Mardi Gras Is Returning to Universal Orlando

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Universal Mardi Gras

Universal Orlando just announced that Mardi Gras is returning starting February 6th and running until March 28th. This year will be a little different and it’s official name is Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval! They will be expanding and having food from different countries and some amazing entertainment.

Universal Mardi Gras

Universal’s website says, “Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain and other regions including, of course, New Orleans. Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads and more throughout the theme park.”


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Food lanyards will also be returning! You’ll be able to try all the new foods and purchase a tasting lanyard! More details and pricing coming soon! You can check out all the menus here.

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While there is no parade this year floats will be throughout the theme park, “A fleet of Pirate Treasure themed floats will be on display throughout the park along with a collection of Universal’s classic Mardi Gras floats.” You’ll also be able to experience street entertainment, roving musicians, beads and more throughout the theme park.

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Head over to this outdoor courtyard environment to snag a selfie with one of the three floats around the stage. Grab a table and relax with some good eats under dazzling lights.
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Mardi Gras at Universal is so much fun and we can’t wait to experience The Flavors of Carnaval! The entertainment is included with your theme park admission price but food offerings are separate. Keep checking back for all the fun details.

Information and photos from Universal’s website here

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