PHOTOS! We’re Celebrating Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!

It’s time to party, friends, because Universal Orlando is celebrating Mardi Gras in a BIG way!

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

The Mardi Gras 2021 International Flavors of Carnaval is taking place at Universal from February 6th through March 28th this year. While, guests will find special entertainment, snacks, and a Mardi Gras Tribute Store, this event is all about partying with your friends and family! (Go big or go home, right?)

And, we’re ready to take you with us on our FULL adventure!

Molly’s Ready to Go!

In addition to the entertainment and activities, there are a dozen food booths where guests can enjoy bites featuring international flavors.

Bloody Mary Booth

With the purchase of a Festival Tasting Lanyard for $55, guests can try 10 items from the booths. And, Annual Passholders can snag an exclusive lanyard for $65 to try 15 items. Don’t worry — we’ll swing back around to all the food we try during our visit to Universal’s Mardi Gras festivities!

New Orleans Booth

After you’ve snacked your way through the park, you can also visit the Tribute Store that has 4 themed rooms, each with its own tie to the festival.

Tribute Store

And, it’s even serving up some special treats inspired by Mardi Gras! Keep checking back with us as we give you a full tour of the Tribute Store today!

Mardi Gras 2021 Treats

In the meantime, though, you can check out places like the Universal Studios Store for outfits and accessories that will let you dress to impress! While you can always don some beads (of course) or a Mardi Gras mask

Mardi Gras Face Mask

…the shelves are stocked FULL of items to celebrate the holiday! You can show off the fact you celebrated Mardi Gras in Universal’s celebratory tee for $25

Mardi Gras Shirt

…the bright purple shirt with various Mardi Gras decorations for $27

Mardi Gras Shirt

…and even a pirate themed shirt for $25!

Mardi Gras Pirate Shirt

If you’re heading to Universal during a hot, sunny day, you can fashion the Mardi Gras Tank for $30

Mardi Gras Tank

…along with the Mardi Gras Hat to go along with it for $26.

Mardi Gras Hat

But, for those nights that the temperature drops, you can cozy up in the themed Mardi Gras Jacket

Mardi Gras Jacket

…with a pirate on the back…

Mardi Gras Jacket

…as well as the Mardi Gras Hoodie for $57 each!

Mardi Gras Hoodie

Although we’re thrilled to take you around Universal with us today, you can also have a Mardi Gras party on your own at home with the Universal Studios Glass Tumbler for $10

Universal Studios Glass Tumbler

Universal Shot Glasses for $10

Universal Studios Shot Glass

…and Pirate Mug for $15!

Universal Studios Pirate Mug

Plus, you can find keychains, pins…

Mardi Gras Merchandise


Mardi Gras Merchandise


Mardi Gras Merchandise

…and beads in the store while you’re browsing for your next purchase!

Mardi Gras Beads

But, merchandise isn’t the only thing you can find at the Universal Studios Store…

Mardi Gras Merchandise

…because the Krewe Crawl is also available to guests as additional entertainment! Just like the Christmas Tree Crawl and the Scarecrow Stalk, the Krewe Crawl is pirate-themed for Mardi Gras!

Krewe Crawl Map

The map can be purchased in various stores for $7.95 only in Universal Studios Florida with “X’s” to designate where treasure lies and X marks the spot!

Krewe Crawl Map

The prize at the completion of the Krewe Crawl map is a special set of Mardi Gras beads that you can wear with pride and joy.

Krewe Crawl Map

Plus, there are photo opportunities with three different festive floats! The floats are stationary so you can take a photo in front of them…

Mardi Gras Floats

…to commemorate your trip to Universal Orlando during the International Flavors of Carnaval!

Mardi Gras Floats

This is definitely a fun way to celebrate Mardi Gras! Get dressed up in your purple, green, and yellow and head to Universal to join in on the festivities! And, stay tuned as we give you a look around the parks today.

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Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras at Universal? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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