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Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida is a time for a little extra jazz with your vacation.  All the Mardi Gras fun is included with your park admission from parades to headliner concerts (both on select nights.)  There are also specialty food and beverage items for purchase inspired by foods from around the world. Mardi Gras this year runs from Feb. 5–Apr. 24, 2022 giving you lots of opportunities to join in on the fun.  

Concert highlights (for me at least) this year include Barenaked Ladies, Marshmello, Gavin Degraw and Jason Derulo. There's a variety of musical acts to suit many tastes!  Concerts are scheduled on most Saturday and some Sunday nights throughout the event.  

The parades consist of beautiful floats and of course lots of beads.  Want to watch from a distance or see how many you can catch?  Find a spot along the parade route and take your pick. We enjoyed trying to collect one necklace of each color and taking in the details on all the floats.  

As an avid foodie, I love the addition in recent years of the international food booths to get to try a few fun things.  Of course we had to try gumbo from New Orleans but there was a ton of variety throughout the park if you wanted to spend more time eating (which I often do!)
Stuffed Coxinha – crispy pulled-chicken teardrop fritters from Brazil
Classic fair food can also be found for pickier eaters
Jambalaya – mixed rice with andouille, shrimp, chicken, peppers, and tomatoes
Muffuletta Sandwich – mortadella, salami, ham, mozzarella cheese, and olive relish on a toasted bun
Tropical Storm Punch – a traditional Mardi Gras cocktail incorporating rum, orange, and passionfruit flavors
Mardi Gras also has its own Tribute Store which have become very popular at Universal in recent years and of course there is event merchandise as well.  There are also entertainers throughout the street to add atmosphere and fun throughout the park. Additionally, City Walk and the Universal Resorts tend to get in on the fun as well. Look over menus while you are exploring to find seasonal offerings that match the Mardi Gras theme.  
For more details on this event including full concert line up and parade times, click here or reach out to your Kingdom Konsultant agent!


Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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