Universal Orlando Resort celebrates Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval featuring authentic cuisine inspired by the most iconic Carnaval festivities across the globe. This first-ever, dynamic celebration of flavor and entertainment will take place daily at Universal Studios Florida from Saturday, February 6 and continue through Sunday, March 28, 2021. This event is completely family-friendly!

Enjoy an eclectic global food fest with more than 70 delectable dishes and beverages from 13 locations around the globe. Plus, Universal Studios Florida will be decked out in vibrant décor and you will have the first-ever opportunity to get up close with spectacular and intricately-detailed Mardi Gras floats stationed throughout the theme park. A fleet of Pirate Treasure themed floats will be on display throughout the park along with a collection of Universal’s classic Mardi Gras floats. You’ll also enjoy a Big Easy bash in the streets with energetic dancers and stilt performers in extraordinary costumes, brass band musicians, countless beads and a newly-themed Mardi Gras Tribute Store stocked with new merchandise. Let the good times roll with exclusive in-park merch and photo ops in themed rooms:

  • A hopping jazz parlor straight out of the 1920s with dueling pianos and bellowing brass
  • A flower-filled nautical cemetery, where many sea captains were laid to rest
  • A waterfront warehouse, where all manner of smuggled treasures and trinkets are stashed

But the real star of this event is the FOOD! You can view the full tasting menus here. There will also be Carnaval-themed menu options at Universal CityWalk and at the Universal Orlando Resort hotels.

Keep an eye out for the new Tasting Lanyard, coming soon! Treat your tastebuds with a variety of international food samples. Check back for details and pricing, including a Passholder-exclusive lanyard. A new Mardi Gras scavenger hunt is coming soon, too!

All of the excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios. There are so many great Universal discounts available right now, from ticket deals, to hotel discounts, and lots of love for Florida residents, too. And we can help you find the best deal for your Mardi Gras adventure! Plus, tips and tricks to make the most of your visit- and our planning services are completely free, when you book with Middle of the Magic Travel. You can even get some extra perks like Early Park Admission! 

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