Friday, December 31, 2010
Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course—Winter Course:
Pros: Delightful Christmas/winter theme at each of the 18 holes. Last few holes are in a covered pavilion
Cons: Don't go when it's really winter, or when it's really late if you plan on taking the Disney bus system back to your hotel
Things to Do There: Make Mickey jump out of the gift box many, many times; the counter people are really, really nice and fun to chat with; don't forget to get your souvenir golf ball before you leave!
We ended up at Disney's Winter Summerland Winter course because we were killing time for some reason - oh yeah, we had gotten to Disney World early and our tickets were only good for the next day. Unfortunately, it was New Year's Eve and very chilly for Orlando; the winter wonderland theme, while really fun and cute, was still a constant reminder of how cold it was. The other negative working against us was that it was late afternoon when we started playing and by the time we finished it was almost dark, and everything nearby was either closed or about to close. We got to the bus depot and waited about 40 minutes for another bus - the last one I think, and we were some chilled campers by that time. The things that made up for it were the fun, creative obstacles at each hole, and the really nice counter people who were Gator fans and we had a fun chat about the previous season. They gave us each a souvenir golf ball with either Donald or Goofy playing golf, which was a cool way to remember our fun, chilly, Disney mini-golf experience!