So, Rock the Universe is coming up and this year, we are going to do things just a little different. We are still going to do it as a family trip, like we have done before. Since we are getting an early jump on the event, we are going to be able to offer more ticket offerings then we have before.
So, the reason we run this trip through the church is so we can all collectively save on Florida Tax Exemptions and Group Rates. These are tickets for the event only. As a family, you are in charge of planning and paying for your own housing and transportation. Feel free to plan some fun shenanigans with other families!
The ticket offerings are pretty great, so here we go:
1. The baseline ticket gets you three days (January 28, 29, 30) in either Islands of Adventure or Universal studios from opening to Close (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and then gets you into Universal Studios on Friday Night (6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.) and Saturday Night. This ticket is NOT a park hopper, so you can only go into one park during the day and Universal that evening. This is the main ticket we have purchased in the past.
Cost: $120.00 Per Person
2. The next ticket offers the exact same thing BUT is a park hopper ticket, which means you can jump back and forth from the parks during the day all you want. However, the actual event, Rock the Universe is only at Universal, so at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night, you go to Universal Studios.
Cost: $155.00 per person.
3. You can purchase a ROCK THE UNIVERSE EVENT ONLY ticket as well. This would be for those that may not want to go into the park from 9:00 – 6:00 p.m. but only want to enjoy Universal Studios from 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
-Friday Night Only – $70.00 per person
-Saturday Night Only – $70.00 per person
-Fri & Sat Night – $108 per person
4. Additional Items to ADD to the above tickets
-Friday night 1 time per ride Fast Pass – $20.00
-Saturday Night 1 time per ride Fast Pass – $20.00
-Friday Night unlimited Fast Pass – $30.00
-Saturday Night unlimited Fast Pass – $30.00
*Please Note, these fast Passes are ONLY for Universal Studios during the RTU event (6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.). They do NOT have a Fast Pass package with the tickets for the day events.
The deadline to place your order and pay is November 7th. The way you place your order is by telling me (Seth) what exactly you would like to order. We are not doing a sign up sheet, so it will be up to you to contact me with order. Payment can be cash/check made out to Gateway Church of Christ with Rock the Universe in the subject line. Please turn all money into me or into the office with notation for what it is for. We can be flexible on the money deadline if you need that extra time just so just contact me privately to work that out.
I will be ordering the tickets in bulk per your orders after November 7th, so at that point, we won’t be able to add any to Gateway’s tax exempt group status.
So, what is Rock the Universe exactly? It is a Christian Concert based event, where Universal Studios opens up their park from 6 pm. – 1 am on Fri and Sat night. You can enjoy all of the rides and festivities of the park, but scattered around the park, Christian concerts are happening. You can go to the website to see what artist will be performing this year. So, you get the fun of a Theme Park and the engagement of high energy, live concerts as well! The Baseline Tickets above also get you access to Islands of Adventure during the day (or Islands of Adventure AND Universal Studios if you get the park hopper option). That ticket will get you in the park on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. It is basically 5 days in the park, crammed into a three day weekend. We have always called it a high adrenaline trip, because you will be exhausted!
As you are in charge of your own transportation and housing, you plan your trip how you want to do it. To give you an idea of what your trip could look like, I have scheduled it for my family in the past below:
Leave Thursday after school and drive into the night to get to Orlando. Go to the park Friday/Friday night, Saturday/Saturday night and then come home Sunday. However, you do have a ticket for Sunday in the park, so if you choose to stay and come home Monday, that is completely up to you. As this is a religious event, I will be writing School Excuses for you all to have if you want that and will have several physical copies available in the coming weeks.
As always, I am here to answer any questions you may have. Hope you have a wonderful day and you can officially begin placing your orders for tickets with me now!
Here is a PDF of the order form to fill out and return to Seth!