Orlando should be your destination this February if you want to jump start the month with festivities. Don’t miss out on the chance to take part in the Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando which will run from February 4 through April 16. It’s an opportunity to bring your family and friends to watch the live concerts of global superstars Goo Goo Dolls, Sean Paul And Maren Morris.

If you’re eager to have fun, don’t miss out on the return of Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval. The event features the dazzling Mardi Gras parade along with delectable cuisine inspired by global Carnaval celebrations. During select nights, enjoy live concerts by top names in the music industry such as Maren Morris, Goo Goo Dolls and Sean Paul – all included with the regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Grab the chance to see the stars during the Mardi Gras concert

The Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando event will showcase eight live performances by popular names such as GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls, GRAMMY-winning Platinum superstar Maren Morris and GRAMMY-winning artist Sean Paul. Watch the concert at the Music Plaza stage which is an outdoor concert venue set against the backdrop of the towering Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.

Here’s the Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2023 Concert lineup:

  • Patti LaBelle – February 4
  • JVKE – February 10
  • Goo Goo Dolls – February 11
  • Maren Morris – February 18
  • WILLOW – February 19
  • 3 Doors Down – February 25
  • Sean Paul – March 4
  • Lauren Daigle – March 5

New “Mythical Realms of Mardi Gras” Parade Theme

Grab the opportunity to dance along the performers during the spectacular Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando. The parade will feature a new “Mythical Realms of Mardi Gras” theme which is inspired by fantastical creatures such as phoenixes, dragons, unicorns and many more.

The imaginative theme is brought to life with creatively detailed and festive parade floats, which will go along with the traditional lineup of New Orleans-inspired floats.

Savor the international flavors of Carnaval

When it comes to a gastronomic experience, you’ll have an unforgettable one during the Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando. Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of global Carnaval celebrations ranging from New Orleans, Brazil, Belgium and beyond. Check out the expansive menu that features more than 50 tasting-sized items.

During the celebration, the kiosks will feature food and beverage inspired by iconic fare from around the world – including the classic Crawfish Boil and Beignets from New Orleans, Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Mexico, Indonesian Black Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango, and Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Mexico, to name a few.

It’s also the first time in which the other theme parks are also going to join the fun by featuring a limited selection of Mardi Gras items including Jambalaya, Gumbo, King Cake and many more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the Muffuletta Long Board Pizza at Universal’s Volcano Bay.

For a limited time, guests can enjoy a $10 discount on the purchase of a Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card. It’s a great way to enjoy the delectable flavors of Mardi Gras.

Check out the all-new Mardi Gras Tribute Store and merchandise

The Mardi Gras Tribute Store this year is situated within an all-new space in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida.

Guests can check out the selection of Mardi Gras merchandise ranging from apparel to accessories and even collectibles such as pins, keychains, and even personalized options.

Extend the fun at Universal CityWalk and Universal Orlando’s hotels

The fun keeps on getting better with special Mardi Gras festivities at select venues along with food kiosks that feature delicious items that offer the taste of the Mediterranean.

Pat O’Brien’s will host a Mardi Gras After Party on select nights from 4 PM to 1 AM. It includes live entertainment and exclusive food and beverages. Additionally, the Red Coconut Club will transform into the Cursed Coconut club during the Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando festivities.

The fun will level up if you’ll stay at one of Universal’s eight hotels. Every hotel boasts exclusive Mardi Gras offerings such as Cajun Jambalaya Pasta at Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, N’awlins Po’ Boy Sliders at Velvet Bar at Hard Rock Hotel, Crawfish Etouffee at Bar 17 Bistro at Universal’s Aventura Hotel and more. If you’re a guest of any of the Universal Orlando hotels, enjoy exclusive benefits including Early Park Admission and complimentary transportation to the theme parks.

Final thoughts

During the Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando, you shouldn’t miss out on the amazing offers. The access to Universal’s Mardi Gras is included with the theme park admission.

Jump start the festivities this February by taking part in the Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando soon. With the amazing array of fun options plus the delectable food, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have an amazing time with family and friends. Don’t miss out on the fun and take part in the Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando soon!


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