Disney World's Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Mini Golf Fun
Recently I have posted on the blog about out last trip to Disney World. On that trip we had the opted for Park Hopper Plus option which gives you visits to any of the 4 mini golf courses along with 2 water parks, ESPN grounds or golf at Oak Trails. Those are some pretty good options.
It is a great option at Disney World when you have enough days that you want to take a few away from the parks and enjoy some of the other great things Disney World has to offer. We were there in Dec and it was good weather but not the crazy Florida hot so we didn't use the water parks but we did take in all 4 mini golf courses with our two off days. This allowed us to use the great pool at our hotel (take a look at our post on the Coronado Springs).
This time I am focusing on the Fairways and Fantasia Gardens. The Fairways is a great course. It's not a typical mini golf with the themes etc. It is basically a mini golf course! You have to putt a fairway so it is lengthy and may be more challenging for some younger children especially if they haven't played much mini golf. In any case, maybe try one of the others first to give them some practice.
Given that it was a longer course it still was great. My kids loved the challenge and did quite well. It got quite competitive for us all, adults included. If you play regular golf you may appreciate it more too and even if you don't, my kids actually liked it a lot, especially Liam who was 10 at the time. The fairways were tricky with undulation, and there was sand traps and hazards around like you'd find at a typical golf course. In this last picture you can even spot Hollywood's Tower of Terror peaking out from the trees.
Fantasia Gardens is more of your Disney themed mini golf course. It is a musical theme and all the signs have little tunes describing the hole you're about to play. It's a playful course with its twist and turns yet the youngest will be delighted to play as will the oldest.
You may be surprised with a tune or a splash here and there. It is across the Swan and Dolphin hotels where you can use the foot path to Hollywood or take the boat ride to Epcot or Hollywood if your staying at a Disney hotel and using their transportation.
If you want to read up on the other 2 courses Winter Summerland at Walt Disney World you can check out Summer side and Winter side posts here. I cover some more information on the Options Plus ticket in the previous posts too. Hope you enjoy.