I was thinking the other day about how the Disneyland Resort could become much of an actual, well, resort. A few people have joked on here about how Disneyland bills itself as a resort when a true resort offers golf, and I was thinking... why couldn't Disneyland? Albeit golf on a miniature scale.
Back in the day, the Disneyland Hotel had its own mini-golf course themed to Disneyland attractions (it had a driving range as well, which is another possibility). I found this old thread with some pictures of it, if you're interested. These courses were apparently demolished sometime between the 1960s and the resort expansion in 2001.
But that was then, this is now. If Disneyland were to build a mini-golf course today, I would expect it to be themed in full Disney fashion. WDW has two beautifully themed miniature golf courses on its property, Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland, which Geomorph kindly photographed in two threads of his own (thanks Geomorph ).
With Fantasia and a clash of the seasons already taken as themes, Disneyland's golf course would have to find a new theme. I'm thinking maybe pirate-themed, western- or California-themed (as a thematic extension of DCA/GCH), or maybe even Tiki-themed with volcanoes and such (as an extension of the Disneyland Hotel).
As for where to put it, there's that nice parking lot behind the Paradise Pier Hotel which could be replaced by a parking structure, or even the Grand Californian parking lot which could be dealt with the same way. Some other ideas Disneyland might consider if they wanted to add small attractions to the Resort might be some bumper boats, some tennis courts, a Buzz Lightyear-themed laser tag, or a bowling alley. Or that driving range mentioned earlier. The idea is that the more activities there are offered on-property, the less reasons people have to leave it, and the longer they'll stay at Disneyland.
So what do you think? Would mini-golf be an activity you'd like to see at Disneyland?