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Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Beads, Bands and Good Times!
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Let the Music Move You at Universal Studios® Mardi Gras!  Enjoy the best of music, authentic Cajun food, family fun, and entertainment at this year’s Mardi Gras celebration. View the lavish floats, stilt walkers, street performers and live concert series straight from New Orleans!

On Saturday nights, beginning February 11 – April 14, 2012 Universal Studios will be transformed into the “Big Easy” for the biggest celebration in Orlando, Florida.

Come and enjoy the authentic parade floats, hundreds of costumed characters, tons of beads, Cajun cuisine, and live performances by top-name talent.

Topping the list of fabulous hit-makers are Kelly Clarkson, The B-52s, Boyz II Men, and Sugar Ray among other famous artists.

This year’s parade theme is going back to the authentic roots of a New Orleans Mardi Gras party. All the floats have been reinvigorated with the historic flavor of America’s favorite street party.

After the parade, guests will be entertained by some of today’s hottest internationally-known musicians during the 2012 Mardi Gras Concert Series.


2012 Mardi Gras Artists Line-Up – Performing in the Music Plaza

Concert Times are:
* February 11 – March 30: 8:30 pm
* March 31 – April 14: 9:30pm


Every event night you’ll hear some of New Orleans’ most popular bands performing authentic blues, Zydeco and more. Go ahead and dance in the streets… that’s what they’re there for. Let the good times roll!

2012 Mardi Gras Artists Line-Up – Performing in the French Quarter

Performance Times:

* February 12 – April 9 – 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm
* April 16 and April 23 – 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm

All French Quarter Bands will perform at Mardi Gras in Universal Studios then appear afterwards at Universal CityWalk.


Stay in Hotels near Universal Studios offering special discounts and special rates during Universal Studios Mardi Gras Celebration. Many offer complimentary transportation to and from the theme park helping you save money on parking fees.


Join this year Mardi Gras celebration with plenty of music, food and fun for the entire family.

Mardi Gras is included in park admission to Universal Studios Orlando. Florida residents can take advantage of a variety of offers to get the most out of their Mardi Gras experience.

When the party ends at Universal Studios, the fun is just beginning at Universal CityWalk! On Mardi Gras event nights your Mardi Gras ticket gives you free admission to select CityWalk clubs.

Enjoy Mardi Gras at Universal Studios 2012 – An event out of the ordinary!

There are many things to do in Orlando such as enjoying mouthwatering BBQ at  SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ, be part of ESPN Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or see the Atlanta Braves veterans play alongside the stars of tomorrow at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Other great Universal Escapes!

Times, dates and entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice.