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Hey Runners! You’ll Want to Stay at These Disney Resorts

Heading to Walt Disney World and worried about keeping up with your training? Don’t worry; some Walt Disney World Resorts provide excellent running paths and fitness centers. These Disney Resorts will help you keep working towards your fitness goals while enjoying the magic of Walt Disney World.


Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The stunning Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers a .75-mile loop around Lago Dorado. Guests can run through this moderate Resort and enjoy gorgeous views. It is one of our favorite places as the morning sun rises.

For longer distances, Guests can consider weaving their way through the different sections, such as the Ranchos. This will make it easier to reach those miles without looping too many times.

Disney’s Coronado Springs also offers two fitness centers if you are traveling during a time when running outside in Florida might not be ideal. We find Disney’s Coronado Springs to be an excellent option when it comes to keeping up on running.

Pop Century Resort
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Pop Century and Art of Animation

If you want to save money on your Disney Resort and keep up with your training, we highly recommend Pop Century or Art of Animation. A trail connects these two beautiful resorts. You can run between a 1.1-mile to 1.38-mile loop around Hourglass Lake.

As you travel through the larger-than-life icons from different centuries in Pop Century and then enjoy colorful sections. Inspired by Walt Disney and Pixar Classics of Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid as you run through Art of Animation. This route is beautiful as the sunrise and the Skyliner come to life over Hourglass Lake.

Boardwalk Inn

EPCOT Area Options

When looking to stay in the EPCOT area during your Disney vacation, multiple Disney Resorts offer excellent access to running paths. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts connect to make a fantastic running path for Guests.

Guests can run around Crescent Lake and make their way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Even when these Parks are closed, you can run around outside of them.

This is a great way to see all the Resorts in the area and watch the area come to life with the sunrise. If you prefer indoor running, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn provides a fitness center for Guests of the Resort to use during their stay.

Caribbean Beach Resort
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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort

You will want to stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for a tropical run. This scenic run around the Resort is a 1.25-mile course that provides excellent views of the Disney Skyliner as well as the different sections of the Resort itself.

Guests can extend their run for more miles by heading over the Disney’s Riviera Resort. Although there isn’t an official running path around Disney’s Riviera, you can add a little distance. It is fun to run near the Skyliner and see the incredible murals there.

All Star Music Resort
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All-Star Resorts

The other running option for value resorts is the All-Star Resorts. Disney’s All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, and All-Star Sports provide a short, paved trail that connects all three resorts giving runners a nice 1-mile path. This is a fun path; you can experience the unique theming at all three resorts as you run.

Grand Floridian Resort

Monorail Resort Options

Looking to stay near Magic Kingdom on the monorail line? There are now fantastic running options at all three of the Disney Resorts. Disney’s Contemporary Resort has the slightly shorter and more difficult path of the three. With the new security system, Guests can’t run as easily toward Magic Kingdom, but it is still an option.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort have fantastic views of the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s wedding pavilion, and the Seven Seas Lagoon. This path connects the two beautiful resorts. If running during the day, you can even run towards the Magic Kingdom entrance for a little extra distance. There is nothing like the beauty of this area around Seven Seas Lagoon in the morning or evening.

For indoor options, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney’s Contemporary Resort provide fitness centers for those wishing to use them.

Port Orleans Riverside
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Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter

Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter provide a beautiful, easy-running path. Along the peaceful Sassagoula River, runners can enjoy a 1.7-mile path that connects the two resorts. This is a fantastic way to see the two resorts and watch the river come to life in the morning.

Saratoga Springs
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Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

This spacious Resort is an excellent option for runners who want to get those miles while visiting Disney World. The trails take runners around the beautiful greens of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. The loops are either 1.44-mile to .8-mile circles, giving great options for all levels of runners.


Disney’s Old Key West Resort

This 1.37-mile path winds through the canals and the fairways of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This is another scenic running bath that runners can extend throughout the Resort.

You don’t have to put your fitness goals on hold when visiting Walt Disney World. Numerous Walt Disney World Resorts have excellent running trails or fitness centers. These are great ways to stay focused on your health goals while enjoying the magic of Disney. Next time you head to Walt Disney World, consider one of these top Disney Resorts for runners.








Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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