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  • On Mar 14, 2023
    Lindsay from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If Blizzard Beach is closed, does Winter Summerland mini golf close too? If the mini golf course is still open, how do you get there with free Disney transportation? Or is a Minnie Van our only option? Thanks!

    Hey there, hi there, Lindsay! Welcome back to planDisney! I love seeing you here with another great planning question!

    You sound like someone after my own Disney planning heart, Lindsay. While I love playing in the theme parks, I really enjoy the pixie-dusted recreational activities around Walt Disney World Resort, and miniature golf at Winter Summerland cannot be beaten. It is oh-so-fun and themed the way only Disney can do. As Olaf says, the hot and the cold are both so intense, put 'em together; it just makes sense! I'm more than happy to help you get to Winter Summerland to find out what frozen things do in summerrrrrr.

    I think you will be happy to hear that just because Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park closes for refurbishment, doesn't mean that Winter Summerland Miniature Golf closes. In fact, Blizzard Beach is scheduled to close for refurbishment after March 18, 2023, and the schedule for Winter Summerland has already been released through mid-May 2023. As your trip approaches, just check the Winter Summerland page on the Walt Disney World website for the scheduled hours during your stay. 

    Typically, Guests staying at Disney's All-Star Resort hotels and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort can take a complimentary Disney bus from their Resort to Blizzard Beach for the short walk over to Winter Summerland, while Guests staying at any other Disney Resort hotel can take a bus from their Resort to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and transfer to a bus to Blizzard Beach for the walk over to the fun. However, I just spoke with a Cast Member who informed me that, unfortunately, when Blizzard Beach closes for refurbishment in a few days, that bus service will no longer be available.

    I recommend taking either a rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft, or the Minnie Van Service (I love taking Minnie Vans!) via the Lyft app to get from your Resort to Winter Summerland, but I also recommend checking with the front desk once you arrive. It is always possible that things could change, so before you pay for a ride, be sure that a complimentary one is not available first. 

    If you'd like to take complimentary Disney transportation to play miniature golf, I recommend checking out Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf. Take the transportation offered from your Resort to Disney's Hollywood Studios (bus or Disney Skyliner), walk or take the boat over to the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, and then follow the signs to Fantasia Gardens. Let the magic begin!

    I hope this helps, Lindsay, and I hope you have the most magical summer(land) vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have along the way.

    Put me in summer and I'll be a ... happy snowman!

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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