• On Oct 14, 2020
    Kathleen from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am hoping to find out the average miles you walk for each park. I will be there in December and I only need to rent the ECV on days when the walking in the park is over 2 miles. It is hard to tell from the maps how far it is to walk around - can you help

    Hi ya Kathleen!

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting us here at planDisney. You’ve come to the right spot! 

    There’s plenty of walking involved when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. I especially like to “play it safe” and highly recommend renting an ECV for your entire visit. My husband and I actually both really enjoy tracking our steps and miles walked each time we visit. On average, we find that when we spend the entire day at the parks (from opening to closing time) we average a minimum of 8 miles a day. 

    My oldest Mouseketeer has an adaptive stroller that he uses for long distance traveling and longer periods of time. We do not enjoy the parks without it! He can manage about 1 to 2 miles on his own, before he needs a break. Since there is a lot of walking involved, we just always bring it along. We also find that keeping up with his pace helps conserve his strength. Take a snack break or sit down and rest awhile when you need to. Main Street, U.S.A., is filled with plenty of Disney Magic, you won’t feel like you’re missing out.

    Kathleen, something else to consider is the amount of days you will be visiting for. Will you be exploring all 4 parks? If so, even if you don’t visit the parks from open to close, you will be enjoying a new park the next day, so there’s going to be more steps to be taken. You are able to schedule a rental for the length of your stay using Disney’s Featured Provider, Scooterbug. They have ECVs and wheelchairs available to pre-order and rent that can be delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, subject to availability.

    I hope this helps you decide what is best for you when you visit, Kathleen. If you find that you have any more questions as you continue to plan, you know where to find us!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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