Early next year, you may be putting a golf ball through elaborate movie-style scenes featuring little green men, a cemetery, giant spiders, flying saucer and into the basement lab in a haunted house. “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders From Planet Putt” miniature golf courses will be opening at CityWalk.
Universal Orlando Resort today announced plans to premier an all-new, 36-hole miniature golf experience – Hollywood Drive-In Golf – at CityWalk by early 2012. Universal’s creative team hopes to do for miniature golf what a blockbuster theme park attraction does for a movie: bring it alive in an entirely new way.
Inspired by the classic drive-in movie era, the courses will be based on vintage horror flicks and science fiction films of the 1950s. Cutting-edge interactive elements and special effects will immerse guests further into the family-freindly “double feature,” and with LED course edge-lighting they can play day, night and late night.
“We created Hollywood Drive-In to be fun and different and something everyone can enjoy,” said Ric Florell, senior vice president and general manager of resort revenue operations. “We used creative theming and state-of-the-art technology to take the experience to the next level. It’s perfect for Universal CityWalk – whether you are playing at 11 a.m. or 11 p.m.”
Situated just below the first level of CityWalk and next to the AMC Cineplex, guests will see the miniature golf courses as they are entering CityWalk from the parking garages. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.