Let the good times roll! Mardi Gras 2020 has started and will go thru April 2, 2020. Just like in New Orlean’s, Mardi Gras at Universal is a good time for all. Themed after the classic festivity in New Orleans it is done with care and attention to detail. The floats are even made by the same Kern family owned company that has been making floats for the parades in New Orleans since 1932. Most nights there is parades. Street performers and authentic Louisiana jazz, blues and zydeco bands are brought in to preform during the event. On select nights (most Saturday and Sundays during the event period) there will be concerts on the Music Plaza stage. Special food booths are set up serving creole and Cajun style dishes. The best part is admission is free with a pack ticket!
Ride a float experience – you have the opportunity to ride a float. This experience will take 2 -3 hours. You signup thru the virtual line in the app or if you are a pass holder you can signup Universal’s website.
Tasting Lanyards – The pass holder one is $60.00 and gives you 15 credits to be used in the Mardi Gras booths. Non pass holders can purchase either a 5 items for $30.00 or 10 for $50.00. That comes out as low as $4.00 per item. Most entree items are $6.00 – $7.00 each. The lanyard would be great for a family or to share with friends. You could potentially save $37.50 or more if you are a pass holder. If you are local this would be a great way to sample the different options that will change every 2 weeks.
Special viewing area – for children during the parade this will open up 1 hour before the parade starts in front of Brown Derby Hat Shop.
Mardi Gras Tribute Store – It really transports you south Louisiana. It is very well themed and worth stopping by.