Big Universal Celebration Set To Begin This Weekend

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Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

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“Florida’s Biggest Party” is set to make its way back to Universal Orlando Resort this weekend.

After only having distanced offerings last spring, Universal Orlando Resort announced that it would be bringing back its epic Mardi Gras Celebration this year.

The party is set to begin on Saturday and will run all the way through April 24 at Universal Studios Florida.

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Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida is an epic party that involves parades, concerts, diverse and unique dishes, beads, and so much more.

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Universal Orlando describes Mardi Gras as “Florida’s Biggest Party:”

Forget about your inhibitions. Forget about who’s watching. It’s time to let loose at Universal’s Mardi Gras. This ain’t no fancy tea party. The beads are back. The parade and concerts are back*. And every day and night you can enjoy food from New Orleans and dishes inspired by diverse tastes and flavors from from around the world**. It’s Florida’s Biggest Party, and it’s the loudest, wildest blowout this side of the Bayou.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
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The event is slated to begin this weekend and the concert lineup is absolutely loaded with many recognizable bands that will take the stage at Universal Studios Florida.

The concert lineup can be seen below:

Concert Lineup:

  • Sugar Ray (Saturday, Feb. 5 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Diana Ross (Saturday, Feb. 12 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Barenaked Ladies (Saturday, Feb. 19 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Styx (Sunday, Feb. 20 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Jon Pardi (Saturday, Feb. 26 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • LL Cool J (Saturday, March 5 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Marshmello (Sunday, March 6 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Lee Brice (Saturday, March 12 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Becky G (Sunday, March 13 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Khalid (Friday, March 18 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Seal (Saturday, March 19 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Gavin DeGraw (Sunday, March 20 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • The Revivalists (Friday, March 25 @8:30 p.m.)
  • Jimmie Allen (Saturday, March 26 @ 8:30 p.m.)
  • Jason Derulo (Sunday, March 27 @8:30 p.m.)
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The Spectacular Parade will take place each night during the event’s time period except April 1, 2 and 8.

Universal’s official description of the parade reads:

It’s an authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras parade complete with dazzling floats, colorful costumes, and beads, beads and more beads. This year’s parade features six brand new floats along with six traditional favorite floats.

In addition to the festivities and live music, Universal Orlando Guests will have the opportunity to sample world-class and authentic flavors from around the world. Be sure to visit the Mardi Gras food kiosks located throughout the Park.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Dish
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If that weren’t enough, Universal Orlando just opened its Mardi Gras Tribute Store, an experience that tells unique stories and allows Guests to purchase merchandise and exclusive snacks that can only be found during Mardi Gras.

Concert lineup, parade, and food availability are subject to change without notice. Please visit Universal Orlando’s official Mardi Gras page for the most up-to-date details about the event.

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Universal Orlando Resort is known for its many attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure including: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, Hollywood Rip It, Ride It, Rock It, and The Incredible Hulk Coaster.

Are you excited for the big return of Mardi Gras to Universal Orlando Resort this year? 

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies and don’t forget about the epic Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The Epic Universe, Universal’s newest theme park, is also under construction and slated to be finished in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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