A day at Disneyland is guaranteed fun. It's also guaranteed exhaustion...but in the best way possible!
I've often wondered just how much exercise you get during a full day there. So, I decided to conduct an experiment. I took my Fitbit (which measures steps, miles, calories, etc.) to Disney to see just how many miles you walk in a day.
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OK. Let's start this magical day...
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast at home.
9:20 a.m.: Arrival at Disneyland. I am wearing these shoes, which I will later find out are not adequate footwear. As a general rule of thumb, sneakers you have owned since your freshman year of college should probably be replaced.
9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.: Jam-packed morning!
12:30 p.m.: First Fitbit check-in.
12:30–2 p.m.: Head to California Adventure for snacks.
2–3 p.m.: Head back to Disneyland, have another treat.
3:20 p.m.: Second Fitbit check-in.
3:30–5:30 p.m.: Fighting crowds and a few more rides.
The late afternoon consists of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Tarzan's Treehouse (feel the burn climbing those stairs!), and a bit of a time-out — exhaustion is beginning to set in.
5:30–6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Wine Country Trattoria in California Adventure.
6:30–7:30 p.m.: Radiator Springs Racers and wandering.
7:30 p.m.: Third Fitbit check-in.
7:30–9 p.m.: Winding down.
Which brings us to...
So what about food and calories burned? Here are the stats from my Fitbit app for the entire day.
In conclusion: A day at Disneyland can be an amazing workout.
Access to Disneyland and California Adventure was provided gratis to the writer for this post.