Orlando Mardi Gras

Orlando Mardi Gras is an event for the whole family to experience while visiting Florida and the Orlando area. Held at one of Orlando’s famous theme parks, Mardi Gras at Universal Studios is an experience you do not want to miss. The rides and attractions at the theme park are always a draw, but visiting for Mardi Gras means there are also events including concerts, parades, Cajun food, costumes, street performers, and of course, plenty of colorful beads.

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios features live entertainment by some of the top names in the music industry from rock and hip-hop to classic country. The atmosphere at Orlando Mardi Gras is as authentic as it can get without being at the New Orleans Mardi Gras. This Florida celebration also takes pleasure in presenting its own rendition of a French Quarter Courtyard as you walk along famous Bourbon Street.

As you stroll through this likeness of the French Quarter, you’ll hear the authentic sounds of New Orleans blues as the bands perform every night of the event. When it comes to food, experience traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine made famous in the Big Easy from spicy gumbo to sweet beignet pastries. The combination of New Orleans style and the family-friendly atmosphere of Universal Studios makes Orlando a great place to spend Mardi Gras 2016 if you want to include the kids but still get a traditional feel for the event.

A highlight of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios is the main parade, which winds its way through the park with a display of decorative floats passing by with costumed riders doing the traditional tossing of the beads and throwing out doubloons along the parade route. You’ll see street performers with elaborate costumes and Mardi Gras masks, stilt-walkers, and dancers.

Whatever else your Florida vacation might include, be sure to include Mardi Gras at Universal Studios on your itinerary, if you’re traveling at this time of year. There are plenty of theme park vacation packages that include special offers on hotels, packaged accommodations and park admission, and even airfare.

While visiting Universal Studios for the Mardi Gras celebrations, take time to experience all the park has to offer. For adults and kids, there is plenty of action on one of the parks thrill rides, water rides, interactive kid shows, and concerts for plenty of day or nighttime entertainment.

For a vacation experience you will not soon forget, combined with great Florida weather and the chance to enjoy the food, music, attractions, and fun-filled festivities of Mardi Gras, plan your itinerary and make reservations ahead of time to take advantage of special offers to celebrate Orlando Mardi Gras 2016.

There are also plenty of accommodations options for attending Mardi Gras in Florida. You can choose a hotel in the surrounding area or stay on-site at the Universal Orlando Resort. The resorts three hotels, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and the Hard Rock Hotel, are each conveniently within walking distance to Universal Studios.

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