October 31, 2014

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Aliens are coming to Medina in new 3-D miniature golf course

Mark Klaus, left, owner of Castle Noel, and Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell unveil Alien Vacation Indoor Miniature Golf on Tuesday. Klaus wore a tin foil hat to protect him from alien encounters. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Mark Klaus, left, owner of Castle Noel, and Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell unveil Alien Vacation Indoor Miniature Golf on Tuesday. Klaus wore a tin foil hat to protect him from alien encounters. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Aliens have touched down in Medina and they are here to stay. Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel, the Christmas-themed museum at 260 S. Court St., has been working on an indoor miniature golf course that tells the story of an alien family’s crash-landing on Earth for a vacation.

The 18-hole adventure features a fully immersed 3-D experience complete with black lights, lasers, fiber optics and huge sculptures.

“It is like nothing you have ever seen before,” Klaus said. “It is an amusement park-quality environment.”

The story revolves around an alien family who crash-lands in Medina and finds themselves in trouble at the Medina County Fair.

From there, adventurers travel down to the Mayan temples where they encounter Santa Claus.

Santa takes the adventurers and the alien family to the North Pole where they explore ice caves.

Then, the aliens need to escape an angry Tyrannosaurus rex in the jungle.

Finally, adventurers are transported to the aliens’ home planet where they meet up with Santa Claus to spread Christmas joy to the people of Earth.

The experience will be open to the public by the end of August, Klaus said.

To find out more about Alien Vacation Mini Golf or Castle Noel, visit www.alienvacationminigolf.com or www.castlenoel.com.

Contact reporter Andrew Davis at (330) 721-4050 or adavis@medina-gazette.com.