Universal’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is known as the party of the year, and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever before. Returning on 4th February and running until 25th March, the party will last for a total of 50 fun-filled nights, and if you’re visiting the Universal Orlando resort during this time, you should definitely join in the fun. Universal say, “you can’t have a party without great music”, which is why the event will host 12 live concerts featuring some of the biggest artists from the worlds of pop, rock, R&B and country. Last week, the official line up was announced...
- February 4: Trace Adkins
- February 11: Ne-Yo
- February 18: Collective Soul
- February 19: X Ambassadors
- February 25: Fifth Harmony
- March 4: Kool & the Gang
- March 5: Olivia Newton-John
- March 11: UB40
- March 12: Toby Keith
- March 18: Jason Derulo
- March 19: Earth, Wind & Fire
- March 25: The All-American Rejects
Admission to the concerts is included with your theme park tickets, so if you’re visiting, make the most of the opportunity to see some of the most legendary artists in music perform at no extra cost! You’ll also be able to enjoy live music from authentic Zydeco bands at the French Quarter Courtyard. The incredible performers will be bringing their signature sound direct from Louisiana for the Mardi Gras spectacular, and you won’t want to miss it.
As well as great music, there are plenty of other things to enjoy, including tasty Cajun food and the nightly Mardi Gras parade. Try mouth-watering Cajun and creole cuisine that will give you a real taste of New Orleans. Spicy Jambalaya, Andouille sausage and shrimp gumbo are just a few of the traditional treats on the menu. Our favourite though, are the warm beignets that melt in your mouth, and we’re sure anyone with a sweet tooth will agree!
The Mardi Gras parade will take place each night of the event, and is a must-see. Watch in awe as flamboyant floats make their way through the park, while towering stilt walkers, talented street performers and dancers in dazzling costumes captivate the crowd. Join in the tradition and catch handfuls of beads and doubloons as the floats go past. This year, there are 6 new floats to look out for, each following the theme of mythical creatures- Manticore’s Majesty, The Rise of the Garuda, The Dance of the Dragon, Phoenix from the Flames, Garden Sprites, and The Flight of the Pegasus. The amazing creations have been designed by Kern Studios, who have been making authentic Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans for over 60 years now! Make sure you’ve got your camera ready, as you’ll want to take pictures of them all.
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