Universal Orlando Reveal 2020 Mardi Gras Line Up

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Universal’s annual bead give away extravaganza is back! Whoop to the Whoop! Universal’s Mardi Gras 2020 will run daily from Feb. 1 through to April 2. and will be the 25th consecutive year this awesome event has run.

Guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including world-renowned, chart-topping DJ and producer, Marshmello, the multi-platinum international star behind global smash-hits “Despacito” and “Échame La Culpa,” Luis Fonsi, and best-selling Americangirl group of all time, TLC, known for mega hits such as “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Creep” and “Unpretty.” For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below.

Feb. 1The Roots
Feb. 8Karol G
Feb. 15Bell Biv DeVoe
Feb. 16+Live+
Feb. 22Kool & the Gang
Feb. 29TLC
March 7REO Speedwagon
March 8Dustin Lynch
March 13Luis Fonsi
March 14The All-American Rejects
March 15Diana Ross
March 20Chris Young
March 21Earth, Wind & Fire
March 22Marshmello
March 28Why Don’t We
March 29Gavin DeGraw

2020 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup

Feb. 1 – Feb. 13Dirty Bourbon River Show
Feb. 14 – March 5Free Agents Brass Band
March 6 – March 21New Breed Brass Band
March 22 – April 2Naughty Professor Brass Band

Along with amazing bands, there’s also a party-themed Mardi Gras parade each night with floats, dancers and countless amounts of beads. 

Enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the parade every night of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras.

Parade starts at 6:00 pm on the following dates:
Feb 2 – Feb 7

Parade starts at 6:15 pm on the following dates:
Feb 9 – Feb 14
Feb 17 – Feb 21
Feb 23 – Feb 28
Mar 1 – Mar 6

Parade starts at 7:30 pm on the following dates:
Mar 9 – Mar 12
Mar 16 – Mar 19
Mar 23 – Mar 27
Mar 30 – Apr 2

Parade starts at 7:45 pm on the following dates:
Feb 1, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29
Mar 7, 8, 13-15, 20-22, 28-29

The best bit? If you have a 3 park explorer ticket purchased from our good selves then all the concerts with your 14 day period are free of charge!!

You can buy your 3 Park Universal Explorer tickets by clicking on the link.

Smiles included…


Mardi Gras 2017 Is Going To Be Bigger

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Universal Orlando announced yesterday that their Mardi Gras spectacular will be retuning in 2017. The popular New Orleans themed event usually includes beads, bands and food for a few weekends.


Next year Mardi Gras will run for 49 consecutive nights from February 4 to March 24!!!

In Universal’s own words that’s…

49 nights to interact with Mardi Gras characters and hear live music from bands straight from The Big Easy…


49 nights to enjoy the delicious authentic Cajun cuisine in the French Quarter Courtyard, like jambalaya, gumbo and more…


Also as part of the Mardi Gras party Universal will host some of the biggest names in music! On 12 separate days, yet to be announced, Universal will be rocking!


Entry in to Mardi Gras is included in your Universal tickets purchased from Orlando Attraction Tickets. We’ll also update you when Universal confirm the full line up.

Smiles included…


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Universal Reveals 2015 Mardi Gras Line Up

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Have you purchased a Universal Orlando attraction Ticket for use between the 07/02/15 and the 18/04/15? If so you’ll be able to take part in one of the most spectacular events held in Orlando… The Universal Mardi Gras! Check out the details below;


Florida’s Biggest Party to Also Feature Authentic Cajun Cuisine, a Dazzling Mardi Gras Parade and More Than 1.8 Million Beads

Let the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2015 Mardi Gras celebration – featuring 16 nights of thrilling concerts from some of the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.

On select nights from 7th February through to 18th April, guests will experience a family-friendly version of the “N’awlins”-inspired festival at Universal Studios Florida. Guests can top off their day in the theme parks with delicious Cajun cuisine, an awe-inspiring parade and a live concert.


This year’s exhilarating concert lineup features an array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Headliners include pop sensation Jessie J, who’s known for her hits “Price Tag” and “Bang Bang,” “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and reggaeton superstar Yandel, who has had three songs reach the Top 10 Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart and a No. 1 album on the Top Latin Albums chart. Also performing is R&B artist Trey Songz, award-winning American country group The Band Perry, and the rock group American Authors, whose single “Best Day of My Life” was named the No.1 most played song in 2014 on Adult Pop Radio. For the complete line-up, see below.

Guests will also have the opportunity to catch handfuls of colorful beads during this year’s rockin’ parade. The 12 exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats were engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine including Gumbo and New Orleans’ infamous Beignets, prepared fresh and hot. Guests will also get a chance to see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida.

Mardi Gras Event Dates Headliners

(performing in the Music Plaza)

New Orleans Bands

(performing in the French Quarter)

February 7 Olivia Newton-John Rockin’ Jake
February 14 Jessie J The Big Easy Playboys
February 15 Barenaked Ladies The Big Easy Playboys
February 21 Kelly Clarkson Grady Champion
February 28 Heart Cha Wa
March 7 Trace Adkins Beth McKee & The Sliders
March 13 TBD Mississippi Rail Company
March 14 Styx Mississippi Rail Company
March 15 American Authors Mississippi Rail Company
March 20 Becky G Soul Project
March 21 Yandel Soul Project
March 22 The B-52s Soul Project
March 28 TBD Naughty Professor
April 4 The All-American Rejects Daddy Mack Blues Band
April 11 The Band Perry Big Al and The Heavyweights
April 18 Trey Songz Gravy

Remember if you purchase your Universal 2 Park Bonus Ticket from Orlando Attraction Tickets you’ll be able to visit this event for free.

Smiles included…



Check Out The Highlights From Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras

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Hey Thrill Seekers,

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras event keeps going from strength to strength, so much so that this year they had to extend the number of weekends it included!

Check out this behind the scene’s video;

I love Universal’s Mardi Gras, who among you went and sampled the biggest bash this side of the bayou!?

Smiles included…



Universal Confirm Artists Performing At The 2014 Mardi Gras

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

Universal’s Mardi Gras is becoming more and more popular each year and each year its able to attract bigger and better artists, today we’ve received confirmation of some of the acts that will be performing and the dates you’ll be able to see them.

For a total of 20 select nights from February 8th through May 31st, guests will enjoy an authentic family-friendly version of the iconic “N’awlins” street party featuring a colourful parade, delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands and live performances by some of the biggest names in music today.

Daughtry performing on the 8th February 2014


Barenaked Ladies performing on the 15th February 2014


Thomas Rhett performing on the 16th February 2014


Robin Thicke performing on the 22nd February 2014


Collective Soul performing on the 1st March 2014


Prince Royce performing on the 8th March 2014

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Cody Simpson performing on the 14th March 2014


Foreigner performing on the 15th March 2014


Gavin Degraw performing on the 22nd March 2014


Skillet performing on the 5th April 2014


Lynyrd Skynyrd performing on the 12th April 2014


Kool and the Gang performing on the 19th April 2014


Nelly performing on the 3rd May 2014


The Wanted performing on the 10th May 2014

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An impressive lineup, who are you looking forward to seeing the most?

Smiles included…