Experience the Magic of Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando: A Ride and Dine Extravaganza

By Alexis Ring

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The vibrant spirit of Mardi Gras descends upon Universal Orlando Resort annually with amazing seasonal offerings! This iconic celebration, rooted in New Orleans tradition, transforms the theme park into a lively carnival of colors, music, and culinary delights. From the dazzling parades to exclusive merchandise, Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

At the heart of the festivities lies the Ride and Dine experience, a unique offering that combines the indulgence of mouthwatering cuisine with the thrill of riding on a Mardi Gras parade float! This exclusive package allows guests to immerse themselves fully in the magic of Mardi Gras as they toss beads to guests on the parade route and enjoy a 3-course meal at participating restaurants. 

But the excitement doesn’t end there. With general admission to the park, guests can also savor the authentic flavors of Mardi Gras with the different booths around the park! Whether you’re craving traditional gumbo or savory beignets dusted with powdered sugar, there’s no shortage of culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds. We tried the beignets and the “king cake” bundt cake and they were both tasty treats!

What truly sets the Ride and Dine experience apart is its incredible value. Starting at $84.99 per person, this experience is the perfect way to maximize your Mardi Gras adventure without breaking the bank. Plus, the convenience of having everything included in one package means you can spend less time worrying about logistics and more time enjoying all of the festivities Universal Orlando has to offer!  For families and friends seeking an unforgettable evening of fun and feasting, the Ride and Dine experience at Universal Orlando is truly an unbeatable deal. Whether you’re a seasoned theme park enthusiast or a first-time visitor, Mardi Gras offers a unique opportunity to create cherished memories and celebrate the joy of togetherness. So why wait? Come join the festivities and experience the magic of Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando today! 

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