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Universal Studios® Mardi Gras Grand Celebration

January 28, 2014

Select Nights • Feb 8 – May 31
The spirit of Mardi Gras isn’t bound to the Big Easy; the connection sparks as the parade rolls by, as the beads fill the air, when the music swells as the stage lights rise. And now you can be a part of it all at Universal Studios Mardi Gras Grand Celebration.

Come join the party with a dazzling parade, beads by the handful, and the most amazing concert line-up ever, featuring some of the biggest names in pop, rock, R&B, country, and hip-hop performing live in the Universal Music Plaza Stage.

Bring friends and family for the colorful costumes, festive performers, and spectacular floats. Plus, the air will be filled with the spicy aroma of authentic Cajun food* and the sweet sounds of real New Orleans musicians playing in the French Quarter Courtyard.

And when the show’s over, the party just keeps goin’! Head to Universal CityWalk®—the official Mardi Gras After-Party location—for more live music, food and fun.

There’s a rhythm inside you, and your song starts at Universal Studios Mardi Gras Grand Celebration.

*Available for purchase. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2014 Universal Studios. © 2014 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.

TALENT LINE UP (as of 1/13/14):
• Feb. 8 – Daughtry
• Feb. 15 – Barenaked Ladies
• Feb. 16 – Thomas Rhett
• Feb. 22 – Robin Thicke
• Mar. 1 – Collective Soul
• Mar. 8 – Prince Royce
• Mar. 14 – Cody Simpson
• Mar. 15 – Foreigner
• Mar. 21 – TBD
• Mar. 22 – Gavin DeGraw
• Mar. 28 – TBD
• Mar. 29 – TBD
• Apr. 5 – Skillet
• Apr. 12 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Apr. 19 – Kool & the Gang
• May 3 – Nelly
• May 10 – The Wanted
• May 17 – TBD
• May 24 – TBD
• May 31 – TBD

The Streets of Universal Come Alive for Mardi Gras 2010

January 25, 2010

Let the good times roll at Mardi Gras 2010! Universal Studios Florida boasts the largest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans – complete with a live concert series that features a diversity of musical stars, colorful parades full of floats (plenty of beads will also be thrown around!), elaborately costumed characters and delectable “Big Easy” cuisine such as jambalaya and shrimp gumbo. Mardi Gras 2010 at Universal Studios will begin on Saturday, February 6, 2010, and runs every Saturday night through Saturday, April 17, 2010, with additional dates on Sunday, February 14, 2010, and Friday, April 9, 2010.

Topping the entertainment list for Mardi Gras 2010 are such musical superstars as KC and the Sunshine Band, Heart, Kool & the Gang, Blondie, country sensation Dierks Bentley, hip-hop artist Akon, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, Miranda Lambert, multi-platinum selling rock band 3 Doors Down, Beach Boys (No. 1 selling American band of all time), Sheryl Crow, Flo Rida and Chicago.

The centerpiece of Mardi Gras 2010 will be the parade featuring more than a dozen colorful floats that wind around the “French Quarter Courtyard” – a replica of New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter – the heart of Mardi Gras.

The Mardi Gras 2010 celebration would not be complete without the taste of traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine such as jambalaya, gumbo and beignets, which are sure to tempt the palate of Mardi Gras revelers. Along with delicious New Orleans-style cuisine, guests can enjoy flavorful drinks made famous in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras is included in park admission to Universal Studios. Admission to Universal Studios after 5 PM on Mardi Gras event dates is $49.99 plus tax. Live concerts in the Universal Studios Mardi Gras Concert Series begin at 8:30 PM.

So mark your calendar for Mardi Gras 2010 at Universal Studios, which provides a wonderful addition to the dynamic rides and shows at Universal Studios Florida such as Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster, The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D and Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride. Both locals and visitors alike will enjoy the nationally recognized musical acts that headline the Mardi Gras events.



KC and the Sunshine Band – Saturday, February 6, 2010
Heart – Saturday, February 13, 2010
Kool & the Gang – Sunday, February 14, 2010
Blondie – Saturday, February 20, 2010
Dieks Bentley – Saturday, February 20, 2010


Akon – Saturday, March 6, 2010
Aretha Franklin – Saturday, March 13, 2010
Miranda Lambert – Saturday, March 20, 2010
3 Doors Down – Saturday, March 27, 2010


Beach Boys – Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sheryl Crow – Friday, April 9, 2010
Flo Rida – Saturday, April 10, 2010
Chicago – Saturday, April 17, 2010

Note: Times, dates and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

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