Mardi Gras at Universal Studios

Visitors can celebrate the Big Easy during Mardi Gras celebrations at Universal Studios By: Kenneth Shapiro
Guests can catch beads during the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Orlando Resort. // © 2015 Universal Studios Orlando
Guests can catch beads during the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Orlando Resort. // © 2015 Universal Studios Orlando

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Let the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Resort. On select nights Feb. 7 through April 18, guests at the resort will experience a family-friendly version of Mardi Gras. Guests can top off their day in the theme parks with Cajun cuisine, a parade and a live concert.

Headliners for this year’s musical concert lineup include English pop sensation Jessie J, “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson and reggae artist Yandel. Also performing are singer-songwriter Trey Songz and rock band American Authors.

Guests will have the opportunity to catch handfuls of colorful beads during this year’s parade. The 12 detailed Mardi Gras floats in the parade were engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been handcrafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. Guests can also visit Universal Studios’ very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as gumbo and New Orleans’ famous beignets.

This Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. Agents can take advantage of a vacation package that includes four-night hotel accommodations at the all-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Rates begin at $139 per adult, per night, and include a two-day Park-to-Park Ticket with the third day free, early park admission and more.

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