Get your beads and party outfit ready! Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras has offically kicked off for 2017!!!
If you can’t make it down to New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras- Universal Orlando has you covered! For the first time ever the party will span 50 consecutive nights. Universal Orlando Resort will treat you to music, food and a whole lot of fun straight from New Orleans. On select nights a concert takes place- a variety of artists such as Ne-Yo and Toby Keith are scheduled to perform so I am sure you will find one you just cannot miss! They have even brought in authentic bands to get the party started each night!
While you wait for the concert, make sure you take in the Mardi Gras parade and enjoy some jambalaya.
The Mardi Gras parade features beautiful floats with different themes including fairies and jesters, bright and colorful costumes, as well as tons of amazing stilt walkers. Be sure to catch the performers roaming the streets before the parade for some awesome photo opportunities! They will also be handing out beads and coins- but you may just be challenged to something in order to obtain them!
Now it wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without the beads. Guests are able to take in the best tradition straight from Mardi Gras in New Orleans- catching beads that are tossed from the float- just how many can you catch? Make sure you scream and dance to get even more!!
A variety of New Orleans Cajun inspired food awaits you as well. From shrimp gumbo to beignets- there is something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you arrive hungry as I ate my weight in beignets, they are so delicious! Also be sure to try one of their specialty alcoholic drinks (if you are of age) only available at Mardi Gras!
The party runs until March 25th so make sure you check out the biggest party in Orlando! To check out up to date information about Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando, Check out their website here!