You’ve Got to See Universal’s Mardi Gras Parade


It’s officially time for Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort! The festival is one you shouldn’t miss — and the Mardi Gras parade itself makes it all worth it!

Universal’s Mardi Gras runs daily from February 5 through April 24 at Universal Studios Florida, and the festival is included in the cost of your theme park ticket. We’re huge fans of seasonal events at Walt Disney World Resort, but for Mardi Gras, Universal Orlando pulls out all the stops, especially when it comes to the nightly parade performance.

We attended Universal’s Mardi Gras festival on opening night, and the parade was incredible. This year’s theme is “Planet Mardi Gras,” and from the fun music to the performers to the colorful floats, the energy of this parade is unmatched. Theme park guests can even join a virtual queue for the chance to ride on the floats and throw Mardi Gras beads at guests during the Mardi Gras parade. How awesome is that?

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