Universal Orlando rolls out new Mardi Gras experience

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The good times will be rolling across Universal Orlando with the new guest experience, Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience. As part of the 2023 Mardi Gras celebration, the special tickets event will not only give guests a taste of Universal’s best restaurants but will get them a prime location to be part of the festivities. Get that arm ready and come hungry because this special experience will be the highlight of the season.

As many Universal Orlando guests have come to appreciate, the annual Mardi Gras event is full of flavor. While the concert line-up might have everyone singing and dancing, the nightly parades bring a taste of New Orleans to the table.

Over the years, some lucky guests have been able to ride on the floats. The highly coveted spots have gone quickly. This year, there is an easier way to secure the special spot.

The new Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine gives guests not only an opportunity to ride one of the special floats but also a three course dinner at a popular Universal Orlando restaurant. The special offering is available on select dates from February 4 through April 16 2023. For $64.99, guests can receive a three course dinner at one of the following restaurants: The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Finnegan’s Bar and Grill or Lombard’s Seafood Grille followed by the opportunity to ride on a float and throw beads to the crowd. Annual passholders can receive a discount.

It is unclear from the new offering if passholders or other guests could ride on a float without a reservation. More details on this item will probably come in the future.

In addition, Universal Orlando has yet to reveal more details on its Mardi Gras menu. Over the years, the Universal Chefs have used this special event to travel the globe in flavor. From tastes of the Carribean to New Orleans favorites, it is a feast for food lovers.

More information on the 2023 Mardi Gras event will be coming soon. Information will include concert lineups, food offerings and other special events.