The exciting, flavorful world of Mardi Gras is back at Universal Orlando from February 6 through March 28, 2021. The popular event returns with an international Carnival-inspired culinary celebration, high-energy parades, and an abundance of live music packed with classic Mardi Gras flavor.
International Flavors in the Spirit of Mardi Gras
Along with classic New Orleans flavor and flair, you can expect to enjoy delectable delights from an eclectic mix of countries, each providing their own traditional and exciting tastes. Sample international cuisine options from:
- Puerto Rico
- Trinidad and Tobago
Cuisine highlights include pernil and mofongo from Puerto Rico, pineapple trini-chow from Trinidad and Tobago, and pork schnitzel sliders from Germany. Of course, for those with cravings of the Quarter, there will be more than enough jambalaya, crawfish boils, and beignets to go around.
Classic Universal Studios Mardi Gras Magic
As much as there will be a feast for your taste buds, there will be a feast for your eyes and ears as well with Mardi Gras surprises scattered around the park. You can expect Mardi Gras at Universal Studios staples such as:
Mardi Gras Floats
The fun and festive Mardi Gras floats are back, and a dazzling fleet of themed vessels will be on display.
Authentic New Orleans Entertainment
All throughout the park, you can expect street entertainment, live music, and of course, beads.
Mardi Gras Merch
The Mardi Gras party never ends as you stroll through one of many themed rooms in the Mardi Gras Tribute Store. Grab exclusive merchandise while strolling through a jazz parlor or a firefly-lit swamp.
Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt
Fun details and pricing about this interactive outdoor hunt to be announced soon.
With an incredible amount of food, fun, and New Orleans charm, you’re sure to feel like the grand marshal of the Quarter.
Keep the Party Going at Rosen Inn
After a day spent celebrating at Universal Orlando, choose to stay close to the festivities by booking a room at the Rosen Inn, located on International Drive. As a Universal Partner Hotel, the Rosen Inn provides convenient access to all Universal Orlando attractions including City Walk.
In addition to affordable and comfortable accommodations, we also offer new enhancements to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and associates. New features include clear protective borders at our front desks, more frequently cleaned common areas and touchpoints, social distancing floor markers, and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel, and the use of hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants in all guestrooms. Read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.