Rock The Universe 2014 at Universal Orlando Resort Details

Rock The Universe Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort’s Rock the Universe

returns this September with some of the most

popular names in Christian Rock

Rock the Universe Tickets Are On Sale Now for the Biggest Christian Music Festival in Florida, Featuring Performances by Switchfoot, tobyMac, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, and More


Rock the Universe — Florida’s biggest Christian music festival — returns to the Universal Orlando Resort September 5 and 6 with faith-filled performances by more than 20 of the most popular bands in Christian music. Enjoy incredible shows by hit artists such as Third Day, Switchfoot, Lecrae and tobyMac, as well as inspiring guest speakers, a candlelighting ceremony, access to unrivaled theme park entertainment and more.


Universal Orlando offers several Rock the Universe ticket options. The best way to experience all the fun and access to all of the concerts is with the “Rock Your Weekend” ticket, which includes admission to both nights of Rock the Universe and three days admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Island of Adventure. Tickets are available for purchase online through Sept. 6.  See below for ticket options.


 (prices do not include tax)

BEST OFFER“Rock Your Weekend” Ticket Pricing:o   Groups of 10 or more: $108.99 per person

o   Individuals:  $120.99 per person

  • Admission to BOTH nights of Rock the Universe 2014
  • Three days admission to either Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure fromSept. 5 -7  (one park per day)

*Upgrade: Receive Park-to-Park access to BOTH Universal theme parks for just $40 more ($148.99 per person for groups; $160.99 per person for individuals)*

Rock the Universe 2014 Two-Night Ticket Advance Pricing

  • Groups of 10 or more:$88.99 per person
  • Individuals:  $95.99 per person
  • Admission to Rock the Universe 2014 onboth Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6
Rock the Universe 2014 One-Night Ticket Advance Pricing

  • Groups of 10 or more:$52.99 per person
  • Individuals: $57.99 per person
  • Admission to Rock the Universe 2014 oneither Friday, Sept. 5 or Saturday, Sept. 6


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Check out the Rock The Universe Event Map


Friday, September 5(Praise & Worship) Saturday, September 6(Rock & Hip Hop)
Third Day Switchfoot
Newsboys tobyMac
Jeremy Camp Lecrae
Kari Jobe Red
Soulfire Revolution Family Force 5
Rend Collective Andy Mineo
About A Mile Tedashii
VERIDIA Love & The Outcome

** Names in bold indicate headlining acts.

Guests who attend Rock the Universe 2014 will also enjoy the wildly popular Coca-Cola FanZone – where they can experience live music by additional artists such as Rapture Ruckus, Manafest, 7eventh Time Down, All Things New, David Dunn and Eva Kroon Pike, autograph sessions with the bands, karaoke and more.  Guests can also experience some of Universal Studios’ most thrilling rides and attractions during Rock the Universe, including TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and more.

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About Universal Orlando Resort

Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts.  It is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family.  Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.  And now, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk – enjoy the best in restaurants, live music, shopping, movies and more.  And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.

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Pick Six: The Perks Of Staying At Cabana Bay Beach Resort

DISCLOSURE: I was an invited guest of the Universal Orlando Resort, and I was provided with admission, lodging, and promotional items for sharing my opinions, experiences, and thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Perks of Staying at Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a budget-friendly option for staying on-site at the Universal Orlando Resort, but don’t think that they skimp on any of the details or perks!!!

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We were able to stay at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort when it opened this Spring, you can check our Pick Six from our stay here, and since then the resort has opened their Towers and second pool area. It has been amazing to watch this resort really come into it’s own!

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With so much to offer their guests, I thought a fun way to look at the resort would be by sharing some our favorite perks of staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort!

Pick Six: Perks of Staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort

1. Early Admission

With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley opening early Admission to those areas is an amazing perk of staying at Cabana Bay Beach Resort!

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Guests who have valid theme park admission, are able to experience both The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida one hour prior to park opening. This does include the Hogwarts Express when you have a Park-to-Park admission ticket!

Resort shuttles are available each morning, but it is important to keep in mind that all guests (including the children in your party) must have a valid resort room key for early entry!

Times for early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area are posted in the Cabana Bay Beach Resort lobby.

2. No More Rainy Day Blues

Florida may be the ‘Sunshine State’, but that is only between rain storms! But the Cabana Bay Beach Resort has you covered with some really fun indoor options for rainy days.

