• On May 7, 2019
    Randi from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be arriving in Disney next Thursday, 5/16/19 and staying at Port Orleans Riverside. Is there a trail or anything where I can go for a run in the early AM and also an area to exercise?

    Hi Randi! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is super close, and I love that you are planning out your exercise options in advance! As someone that has run many, many miles through "The Most Magical Place on Earth," I think the extra "pixie dust" helps the time fly by!

    At your Disney Resort hotel, you will find a gorgeous jogging path that runs alongside the Sassagoula River. It is dreamy! You can run the 1-mile loop at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside only, or you can also include the out-and-back extension of the path through Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter for a total of approximately 1.7 miles. To view the exact path, look for a sign that says, "New Balance Running Trail."

    There is not a gym located at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, but I have seen a Beignet Dash take place on Sunday mornings. It is a short race but comes with a reward of beignets! I recommend asking if this is taking place during your visit once you arrive. If you visit the playgrounds in the morning, they are usually pretty empty and can provide some space for you to do a few body weight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, etc. There are also some grassy areas you can utilize.

    There are a few other exercise options to consider, as well. Poolside Yoga typically takes place on Monday and Friday mornings at 8:15 A.M. and is complimentary! For a little extra cross-training, bike rentals are also available at your Disney Resort hotel.

    Hopefully, this gives you a few ideas to work with, Randi! Please let us know if you have any other questions. Happy running!

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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