Mardi Gras has been a New Orleans tradition since 1718. With roots that can be traced back to Medieval Europe, this carnival of revelry and merrymaking marks the days leading up to Lent. At Universal Orlando Resort™, you can enjoy an authentic Mardi Gras celebration from February 3 to April 7.
Every night during Mardi Gras, line up along the parade route to enjoy dazzling costumes and colorful floats. Catch strings of beads as festival krewes toss them your way, dance along to the music, and make merry. For dinner enjoy flavorful Cajun food that is sure to satisfy all the senses.
Be on the lookout for six stunning float designs new for this year’s parade. Each is created by Kern Studios which has been decorating Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans for the past 60 years. In keeping with the parade’s celestial theme, the new designs will include Taurus, Scorpius, Orion the Hunter, Andromeda, Virgo the Maiden, and Orphiuchus. To get the best view of these floats, arrive early at the parade route.
In addition to the parades, enjoy some of pop music’s top musicians on select nights. This year’s lineup includes Sean Paul, Fifth Harmony, Macklemore, Foreigner, and many more. You’ll also enjoy some of the best brass bands from New Orleans, including Dirty Bourbon River Show, Free Agents Brass Band, and Young Pinstripe Brass Band. Best of all, admission to Mardi Gras is included in your entrance to Universal Studios™ or any annual pass, so there’s no need to pay extra to enjoy this world-class entertainment.
After an evening of carnival fun and festivities, get a good night’s rest at Rosen Inn. Our deluxe accommodations include amenities such as a mini fridge and microwave, Wi-Fi, and HDTV with premium movie channels so you will enjoy all the comforts of home. Start planning your getaway today by calling 407-996-4444.