6 Unexpected Workouts At Disney World

Any vacation usually involves the not-so-fun side effect of gaining weight. Disney vacations seem to guarantee this with the assortment of sweet treats, Epcot festivals, and indulgences we normally avoid at home.

Keeping the Pounds off in Disney!

To try to minimize the “Disney weight gain” we’ve come up with a list of some fun ways to stay active on your Disney vacation, and hopefully keep some of those Dole Whip or Mickey Pretzel pounds from adding up!

Pedal off the Pounds: Bike Rentals

If you are staying at or visiting the following resorts you can rent a bicycle (available on a first come, first serve basis) to ride around and explore the resorts.

Wilderness Lodge Bike Rental

Bike helmets are included with your rental, and some bikes are available with training wheels for the kids just learning to ride.

If you and your family prefer to pedal together give a two- or four-person Surrey Bike a try at the following resorts:

Boardwalk Resort Surrey Bike Rental

Paddle off the Pounds: Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Stop by the Bike Barn at the Meadow Recreation Area in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort to rent either a canoe or kayak. Canoes can hold up to three, and kayaks up to two guests. Set out to enjoy the waters of Bay Lake around Fort Wilderness.

Fort Wilderness Bike Barn

Canoes and kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Life jackets are included in the rental fee and must be worn.

Putt off the Pounds: Mini Golf, Golf, and Foot Golf

Disney is home to four miniature golf courses, four golf courses, and one FootGolf location. Whether you are into themed miniature golfing, serious golfing, or want to give FootGolf a try there is sure to be a golf course for you.

Golf at Disney

Select from:

Want to learn more about FootGolf? We have all the information on Disney’s newest sports offering and fun way to stay fit here!

FootGolf at Disney

Pound the Pavement to Work off the Pounds: Jogging Paths at Disney Resorts

Most Disney resorts offer walking and jogging paths. The paths are generally marked on the resort map you receive when you check in, or are available at the registration desks. Some resorts have signs along their paths as well to keep you on track. You’ll find the following paths and distances:

Epcot Resorts Running Trail

Catch a Wave to Surf off the Pounds: Surfing Classes and Experiences

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park offers both surfing lessons for the beginner, or private surfing sessions for the experienced surfer in the parks wave pool. Both are offered on select days prior to park opening.

Typhoon Lagoon

The surfing lessons are led by professionals ready to teach you from scratch, or just give you some pointers. By the time the lesson ends, you could be riding waves up to 6 feet tall. To set up a surfing lesson, you can call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529.

Experienced surfers can enjoy North America’s largest outdoor wave pool for three hours. During the session you will get 100 waves — broken into sets of 25. You also get to choose the direction if you have a preference between left breaks and right. To learn more about private sessions including pricing and availability visit www.disneyparks.com/surf

Shoot, Spike, or Serve off the Pounds: Basketball, Volleyball, and Tennis Courts

There are eight sand courts for volleyball dotted around Disney resorts, seven Disney resorts offer tennis courts, and seven Disney resorts offer basketball courts ranging from quarter- to full-size.

Basketball courts can be found at:

Access to and equipment for basketball courts are complimentary to those staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and can be obtained using a valid Resort ID.

Sand Volleyball courts are located at the following resorts:

Any Disney Resort hotel guest may access the volleyball courts, and obtain equipment with a valid Resort ID. Disney Vacation Club members may check out equipment free of charge; for all other Guests, an associated fee applies.

Beach Club Sand Volleyball Court

Tennis courts are found at the following locations:

Any Disney Resort hotel guest may access the tennis courts, and obtain equipment with a valid Resort ID. Disney Vacation Club members may check out equipment free of charge; for all other Guests, an associated fee applies.

What is your favorite way to stay fit in Disney? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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  1. The old FastPass system was the best workout for me. Running from land to land to get new FastPasses when the time window opened up. It was brutal, but in a crazy way it was fun.