It’s Mardi Gras Time At Universal Orlando!


Grab your beads because it’s Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!  The theme park comes alive this spring with its Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, featuring 20 nights of electrifying concerts from the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.

Mardi Gras Beads at Universal Orlando

On select nights Feb. 8 through May 31, guests will experience a “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. The celebration combines theme park entertainment with yummy Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands, an awe-inspiring parade and live concerts by some of today’s hottest artists.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Lineup

This year’s powerhouse musical lineup features a diverse array of talent, from R&B superstar Robin Thicke, whose hit single “Blurred Lines” topped the Billboard chart for a near-record 12 weeks, to UK pop sensation The Wanted, who has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide, to Latin idol Prince Royce, who reached number one on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart with “Corazón Sin Cara.” Also performing is rock band Daughtry, Grammy award-winning Hip Hop artist Nelly, and the classic rock group Foreigner, one of the best-selling bands of all time.

King Gator Float Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

On concert nights guests can also catch colorful beads by the handful during this year’s parade, which will feature 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in Eighty Days.” All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.  Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to the biggest, best, Mardi Gras party in the country

FULL Schedule Below:

February 8 Daughtry Remedy Krewe
February 15 Barenaked Ladies Soul Project
February 16 Thomas Rhett Soul Project
February 22 Robin Thicke (re-scheduled below) Rockin Jake
March 1 Collective Soul Big Al and The Heavyweights
March 8 Prince Royce Daddy Mac Blues Band
March 14 Cody Simpson Mississippi Rail Company
March 15 Foreigner Mississippi Rail Company
March 21 A Great Big Sea The Big Easy Playboys
March 22 Gavin DeGraw The Big Easy Playboys
March 28 Kelly Rowland Dirty Bourbon River Show
March 29 Weezer Dirty Bourbon River Show
April 5 Skillet John Lisi and Delt Funk
April 12 Lynyrd Skynyrd Beth McKee & The Sliders
April 19 Kool & the Gang Gravy
May 3 Nelly Chris O’Leary
May 10 The Wanted T Bird & The Breaks
May 17 The Roots Grady Champion
May 24 Cher Lloyd Cha Wa
May 31 Huey Lewis Naughty Professor
June 7 Robin Thicke Music Plaza

Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens
  • 7:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live Concert Begins