As Disney World returns to a normal state of operations, more offerings are returning for Guests to enjoy!
Lately, we have seen many changes at the Disney World theme parks, which give Guests a far more “normal” theme park experience in terms of returning to a pre-pandemic state. Although Disney World still has a lot to bring back to accomplish this goal, it has been great to see mask mandates being lifted for fully vaccinated Guests and to know fireworks are returning to both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Aside from theme parks, Disney World has other activities and paid experiences that Guests can enjoy. Currently, in terms of water parks, only Blizzard Beach is open, and Typhoon Lagoon remains closed. Disney also is a popular golfing destination for many. Many fantastic greens Guests can enjoy, but there are also great mini-putt spots that are highly themed and can create a unique experience.
We saw Winter Summerland Miniature Golf reopen during the holidays and then close, while Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf remained closed. As of July 1, both courses are once again open and, according to their operational calendar on the Walt Disney World website, are here to stay!
A Very Merry Vacation
Walk-ups are welcome or you may book a tee time for the next day or beyond by calling (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529.
Winter Summerland is different from any other miniature golf course you’ve ever experienced. That’s because Santa Claus, himself, designed it!
Late one Christmas Eve, as Santa was flying back to the North Pole, he discovered snow in Florida. After surveying the strange sight, he decided to build a vacation destination for his off-duty elves, a Winter Summerland.
Seeing that the only thing Winter Summerland lacked was a golf course, Santa and his elves divided into 2 camps, one that enjoyed the warm Florida sun and another that preferred the snow and cold of the North Pole. The elves then built 2 distinctly different 18-hole golf experiences: a sand course named “Summer” and a snow course named “Winter.”
The Summer Course
Enjoy fun in the sun at the Summer Course amid surfboards, sandcastles and ornaments hanging from palm trees. Deck the balls as you putt around peppermint-striped inner tubes, snapping clamshells and a melting snowman. Don’t wake sleeping Santa buried in the sand!
The Winter Course
Putt your way to the North Hole on the Winter Course; but watch out for Squirty the Snowman! This “jolly, happy soul” sprays water at golfers when golf balls pass beneath him. Merry obstacles include giant peppermints, hockey sticks and the drawbridge of a fantastical, melting castle. The courses combine for the last holes, and after sinking the last putt on Hole 18, golfers receive a special message from Santa Claus, courtesy of the WinterNet!
Have you ever miniature golfed while at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!