Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf
Hippos dance, fountains leap and broomsticks march at Disney's Fantasia Gardens miniature golf in the Epcot resort area of Walt Disney World Resort.
The 36-hole adventure features Fantasia Gardens, an 18-hole miniature golf course with a theme taken from Disney's classic animated film "Fantasia," and Fantasia Fairways, an 18-hole "challenge" course designed with strategically placed bunkers and hazards.
Dancing fountains and animated statues guide guests around Fantasia Gardens' cleverly themed hazards based on five sequences from "Fantasia." Duffers and veterans alike will find surprises around every sculpted corner as they challenge holes honoring "Toccata & Fugue," where good shots are rewarded with musical tones; "The Nutcracker Suite," where quirky obstacles include dancing mushrooms; "The Pastoral Symphony," where guests encounter a 40-foot-tall Mount Olympus complete with waterfalls; "The Dance of the Hours'," where good timing and accuracy are needed to pass "Fantasia's" famous alligator and Hippo pas de deux; and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," starring Mickey Mouse, his troop of out-of-control broomsticks and dazzling water effects.
Fantasia Fairways is an innovative putting course designed to emphasize skill rather than chance. Dressed in a beautiful floral setting complementing Fantasia Gardens, Fantasia Fairways challenges the most adept golfers with exaggerated contours, menacing water hazards and diabolical sand traps. The layout combines par-three and par-four holes ranging in length from 40 to 75 feet long.
An elaborately themed Starter Shack, housing a snack bar and arcade, gives way to the golf courses' tranquil garden setting crowned with undulating hills, ornate topiaries, brilliant waterways and radiant flower beds.
Both courses are open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.
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