Last year I finally went to Universal Orlando Mardi Gras! I had friends visiting from the UK and Canada and they were excited to enjoy the party so I joined in on the fun. While we didn’t attend the concert the night I was at the party, we enjoyed the rest of the festivities.
The food and fun party atmosphere of the French Quarter Courtyard are not to be missed. The nightly Mardi Gras parade is amazing. We watched the parade near Mel’s Drive In and we got to see it twice, as it was going out and as it was coming back! I would definitely got for Mardi Gras again.
About Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Universal’s Mardi Gras 2020 will run daily from Feb. 1 through April 2. For 16 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including world-renowned, chart-topping DJ and producer, Marshmello, the multi-platinum international star behind global smash-hits “Despacito” and “Échame La Culpa,” Luis Fonsi, and best-selling American girl group of all time, TLC, known for mega hits such as “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Creep” and “Unpretty.” For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below.
The party doesn’t stop there! Inspired by the all-new Treasures of the Deep theme, the nightly Mardi Gras parade runs throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers with extraordinary costumes, and countless beads. This year, the parade will debut six new floats inspired by mystical creatures of the deep, the sunken city of Atlantis and more. All 12 hand-crafted floats are engineered by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. And, fan-favorite floats, including the Riverboat and King Gator, will return with all-new décor celebrating 25 years of party.
Guests can enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. New to this year’s event, guests can enjoy all-new food and beverage offerings at the Carnival Around the Universe tasting tent that will feature dishes inspired by carnivals worldwide with new menu items debuting bi-weekly throughout the event. And returning to this year’s event are fan-favorite add-on experiences, including the Bayou Boil, bringing guests an authentic New Orleans crawfish boil experience, as well as the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard which gives guests the chance to try a variety of classic New Orleans dishes throughout their visit – including gumbo, jambalaya, po boys and more.
2020 Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Headliners
|Feb. 1||The Roots|
|Feb. 8||Karol G|
|Feb. 15||Bell Biv DeVoe|
|Feb. 22||Kool & the Gang|
|March 7||REO Speedwagon|
|March 8||Dustin Lynch|
|March 13||Luis Fonsi|
|March 14||The All-American Rejects|
|March 15||Diana Ross|
|March 20||Chris Young|
|March 21||Earth, Wind & Fire|
|March 28||Why Don’t We|
|March 29||Gavin DeGraw|
2020 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands
|2020 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup|
|Mardi Gras Event Dates||New Orleans Bands(Performing in the French Quarter Courtyard)|
|Feb. 1 – Feb. 13||Dirty Bourbon River Show|
|Feb. 14 – March 5||Free Agents Brass Band|
|March 6 – March 21||New Breed Brass Band|
|March 22 – April 2||Naughty Professor Brass Band|
As you can see, Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort is so much fun! There are some great travel deals available for Universal this spring. I am a Universal Orlando Resort Specialist travel agent and I am here to help you, my services are free to you so just request a free quote.