As if there wasn’t enough to do at Universal CityWalk, there is now a dual course mini-golf attraction open.
Located at the entrance area, next to the movie theaters, Hollywood Drive-In Golf is themed towards two popular 1950s era drive-in movie genres.
The Haunting of Ghostly Greens themed after horror films, and includes a graveyard and other spooky scenes. It’s the darker lit of the two. Invaders from Planet Putt is all about alien invasions and other sci-fi themes. It has more stairs and multilevel challenges.
Play one course for $13.99 adult/$11.99 age 3-9 or do both courses for $24.99 adult/$20.99 ages 3-9. The nice thing is if you opt to do both, you don’t have to play them back to back. Save your receipt and come back at a later time or even another day. Florida residents and Universal Orlando pass holders get a 10% discount on all rates.
Not content to rest on the laurels of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando held a press conference this last week to unveil what they have planned for park guests for 2012.
The January 25 conference included information on new attractions, upgrades to existing attractions and shows, and more that are coming to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk.
Here’s a quick rundown:
The popular Blue Man Group show will be debuting an entirely new show to audiences in February 2012. Their CityWalk theater is being revamped with cutting edge technology and the show will feature more interaction with the audience. New elements to the show include BMG interacting with enormous “GiPads” (not sure what exactly those are but it sounds fun). The finale will also feature new music.
Hollywood Drive-In Golf is set to open in February, as well. Designed to resemble a classic drive-in theater, one side will be 18 holes of classic horror film themes and the other side will be 18 holes of sci-fi film themes.
According to UO, both courses will be themed after the horror and sci-fi flicks of the 1950s. Collectively known as “Hollywood Drive-In Golf,” the horror course will be called “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and the sci-fi one will be “Invaders from Planet Putt.”
The family-friendly courses will use cutting-edge interactive technology and will have guests playing through obstacles like a giant spider, a flying saucer and into the basement lab of a haunted house. There will also be LED lighting along the course so guests can play at night.
UO says the mini golf addition will be located on the first level of CityWalk, next to the AMC Cineplex, so guests can see it as they can see it as they exit the parking garages.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with plans for completion in early 2012.
Will you play mini golf at Universal Orlando when it’s open?