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Experience New Orleans at Universal Studios Mardi Gras
If you are looking for the excitement of Mardi Gras in a family-friendly setting, Universal Studios Orlando has you covered. Universal Studios brings the excitement of Mardi Gras in New Orleans to its parks with this special event designed to appeal to people of all ages and interests.
The Universal Studios Mardi Gras party is the ideal way to kick off springtime while indulging in the best offerings of the season. The park is decked out in the best Mardi Gras decorations. The stage is set! A nightly parade features street performers and amazing costumes. And of course, no Mardi Gras party is complete without colorful beads flying through the air. The parade adds new floats every year, making each event a new experience. Visitors can even sign up for a chance to ride on one of the floats.
Party at Universal’s Mardi Gras
Every Mardi Gras party needs incredible music. On select nights throughout the event, the streets of Universal Studios will come alive with some of the music industry’s hottest acts. This year’s lineup includes performances by Bush, Macklemore, Dan + Shay, Steve Miller Band, Ziggy Marley, Pitbull, and more.
One of the biggest draws of any Mardi Gras party is the mouthwatering Cajun food. Enjoy a variety of New Orleans-inspired food, including:
- hearty gumbo
- authentic jambalaya
- delicious beignets
- King Cake
A variety of beverages round out the offerings. All of the food is offered in tasting sizes, making it possible for you to sample a little bit of everything. All of this deliciousness can be found in the French Quarter Courtyard.
Admission to the Mardi Gras party is free with a regular theme park ticket. This means that you can enjoy all of these extra benefits at no additional cost to you. When looking to plan a value-driven Orlando vacation, this event is a no-brainer!
The 2019 Universal Studios Mardi Gras party runs February 9 through April 4. Be sure to check the concert calendar to plan your day around the names that you want to see live on stage. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the fun and magic of the Big Easy while visiting Orlando!