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Full Universal Orlando 2024 Mardi Gras Details!

Updated: Feb 3

GRAMMY WINNER DJ KHALED, POP SUPERSTAR AVA MAX, GLOBAL SINGER LUIS FONSI AND MORE TO HEADLINE LIVE CONCERTS DURING UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S MARDI GRAS 2024 CELEBRATION, RUNNING FEBRUARY 3 THROUGH APRIL 7


(All images courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)


Plus, Exciting New Details Revealed About this Year’s “Must-Eat” Menu of Global Mouthwatering Cuisine, the All New Elements Theme Coming to Life During the Dazzling Mardi Gras Parade, & More

 

 

Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2024) – Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to “laissez les bons temps rouler”(let the good times roll) from February 3 through April 7 during Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval. This year’s festivities present a vibrant Mardi Gras party like no other, featuring an expansive menu of sweet, savory, and spicy dishes inspired by New Orleans favorites and iconic Carnaval flavors from around the globe, a dazzling Mardi Gras parade featuring all-new, incredibly detailed floats inspired by elements, and - on select nights - live concerts by top names in music like DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi and more. And guests can enjoy all of the fun as part of regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida.



You can download the COMPLETE event map on the official Universal Orlando Mardi Gras website HERE!


Here is an overview of what’s in store at this year’s celebration:


SPECTACULAR MARDI GRAS CONCERT LINEUP


This year’s spectacular concert series will feature ten live performances by some of the most popular names across all genres of music – including GRAMMY-winning artist DJ Khaled, the artist behind the mega-hit, “Sweet but Psycho” – Ava Max, and five-time Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Luis Fonsi. Performances will take place on select nights following the Mardi Gras parade at the Music Plaza stage, located in front of the thrilling Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. See below for the complete concert line-up.




NEW ELEMENTS PARADE THEME


This year’s Mardi Gras parade theme will bring the elements to life in six new, beautifully designed parade floats inspired by Earth, wind, fire, water, the sun and the moon. The new collection of element floats will join Universal’s traditional lineup of New Orleans-inspired floats to create this year’s parade – complete with high-energy music, dozens of performers donning elaborate costumes and tons of beads.


 (All images courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)


Guests can also take their Mardi Gras party to the next level with the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience - Select Dates Feb. 3 - Apr. 7, 2024 - which gives them the exclusive opportunity to be a part of the festivities by reserving a spot to toss beads from a Mardi Gras float during the event’s vibrant parade. The experience also includes a three-course meal at one of four participating restaurants – The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill & Brew, Finnegan’s Bar & Grill or Lombard’s Seafood Grille.


The Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience includes one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage starting at $84.99 plus tax per person, as well as one Mardi Gras parade float rider reservation on the same day. Guests can purchase this experience and reserve their spot by calling 407-224-7554 or visiting www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.



TASTE THE INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS OF CARNAVAL


Mardi Gras guests can savor the mouthwatering flavors of global Carnaval celebrations from New Orleans to Spain to China and beyond with an expansive menu featuring more than 60 tasting-sized items. While venturing throughout the parkwide celebration, guests will find kiosks featuring delicious culinary delicacies inspired by various locations from around the globe – including the classic Fried Green Tomato Po’boy and fan-favorite fluffy Beignets from New Orleans, Chicken Schnitzel from Germany, Chilaquiles Verdes from Mexico and so much more.


THE FULL FOOD BOOTH MENU IS AVAILABLE HERE:


Some of the food highlights include:


 (All images courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)


The best way to experience the flavors of Mardi Gras is with the specialty Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card, which allows guests to taste and save more by paying $65 for a $75 card. Annual and Seasonal Passholders also receive special savings with the purchase of an exclusive $150 card for only $120. The Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card will be available for purchase at Mardi Gras food and beverage locations throughout Universal Studios Florida.


 (All images courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)


THE PARTY CONTINUES AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HOTELS


The best way to experience Universal Mardi Gras is with a stay at one of Universal’s eight incredible hotels, where guests can enjoy exclusive benefits including Early Park Admission and complimentary transportation to the theme parks. Universal Orlando hotels will offer exclusive Mardi Gras food and beverages this season, such as the Crawfish and Andouille Sausage Egg Roll at Islands Dining Room in Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Mardi Gras Empanadas at Amatista Cookhouse in Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Jambalaya at Beach Break Cafe in Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites and more. Whether you’re actually staying as a guest or just stopping in for a delicious meal, you’ll find a variety of tantalizing menu items specially themed for Mardi Gras. Guests must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.


Full Mardi Gras 2024 Resort Hotel Menu:


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel


The Thirsty Fish

Boulevardier

Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Campri, sweet vermouth.


Splendido Bar & Grill

Mojito Lampone

Italian for raspberry

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Chambord, simple syrup, raspberry, mint.



Hard Rock Hotel®


The Kitchen

Bourbon Crème Brûlée

Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Sugar in the Raw Brûléed, fresh berries.


French 75

Hendrick’s Gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, champagne.


Velvet Bar

Blackened Mahi Po’ Boy

Blackened mahi-mahi, lettuce, tomato, onion, Cajun remoulade, toasted French bread.


