DISNEY WORLD — TAKE A MINI GOLF BREAK AT DISNEY’S TWO COURSES
Mark Twain once said… “Golf is a good walk spoiled”. Not so here… at both Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens & Fairways miniature golf courses. Enjoy a family friendly experience where the playing field is equal…sure to be a hit with everyone in your group. All ages will love playing this entertaining pastime together, especially at these creative courses on site at Disney World…
Right next door to Blizzard Beach Water Park is Winter Summerland, a uniquely themed mini golf experience with two 18-hole courses. Story has it that… one Christmas Eve, Santa discovered a strange sight in Florida… snow! What a perfect place for his elves to vacation… a destination retreat for their off-duty time. Yet this winter summerland lacked a golf course. Since some elves liked the warm Florida sun, while others preferred the snowy North Pole climate, Santa built two courses… a sandy course called “Summer” and a snowy course called “Winter“.
Cool off on the Winter Course or “North Hole”, a snowy wonderland filled with giant peppermint sticks, snow covered rooftops and igloos. There’s skiing, hockey and ice fishing… just be careful of the “thin ice”. Putt your way across the drawbridge of the ice castle… and watch out for Squirty the Snowman who sprays lucky passers-by as their golf balls roll under him!
Think Christmas at the beach with the Summer Course or “South Hole”… decorated palm trees, surfboards and sandcastles. Beware of obstacles like snapping clamshells and melting snowmen. Don’t miss Santa catching a few zzz’s after his long winter of work. The two courses meet for the last few holes… with a special message from Santa via the “Winternet” after sinking Hole 18. Perhaps the most entertaining mini golf courses you will have ever played!
Imagine a whimsical fantasyland of fun. Fantasia Gardens & Fairways celebrates its 20th year… the only miniature golf course inspired by the classic Disney animated movie, Fantasia. Two 18-hole courses are offered here next to the Epcot Resorts… Fantasia Gardens and Fantasia Fairways. The family-friendly Fantasia Gardens features familiar music and characters from the film, including dancing ostriches and ballerina hippos in tutus. Perfect for the littlest ones in your group. Surprises await you at every hole. Putt your way through obstacles and fountains while avoiding the marching broomsticks ready to douse unsuspecting golfers!
Fantasia Fairways offers a miniature version of the real thing… sure to please older kids and adults. Built to resemble a traditional golf course, you can test your putting skills with sloping greens, sand traps and water hazards. Golf Digest voted it the longest and most challenging mini golf course in the world. Take the challenge on this par 72 course, with holes ranging in length from 63 to 109 feet.
Both Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens & Fairways are best played mornings or evenings when it’s cooler and less crowded. Catch a perfect view at night of the fireworks at nearby Hollywood Studios. Prices are reasonable… $14 for ages 10+ and $12 for ages 3-9. Passholders receive a 15% discount for up to 3 guests. Often miniature golf vouchers are included in Disney ticket packages. So join Mickey and Minnie for a great time of family fun with mini golf… or is it “Minnie” golf?