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  • Galaxy Bowl – 10-lane full service bowling experience themed from the 1950’s, offering today’s entertainment technology and a full service restaurant. There is an extra fee to bowl, however they do have some great daily deals on food and alcohol.
  • Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio – Complimentary for hotel guests, featuring cardiovascular equipment, mats, Medicine Balls, Bosu Balls, rubber dumbbells, and locker rooms in a fun and extremely retro area. It is one of my favorite places at the resort.
  • Game-O-Rama – Enjoy old school classics and the latest high-tech arcade games such as classic Skee-ball.
  • Resort Recreation – When the rain hits, the fun moves indoors with various activities to keep little ones moving
  • Universal Orlando® Resort Store – What else would you do on a rainy day, but go shopping! The store offers sundries, guest necessities, newspapers, magazines, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort logo merchandise.
  • Starbucks – Now the reason I mention Starbucks are my addiction to their black tea & cake pops, and that they have their own wifi so you can free up devices on your room’s wifi.

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  • Characters – All Universal Orlando On-Site Resorts have Characters, but I like these the best because they seem more laid back and free to roam. You can find them all over the place, but the lobby is where we have had the most luck!

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3. Transportation

Cabana Bay Beach Resort really makes transportation a breeze with shuttles and even an on-site rental car desk!

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  • On-Site Transportation – Complimentary resort wide transportation includes shuttle buses. While Cabana Bay Beach Resort is also within walking distance to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, & Universal CityWalk® it will soon get easier when their walkway is connected.
  • SeaWorld Orlando®, Aquatica™, & Wet ‘n Wild® Transportation –There are complimentary scheduled buses available to transport guests to SeaWorld Orlando®, Aquatica™ and Wet ‘n Wild®. Reservations are required for this service. Upon arrival, contact the concierge desk at the individual hotel to confirm transportation.
  • Airport Transportation – An airport shuttle service is available for hotel guests arriving into Orlando International Airport through Mears Transportation. Visit the concierge desk for details. (fees apply)
  • Hertz Rental Car Services – Hertz car rental available on-site which is located in the resort lobby just to the left of the doors before you exit.
  • Transportation to Walt Disney World® can be arranged through the Universal Ticket Desk –fees apply.

4. Convenience

Now I’m not saying I am lazy, but when I am not running around the parks I want to enjoy my down time and the Cabana Bay Beach Resort has some really options to help you enjoy your time more and stress less.

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  • Pizza Delivery – During select hours you can get the Delicioso Pizza from the Bayliner Diner delivered to your room, and let me tell you this is no ready-made blah pizza!!! The pizza’s are loaded with great toppings (the veggie is AMAZING) and have a crunch crust you’ll crave.
  • Refillable Mugs – Now while this isn’t unique to resort hotels, the fact that you can fill them almost everywhere is! You can find refillable stations at each pool area, in the Bayliner Diner, and in the bowling area (which is connected to the game room). Plus they are super swanky and fun to use at home!
  • Merchandise Delivery – I am a theme park shopper, but I hate lugging my purchases all day! The Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel room.
  • Mini-Fridge and Kitchenette (Family Suites) – Sometimes you don’t realize how great a mini-fridge or kitchenette (in the Family Suites) is until you don’t have them! We used our fridge as a way to store leftover pizza, drinks for later, and even chocolate (a easy treat for hot days). The kitchenettes feature a microwave and extra counter space that saved us, too! I found myself working at the bar while everyone watched television in the room.
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The Family Suite Kitchenette

5. Pool for everyone

With so many different pool and water play areas at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, there really is a place for everyone! From quiet spots to places to let loose, you will find it here!


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  • Cabana Courtyard – features a zero-entry pool with iconic dive tower waterslide, interactive kids play area, cabanas for rent , sandy seating areas for play, nightly movies, recreation areas, and the Atomic Tonic pool bar all add up to make this our favorite place to spend our day together!


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  • Lazy River Courtyard – features a zero-entry pool with sand beach and quiet cove, a lazy river, and The Hideaway Bar & Grill make for a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere.

Lazy River

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  • The lazy river full of chilly waterfalls and cannons for interactive fun, and I wanted to mention this separately for planning purposes because floats are not necessary or provided. They are extremely reasonable to purchase, but if you want you can even BYOF (Bring Your Own Float).

6. Large Family? No Problem!

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We find the rooms at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort to be super roomy and full of storage, and with the Family Suites sleeping up to six you really can’t beat the rates!!!!

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We love staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort for all these reasons and more! It is definitely a great place to check out!!!

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You can find out even more about their services here.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort has a really interactive and fun Facebook page and Instagram account, so make sure you give them a follow and make sure to tag your photos #UniversalMoments!!!

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Orlando City SC Win While Breaking USL PRO Record

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Orlando City SC Molino Breaks USL PRO Goal Scoring Record in Thrilling 3-2 Victory

New signees Rafael Ramos and Estrela score in their Lions debut

Orlando City SC (17-3-4, 55 points) snapped the Richmond Kickers’ (13-2-10, 49 points) 21-match unbeaten streak 3-2 Saturday night at City Stadium in a soggy battle between the top two teams in USL PRO.

