Hollywood Drive-In Golf: Universal Studios Minigolf

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Written By Carlos Braga

The Hollywood Drive-In Golf is yet another leisure option in Orlando, USA. After all, there are not only parks Disney themed there, there is much more.

Undoubtedly, this activity is for you and your whole family to have a lot of fun together.

This mini golf is at Citywalk, which is Universal's entertainment complex.

Therefore, it is worth going there to check it out and have a little family competition.

But, before follow this post and learn more about this place.

What is Hollywood Drive-In Golf?

It is a space where people go to have fun playing mini golf.

Thus, the site is divided into two fields with different themes. However, both are inspired by classic movies.

The first is ?The Haunting of Ghostly Greens?, where the setting is a haunted house, complete with a very scary cemetery.

On the other hand, the second one is ?Invaders from Planet Putt?.

In this one, players are surrounded by aliens, robots and even a space worm. In this way, the two spaces have special effects and very cool elements.

The game of golf is not very popular in Brazil. But we USA yes, even being a more elite sport, for rich people. 

In Orlando, the options for miniature golf courses are diverse and there are several throughout the city.

So, this practice ended up becoming more common and also accessible.

Hollywood Drive-In is Universal's Miniature Golf Course 

In 2012, Universal Orlando Resort opened this miniature activity to the public. In this way, there are two areas with 18 holes and with very different themes:

  • One inspired by horror movies;
  • While the second one is set in a science fiction classic.

Learn about Hollywood Drive-In courses

The ?The Haunting of Ghostly Greens? it has a darker environment so it's scarier. In addition, what contributes to this are the light and sound effects, both in the pet cemetery and in the haunted house.

There it is also possible to hear some famous soundtracks of this genre such as ?Thriller? and "Monster Mash".

In ?Invasion of Planet Putt?, the scenario is turned to ETs.

By the way, in this area there are stairs to multilevel holes and it has a very light and fun space. On the other hand, the background music there is:

  • ?Intergalactic?, by the Beastie Boys;
  • And ?It?s the End of the World?, by the band REM

opening hours

The Hollywood Drive-In open every day of the week, from 8 am to 2 am. In this way, to play in a single course, there is a fee, check out the following values:

  • US$ 13.99 for adults;
  • And US$ 11.99 for children aged 3 to 9 years.

If you and your family want to play on both fields, it's possible and there's still a discount, see:

  •  US$ 24.99 for adults;
  •  And US$ 20.99 for children aged 3 to 9 years.

You can pay for both and split your time between them.

For example, by keeping your ticket, you can play in the second space on another day, not necessarily on the same day as the first.

Know when to go there

There is an interesting advantage in going at night, because of the lighting of the fields. On the other hand, during the day there are fewer people.

But, getting a good shade can be difficult. So consult your family and decide together.

Understand how the game works in Hollywood Drive-In

Basically, it is an 18-hole course. Thus, each of them has its own area and its respective obstacles. 

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The objective is to hit the ball inside the hole in a few strokes, including the less the better. So, in general, the obstacles count with:

  • elevations;
  • Ramps;
  • Objects;
  • Plus tunnels and more.

This is all to make the game more competitive. Therefore, the players they only conclude the first part and move on to the second, when everyone has hit the ball in the hole. And so it goes until you complete all 18.

The division of groups 

Several teams play at the same time. Therefore, to pass the round, you must wait for what is in front of you to finish. 

It is common to have 4 participants in the same group.

But, this can vary according to each family. 

The employees of Hollywood Drive-In leave all family members together. That way they are only stricter when the place is crowded.

On the mini golf courses, they give out a sheet for everyone to mark the number of shots in each round.

Finally, all of them are added up at the end of the game, so whoever has made the hits with the fewest throws is the winner.

What You Will Need Upon Arriving at the Hollywood Drive-In

First of all, it is important to clarify that this game in Orlando is a joke. So if you are used to real golf, with its techniques and rules, forget about them for a day.

The first step in arriving at the Hollywood Drive-In is to choose a cue.

The tip is to pick one according to your height and that is comfortable to handle. By the way, it is common for the employees themselves to indicate the best for each visitor. 

Afterwards, you must define what your balls will be, because they have Colors many different.

But, it is worth mentioning that they all have the same type of material. 

Another suggestion is that each family member chooses a color. That way, no one gets confused during the match.

Right after the end of the game, you will only hand over the bat, as the balls will be inside the holes. 

Hollywood Drive-In: Fun for All Ages

The difficulty level of this mini golf in Orlando is not high. So you can get the whole family together and have fun together.

Nor is it a tiring activity, because the fields are close to each other. 

In general, participants spend up to two hours to complete the course of the 18 holes.

However, this varies according to the number of people, as well as the ability of each one.

Be sure to play minigolf when you go to the US

This is one of the options for recreation coolest of Citywalk Orlando. The two camps, with different themes, are a lot of fun. 

The visual and sound effects excite children and, of course, adults too.

Undoubtedly, it is an incredible opportunity to spend quality time with the family. 

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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