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Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration to Feature Headline Concerts

Universal Orlando Resort is inviting you to “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll) from Feb. 3 through April 7 during Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval. This year’s festivities will feature a vibrant Mardi Gras party like no other, including an expansive menu of sweet, savory and spicy dishes inspired by New Orleans favorites and iconic Carnaval flavors from around the globe, a dazzling Mardi Gras parade featuring all-new, incredibly detailed floats inspired by elements, and on select nights live concerts by top names in music like DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi and more. You can enjoy all of the fun as part of regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida.

This year’s spectacular concert series will feature 10 live performances by some of the most popular names across all genres of music—including Grammy-winning artist DJ Khaled; Ava Max, the artist behind the mega-hit “Sweet but Psycho”; and five-time Latin Grammy-winning artist Luis Fonsi. Performances will take place on select nights following the Mardi Gras parade at the Music Plaza stage, located in front of the thrilling Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.

The complete concert lineup includes; Feb. 3, Walker Hayes; Feb. 10, The All-American Rejects; Feb. 17, Ellie King; Feb. 18, KC and the Sunshine Band; Feb. 24, Bare Naked Ladies; March 2, DJ Khaled; March 9, Ava Max; March 10, Queen Latifah; March 16, Luis Fonsi; and March 17, 2024.

This year’s Mardi Gras parade theme will bring the elements to life in six newly designed parade floats inspired by earth, wind, fire, water, the sun and the moon. The new collection of element floats will join Universal’s traditional lineup of New Orleans-inspired floats to create this year’s parade—complete with high-energy music, dozens of performers donning elaborate costumes and tons of beads.

You can savor the mouthwatering flavors of global Carnaval celebrations from New Orleans to Spain to China and beyond with an expansive menu featuring more than 60 tasting-sized items. While venturing throughout the parkwide celebration, will find kiosks featuring delicious culinary delicacies inspired by various locations from around the globe, including the classic Fried Green Tomato Po’boy and = fluffy Beignets from New

The best way to experience Universal Mardi Gras is to stay at one of Universal’s eight on-property hotels, where you can enjoy exclusive benefits, including Early Park Admission and complimentary transportation to the theme parks. All Universal Orlando hotels will offer exclusive Mardi Gras food and beverages this season, such as 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 Café in Universal’s Endless Summer Resort-Surfside Inn and Suites and more.

Access to Universal Mardi Gras is included with regular theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida. Take advantage of these incredible offers to experience Mardi Gras and all that Universal Orlando’s theme parks have to offer: U.S., Canada and Latin America residents can enjoy two free days of admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure with the purchase of a 2-Park, 2-Day ticket giving you four days of theme park thrills.

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