Midfielder Kevin Molino continued his impressive attacking form by breaking the league single-season goal scoring record with a scintillating finish in the second half to notch his 16th of the season.

Orlando City’s newest players, recently-signed Rafael Ramos and Estrela, made remarkable debuts by recording their first goals in Purple and White with eye-catching finishes.

After the match, Lions Head Coach Adrian Heath had high praises in regards to the two new players and his squad’s motivated performance saying, “We’re delighted about the result. It certainly put us in a position to win the Regular Season which is what we set out to do before the season. I thought that the two new players (Estrela and Ramos) were outstanding, considering that they haven’t played for two or three weeks. Their contribution was massive, and we got a little bit of luck which we’ve been lacking in previous weeks, so overall it was a really pleasing night for everybody.

It didn’t take long for the Lions to jump on the score-sheet. In the 8th minute of play, Estrela powered home a volley from outside the box to open the scoring. The defensive midfielder was lurking on the edge of the area, as Richmond struggled to clear Adama Mbenuge’s set-piece, maneuvering his strike through the cluster of players in the 18-yard-box.

The early goal energized the Lions. As the half wore on, City continued to effectively distribute the ball around the pitch, penetrating the Richmond backline with tempting crosses into the box. With numbers in the penalty area, Orlando came close to converting on several occasions, but Richmond Goalkeeper Ryan Taylor produced timely saves to prevent further damage in the first 45.

Moments before the halftime break, Miguel Gallardo was forced to make a miraculous save from point-blank range. Kickers’ Midfielder Jason Yeisley had a clear chance to equalize from six yards away, but the fast-acting ‘keeper quickly pushed it wide.

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In the fast-paced second half, the Lions’ created more chances on target through productive build-up play that quickly broke down the Kickers’ defense. In the 51st minute, Molino received a pass from Chin just outside the box and converted a world-class strike that curled past Taylor into the top-right-corner.

Following the goal, Molino, the Club’s first Major League Soccer (MLS) signing, expressed his delight for the record and the win: “It’s always a good feeling to break a record, but the most important thing for me was us winning the game and going six points clear.”

In light of Molino’s wonder-goal, Richmond made a desperate push to salvage crucial points, resulting in a goal from former Lion George Davis IV one minute later. However, Orlando responded when Ramos cut past two defenders en route to a precise finish at the near-post, extending City’s advantage.

Richmond continued to fight, nonetheless, and substitute Nate Robinson gave the Virginia-based side life when he tucked away Davis IV’s cross with twelve minutes remaining. Orlando’s championship mentality kicked in though, as the Lions exerted maximum effort on the defensive end, sustaining Richmond’s pressure to secure the win.

NEXT MATCH: Orlando City SC final game of its current three-game road trip will take place at Legion Stadium on Thursday, September 3 against the Wilmington Hammerheads. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Orlando City SC Match Recap:

Team                         1 2 Final
Orlando City SC        1 2 3
Richmond Kickers     0 2 2

Scoring Summary:
ORL – Estrela (Unassisted)
ORL – Kevin Molino (Dennis Chin) 52’
RIC – George Davis IV (Unassisted) 53’
ORL – Rafael Ramos (Unassisted) 70’
RIC – Nate Robinson (George Davis IV) 78’

Orlando City SC – GK Miguel Gallardo, D Rob Valentino, Brad Rusin, Tyler Turner, Rafael Ramos, M Adama Mbengue, Kevin Molino (Tommy Redding 84’), Darwin Cerén, Estrela Corey Hertzog (Austin da Luz 44’), F Dennis Chin (Giuseppe Gentile 70′)

Richmond Kickers – GK Ryan Taylor, D Sascha Gorres, Yomby William, Conor Shanosky, Alex Lee, M Luke Vercollone, Samuel Asante, Kyle Porter, George Davis IV, F Shay Spitz, Jason Yeisley

Disciplinary Summary:
George Davis IV (Yellow Card) 32’
Darwin Cerén (Yellow Card) 37’
Estrela (Yellow Card) 89’

Match Facts:
Time of Match: 7:00 p.m. EST
Weather: — Rainy
August 23, 2014

Orlando City 2015

For more information on Orlando City SC, 2015 MLS Season Tickets or tickets to the Club’s remaining USL PRO home games, including the Lion’s first 2014 playoff match on September 13th, visit or call 855-ORL-CITY.  Also, follow the latest Orlando City news & updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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About Orlando City Soccer Club:

Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) is Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. The club will begin play in MLS in 2015, becoming the league’s 21st club. The Lions’ first team has won two USL PRO regular season titles and two postseason championships and will continue play in USL PRO in 2014 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Outside of the first squad, OCSC also has a youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U-23 team that participates in the PDL. For more information on the pro and youth clubs, visit and


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