ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2019) – All-new experiences are coming to Universal Orlando Resort’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration. As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash, guests can purchase new add-on experiences including an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil and a special dessert and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration party with an exclusive parade viewing area.
Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration will include the following new add-on experiences:
Bayou Boil – An Exclusive Mardi Gras Experience ($59.99 per adult plus tax and $39.99 per child plus tax)
On select nights, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-enjoy Louisiana-style boil featuring crawfish, shrimp, potatoes and corn-on-the-cob and, upon request, chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya. After, guests will get an exclusive viewing area for the Mardi Gras parade with king cake, beignets, sparkling wine and assorted non-alcoholic beverages to indulge in. The first Bayou Boil will start on February 16 and continue select weekend nights through March 31.
Mardi Gras Parade, Desserts and Cinematic Viewing Experience ($49.99 per adult plus tax and $29.99 per child plus tax)
Available on select nights from March 13 – April 4, guests can get the best view of the Mardi Gras parade while enjoying an assortment of non-alcoholic drinks. But the party doesn’t stop there – guests will be able to sample specialty desserts, sparkling wine and more in an exclusive viewing area for Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.
For more information and to book an add-on experience at this year’s Mardi Gras celebration, click here.
Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard
Guests can also enjoy a variety of classic New Orleans dishes with the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard, allowing them to sample multiple dishes and beverages for one price. Whether guests are looking to enjoy all of this year’s food and beverage items, or sample just a few of the bold new additions, there are a variety of Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard options to choose from starting at $30 plus tax. Among these options is an exclusive Passholder Tasting Lanyard, which includes 15 sample dishes for $60 plus tax. Each Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard can only be purchased in park at the French Quarter Courtyard, Monster’s Cafe, Bone Chill and the Universal Studios Florida Reservation Cart.
Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration will run daily from Feb. 9 through April 4. For 13 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including GRAMMY award-winning rapper,Macklemore, globally renowned superstar, Pitbull, chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay and Latin superstar Becky G. For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below.
Plus, as part of this family-friendly version of the renowned New Orleans celebration, guests can enjoy a party animal-themed parade that will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida, as well as sample new and returning authentic Cajun cuisine available as a tasting size at the French Quarter Courtyard.
The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. For more information, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.
2019 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
(performing in the Music Plaza)Feb. 9BUSHFeb. 16Gavin DeGrawFeb. 17Dan + ShayFeb. 23MacklemoreMarch 2Sabrina CarpenterMarch 9Becky GMarch 10Sean PaulMarch 16Steve Miller BandMarch 17Ziggy MarleyMarch 23NFMarch 24PitbullMarch 30BazziMarch 31To be announced