Figure out your must-sees from the dozens of performances on five stages and plot your time around that.
Amusement park anyone?
Keep your adrenaline pumping between shows with the zip-line, turbo drop, roller coaster and climbing wall.
What's all that music without dance?
Check out the skills of international crews popping, waving, locking, and breaking on the Street Dance Stage.
You'll probably fly into Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
You can take a taxi or bus the 35 kilometers to Barra de Tijuca, the suburb home to City of Rock where you should try to book your room (the bus commute from the Rio proper during the event runs about an hour and a half). Naturally hotels ratchet up their prices, as they can when they're at near 100% capacity, so book early and consider going the AirBnB route to grab a whole flat with a group.