Nothing is more magical than a Disney World vacation. The characters, the rides, the attractions—there is nothing that compares.
You may think you don’t have time for fitness while experiencing all the parks and other Disney phenomena—but that’s simply not true! There are plenty of opportunities to stay fit on vacation, even at Disney World. We have a number of great opportunities to get that heart rate up while still thoroughly enjoying the entire Disney vacation.
Create your own Disney fitness vacation with some planning and a little bit of pixie dust.
It’s no secret that Disney Vacation Club is known for their incredible resort offerings with plenty of family-friendly amenities. When you’re not out park hopping or exploring Orlando hot spots, spend some time being active on the Disney resorts sports courts!
DVC property, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, is known for its white-sand volleyball courts that play host to family tournaments you can sign up for. Or, just snag your own volleyball and play a casual game to drum up some family competition.
The resort also boasts tennis courts if that is more your thing. These courts are first-come, first-serve so be sure to have a backup plan if they are busy. And don’t worry about packing your racket, equipment can be rented out for free if you are a Disney Vacation Club member. Tennis lessons can also be reserved for groups or private lessons if you’re looking to up your game while on your Disney fitness getaway.
Biking is another great way to stay fit on vacation, and there isn’t a better place to bike around than at Disney World resorts and other Orlando hot spots.
Many Disney Vacation Club resorts, including Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offer affordable bike rentals. These rentals are available for adults or kids and can be rented on a daily basis. Helmets are also included. The resort grounds are like staying at a National Park so there are plenty of scenic trails to ride along.
Whether you think about it as fitness or not, walking around the large Disney parks is no joke! Strap on a fitness tracker and you’ll be amazed at how many miles you cover while just enjoying a day at the parks.
Outside of walking around the parks, there are lots of other scenic walks you can enjoy around DVC resort grounds. Additionally, staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas puts you within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios so you can log those extra miles.
Another perk to staying in DVC resorts is access to the many amenities they offer right on-site. We’ve mentioned the bike rentals and sport court availability, but these properties also offer pools for swimming laps, and many offer Disney World fitness centers! These facilities allow you to fit a daily workout into your vacation and keep up with your regular routine so you don’t have to miss a beat.
The Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas resort campus features two different fitness facilities: the Zahanti Fitness Center and the Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center. These facilities feature cardio machines such as treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and stair climbers. They also offer free weights and weight machines to get in that strength training.
For those looking for more of a push, many DVC resorts offer fitness classes to keep you accountable. Group classes like yoga, pilates, aqua aerobics, group Disney resort runs, and more can be found and reserved in the resort activities center.
If you are an avid runner and a Disney fanatic, one of the best ways to have a full-fledged Disney fitness vacation at Disney World is to participate in one of the RunDisney marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, or even kid runs. These races are incredibly popular, unique experiences that you can plan an entire vacation around. These races take place right in the Disney World parks and give you the opportunity to dress up, run past your favorite Disney characters, and earn themed medals. Some of these races allow you to enjoy discounted park tickets or access to other favorite Disney events!
We’ve shown you it’s entirely possible to stay fit on vacation while enjoying all the magical elements of a Disney vacation. Staying in a Disney timeshare rental not only gives you prime access to the parks and attractions, but it also gives you the opportunity to utilize amenities and other services to engage in sport and fitness while on vacation. Book today and start planning your magical Disney fitness vacation!