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    How many miles?

    Dear Disney experts, how many miles will the average guest walk during an all day visit to the Magic Kingdom?

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    Re: How many miles?

    Probably not that many since 50%+ of their day will be standing in a slow moving line.

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    Re: How many miles?

    There was an answer I saw on Google Answers that say 5-7 miles.
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    Re: How many miles?

    Funny my feet tell me 50-60 lol!

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    Re: How many miles?

    I think it is closer to 10 miles a day. We took a pedometer two trips ago and it was closer to the 10 mile-realm.

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    Re: How many miles?

    Did you turn the pedometer off while you were standing in line? And while you were riding rides.

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    Re: How many miles?

    Why turn it off in line? You are still walking, just alot slower.

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    Pedometers have to be properly calibrated to show accurate mileage, prickle. You have to walk taking normal strides, measure the distance walked, and then calibrate the pedo. Now, let's say your normal stride covers three feet. OK. Well, your normal stride in a queue line is going to be absolutely nowhere near three feet.

    See the conundrum? The pedometer will not know this, it will still rack each step up as three feet of distance.

    Plus, on any rides with bumps or up and down movements that thing would be going crazy. Adding three feet several times when you never took a single step.

    If pedometers are not used properly they will tell you all sorts of fairy tales.

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    Re: How many miles?

    To be honest, I hadn't thought about taking it off. In any event, the number is still quite high; and on average I would put it closer to 10.

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    I don't agree. The MK is about half a mile wide.

    You telling me you're going to criss-cross that park 20 times over the course of the day? I would have to seriously doubt that.

    I think 5 miles is much closer.

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    Re: How many miles?

    The first time I went to the world as an adult I read all the books and did a ton of research for my family. I too was curious about how much walking we would do so, i wore a pedometer. Because I thought this would be our only trip to Disney (we have gone three times since) I wanted to make sure we saw it all, therefor we really covered the parks. Here are my results:

    Animal Kingdom............ 7.05 miles
    Magic Kingdom day 1 (fantasy land, frontier land, liberty square) ....7.01 miles
    Magic Kingdom day 2 (tomorrow land, adventure land, toon town) ...6.90 miles
    Hollywood Studios ........ 7.13 miles
    Epcot ..............10.26 miles

    these are by no means accurate the ride attractions would shake me adding to the total number of steeps. Also while waiting in line i am sure i shifted my weight causing steps to be added without actually moving anywhere and the steps i took moving forward in line were much smaller in length than my actual stride.

    Even though this data is admittedly flawed it helped to justify the dole whip and desserts !!
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    Re: How many miles?

    I think many people under estimate how many blocks they walk in the queues. Just look at how far you walk once inside Space Mountain.

    In April when I was the only person entering Soarin after Illuminations, it took forever to get all the way into the final queue area. As many times as I had walked both the FP and Stand-bye I never had a concept of actually how far back the ride entrance was until I was completely alone. Wooba.
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    Re: How many miles?

    Quote Originally Posted by prickle View Post
    Why turn it off in line? You are still walking, just alot slower.
    my thoughts too.

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    Re: How many miles?

    Why think about it? Go back and read my post explaining why.

    Or, do some research on how a pedometer works.

    Or, read the post above by Am-hawthorne.

    Pedometers are only mostly accurate when you are taking full strides. Like I said, if one stride is three feet, and that's how you calibrate your pedometer, then that's how it will read every jolt it takes. You could stand in one place and jump up and down 1760 times and your pedometer would say you walked a mile.

    Are you getting it?

    The bottom line is this: due to slow moving queues (i.e. you will be taking far smaller strides) and rides that will bounce you around (hence triggering the pedometer) you CANNOT accurately gauge how many miles you walk around Disney using a pedometer.

    Period.

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    Re: How many miles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Noyz View Post
    Why think about it? Go back and read my post explaining why.

    Or, do some research on how a pedometer works.

    Or, read the post above by Am-hawthorne.

    Pedometers are only mostly accurate when you are taking full strides. Like I said, if one stride is three feet, and that's how you calibrate your pedometer, then that's how it will read every jolt it takes. You could stand in one place and jump up and down 1760 times and your pedometer would say you walked a mile.

    Are you getting it?

    The bottom line is this: due to slow moving queues (i.e. you will be taking far smaller strides) and rides that will bounce you around (hence triggering the pedometer) you CANNOT accurately gauge how many miles you walk around Disney using a pedometer.

    Period.
    we read your post.
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