Mardi Gras Parade is NOT to be Missed at Universal Orlando

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Mardi Gras Parade is a Party

Mardi Gras is happening now at Universal Studios. During the Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval guests can sample dishes inspired by carnival cuisine from around the globe. The parks are all decked out with festive flair. Entertainment is around every corner from parade performers to live concerts. Guests will be letting the good times roll at Universal Orlando theme parks and resorts during the Mardi Gras season with so much to see, do, and eat!

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During the Mardi Gras event, Universal is putting on a show with a party in the streets. The lively carnival parade has guests dancing along and catching beads from the sidelines while colorful and imaginative floats featuring mythological creatures roll past.


Costumed performers interact with guests shouting “Happy Mardi Gras” creating an energetic environment that brings smiles to the guest’s faces.


The floats are fantastically and elaborately themed. Confetti canons shoot out colorful confetti while lighting and smoke effects really bring the floats to life.

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“Catch beads by the handful during this year’s dazzling “Mythical Realms of Mardi Gras” parade – featuring six new floats inspired by fantastical creatures like dragons, phoenixes, unicorns, and more that will join Universal’s traditional lineup of New Orleans-inspired floats – such as the iconic, two-story Riverboat and nearly 50-foot-long King Gator.”


If there is one thing you don’t want to miss during the Mardi Gras festivities it’s the parade.

If you really want a fun experience you can sign up to ride on the floats and throw beads to guests below. There is even a special package you can book that includes a dining reservation and one Mardi Gras parade float rider reservation.

“Guests can take the celebration to the next level and be part of the festivities by tossing beads to fellow partygoers by purchasing the new Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience, which includes a 3-course meal at one of four participating restaurants and one Mardi Gras parade float rider reservation.”

To see more check out our link below.

If you haven’t been to Universal Orlando during Mardi Gras I highly recommend planning a visit around that time. The weather is moderate and there is so much to do. The Mardi Gras festivities can be found not just in the parks but also in the resorts and at CityWalk as well. Special Mardi Gras-themed dishes and merchandise can be found throughout the property.

What’s your favorite part about Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments below!


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