CityWalk Site of New ‘Hollywood Drive-In Golf’ Attraction

Construction will begin this summer on two 18-hole miniature golf courses at CityWalk.

The Hollywood Drive-In Golf Course will feature interactive movie-style themes designed to bring horror and science fiction films from the 1950s to life as guests play the links.

The two golf courses, named “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders from Planet Putt,” will feature elaborate scenes including a cemetery, giant spider, flying saucer, and the basement lab of a haunted house with the requisite interactive elements and special effects. LED course lighting will enable day, night and late night play.

Ric Florell, senior vice president and general manager of resort revenue operations, said,

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 11 .m. or 11 p.m.

According to Orlando Attractions magazine, Universal’s creative team hopes to do for miniature golf what a blockbuster theme park does for a movie: bring it alive in an entirely new way.

No prices have been announced for the new CityWalk attraction. However, Disney has two courses, Fantasia Gardens Miniature and Winter Summerland Miniature golf courses, which charge $12 for 18 holes for adults and $10 for children age 3 to 9.

Sited on a little more than an acre near CityWalk’s entrance and next to the AMC Universal Cineplex, the attraction’s opening is scheduled for early 2012.

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