on January 24, 2011
Disney offer four miniature golf courses and two those can be found at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course.Fantasia Gardens is located near the Swan and Dolphin hotels near EPCOT and it has a free car park. It is open every day from 10 in the morning until 11 at night so it is a nice way to round off a busy theme park day. It was $12 (2010) when we visited and if you buy one round you can keep your receipt and claim 50% off another round here or at Winter Summerland within a short time (24 hours I think).The helpful staff gave us our clubs, balls and score sheet and then we were sent on the course. We visited on an exceptionally hot day and there was no-one else there so we could take as long as we liked as there was no-one behind us. There are two courses here but Fantasia Gardens is a traditional Miniature Golf course with lots of excitement whilst Fantasia Fairways is also 18 hole but is based on a more traditional golf course so requires more skill.Fantasia Gardens was really good fun. There were a lot of water elements which was great considering how hot it was as there is very little shade on the course itself. All of the holes are based around the award winning Fantasia film with Mickey as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. There were rhymes at each hole and lots of recognisable features like the dancing broomsticks. None of the holes were frustratingly difficult but they were challenging enough to make the round last a reasonable time and to engender some competition between family members! The finale was at the 18th hole with Mickey providing a wonderful fountain and music for the successful golfer.As you would expect from Disney the courses are well-maintained and all the staff members were very helpful. The Gardens course is fun but if I was playing again I would be more likely to return to Summer Winterland as it is probably more entertaining.
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