If you’ve ever visited Walt Disney World Resort, you know there is a ton of walking involved. Out of curiosity, I tracked my steps during my latest 5 day vacation. By the end, I was up to about 20k per day, and over 114k for the week. It’s the equivalent of about 7-10 miles in a day. Quite the workout!
One of the best ways to survive so much walking is to take breaks. There are many benches, chairs, and ledges on which to sit and relax for a little while. Many times, when we feel the need for a break, we’ll grab some snacks and sit for about half an hour or so. In some places, you can even play a game, like the checkerboards outside The Chapeau in Magic Kingdom Park.
Some of my favorite places relaxing places to sit are:
- In front of Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park
- In the Japan pavilion in Epcot, (also my favorite place to catch Illuminations: Reflections of Earth)
- Near Backlot Express in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Near Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Taking a load off is absolutely necessary for people of any age, and you’ll find that once you’ve stopped to relax, recharge, have a small snack and some water, you’re ready for another few miles of walking.
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