While 2020 has been a year of “New Normals” as well as “New Disappointments” we don’t want to jinx it by saying “what else could get canceled?” (we didn’t just type that, we swear!). What we do have is a suggestion. We know many of you had high hopes for the 2021 runDisney Marathon and Princess Half Marathon. Today, those hopes may have been dashed, but we have an idea…
If you already had your hotel booked for the Marathon Weekend or Princess Weekend, why not keep it? Walt Disney World has so many running trails now, what better way to earn your virtual race medal than running in the World? Here’s the rundown of trails – hopefully all the resorts will be reopened by the time these races roll around, but be sure to check before you make any firm plans for running!
Magic Kingdom Resort Area
Jog on woodland trails or on the promenade along Seven Seas Lagoon.
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Enjoy this 3.1-mile-long pathway that winds through the shaded, scenic back country surrounding Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area
Enjoy a quick jog on 1-mile-and-under paths.
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 3 Resort hotels.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
This 0.75-mile-long promenade loops around Lago Dorado. Extend your outing with a jogging trail that leads to the Ranchos and Cabanas and reveals an idyllic wetlands area.
Epcot Resort AreaChoose from several jogging courses that range from quick jaunts to long loops.Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
These Resort hotels feature several jogging paths, including loops around Crescent Lake and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Take a scenic run or walk along the 1.25-mile course with views of Barefoot Bay.Disney’s Riviera Resort
Set out on an invigorating stroll or jog along a 1.4-mile trail around Barefoot Bay.
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.
Disney Springs & More
Explore jogging paths at Disney Resort hotels in the Disney Springs and ESPN Wide World of Sports area.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.
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.
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.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Breeze along Hourglass Lake and through the iconic Resort hotel on a 1.1-mile or 1.38-mile loop.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Jog on the 1.38-mile trail that curves along Hourglass Lake, passing colorful courtyards inspired by Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar classics Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.
What do you think? Lots of options to get your miles in, right? And if you haven’t yet booked a hotel for these weekends, now is a great time. You can still enjoy the magic and whether or not you choose to run in the World, you can visit the parks and have a magical time. We’re here to help! Head to Mouse Fan Travel for your free, no-obligation quote today!! If you can’t race in the Magic, why not bring your own magic to the race?