It was announced this week that Universal Orlando will be entering the minigolf game as of 2012. According to the official press release, the course will feature theming and decor related to classic drive-in movies:
"...guests will be whisked into an elaborately-themed environment based on the vintage horror flicks and 'little green men' science fiction films of the 1950s. As they experience two family friendly courses, 'The Haunting of Ghostly Greens' and 'Invaders From Planet Putt,' guests will putt their way through elaborate movie-style scenes, passing through a cemetery, under a giant spider, through a flying saucer and into the basement lab in a haunted house."
The two 18-hole courses feature interactive elements and special effects, making for a very immersive experience beyond what most area minigolf courses offer. Both courses will be lit with LED lights along the edges, so you can putt and play day or night.
Universal execs are positioning this as a "perfect" addition to CityWalk. Construction will begin this summer and the course is expected to open in early 2012, probably just in time for spring break crowds.