Park with the least walking

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Park with the least walking

I've heard Epcot requires the most walking around, but is there one that requires the least? Or are they all pretty much the same? We're going in January, so sort of the 'off-season'. Thanks!

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Hi debhibb and welcome to WDWFG. As to your question I would say (and it is only my opinion) that the park with the least walking is Hollywood Studios. The next smallest is the Magic Kingdom and the two biggest are Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

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Vettelover wrote:
Hi debhibb and welcome to WDWFG. As to your question I would say (and it is only my opinion) that the park with the least walking is Hollywood Studios. The next smallest is the Magic Kingdom and the two biggest are Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

Yeah.... I have to agree, and depending on what you wanna do in AK and Epcot could vary the experience as well. Say you don't want to visit the countries in Epcot... then I think the walking is as much as HS. Same with AK... if you only wanna experience the animals and not the thrill rides so to speak or the other way around. But if your gonna do it all in both of those... then yeah... id say Epcot the largest with AK right being.

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AK and Epcot cover the most ground, and I'd also agree that Hollywood Studios is the smallest. I think how much walking you do depends on how you tour though. If you're efficient in your strategy by how many miles you walk vs. wait time or fast passes, then none of the parks are "bad". I read somewhere a couple weeks ago in a very non-scientific poll that the average person walks between 5-10 miles a day at WDW. That's been my experience as well.

Epcot is easily split up into two days of touring if you have them. Future World one day, World Showcase the next. The promenade that circles the World Showcase Lagoon is 1.2 miles around.

"Walking" is also a little different when you do it at Disney than if you were to go out and talk a walk. The flow of the walk changes as you stand in queue, shop in stores, stop for pictures, sit down on a bench for a break, on a ride or in a movie. It's more like a long day at the mall than it is exercise. For myself, it's the standing in queue that is difficult.

It never hurts to do a little "training" before heading down to Disney, and often can make your vacation run more smoothly. I have health issues that can sometimes make the distance difficult, so I have lots of tips and tricks if you have a health concern.

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Thanks for the advice. I'm mainly trying to break up our trip so that we mix in a BIG day of walking with a day of less' walking in between. I'm 'only' 40, and I run/jog & walk a fair amount, but I know the walking is going to wear all of us out. We toured London, England this past spring for 4 days, and my feet hurt so bad I was GLAD to be back at work to sit on my bum all day. Hoping all of us can be better prepared for WDW. I will have two 'young-ish' but active children (10 and 6), and my parents in their 60's, (they are pretty active too). I imagine the 'non-scientific' poll of 5-10 miles a day at WDW is pretty accurate. Thanks again!

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The best tip for handling the walking around the parks is to make sure you have really comfortable footwear. There's a thread on here somewhere where everyone gives thier reccomendations.

HS definately felt like the park with the least walking to me, but the miles will soon rack up if you cross it a couple of times to get to shows.

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I would agree with HS. It has several big clusters of rides and attractions and they are pretty close together. You could really get lost in the backstage area if you wanted too but most people just go there once and forget it.

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I agree w the comfortable footwear. Forget fashion and go for practical and comfortable. Yesterday we saw so many women in (really cute) boots since it was cooler. I didn't look as stylish as they did, but my feet were comfy. My boots would kill me at Disney! Comfort is always key for me at Disney.

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Julie wrote:
I agree w the comfortable footwear. Forget fashion and go for practical and comfortable. Yesterday we saw so many women in (really cute) boots since it was cooler. I didn't look as stylish as they did, but my feet were comfy. My boots would kill me at Disney! Comfort is always key for me at Disney.

I always feel that way when I see women walking around Disney in heels. Seriously heels?!?

My boss is a wonderful lady but wears heels with everything..even jeans and a football jersey..she showed me pictures of her trip to Disney and she wore heels the entire time. That kills me.

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I've worn very small heels at Disney when I've done Signature Dinners, but there is no way that I could walk around the parks like that! I guess it all depends on your feet and what you're used to.

I usually pack several pairs of shoes so that I can switch them out and make sure my feet don't get too tired. It's also super important for me to elevate my feet at night for a bit. It's amazing how much elevating them even for 15 minutes at night can help the next morning.

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Ok... this is my two cents after being here the past couple days. To me... Epcot is the biggest.... BUT.... your also stopping a lot and doing things. Its just large. AK... this one I just hate. Going from ride to ride is a long haul almost. Example...

When we first got there.... we went to the Flame Tree BBQ for lunch. Then we went over to the dino area for the kids, where I left them to go ride Everest, then back to them... then to Dinosaur.... then to the Safari. We walked more than actually riding and doing stuff in my opinion.

Don't know if that made sense. Guess my vote is for the most consistent walking is AK.

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Julie wrote:
I agree w the comfortable footwear. Forget fashion and go for practical and comfortable. Yesterday we saw so many women in (really cute) boots since it was cooler. I didn't look as stylish as they did, but my feet were comfy. My boots would kill me at Disney! Comfort is always key for me at Disney.

I couldn't believe the number of women I saw wearing boots while I was there.

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JoAnn C wrote:
Julie wrote:
I agree w the comfortable footwear. Forget fashion and go for practical and comfortable. Yesterday we saw so many women in (really cute) boots since it was cooler. I didn't look as stylish as they did, but my feet were comfy. My boots would kill me at Disney! Comfort is always key for me at Disney.

I couldn't believe the number of women I saw wearing boots while I was there.

I couldn't believe the number of women i saw in heels....and little girls in plastic dress up shoes...like the kind you wear when you play dress up...not to talk around the parks...don't know how they did it

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