Thursday, April 7, 2011

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Big-Time News

NICKELODEON’S HOTTEST MUSIC GROUP, BIG TIME RUSH, TO PERFORM LIVE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA ON MAY 14

Guests Can Also Enjoy a Sneak Preview of a Never-Before-Seen Episode of the Hit TV Series, “Big Time Rush”

On May 14, Universal Orlando guests are in for a big-time treat – Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush will perform live at Universal Studios Florida’s Music Plaza stage.


With millions of fans all over the world, Big Time Rush is one of today’s hottest names in music and entertainment. Nickelodeon’s hit series “Big Time Rush,” produced in partnership with Sony Music, stars Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan, as four best friends who move to Los Angeles for a chance at music superstardom. Currently in its second season, “Big Time Rush” had the highest-rated and most-watched live-action series premiere with kids, tweens and total viewers in the history of the network. In addition, Big Time Rush performed at the “Nickelodeon 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards,” where they were nominated for Favorite Music Group and Favorite TV Show. Their debut album “BTR,” which consists of original songs from the hit series, is certified RIAA® Gold® (over 500,000 units sold) and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. The group has also sold 1.7 million combined digital tracks to date, including their current single, “Boyfriend,” featuring Snoop Dogg.

Fans at Universal Orlando will also have the exclusive opportunity to watch a never-before-seen episode of “Big Time Rush.” In the episode, “Big Time Prom,” everyone at the Palm Woods is preparing for the big night, especially Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan, who are all determined to win the title of prom king. Episode viewings will be held throughout the day at the Animal Actors on Location! theater.

Guests can enjoy Big Time Rush’s performance, the viewing of the never-before-seen episode of the show and the thrilling rides and attractions of Universal Studios for the price of regular admission to the theme park. For more information, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/Events/SpecialEvent/Big_Time_Rush.aspx#.


Universal Orlando Resort:


There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation – but there is only one Universal Orlando Resort. It is a completely separate destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. You can be courageous, be outrageous – and be extraordinary.




Nickelodeon:


Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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