to stay active during your vacation, these jogging paths offer something for everyone. So lace up your running shoes and explore the wonderful world of Disney on foot!

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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop

I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!


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