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February 26, 2013
I-Drive Update: KINGS Bowl sets April Opening
Who knew upscale bowling was a trend? Clearly it must be after the recent opening of Splitsville at Downtown Disney.
And the addition of 10 bowling lanes to Universal's new Cabana Bay Resort.
Well -- get your borrowed bowling shoes ready. KINGS Bowl has announced it will be the first part of the I-Drive Live development to open. The first KINGS location in Florida is set to fire up the pin-setting machines on April 15.
So what makes this place special? I quote from their press release:
"The 1950s and 1960s are considered to be the golden age of bowling and KINGS' award-winning design and décor captures this nostalgic feeling, while adding modern twists. From the start, KINGS set out to create a unique and memorable entertainment experience by emphasizing world-class food, cold beer, creative cocktails, cutting edge technology and great music. The focus is on classic, retro-inspired décor and executive chef-designed menus brought to life by best-in-industry service. In doing so, KINGS sparked the modern day bowling renaissance and carved a name for itself as the original upscale bowling venue, which has revitalized the sport across America."
Pretty impressive claim. Here's a look at the inside -- thanks to newly-released concept art.
KINGS Orlando will have more than just 22 ten-pin bowling lanes -- look also for four full-sized billiards tables, shuffleboard, and an outdoor bocce ball plus dancing.
It also promises to let beer lovers pour their own from taps at the table.
While it will be 21 & up after 6 p.m., to attract families -- children will be able to use the lanes during the day -- and enjoy homemade ice cream. The dinner menu promises everything from wings to steak rubs.
Here's a link to the KINGS Facebook page for more information. I look forward to bringing you a trip report soon.
Here's a link to a recent report on I-Drive Live'sother components and other recent Theme World Blog entries.