Feet don’t fail me now! Universal has just announced their plans for the 2021 celebration of Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort. If you are a fan of Universal you likely know about the massive month-long Mardi Gras celebration, but many fans were questioning what it would look like this year amid the ongoing pandemic. Now we finally have the answers.
Here is what Universal had to say about what we can expect from Mardi Gras this year:
The event will run from February 6 – March 28 and will be called Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval
Guests will enjoy an eclectic global food fest with more than 70 delectable dishes and beverages from 13 locations around the globe. Plus, Universal Studios Florida will be decked out in vibrant décor and guests will have the first-ever opportunity to get up close with spectacular and intricately-detailed Mardi Gras floats stationed throughout the theme park. They’ll also enjoy a Big Easy bash in the streets with energetic dancers and stilt performers in extraordinary costumes, brass band musicians, countless beads and a newly-themed Mardi Gras Tribute Store stocked with new merchandise that will give guests the perfect look for this epic celebration.
This culinary journey will feature iconic Cajun fare and traditional Carnaval flavors from across the globe, including:
Fan-favorite Cajun cuisine from New Orleans, such as a Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya, Beignets and other Big Easy delights
Classic Carnaval dishes from the islands, such as Pernil & Mofongo from Puerto Rico, a vegan Pholourie from Trinidad and Tobago and Jerk Chicken from the Bahamas
Pork Schnitzel Sliders and Bavarian Pretzels from Germany, iconic Paella Mixta and Leche Frita from Spain and Belgium Liege Waffles from Belgium
Other famous flavors from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Italy, France and more
So while there are no on-stage performances at Music Plaza this year, we are still excited about the food, street music, and parade floats! Universal says that they will continue to implement strict health and safety measures for this event for the health and safety of all Guests and Team Members.
This entire event is included with theme park admission, so no need to purchase an additional ticket to enjoy this event!
Are you excited for Universal’s Mardi Gras 2021? Let us know in the comments!
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