Come With Us to the FIRST Day of Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!

Do you hear that? It’s jazz music and the sound of people celebrating in the streets. It’s the sound of Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is here!

We’re LIVE at Universal Orlando taking in all the Mardi Gras party vibes, checking out all the amazing food, and enjoying all the fun entertainment. So we’re inviting you to tag along as we let the good times roll!


Universal KNOWS how to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit from the time you first step foot on the property. You’ll see lots of fun Mardi Gras-themed decor.

Love the decor on this lamppost

We almost feel like we’re in the middle of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

These are SO cool

Some of the decor pays tribute to the music of Mardi Gras…

That jazzy trumpet

…while other decorations are ALL about food!

It’s all about the food

There are also some unique photo ops set up!

Colorful photo op


Of course, a Mardi Gras celebration would be NOTHING without the food. We saw some food kiosks set up.


And we checked some of that food out!! We started with Jambalaya— does it get any more Mardi Gras than that?


We washed it down with a drink called a Category 5 Punch, which we got in the available Souvenir Cup.

Cat 5

Of course, we had to get those Mardi Gras staples, King Cake

King Cake

…and Beignets!


You can read all about the best Mardi Gras eats here!


The Mardi Gras Celebration also features some amazing entertainment. First, we checked out the EPIC Mythical Realms of Mardi Gras parade. The parade features SO many amazing floats.


This year brought some new floats, too, devoted to mythical creatures like the Phoenix…

Phoenix Float

…and Unicorns.


While we were roaming around, we ran into the one and only “ghost with the most” who was also celebrating Mardi Gras — it’s Beetlejuice!


There is also a concert series and we got to see the LEGENDARY Patti LaBelle performing live!

Patti LaBelle LIVE


This year’s celebration brings a newly-revamped Mardi Gras Tribute Store, where guests can shop for themed merchandise. We’ll be covering all the merchandise later, too!

The Tribute Store

Inside the store, you’ll find some cool themed displays.

Tribute Store Display

Check out this old piano.


Of course, you’ll also find PLENTY of merchandise available!


Most importantly, though, you’ll also find a case of treats!

Mardi Gras treats

We had to grab a Bananas Foster Macaron.

We will continue to update this post as we continue to make our way around Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!

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