Mardi Gras 2024 Details at Universal Studios Orlando with Concerts, Food, and Parades!

During Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval, which runs from February 3 through April 7, Universal Orlando Resort invites visitors to “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll).

With an extensive menu of sweet, savory, and spicy dishes inspired by New Orleans favorites and iconic Carnaval flavors from around the world, a stunning Mardi Gras parade with brand-new, intricately detailed floats inspired by elements, and, on select nights, live concerts by top musicians like DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi, and more, this year’s celebrations offer a vibrant Mardi Gras party unlike any other.

Additionally, regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida includes access to all of the fun for visitors.


Mardi Gras Celebration 2023 at Universal Orlando Performer

The incredible concert series this year will include ten live performances by some of the biggest names in music from all genres, such as five-time Latin Grammy winner Luis Fonsi, Grammy-winning artist DJ Khaled, and Ava Max, the creator of the mega-hit song “Sweet but Psycho.” Selected nights after the Mardi Gras parade, there will be performances at the Music Plaza stage, which is in front of the exhilarating Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. This is the full lineup for the concert.

February 3Walker Hayes
February 10The All-American Rejects
February 17Elle King – Nessa Barrett*
February 18KC and the Sunshine Band
February 24Barenaked Ladies
March 2DJ Khaled
March 9Ava Max
March 10Queen Latifah
March 16Luis Fonsi
March 17Zedd

*Nessa Barrett is a 21-year-old artist with one studio album, “Young Forever,” and two EPs, “Pretty Poison” and “Hell Is a Teenage Girl.”

King, 34, has canceled and rescheduled several upcoming performances after an incident during the Dolly Parton birthday tribute concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. While onstage, King admitted to being “hammered,” forgot song lyrics, and argued with audience members. (via People)


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The elements will come to life in six brand-new, exquisitely created parade floats inspired by Earth, wind, fire, water, the sun, and the moon for this year’s Mardi Gras parade theme. This year’s parade will feature tons of beads, lively music, and dozens of performers dressed in extravagant costumes, all in addition to Universal’s usual lineup of floats inspired by New Orleans.


Universal Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval

During Mardi Gras, guests can indulge in the delectable tastes of Carnaval celebrations across the globe, from China to Spain and New Orleans, with a wide selection of over 60 tasting-sized dishes.

Throughout the parkwide celebration, patrons will come across kiosks serving up mouthwatering food inspired by different parts of the world. Some of the favorites are the fluffy Beignets from New Orleans and the classic Fried Green Tomato Po’boy, as well as Chicken Schnitzel from Germany, Chilaquiles Verdes from Mexico, and much more.

The exclusive Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card, which costs $65 for a $75 card and lets users taste and save more, is the best way to enjoy the flavors of Mardi Gras. Special discounts are also available to Annual and Seasonal Passholders who buy an exclusive $150 card for just $120.

At Mardi Gras food and beverage establishments spread throughout Universal Studios Florida, the Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card will be for sale.


Staying at one of Universal’s eight amazing hotels, where visitors can take advantage of special perks like free transportation to the theme parks and early park admission, is the best way to experience Universal Mardi Gras.

The Crawfish and Andouille Sausage Egg Roll at Islands Dining Room in Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Mardi Gras Empanadas at Amatista Cookhouse in Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Jambalaya at Beach Break Cafe in Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, and more are just a few of the special Mardi Gras foods and drinks that the hotels at Universal Orlando are offering this season.

Access to Universal Mardi Gras is included with regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida. Purchase your Universal Studios discount tickets online and in advance through our authorized ticket seller. By buying tickets from us, you can save over $86.00 per ticket!

Additional information can be found on the official page here.

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