The Universal Music Plaza is home to free concerts at night and plenty of resting space during the day. The free concerts are usually performed as part of three annual events: Mardi Gras in the spring, Summer Concert Series in the summer, and the Holiday Concert Series in December.
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I was at the Music Plaza for the Harry Potter Celebration Movie Tribute on January 24, 2014. The actual event began at 7 pm, but people were lining up pretty early. I started lining up at 5:30 pm, and I got pretty close to the front.
There are a few TV screens that are showing what / who is on stage for people who can't see far in the back, which helps a lot if you are one of those people.
If you are planning on going to an event, for example, a Mardi Gras performance, and you want to be as close to the front as you can, you should line up early. Take some blankets to sit on - and don't worry, the ground is fake grass - if you want. If you plan on being there a few hours, bring some snacks and water and a book to read because it can get pretty boring.
The Music Plaza itself is pretty great- it holds a lot of people and the speakers work great.
Okay, I know I was there when there wasn't a concert happening so I can't really speak about the actual functionality of the space. However, there should be benches that are either removable (for when a concert is happening) or lining the edges more. People were sprawled out like is was a lawn or something. Maybe they could have a stand to rent blankets to lay out on and have lunch or catch some rays or something (plus, it would be another way for Universal to charge for something that many people would want). It just feels like a waste of space when there aren't concerts.
I went there to see TobyMac for Rock the Universe 2012, and had a great time. The sound levels were a little loud, but it is a concert stage, so that was to be expected. You should get there early, and get a seat, because I was way at the back. It is great to see it when walking through Production Central, and it fits in with the theming. It does its job well.
I went to Universal for the annual Rock the Universe Christian event and was, per usual, delighted with the Music Plaza. The location is great and has a bunch of space for everyone to see the stage. The sound system is fantastic and I'm going to see Skillet on April 5th and I'm sure they will light up the stage!
I have never actually seen a concert here, but I have walked around it and it is one of the most beautiful portions of Universal Studios Florida. It has views of Rip Ride Rockit, and If you look carefully, Islands of Adventure. I hope to see some kind of concert here!
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