Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Annual Pass Perks For Mardi Gras 2023

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Mardi Gras 2023

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Annual Pass Perks For Mardi Gras 2023

Mardi Gras 2023 at Universal Orlando will take place Feb. 4–Apr. 16. Universal Orlando Annual Passholders will have access to select perks during the celebration. Guests will receive an exclusive magnet, have the opportunity to ride on a float, get special discounts, and more!

Related – New! Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience at Universal Orlando


Here’s a Passholder exclusive you won’t want to miss out on. Sign yourself and up to four more Passholders for an opportunity to ride a Mardi Gras float and toss beads to the crowd on select nights Feb. 4 – Apr. 16. It’s the ultimate Mardi Gras experience!

Passholders Save 15% on the New Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience

Get a reserved spot on a parade float and toss beads to the crowd. Plus, enjoy a 3-course meal selecting from the full menu at one of four participating restaurants at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios Florida

  • Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
  • Lombard’s Seafood Grill

Universal CityWalk

  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew

Purchase via Guest Services, Pass Sales, Destination Universal Desks, at the Front Gate or by calling. Purchase must be made 24 hours prior to event date.

Passholders can enjoy Universal’s Mardi Gras Parade on select dates from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In. Space is limited available on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Universal Orlando Resort App for more information on Universal’s Mardi Gras Parade schedule.


Passholders can get an exclusive free Mardi Gras themed magnet from Feb. 4 – Apr. 16 while supplies last. Magnet pick-up is located at Toon Extra in Universal’s Islands of Adventure from 11am – 4pm daily and at the Five and Dime in Universal Studios Florida from park open to park close

Passholders can enjoy more bites for less on over fifty Mardi Gras menu items. Purchase a $150 Food & Beverage Card for only $120. Just present your valid Annual or Seasonal Pass at time of purchase to receive this exclusive offer.

Premier Passholders receive 15% off and Preferred Passholders receive 10% off at all Mardi Gras Food and Beverage kiosks on Mardi Gras event nights.

Passholders can purchase exclusive menu items Feb. 4 – Apr. 16. Must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages with valid photo ID.

Exclusive Menu Items:

  • Spiked Affogato at Louie’s Gelato Window (Vanilla Gelato, Expresso, and Coffee Liquor)
  • Affogato at Louie’s Gelato Window (Vanilla Gelato and Expresso)
  • “Spiked Gelato Float” at Louie’s Gelato Window (Vanilla Gelato, New Amsterdam Vodka, Gran Gala, Orange Fanta)

In addition to Premier and Preferred Passholders, Power and Seasonal Passholders can get Early Park Admission to select attractions at Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Plus, 3-Park Power and Seasonal Passholders get Early Park Admission at Universal’s Volcano Bay up to thirty minutes prior to park opening (weather permitting).

Select dates Feb. 4 through Mar. 10, 2023.


Starting Feb. 4, Passholders can purchase exclusive Passholder Mardi Gras themed merchandise while supplies last. Purchase at Toon Extra in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Five and Dime in Universal Studios Florida. And don’t forget, Passholders also get early access to Mardi Gras Tribute Store located in Universal Studios Florida on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 12:00pm – park close.

Here’s what only our UOAP family can get:

  • T-shirt $30.00, plus tax
  • Car Magnet $12.00, plus tax
  • Tumbler $29.00, plus tax
  • Candle $26.00, plus tax

Will you be visiting Universal Orlando during the Mardi Gras celebration?

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