Universal Orlando has announced that it will open two 18-hole miniature golf courses at its CityWalk entertainment complex in 2012, with both set to feature a drive-in movie theme.
Hollywood Drive-In Golf will feature holes inspired by the science fiction and horror movies that dominated the drive-in movie scene of the 1950s. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with a target completion date early in 2012. The courses will be located next to the AMC Cineplex, below the first level of CityWalk.
The two miniature golf courses will be dubbed "The Haunting of Ghostly Greens" and "Invaders from Planet Putt", and will feature scenes such as a cemetery, a flying saucer and a basement lab in a haunted house. Universal Orlando claims that the courses will feature "cutting-edge interactive elements" and special effects designed to immerse guests in the experience, along with LED lighting to enable night-time play.
Ric Florell, senior vice president and general manager of resort revenue operations at Universal Orlando, said of the planned addition: "We created Hollywood Drive-In to be fun and different and something everyone can enjoy. 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 11am or 11pm."
CityWalk at Universal Orlando is an entertainment and retail district that also acts as entrance plaza between the resort's parking lots and its two theme parks. Hollywood Drive-In Golf will be situated so that it is visible as guests enter the resort.