Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

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Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort is right around the corner! Check out all the details here so you can be ready for Florida’s biggest party!

This year, Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando starts on February 5, 2022 and runs through April 24, 2022. There is so much to see and do at this festival. You do not want to miss it! The best part is, Mardi Gras is included with your theme park ticket purchase.

Mardi Gras Concert Series & Live Music

On select nights throughout the festival, head to the Music Plaza stage to see well-known and iconic performers take the stage. These concerts are included with your admission. Check out the line-up:

February 5
Sugar Ray
February 12
Diana Ross
February 19
Barenaked Ladies
February 20
February 26
Jon Pardi
March 5
LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-Trip
March 6
March 12
Lee Brice
March 13
Becky G
March 18
March 19
March 20
Gavin DeGraw
March 25
The Revivalists
March 26
Jimmie Allen
March 27
Jason Derulo


“Planet Mardi Gras” Parade

This year, the original parade theme “Planet Mardi Gras” combines Mardi Gras flare with astronomical elements including comets, rocket, martians and more. There are 6 new floats, in addition to the traditional floats. The beloved classics include the Jester and the King Gator, coming in at nearly 50 feet long! This parade will fill the streets of Universal Studios with upbeat music, floats and dozens of performers.

Flavors from Around the World

Universal’s award-winning chefs have prepared an amazing line-up of flavors from around the world for this year’s festival. Go on an international journey that your taste buds will love as you enjoy dishes such as the tasty crawfish boil, warm beignets, and more from around the world. To experience all of the tastes from around the world, purchase the specialty “Mardi Gras Food and Beverage” card. This will be available during the event.

Mardi Gras-inspired dining options are also available several other places throughout Universal Orlando Resort where festive cuisine is available.  Universal CityWalk has special offerings at select venues including Pat O’Brien’s, Voodoo Doughnuts, and Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen.

At the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, are also joining the fun with special menu items at each resort. These items include New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Dirty Rice at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn & Suites and Dockside Inn & Suites; Chicken, Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya at Universal’s Aventura Hotel; King Cake Pancakes at Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Shrimp Po’ Boys at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

“Float Factory Warehouse” Tribute Store

If you are looking to take a piece of Florida’s biggest party back home with you, head to the tribute store – the “Float Factory Warehouse”. With four themed rooms designed to show the process of bring the parade to life, guests can browse the latest gear and more themed treats.

Ticket Special

Why not plan a whole vacation to enjoy Florida’s biggest party? With the new ticket promotion, it just got a little easier! Now, when you purchase a 3-day theme park ticket, you get an additional two days FREE! This great promotion gives you the opportunity to explore all that Mardi Gras has to offer, in addition to the thrills and epic fun waiting throughout the theme parks. The offer is available through May 5, 2022, and it must be used by December 15, with no block out dates. Contact our friends at Key to the World Travel today to help you get started! They can help you find the best fit for your next visit!


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