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Disney Running Trails: Running at Disney’s Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts

This week we head over to Disney's Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation for one of the most entertaining trails on property!!

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Need more? You can find my complete Walt Disney World running trail guide RIGHT HERE.

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  • Location: Weaving around all of Pop Century and Art of Animation and rounding Hourglass Lake between them.

These two value resorts are without question two of the most entertaining and whimsical places to stay on Walt Disney World property – and it's in large part due to their incredible grounds. They're also some of the best places to get decent mileage on property because they're so spread out and have a lovely lake between them.

  • Distance: Easily a good 3+ miles if you weave around all of Pop Century, then loop around Hourglass Lake and the bridge that crosses it, before heading to Art of Animation and similarly exploring all that its grounds have to offer.

This is one of the places where I completely ignore the resort map and running trail in favor of exploring freely, but for what it's worth this is what it looks like:

  • Pro Hack: As always, bring water and wear sunblock. You'll be out in the open with little shade during large portions of this run around both properties. And take the time to explore – especially if you've never been before. The massive installations everywhere you look at these resorts are absolutely incredible. At Art of Animation, explore the areas themed to Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. At Pop Century, have fun exploring the decor matched to each decade section of the resort.

Disney”s Art of Animation

Disney's Pop Century

  • Fun Fact: As you run along Hourglass Lake, you'll find fun facts about its featured films along the side of the path nearest Art of Animation. On the other side of the lake, nearer to Pop Century, you'll find signs noting memorable moments of each passing decade.

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You can find a compilation of these guides for each of Walt Disney World’s resorts RIGHT HERE. My complete guide to Disney’s Fun Runs is at THIS LINK and my complete guide to making the most of your runDisney race weekend is RIGHT HERE.

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