Rock the Universe returned to Universal Orlando, celebrating its 25th year. The event, which began in 1998, brings “faith, fun, and fellowship” to Universal Studios Florida.

Rock the Universe allows fans and youth groups to come together to enjoy performances by some of Christian music’s top artists, powerful worship experiences, and of course, Universal’s theme park attractions.

Experiencing the attractions is probably the best aspect of the event, as a lot of the rides are minimal waits with most of the guests attending the live performances throughout the park.

Now in its 4th year as a wintertime event, Rock the Universe has found its footing in January after being held in September for so long. The date change has now allowed favorable planning for guests, as the weather is cooler and the later dates allow a bit more flexibility with school-year planning.

During our visit on Friday, January 27, we were able to enjoy much of Universal’s world-class attractions while waiting for one of the weekend’s headliners – Skillet.

Skillet is a returning artist, who first performed at the event in 2001 and has returned 11 times since.

Fans could also check out Soundstage 33 to pick up officially licensed merchandise from the event’s concert line-up or faith-inspired merchandise; as well as wait for a chance to meet one of the weekend’s performers during Autograph Sessions.

In addition to the music, guests at Rock the Universe were able to attend a special Saturday ceremony and a Sunday morning worship service to wrap up the weekend.

Dates for Rock the Universe 2024 are set for January 26 and 27. If you’re looking to start planning for your trip for next year – visit

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