CityWalk's Rising Star in Universal Orlando
CityWalk's Rising Star is located in the entertainment promenade in Universal CityWalk Orlando. You'll find it across from Fat Tuesday.
What Is CityWalk's Rising Star?
CityWalk's Rising Star is a unique karaoke club that lets you take the stage and perform in front of a live audience…or if you're too shy to perform, it lets you sit in comfy seats while you watch your friends and strangers perform in front of a live audience.
What makes this place different from your everyday karaoke club is the live band complete with backup singers (Tuesday through Saturday only; Sunday and Monday performers are accompanied by backup singers and pre-recorded music). The song list includes about 150-200 anthems - you know, the kind of songs you might sing in the shower when nobody is around to hear. Songs change on a regular basis, but always include a range of classic ballads, rock songs, country tunes, and hip hop.
You can submit your name and song choice on a card if you're interested in performing. Be sure to stand up and head for the stage if you hear your name, because you'll miss your chance if you don't move quickly enough. Song spots go fast, so sign up early to increase your chances of becoming a rising star.
While watching the performers, you can sip a number of signature cocktails that are brought direct to your table. There is not a food menu, but if you get hungry, you can order delivery from the nearby Red Oven Pizza Bakery.
Cost and Age Requirements
There is a $7 cover charge to get into CityWalk's Rising Star. This charge is waived for guests who are staying at an on-site hotel and guests who have CityWalk Party Passes. There is no additional charge to sing.
You must be 21 or older to get into CityWalk's Rising Star on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests between 18 and 20 are allowed in every other night of the week.
Best Time to Visit CityWalk's Rising Star
CityWalk's Rising Star is open every night of the week from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. UO Fan Guide recommends visiting Tuesday through Saturday, because there is a backup band on these nights. The band infuses energy into the performers and the audience. Plus, the performers tend to sound better when they have a full band to back them up.
History of CityWalk's Rising Star
CityWalk's Rising Star first opened in Universal CityWalk Orlando in the spring of 2008.Universal Orlando Resort held a special karaoke contest to celebrate the opening. The top 10 performers were given a Universal swag bag with annual passes and other gems as well as an opportunity to perform for VIP and media guests during the grand opening event.
Take a Virtual Tour
You can take a virtual tour of CityWalk's Rising Star on the Universal Orlando Meetings and Events site. This tour gives you a view of the stage, seating areas, and the bar.
UO Fan Guide Review of CityWalk's Rising Star
CityWalk's Rising Star is an incredibly fun place to spend an evening. The venue is loud and lively. The fruity drinks are tasty. And the performers are incredibly fun to watch - and often become more fun as the night goes on. Whether you choose to sing or not, you will almost surely have a good time.
Map CityWalk's Rising Star
You can locate CityWalk's Rising Star on this CityWalk map. Just look for number 27.
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