Mardi Gras is one of the most colourful and eye-catching festivals celebrated in the states, and nowhere does it better (outside of New Orleans of course!) than Universal Orlando Resort. This year, it’s bigger and better than ever, with a grand total of 49 consecutive nights of dazzling Mardi Gras celebrations that you really can’t miss.
The celebrations kick off this year on the 4th February and run until the 24th March, so there are plenty of opportunities to join the party. Guests can expect intricate, colourful floats covered in incredible dancers and actors dressed up to the nines in carnival-style costumes. As the floats go by, the in-costume cast on the floats are on hand to throw out brightly coloured and shiny beaded necklaces to the waiting crowd.
Aside from the parade, there are also plenty of other great reasons to visit Universal Orlando Resort during Mardi Gras season. There will also be the opportunity to hear some incredible live music, with 12 nights of the event dedicated to some huge names you definitely won’t want to miss out on. Last year, the list of acts included Fall Out Boy, Diana Ross and The Fray. Remember, these incredible live acts are included absolutely free with your usual Universal Orlando Resort admission. Keep checking the Attraction Tickets Direct blog to be the first to find out when the full line-up is announced.
If it’s more the food that attracts you to festivals in the states, this is your chance to indulge in some authentic New Orleans cuisine from Cajun chicken to jambalaya in the French Quarter Courtyard. All this great tasting food will also be accompanied by some authentic live music, so you can tap along to the beat as you tuck into shrimp, or a big bowl of Gumbo.
There's no better place to be this Mardi Gras season!
Sound like your kind of party? Don’t miss out on Universal Orlando Resort’s 2017 Mardi Gras, buy your tickets here.
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