Universal Orlando Resort Unveils 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration Details and Line-Up
This Year’s Mardi Gras Celebration Delivers More Excitement Than Ever Before With an Extended Concert Series Featuring Robin Thicke, Nelly, The Wanted and More
First things first, I absolutely adore Mardi Gras at the Universal Orlando Resort!!! It is by far one of my favorite things to attend in Orlando!!!
On select nights February 8 through May 31, the Universal Orlando Resort comes alive with a Mardi Gras celebration featuring 20 nights of AMAZING concerts from popular stars and New Orleans bands, great food that takes you to the heart of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a parade full of fun floats and bead throwing, and a party atmosphere that is fun for the whole family! It is also one of my husband and date night!
The best part??? All of these are included in your admission to Universal Studios Florida!!!
There are so many great things to experience at Universal Studios Mardi Gras, but the concerts this year are AMAZING!!!!
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.
2014 Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Talent Line-Up
Mardi Gras Event Dates
(performing in the Music Plaza)
New Orleans Bands
(performing in the French Quarter)
|February 8||Daughtry||Remedy Krewe|
|February 15||Barenaked Ladies||Soul Project|
|February 16||Thomas Rhett||Soul Project|
|February 22||Robin Thicke||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||TBD||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 22||Gavin DeGraw||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 28||TBD||Dirty Bourbon River Show|
|March 29||TBD||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||TBD||Grady Champion|
|May 24||TBD||Cha Wa|
|May 31||TBD||Naughty Professor|
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.
In addition to all that, at Universal Studios Mardi Gras you can visit a vibrant French Quarter Courtyard for delicious and authentic Cajun cuisine, street performers, and bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street performing.
And when you are ready, you can keep the Mardi Gras party going at Universal CityWalk at their great bars and entertainment venues!!!
Florida residents have some pretty amazing special offer that they can take advantage of during Mardi Gras at the Universal Orlando Resort!
In addition to amazing deals on theme park Annual Passes, there are great deals on the three on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and a fourth on-site hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, opening March 31, 2014.
2014 Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Florida Resident Offers
|Up to 3 months FREE on any Annual Pass||For a limited time, get up to 3 months free on any Annual Pass:
|Florida Resident Getaway||
Guests can also take advantage of this current special offer:
SAVE & Play Vacation Package
|SAVE up to $500* with an On-Site Vacation Package||
* Restrictions may apply. Visit http://www.universalorlando.
I know that I will be at Mardi Gras several nights, and I hope to see you there!!!
For more information about Mardi Gras at the Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com/
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