Run Disney: Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – 1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Disney’s Port Orleans Resort’s picturesque New Balance Running Trail circles the banks of the Sassagoula river. Whether you’re an avid runner, a walker, or just checking into a Walt Disney World Resort for a Run Disney event stay, a “race-cation”, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort has the perfect way for you to stay active throughout your Walt Disney World vacation!


The run-ability of this Resort, in our opinion, is unrivaled. If you are an avid runner and haven’t experienced a run through one of Walt Disney World’s Resorts, you will certainly appreciate the change of scenery from your normal everyday run. Whether you choose to run morning or night at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, the views are unparalleled.


The Resort’s basic running trail is a generally flat one mile route, but there are plenty of opportunities to extend and enhance your run through the winding walkways and multiple bridges of both Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter. Your run/walk through Port Orleans is exactly what you make of it. Thanks to the Resort’s many meandering pathways, there really is no ‘official’ starting point for the Resort’s trail. With that in mind, at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort runners and walkers have the ability to begin their route right outside their guestroom door!


The pathways throughout Disney’s Port Orleans Resort are also heavily shaded in strong contrast to the running trails of say, the Epcot Resort Area where runners and walkers are in full sun from start to finish. The ability to run morning, noon, or night is one benefit that we really enjoy about the trails at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. The shaded running paths allow us to run or walk in the morning and well into the afternoon/evening hours where we would otherwise be in the full Florida sun – now that’s a workout!


There are also plenty of areas along the waterfront where runners and walkers may catch a refreshing breeze during their laps around the Sassagoula, and let’s face it – there’s nothing more satisfying after a long run in the Florida heat than a cool breeze! Those of you who run often in the Florida heat will know exactly what we mean.


In our opinion, there’s nothing we love more than taking a scenic sunrise run (Disney) on the New Balance Running Trail at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort before heading into the Parks!

For more Run Disney fun, watch below as we vlog about the running trails at Disney’s Epcot Resort Area which includes Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Resort, & the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort:

Do you plan to or have you run/walked the trails at a Walt Disney World Resort? If so, tell us your thoughts below!

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