Today Universal Orlando Resort officially opened Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk, Featuring two elaborately-themed 18-hole miniature golf courses based on drive-in era horror and sci-fi movies. It’s been “soft” open for a couple weeks, meeting the previously-scheduled opening timeframe of February 2012, but now all the finishing touches are in place on both courses, ready for a little putt putt fun.
Located at the entrance to Universal CityWalk, surrounding the moving sidewalks headed in, the all-new venue features two separate courses, each with its own movie-inspired theme.
Universal’s classic monsters, Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, were on hand to commemorate the opening of “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” course, featuring tombstones, creepy crawlies, and even a haunted house.
Meanwhile Men In Black agents and Frank the Pug helped open “Invaders from Planet Putt,” a ’50s sci-fi course course featuring plenty of little green men.
Universal’s Creative team developed Hollywood Drive-In Golf in partnership with Adventure Golf Design and Development, the company also responsible for the many Congo River Golf miniature golf courses around Orlando.
Hollywood Drive-In Golf is now open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. The price to play one course is $13.99 plus tax for adults and $11.99 plus tax for children (ages 3 to 9). And guests visiting the courses will have to park at Universal Orlando’s parking garage – another up-charge.
For more information on Hollywood Drive-In Golf, visit www.CityWalkOrlando.com.
Take a closer look around “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” in the pictures below, courtesy of photographer Michael Gavin. I’ll have a more in-depth look at Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf in the coming days, after I have a chance to play both courses, so check back soon.
The courses are particularly eerie when lit up at night. I imagine they’ll be a big hit with the Halloween Horror Nights crowd come September and October.
Slideshow from Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf at Universal Orlando CityWalk:
(Photos by Michael Gavin)