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Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort is BACK!

Your Insider’s Guide to All the Festivities at Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort – 2024

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Welcome, adventurers and revellers, to the grandest celebration this side of the Mississippi! Get ready to immerse yourself in the pulsating rhythms and vibrant colors of Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort, where the magic of New Orleans comes to life in the heart of Florida. 


When and Where to Revel in the Festivities 

From February 3 to April 7, 2024, Universal Studios Florida undergoes a mesmerising transformation into a family-friendly rendition of the iconic New Orleans street party. This annual extravaganza, included with your theme park ticket or annual pass (with select block out dates), promises an unforgettable experience for all. 


Experience the Enchantment of the Mardi Gras Parade 

Prepare to be dazzled by the Mardi Gras parade, a dazzling spectacle featuring six brand-new and six returning authentic floats straight from the heart of New Orleans. This year’s theme, “Mythical Realms of Mardi Gras,” merges fantastical creatures with Bourbon Street flair, promising an enchanting experience for revellers of all ages. 


Savour the Eclectic Flavors of Carnival 

Indulge your taste buds with over 50 delectable dishes inspired by the rich tapestry of global cultures celebrated during Mardi Gras. From savoury Belgian waffles adorned with gouda and onion, to zesty Thai curry, there’s something to tantalise every palate.

And don’t forget to pair your feast with refreshing beverages like Brazilian caipirinhas or classic margaritas for the ultimate culinary adventure! 


Groove to the Rhythms of Live Music 

Get ready to dance the night away with electrifying headliner concerts at the Music Plaza Stage every Saturday from February 3 to March 17. Featuring a star-studded lineup including DJ Khaled, Queen Latifah, and Zedd, the Mardi Gras concert series promises an unforgettable fusion of music and enchantment that will keep you grooving until the wee hours of the morning.

Here’s the full schedule: 

2024 Universal Mardi Gras Concert Schedule  

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

Immerse Yourself in the Essence of Mardi Gras 

Step into the enchanting world of Mardi Gras at Universal’s Tribute Store, where themed spaces adorned with exclusive merchandise, delectable snacks, and whimsical photo opportunities await. Plus, don’t miss the Cursed Coconut Club, a pop-up New Orleans bar located at the top of the escalators in CityWalk, offering occult-inspired libations and a lively atmosphere that’s sure to keep the party going. 


Get Ready to Let Loose at Universal Orlando Resort 

So, dust off your finest beads and grab your appetite for adventure as you prepare to embark on the ultimate celebration of music, food, and fun at Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras extravaganza. From the enchanting parade to the tantalizing cuisine and electrifying concerts, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had during this larger-than-life event. Time to grab your beads and bust a move…

Let the good times roll! 

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