Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Roundup!

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Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Roundup!

Universal Orlando has announced all of the fantastic experiences coming to the resort for Mardi Gras! From specialty food, to live concerts, to fun entertainment, everyone will have a great time during this celebration!

Related – Mardi Gras Kicks Off Soon at Universal Orlando Resort!

Mardi Gras

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval comes to the resort from February 3 through April 17! This year’s festivities present a vibrant Mardi Gras party like no other, featuring an expansive menu of sweet, savory, and spicy dishes inspired by New Orleans favorites and iconic Carnaval flavors from around the globe, a dazzling Mardi Gras parade featuring all-new, incredibly detailed floats inspired by elements, and – on select nights – live concerts by top names in music like DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi and more.

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Concert Lineup

This year’s spectacular concert series will feature ten live performances by some of the most popular names across all genres of music. Performances will take place on select nights following the Mardi Gras parade at the Music Plaza stage, located in front of the thrilling Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. See below for the complete concert line-up.

  • Feb. 3: Walker Hayes
  • Feb. 10: The All-American Rejects
  • Feb. 17: Elle King
  • Feb. 18: KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Feb. 24: Barenaked Ladies
  • March 2: DJ Khaled
  • March 9: Ava Max
  • March 10: Queen Latifah
  • March 16: Luis Fonsi
  • March 17: Zedd

All Mardi Gras entertainment is included in the price of admission so these live concerts are extra exciting!

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New Elements Parade Theme

This year’s Mardi Gras parade theme will bring the elements to life in six new, beautifully designed parade floats inspired by Earth, wind, fire, water, the sun and the moon. The new collection of element floats will join Universal’s traditional lineup of New Orleans-inspired floats to create this year’s parade – complete with high-energy music, dozens of performers donning elaborate costumes and tons of beads.

The Mardi Gras parade runs daily so you’ll have multiple chances to get those beads!

Mardi Gras Float Ride & Dine Experience

The Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience is a fan-favorite event held during the Universal Orlando Mardis Gras celebration that affords guests the ability to ride on one of the Mardi Gras floats during the parade!

The package includes a three-course meal selected from the full menu at one of four participating restaurants at Universal Orlando Resort. The restaurants included in the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience are:

  • Finnegan’s Bar & Grill at Universal Studios Florida
  • Lombard’s Seafood Grill at Universal Studios Florida
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar at Universal Citywalk
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal Citywalk

This is a popular event at Universal Orlando’s Mardis Gras celebration, and will likely sell out fast! Annual and Seasonal Passholders can save 15% on the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience if they purchase via Guest Services, Pass Sales, Destination Universal Desks, at the Front Gate, or by calling.

Taste The International Flavors of Carnaval

Mardi Gras guests can savor the mouthwatering flavors of global Carnaval celebrations from New Orleans to Spain to China and beyond with an expansive menu featuring more than 60 tasting-sized items. While venturing throughout the parkwide celebration, guests will find kiosks featuring delicious culinary delicacies inspired by various locations from around the globe – including the classic Fried Green Tomato Po’boy and fan-favorite fluffy Beignets from New Orleans, Chicken Schnitzel from Germany, Chilaquiles Verdes from Mexico and so much more.

The food booths for this year are:

  • Belgium: Renowned for its rich, comforting flavors.
  • Bloody Mary Bar: A classic favorite with a twist.
  • Brazil: Experience the vibrant tastes of South America.
  • Canada: Known for its hearty and rustic dishes.
  • China: Featuring the new Szechuan Noodle Salad, a spicy and tangy delight.
  • Coca-Cola Market Square: A fizzy journey of flavors.
  • Colombia: Dive into the bold and diverse tastes.
  • France: A gourmet’s paradise, offering classic French delicacies.
  • French Quarter Bar: Sip on New Orleans-inspired cocktails.
  • Germany: Try the Chicken Schnitzel, a traditional and satisfying dish.
  • Italy: Home to some of the world’s most beloved dishes.
  • Mexico: Featuring the Chilaquiles Verdes, a perfect blend of flavors.
  • New Orleans: Immerse in the rich Creole and Cajun cuisine.
  • New Orleans Desserts: Indulge in sweet and sumptuous treats like Beignets.
  • Philippines: Explore the unique and bold flavors of Filipino cuisine.
  • Puerto Rico: Offering the new Pastelons, a sweet and savory layered dish.
  • Spain: Savor the rich and diverse Spanish flavors.
  • Thailand: A paradise for lovers of spicy and aromatic dishes.
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The Party Continues at Universal Orlando’s Hotels

The best way to experience Universal Mardi Gras is with a stay at one of Universal’s eight incredible hotels, where guests can enjoy exclusive benefits including Early Park Admission and complimentary transportation to the theme parks. All Universal Orlando hotels will offer exclusive Mardi Gras food and beverages this season, such as the Crawfish and Andouille Sausage Egg Roll at Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Mardi Gras Empanadas at Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Jambalaya at Beach Break Café at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites and more.

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Save 25% on a 3-Park, 5-Night Hotel & Ticket Package

Experience all the amazing thrills Universal Orlando Resort’s three incredible theme parks have to offer and save big!

  • 5-Night Hotel Accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel, or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
  • 3-Park 5-Day Park-to-Park Vacation Package Promo Ticket** to Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, and Universal Volcano Bay each day
  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal Volcano Bay up to one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)
  • Complimentary transportation and walking paths to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card

*Based on a family of 4, limited availability. Sun. – Thur. travel only. Blockout dates and restrictions apply.

If you’d like to celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando this year, contact me today! I am a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, my services are free, and I’d love to help you plan an epic vacation!


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