The Universal Orlando Resort is not only famous for its epic coasters and amazing attractions, but also for its famous parties. Universal’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is famous for being the biggest party of the year and if you haven’t experienced it before, this is something that definitely needs to go on your ‘must-do’ list.
While Mardi Gras may still be some time away, we’re already getting excited because Universal have just revealed the dates for next year’s festival. That’s right, plans for Mardi Gras 2019 are already underway and the celebrations will run from 9th February- 4th April. There’s amazing food, live music from world-famous artists, a dazzling parade and much more. What’s even better is that all of the Mardi Gras fun is included with your Universal tickets.
Each night, the streets of Universal Studios Florida come to life with an incredible parade of colourful Mardi Gras floats. There will be dancers and street performers in vibrant costumes who will be throwing out beads to the crowd. If you didn’t already know, this is a Mardi Gras tradition, so make sure you see how many beads you can catch!
After the parade, head over to the French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy some traditional Cajun cuisine. The mouth-watering menu includes authentic dishes like shrimp gumbo, jambalaya, grilled Andouille sausage and much more. Make sure you save some room for something sweet, as the delicious beignets are a must-try. The French Quarter Courtyard is also the place where you can listen to live music from jazz, blues and zydeco bands that have travelled all the way from New Orleans especially for the occasion.
For more music, check out the live concerts that take place on the Music Plaza Stage. The line-up for this year hasn’t been announced yet, but you can expect to see some of the biggest names from the worlds of pop, rock, country and R&B. At this year’s event Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Fifth Harmony, Macklemore, Sean Paul and the Beach Boys were just a few of the artists that performed.
Don’t forget about the rides either! Universal’s amazing rides will remain open later, so you can ride your favourite attractions in the dark! Fancy taking on Rip Ride Rockit at night?
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