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 glow necklaces at Zap Zone (a $24 value). This Groupon is valid at the Lansing location only.
Zap Zone casts amusement-seekers into an 18-hole golf adventure in which they navigate fantastical settings and encounter statues lit surreally in the ultraviolet light. Putters tee off in ancient Egypt, where a sphinx in a neon headdress poses golfers the paradox of a black light. The front nine descends a gradient of desert and plunges beneath the ocean, where a gallery of sharks and jellyfish keep 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. Scorekeepers tally up strokes for the final hole, a prehistoric trek amid pterodactyls and a 40-foot brontosaurus. A pair of glow necklaces increases visibility and attracts hunky phosphorus deposits. On Fridays and Saturdays, players can indulge in time-traveling fun until midnight.
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.