By Orlando Attractions Magazine
Universal Orlando Resort adds new ‘50s themed miniature golf courses
If you’re headed to Orlando for spring break, you may want to check out Orlando’s newest miniature golf courses. Universal Orlando Resort has officially opened Hollywood Drive-In Golf, featuring two 18-hole courses based on classic drive-in era horror and sci-fi movies.
To celebrate the grand opening, some of Universal Orlando’s iconic characters “hit the links.” Universal’s classic monsters – including Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein – putted their way through a creepy cemetery on “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” course. On the opposite side, Men In Black agents and Frank the Pug played “Invaders from Planet Putt” – a course themed after the “little green men” science fiction films of the 1950s.
Although both courses look great all day, at night they really look their best with neon lighting around the greens and special lighting all around. And of course, a spooky course is always a little spookier at night.
Designed by Universal’s Creative team in partnership with Adventure Golf Design and Development, Hollywood Drive-In Golf is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Admission rates to play one course are $13.99 plus tax for adults and $11.99 plus tax for children (ages 3 to 9). Universal Passholders are offered a discount. They also offer a special price for both courses. Keep in mind that only those who have paid are allowed to go on the courses. Parking charges for the CityWalk garage may also apply.
For more information on Hollywood Drive-In Golf, visit CityWalkOrlando.com
New Fantasy Land Expansion
Walt Disney World recently opened the first phase of the New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom theme park. The first part of Storybook Circus opened with “Barnstormer featuring The Great Goofini”, and one spinner of the two “Dumbo The Flying Elephant” ride, and the new Fantasyland Train Station. The Barnstormer is a newly rethemed version of the old Barnstormer ride in the former Toontown. The Dumbo ride was moved from its former location in Fantasyland to join the new spinner for dueling Dumbo rides side by side, and a future interactive queue.
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