It's an annual event: the Universal Studios Florida theme park -- one of two theme parks at Universal Orlando-- celebrates Mardi Gras with a 10-block parade, live music, and more. And this being a theme park, the holiday celebrations occur on an extended basis: from early-February to mid-April. 2012 dates are Saturdays "and select nights" from February 11 through April 14.
On these nights, you can expect:
- a spectacular parade, with elaborate floats from, you guessed it, New Orleans
- extravagant costumes, stilt-walkers, street performers
- Cajun and Creole cuisine
- live bands, including name acts from today and yesteryear
- select rides and attractions will be open during the parade and concerts.
Find out More about Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida:
Check the Mardi Gras page at the Universal Orlando site, for schedule and other details.
More about Universal Orlando:
Universal Studios Florida is just one of two theme parks at Universal Orlando, which also includes the Islands of Adventure theme park; three resorts (where guests get Front of the Line access to popular rides) ; and the CityWalk entertainment area. All are adjacent and withing walking distance of one another; or take a free water shuttle to the resorts.)
See: Islands of Adventure theme park (which has The Hulk coaster, Spiderman, Jurassic Park...)