Announcing the Microsoft Ignite Attendee Celebrati...


Get ready for one of the biggest parties Microsoft has ever thrown—we’ve reserved both Universal Orlando Resort™ theme parks for Microsoft Ignite attendees only. From 7:30pm to 12:00am on Thursday, 9/28, you’ll have unlimited access to immersive, award-winning rides and attractions.


Enjoy your night in Universal Studios Florida™, the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park. You can climb aboard Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™ roller coaster and plunge into darkness on Revenge of the Mummy™. Then head next door to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ for more cutting-edge rides and attractions like Skull Island: Reign of Kong™.


It’s a great way to blow off steam and connect with your peers as you take in an entire universe of action and excitement. It’s all yours for one night only.


Learn more about Microsoft Ignite.


We’ll see you in Orlando!


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Nicely done #MSIgnite! 

New Contributor

Excellent. I'm super excited, and made sure to get a spouse pass too! :)

Very fun! Harry Potter too? Or just what's mentioned above?

Occasional Contributor

Can't wait!  Should be a great way to recover from the week of learning!

New Contributor

@Amy, Harry Potter land spans both parks :)

I hope that Universal gave MS a discount for specifically mentioning their new attractions in the press release, rather than Harry Potter which are a lot more popular. ;-)


I visited Universal Orlando earlier this year and that Kong attraction was a lot of fun.

Awesome, I was just thinking of booking a visit to at least one of the parks while I'm in Orlando :)

New Contributor

Yep, My wife was going to spend the week going to the parks. This is a pass she doesn't have to get, or can at least get a lesser one.

Regular Visitor
Excellent. Thank you Microsoft! Looking forward to seeing familiar folks and meeting new ones!
Occasional Visitor

Great stuff... that will round the week off nicely :-) cheers Microsoft !

Regular Visitor

It will be like 2005 all over again.

Valued Contributor

Very cool, unfortunately I will not be attending, even though I've budgeted everything for this trip (from Europe).

It's just too much of a hassle traveling to the US currently and I therefore changed my mind and canceled my attendance.

Will there be an Ignite for Europe this year?

Occasional Visitor


This is  getting better and better!!!

Community Manager

@Ivan Unger - so sorry to hear about that.  We will be posting the sessions and decks in the Tech Community and we are working on a great streaming plan, so hopefully you can still experience Microsoft Ignite at least digitally.  There are no Microsoft Ignites in Europe; we go on the road (around the world) with the Microsoft Tech Summits, so hopefully you can make one of those in the coming year.  We have not launched the new cities/countries, but they will be coming soon.  You can check here:  https://www.microsoft.com/techsummit

Occasional Visitor

Is there going to be an age requirment for this years celebration?

Regular Visitor

Doubt it...I've been to Universal twice before with TechEd and kids have been allowed in.

Community Manager

Hogwarts is included @Amy Dolzine :)

This is great!  Thank you, Microsoft!  :)


To confirm @Nick Brattoli's comment above, is this open to guests if we purchase the guest celebration pass?

Occasional Visitor

nice! sounds better than last year in Atlanta ;-) greetings from Amsterdam...

Occasional Visitor

This would be even better if the Haunted Houses were open too. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is normally going on at night this time September - October. 

Occasional Visitor

Very nice I am getting really excited for Ignite!

Regular Visitor
This will be my first time attending Ignite. This is going to be amazing!
Occasional Visitor

Can a companion pass be added later?

Community Manager

You can purchase an attendee celebration companion pass for $150 through the registration site. Simply log back in and under the passes section you are able to edit your selections and add in the pass type.


Note, holders of the companion pass must be at least 21 years old.

Occasional Visitor

Any word on entertainment?  It was different year in Atlanta with the multiple local bands in different parts of the park.  Universal has a large ampitheater stage that could support a major national band.

@Frederick Doradodozens of rides and attractions isn't enough for you? Considering the cost of buying out the two theme parks for an evening I wouldn't expect MS to spend any $$ on a music act.

Occasional Visitor

@Kevin Crossman, not all attendees like going on thrill rides.  Some won't be able to ride due to physical limitations.  Don't you think it would be nice to have something to entertain these people too?  I really enjoyed the live band karaoke in Atlanta.

No worries! MS always does their best to cater to everyone and make sure everyone is entertained and has a great time. Obviously, it is not easy and possible to please every single person but we can surely appreciate the efforts especially on a massive scale as Ignite.