It’s the party that will never end. (And after the past year, any chance to party is a good one!) Universal Orlando Resort’s fun-filled Mardi Gras celebration has been extended once again! The Universal Studios Florida event was slated to end March 28, then April 11, and now, it’s going to take place until May 2!
📣 The party won’t stop! 📣
Mardi Gras has been extended to May 2! 💛💜💚 pic.twitter.com/v2VVHWqycV
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) April 5, 2021
For 2021, Mardi Gras is themed after the International Flavors of Carnaval. The overall event is a celebration of Carnaval from across the globe. During Mardi Gras, Guests have the opportunity to purchase and enjoy a global food fest with more than70 dishes and beverages from 13 different locations around the globe.
During Mardi Gras, Guests can not only enjoy traditional Cajun fare, but also lots of Carnaval flavors including:
- Cajun cuisine from New Orleans, such as a Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya, Beignets and other Big Easy delights
- Classic Carnaval dishes from the islands, such as Pernil & Mofongo from Puerto Rico, a vegan Pholourie from Trinidad and Tobago and Jerk Chicken from the Bahamas
- Pork Schnitzel Sliders and Bavarian Pretzels from Germany
- Paella Mixta and Leche Frita from Spain
- Belgium Liege Waffles from Belgium
- Plus other famous flavors from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Italy, France and more.
Take a look at the full menu offerings here.
You can also purchase a Tasting Lanyard, if you want to try a little bit of everything.
Mardi Gras Floats
Stationed throughout the park are the incredibly detailed Mardi Gras floats that typically roll throughout the park. Guests will also be able to see dancers and stilt performers in extraordinary costumes in the streets. Plus there will be brass band musicians performing and plenty of beads will be available.
Guests will also want to make sure that they stop by the Mardi Gras Tribute Store. There are three highly themed rooms to peruse, as well as purchase exclusive in-park merch and participate in photo ops.
Safety and Health Protocols
During Mardi Gras, Universal Orlando continues to implement its enhanced health and safety procedures. Practices include things like screening Guests and Team Members, enforcing social distancing and and limiting capacity. Face coverings are required. (Which may be removed while actively eating or drinking, but Guests must be stationary and maintain appropriate social distancing.) The resort is also doing aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures.
Best of all….the party is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida!