Walt Disney World Mini Golf
Walt Disney World's two miniature golf courses - Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland - provide a change of pace for guests looking for a break from the parks. Both courses are very family friendly, beautifully landscaped and decorated and are filled with Disney touches. Both courses can be accessed without a reservation but Fantasia Gardens can sometimes have a wait (usually in the evening). Winter Summerland rarely has a wait.
Hours and Prices
Hours for both courses are typically 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.52 for adults and $10.39 for children 3-9 (all prices include sales tax). A second round of golf can be played the same day for 50% off. In addition, discounts or specials for Annual Passholders may be available so be sure to ask.
Fantasia Garden is located across the street from the Dolphin Hotel. If you're using Walt Disney World transportation you can walk from Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios or take a boat or bus to the Dolphin hotel and walk across the street to it. If you're driving your own car you Fantasia Gardens does have its own parking lot with free parking.
Winter Summerland is located right next door to Blizzard Beach. If you're using Walt Disney World transportation get off at Blizzard Beach and walk to it. If Blizzard Beach is closed, there will always be transportation to/from Winter Summerland but it sometimes changes so be sure to ask for the best way to get there. If you're driving yourself Winter Summerland does have its own small parking lot with free parking. If it's full, park next door at Blizzard Beach (which also has free parking).
Fantasia Gardens is Disney's original Mini Golf Course. It has two courses - Fantasia Gardens which is traditional mini golf themed to Disney's classic film Fantasia, and the Fantasia Fairways which is a "challenge" course. Both courses have 18 holes.
The whimsical Fantasia Gardens is filled with homages to Walt Disney's classic Fantasia. You'll find obstacles like dancing mushrooms at the "Nutcracker Suite" hole, a 40-foot Mount Olympus at the "Dance of the Hours," and audio surprises at "Toccata & Fugure." The finale features Mickey, the brooms and the sorcerer from "Sorcerer's Apprentice." Each hole is introduced with a clever rhyme that advises you on the best way to approach it.
The innovative Fantasia Fairways is a challenging putting course. Instead of traditional mini golf obstacles you'll find breaking greens, water hazards and bunkers. The holes, with names like "Rock 'n' Roller" range from 40 to 75 feet.
Winter Summerland is Walt Disney World's newest Mini Golf Course...
Late one moonlit Christmas Eve, as Santa was flying over Florida on his way back to the North Pole, he glanced down and could not believe what he saw. Santa found snow in a place that is usually hot. After surveying the strange location, he decided to build a vacation destination for his off-duty elves -- a Winter Summerland. The only thing Winter Summerland lacked was a golf course. So the elves divided into two camps, one that enjoyed the warm Florida sun and another that preferred the snow and cold of the North Pole. In this Winter Summerland, the elves built two distinctly different 18-hole golf experiences -- a summer course and a winter course.
Among the touches on these two courses are vacationing Santa and elves, buried in sand, a giant sand castle, a giant snow castle, sand-sculpted Goofy and Donald Duck, snow-sculpted Mickey and Minnie, a melting snowman and many, many more. Each hole is introduced with a poem that usually includes a tip on how to play it.