Jan. 13, 2021

Universal Orlando Resort to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Orlando Resort to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

I think it's safe to say that with everything going on, people were a little nervous if they'd see Mardi Gras come back to Universal Orlando this year. Well no need to fear, Mardi Gras is here! 

Universal Orlando Resort plans to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval which will feature authentic cuisine as well as themed entertainment that will take place daily at Universal Studios Florida from Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, March 28.

Guests will be able to try over 70 delectable dishes and beverages from 13 locations all while taking in the vibrant décor of the New Orleans Square. Guests will have the first-ever opportunity to get up close with Mardi Gras floats stationed throughout the park, as well as a Big Easy bash with energetic dancers and stilt performers, brass band musicians, countless beads, and a new Mardi Gras Tribute Store!

My favorite part will of course be trying all the new food! Some of the best offerings include:

  • Cajun cuisine from New Orleans, such as a Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya, Beignets, and other Big Easy delights
  • Classic Carnaval dishes from the islands, such as Pernil & Mofongo from Puerto Rico, a vegan Pholourie from Trinidad and Tobago, and Jerk Chicken from the Bahamas
  • Pork Schnitzel Sliders and Bavarian Pretzels from Germany, iconic Paella Mixta and Leche Frita from Spain and Belgium Liege Waffles from Belgium
  • Other famous flavors from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Italy, France, and more

To learn more about Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.