Hey Thrill Seekers,
As has become the norm as soon as we either start or finish an episode of OAT Live one of the parks inevitably releases some new information and yesterdays episode was no different.
Universal have confirmed the 2019 Mardi Gras line up and its a good one. Running from Feb. 9th until April 4th at Universal Studios Florida you can expect nightly parades, live concerts, Cajun cuisine and beads, soooo many beads!
Although Universal are rightly proud of the food and parades its the live music that guest generally go mad for, this year the line up currently includes;
- February 9 – BUSH
- February 16 – Gavin DeGraw
- February 17 – Dan + Shay
- February 23 – Macklemore
- March 2 – To be announced
- March 9 – Becky G
- March 10 – Sean Paul
- March 16 – Steve Miller Band
- March 17 – Ziggy Marley
- March 23 – NF
- March 24 – Pitbull
- March 30 – To be announced
- March 31 – To be announced
I mean who doesn’t love a bit of Sean Paul.
New Nighttime Parade Theme
During Mardi Gras you can expect to see a parade like no other including 12 floats, colourful dancers, stilt performers, oh and de we mention beads!!! Soooo many beads! This year’s new theme is right up OAT’s street as its called Party Animals! You’ll see floats and performers dressed as their spirit animals from all over the world like the arctic, jungle, ocean, swamp and more. I think my spiritual animal is probably a Sloth… totally built for parties…
French Quarter Food and Drinks
Universal have also confirmed that The French Quarter Courtyard is getting a new culinary twist this year. All food and drinks will be served in tasting sizes. You’ll now be able to enjoy a variety of the New Orleans dishes during your visit.
To add to the excitement, the culinary team has whipped up new and returning fan-favorite food and drink options. We’re talking beignets, frog legs, crab etouffee, and crawfish! Plus, we’re going to have a signature Mardi Gras cocktail, craft beer flights and more.
French Quarter Entertainment Lineup
You can’t have the French Quarter Courtyard without the beats of the Big Easy. Catch these authentic New Orleans bands performing daily in the French Quarter.
- February 9 – 17: Dirty Bourbon River Show
- February 18 – 27: Naughty Professor Brass Band
- February 28 – March 18: Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister
- March 19 – April 4: New Breed Brass Band
The best bit, if you’ve purchased a Universal 3 park explorer ticket from Orlando Attraction Tickets you’ll have access to this event for FREE….