French 75

Hendrick’s Gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, champagne.


beachclub

Hurricane

Papa’s Pilar Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, grenadine, pineapple and orange juice.



Loews Royal Pacific Resort


Islands Dining Room

Crawfish & Andouille Sausage Egg Roll

Served with creole aioli.


Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar

Orchid

Nikka Coffey Gin, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Creme De Violette Violet Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, pea flower float.


Tuk Tuk Market

Chocolate Bomb

Choose from: chocolate and caramel with spiced pecan with Mardi Gras purple, green, and gold decor, s’mores, or cookies & cream.



Loews Sapphire Falls Resort


Amatista Cookhouse

Mardi Gras Empanada

Chicken, andouille sausage, and Cajun aioli.


Strong Water Tavern

Cucumber Hurricane Twist

Light rum, lime juice, Midori Melon Liqueur, sliced cucumber.


New Dutch Trading Co.

Traditional King Cake



Universal’s Aventura Hotel


Bar 17 Bistro

Bayou Shrimp & Grits

Blend of cheddar, parmesan and brie cheese grits, topped with Cajun shrimp seasoned with our house blend of spices and creole seasoned butter.


Hurricane

Bacardi Superior Rum, Myers’s Original Dark Rum, passion fruit, tropical juices.


Sazerac

Rye whiskey, absinthe, simple syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters.


barVentura

Hurricane

Bacardi Superior Rum, Myers’s Original Dark Rum, passion fruit, tropical juices.


Sazerac

Rye whiskey, absinthe, simple syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters.



Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort


Galaxy Bowl Restaurant

The Handsome Cajun

Crispy chicken breast sandwich with grilled andouille sausage, topped with Cajun aioli. Served with Louisiana spice dusted potato wedges.


Laissez les bons temps Roulér Hurricane

Let the good times roll. Bacardi Light Rum, Wicked Dolphin Black Rum, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. Served in a light up souvenir Galaxy Bowl tumbler with straw.



Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites


Beach Break Cafe

New Orleans Jambalaya

A classic creole dish. Sautéed shrimp and chicken, onions, peppers, Cajun spiced rice with andouille sausage.


Sand Bar

Voodoo Doll

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, blue curaçao, melon liqueur and lemonade, garnished with gummy voodoo doll candy.



Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites


Dockside’s Pier 8 Market

New Orleans Cajun Roasted Chicken & Dirty Rice

A classic creole dish. Cajun spiced oven roasted half chicken on a bed of flavorful Creole rice with andouille sausage and topped with spicy sweet candied bacon.


Sunset Lounge

Voodoo Doll

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, blue curaçao, melon liqueur and lemonade, garnished with gummy voodoo doll candy.


The Oasis Beach Bar

Voodoo Doll

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, blue curaçao, melon liqueur and lemonade, garnished with gummy voodoo doll candy.


The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar

Voodoo Doll

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, blue curaçao, melon liqueur and lemonade, garnished with gummy voodoo doll candy



  (Image courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)


INCREDIBLE OFFERS TO GET THE CELEBRATION STARTED


Access to Universal Mardi Gras is included with regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida. Guests can now take advantage of these incredible offers to experience Mardi Gras and all that Universal Orlando’s theme parks have to offer:

 

•Florida and Georgia residents get two days free with the purchase of a 2-Park, 1-Day ticket – allowing them three days of access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure. (Click here to learn more.)

 

•U.S., Canada and Latin America residents can enjoy two free days of admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure with the purchase of a 2-Park, 2-Day ticket – giving them four days of theme park thrills. (Click here to learn more.)

 

•Become a Universal Orlando Passholder and get three months free on any 2-Park or 3-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass. Universal Annual and Seasonal Passholders also receive exclusive event perks, including a complimentary Mardi Gras-themed magnet, access to a special viewing area to enjoy the Mardi Gras parade, food and beverage discounts up to 15% off, special merchandise and more. (Click here to learn more.)

 

Plus, Universal Orlando Passholders and Florida residents can save 40% on rooms at all Universal Orlando hotels during select dates this Mardi Gras season.

 

For more information about Universal Mardi Gras and additional offerings, like the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.


 

About Universal Orlando Resort

     

Universal Orlando Resort is an award-winning theme park destination that welcomes all to truly be themselves while enjoying world-class attractions that redefine theme park experiences. Here, a multitude of authentically thrilling, exciting and spontaneous adventures await – each inviting guests to embark on whatever vacation they crave while igniting their full range of emotions like never before – from the awe of walking the streets of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the rush of adrenaline that takes over when coming face-to-face with a Velociraptor in Jurassic Park to the wide-eyed joy of seeing an entire slice of cake atop a delectable milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen.


The 700-acre resort is home to three exhilarating theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Volcano Bay – that boast some of the most innovative and immersive experiences ever created, with a fourth next-level theme park, Universal Epic Universe, on the way. Guests can also relish in exciting dining and entertainment at the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex and enjoy incredible accommodations and magnificent theming across eight hotels that offer something for every style and budget – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside and Dockside Inn and Suites.

 

For more information about Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.

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