Putterfingers play Disneyland Winter Summerland minigolf

Magic Kingdom Minigolf doesn’t take the Mickey

Putterfingers visited Disneyland Florida earlier this month, all in the name of product research of course. Being of a putterish persuasion, a spot of minigolf at the Magic Kingdom was just the ticket for a fun-filled day.

In sweltering heat we headed straight for the Winter Summerland crazy golf course, having heard so much about it and hoping that the Winter course might offer some kind of relief from the blazing sun and 34-degree temperature.

Disneyland Florida minigolf

We loved the Christmas music played throughout the really neat winter course. The winter course is full of fun surprises, so we were careful to read the signs on each course for hints. The snowman squirted water out of his nose when you got the ball in and at various points cool water jets helped us stay just the right side of boiling. We got to know some of the local wildlife, too, which isn’t officially sanctioned by Disney but tends to come along and explore the courses along with humans. In particular we made the acquaintance of quite a few lizards (real ones) which were actually pretty cute.

The mix of difficulty on the holes was reasonable, but overall the course was on the easy side, which is probably right considering that most visitors are children. We didn’t witness any putter tantrums, so the kids weren’t finding the course too frustrating.

After 10 holes on the Summer course, we were told to abandon play because of the threat of lightning! It seems that even Disneyland’s imagineers haven’t yet worked out how to control the weather. Here are a few more snaps of our Disneyland minigolf experience!

Disneyland minigolf
This fellow gave is a welcome squirt of cool water from his nose when we putted into his hole.
Putterfingers do Disneyland
On the way in, excited. Squeee!

 

Putterfingers play Disneyland Florida
The holes are imaginative and humorous. It felt strange putting round a Winter-themed course complete with artificial snow in the middle of a hot Summer.

 

Disneyland mini golf score cards
We kept our score cards and here they are back at Putterfingers HQ.