VIDEO 2015 Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration and Parade

As the sun goes down, things heat up at Universal Studios Florida during their annual Mardi Gras Celebration.  Concerts, parades and good ole Cajun Food are the highlights for this event running on weekends now through April 18th.  Let the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras celebration – featuring 16 nights of thrilling concerts from some of the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.  Continue reading for our VIDEO recap of Universal Orlando Mardi Gras.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

On select nights February 7 through April 18, guests will experience a family-friendly version of the “N’awlins” inspired festival at Universal Studios Florida theme park.  Guests can top off their day in the theme parks with delicious Cajun cuisine, an awe-inspiring parade and a live concert.

This year’s exhilarating concert lineup features an array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy.  Headliners include English pop sensation Jessie J, who’s known for her hits “Price Tag” and “Bang Bang,” “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and reggaeton superstar Yandel, who has had three songs reach the Top 10 Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart and a No. 1 album on the Top Latin Albums chart.  Also performing is R&B artist Trey Songz, award-winning American country group The Band Perry, and the rock group American Authors, whose single “Best Day of My Life” was named the No.1 most played song in 2014 on Adult Pop Radio.

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Guests will also have the opportunity to catch handfuls of colorful beads during this year’s rockin’ parade.  The 12 exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats were 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 including Gumbo and New Orleans’ infamous Beignets, prepared fresh and hot. Guests will also get a chance to see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida.  Florida residents get up to three months free on any 2-park Annual Pass with a Coca-Cola UPC code or promo code on specially marked packages of Coca-Cola or cups from participating Wendy’s.  Floridians can also book a special vacation package including the all-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort starting at $135 per adult, per night, tax inclusive that includes 2-night on-site hotel accommodations, Florida Resident 2-day Park-to-Park ticket, Early Park Admission and more.

Disclosure – Adventures by Daddy was hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and received complimentary admission for John Saccheri and a guest as media for this opening night of Mardi Gras.  However all opinions expressed are those of the author’s.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!