8 Reasons Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras Is The Best Theme Park Event Of The Year

Catch all the beads at Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras parade!

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras
Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras is a huge fun-filled annual celebration that brings a family-friendly carnival atmosphere to the streets of its Universal Studios Florida park.

Every spring, guests can experience a vast array of uniquely Mardi Grad flavoured food and drinks booths from all around the world.

We were lucky enough to experience the event this year and have come to the conclusion that Mardi Gras might just be one of the best times to take in everything Universal Orlando Resort.

On select nights throughout the event, world famous musical acts take over the huge Music Plaza Stage, providing guests with lengthy concerts, all for the cost of admission.

Guests can also experience a parade like no other, with elaborate floats created by the very same group who build New Orleans' iconic annual parade.

With so much to explore and see, we've put together the ultimate guide to experience this carnival themed event.

Here's 8 reasons why we think this might be one of the best things you can do at Universal Orlando Resort...

8. The Food and Drinks

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras

Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras is one big party and what is a party without food and drinks!

Located all around Universal Studios are food booths that you can sample carnival cuisine from all around the world. There's Chilaquiles Verdes in Mexico, Currywurst in Germany and of course King Cake in New Orleans.

As for drinks you can chose between alcoholic beverages including the Category 5 and the refreshing Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea from the Thailand booth.

All the food booths open from 11am which means you can spend your whole day sampling the different treats. Universal has even created a food and beverage card that allows you to save on tasting.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Food

Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card costs $65 but contains $75 to spend, saving you $10. Whilst any Annual Passholders can spend $120 and get $150 loaded onto the card.

The Mardi Gras themed Tribute store has some themed baked treats including a King Gator cookie, King Cake Whoopie pie and a mini cake.

The food and beverages special offerings are all over the resort, with each of the different hotels offering Mardi Gras themed treats.

Mardi Gras at Universal Resort is truly a food lovers paradise.


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