Kiss By Monster Mini Golf, a unique rock ‘n’ roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS, had its grand opening yesterday (Thursday, March 15), with co-founders members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as bandmembers Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer in attendance. As part of the celebration, Stanley and Simmonsslashed through the ceremonial ribbon with their guitars and walked the “black carpet” with other notable guests.
Kiss By Monster Mini Golf is the first-of-its-kind indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course and also hosts a state-of-the-art arcade, the largest KISS gift shop in the world, a KISS Gallery, the “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP Room, FANtastic KISS-themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n’ Roll All Nite” Café.
Kiss By Monster Mini Golf is located at 4503 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 in the Shoppes at Harmon Square across from the Hard Rock Hotel Casino.
“I’m actually the only real golfer in the band, but we’re all mini golfers though, especially Monster Mini Golf by KISS,” KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer told 8 News NOW.
“I also get a hole-in-one,” KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons said.
“Who better than KISS? It’s iconic. It’s larger than life,” Paul Stanley told 8 News NOW about Kiss By Monster Mini Golf. “It’s great to hit a ball through a windmill, but wouldn’t you rather hit it through one of my boots, especially with the black lights and everything glowing? It’s very, very cool.”
“Kiss By Monster Mini Golf has been in development for more than two years and it is destined to become a must see when anyone comes to visit Las Vegas,” said Christina Vitagliano, founder of Kiss By Monster Mini Golf.
“The KISS brand just keeps getting bigger and bigger around the world. Kiss Monster Mini Golf will be a favorite for the Kiss Army legion of loyal fans as well as new KISS fans,” said Dell Furano, CEO of Live Nation Merchandise, KISS‘ longtime worldwide exclusive licensing and merchandising partner.
Check out photos from 8 News NOW. Video footage from the event, including an interview with Gene Simmons, is available below.