Now that Earth plans to cut its energy bill by having daylight only on Wednesdays, humanity will need to adapt to endless night if it's to keep owls from stealing all the jobs and delicious mice. Start building up your glow-in-the-dark vision with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two rounds of miniature glo-golf and two glo-bright necklaces at Zap Zone, valid at its Taylor, Farmington, and Canton locations (a $24 value).
Zap Zone casts amusement seekers into an indoor, 18-hole golf adventure populated with fantastical settings and talkative statues lit surreally by ultraviolet light. Putters tee off in ancient Egypt, where a sphinx in a neon headdress poses the paradox of a black light to golfers. The front nine winds through the desert and plunges beneath the ocean, where a gallery of sharks and jellyfish trains chilling eyes on the putt-putt proceedings.
A tropical jungle consumes the start of the back nine, where golf balls navigate the undergrowth and evade a glowing gorilla and toucans flinging breakfast cereal. Scorekeepers tally up strokes for the final hole, a prehistoric trek amid pterodactyls and a 40-foot brontosaur. On Fridays and Saturdays, players can indulge in time-traveling fun until midnight. Also included is a pair of glo-bright necklaces, which increases visibility and attracts hunky phosphorus deposits.
Zap Zone's eight locations in Michigan and two locations in Canada each feature a unique combination of attractions—anything from bumper cars to the Jump Zone's cushioned obstacle course. In the laser-tag arena, both kids and adults demonstrate their teamwork skills by outscoring opponents in fast-paced games that take place inside black-lit mazes of neon-tinged hallways. Arcades also round out every location's attractions, tempting passersby to drop a few tokens on racing games and skee-ball, or a lot of tokens on the claw game filled with Fabergé eggs.