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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Perry

Mardi Gras Celebration Returns at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration returns February 6 through March 28, 2021!

This daily festival will allow guests to experience spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads and more throughout the theme park.

Complimentary with regular theme park admission at Universal Studios:

  • Spectacular Floats 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.

  • Surprises All Around the Park Enjoy street entertainment, roving musicians, beads and more throughout the theme park.

  • Excitement at the Music Plaza Stage

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.

Plus, eat and drink your way through an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample your way through an assortment of regional Carnaval dishes and drinks available for purchase, including:

  • New Orleans

  • Puerto Rico

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Germany

  • Spain

  • Belgium

  • The Bahamas

  • Brazil

  • Cuba

  • Italy

  • Colombia

  • Canada

  • France

There will also be other ways to let the good times roll including a Mardi Gras scavenger hunt, as well as a Mardi Gras tribute store with exclusive in-park merch and photo ops in themed rooms:

  • A hopping jazz parlor straight out of the 1920s with dueling pianos and bellowing brass

  • A flower-filled nautical cemetery, where many sea captains were laid to rest

  • A waterfront warehouse, where all manner of smuggled treasures and trinkets are stashed

Ready to plan your visit? It's the perfect time to plan an adventure with a Mardi Gras flair, and save up to $50 per ticket on a 4-day ticket! Contact our Travel Pros for more information.

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