Welcome to the largest party on the Gulf Coast! If you’re looking for a handy guide to the world’s most popular Mardi Gras event in Orlando, you’ve come to the right place!
A truly festive New Orleans street-style party celebration takes place in the spring at Universal Orlando™ Resort, which transforms Universal Studios™ into a family-friendly recreation of the world-famous French Quarter celebration in New Orleans and all this just around the corner of your Casiola vacation home.
When is it?
This year’s activities will continue every day from Saturday, February 5 through Sunday, April 24 where all the colorful entertainers and even the weekly headlining performances will be back!
The best part about the Big Easy party is that it’s free! A Universal Studios™ theme park ticket is all that is required to enter into all that is offered, including music performances and refreshments.
Mardi Gras parade
This year, the Mardi Gras celebration will be back at Universal Studios™ for a time to remember. In addition to music, lighting, and, of course, beads, 6 new and 6 returning original floats from New Orleans, the birth of Mardi Gras, will take part in the parade. In addition, this year’s parade theme will be “Planet Mardi Gras“, and will draw inspiration from its six new floats!
The popular Mardi Gras parade will be largely influenced by rockets, comets, and other far-out elements. This year will be a must-see event thanks to talented musicians and entertainers attending as well.
Note that there is no Mardi Gras parade on April 1, 2, and 8.
Mardi Gras concerts
The traditional New Orleans Gras customs include a lot of music and will be just as true at Universal Orlando™. During the Mardi Gras season, visitors at Universal Studios™ Florida will feel free to enjoy music at the Music Plaza Stage. Concerts begin at 8:30 pm and are included with your park admission.
Some of the popular artists attending this year will include:
- Jason Derulo
- Diana Ross
- Sugar Ray
And many more!
Mardi Gras food & drinks
Universal’s yearly celebration incorporates New Orleans-style cuisine and drinks from as many as 13 different countries and regions. This year, customers may purchase food and beverage gift cards to experience some of the best Mardi Gras food and drink offerings!
Food and beverage card/lanyard pricing:
- $65 for a $75 Universal Orlando™ Resort Food & Beverage Card/Lanyard
- $120 for a $150 Universal Orlando™ Resort Food & Beverage Card/Lanyard
There’s no limit on the quantity for purchase and no expiration date. The remaining balance on your previously purchased Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyards can be used at the Mardi Gras 2022‘s food and beverage kiosk locations.
Mardi Gras Tribute Store
A full-scale Mardi Gras float is this year’s Tribute Store concept, “Float Factory Warehouse,” which immerses visitors in the design and construction process. For all of your Mardi Gras needs, Universal Orlando™ Resort’s Tribute Store is the place to go. Beads and bucket hats are only some of the many options available this year.
Universal Orlando Resort is bringing the world of New Orleans’ most authentic Mardi Gras-themed attractions to its family-friendly theme park. After a full day of fun activities, come back to your Casiola vacation home and relax. All of our accommodations are located in the best areas of Orlando, so you’re always close to joining in on the fun of Universal Orlando™ Resort’s yearly anniversary of Mardi Gras. A full-fledged New Orleans theme park, complete with amazing music and entertainment, all-new floats for this year’s Mardi Gras parade-themed “Planet Mardi Gras“, and all-new food and beverage options!