It’s the main event of the colorful annual carnival you don’t want to miss. Don purple, green and gold and dance your way through Universal Studios accompanied by hundreds of bead-throwers, towering stilt-walkers and sequinedcostumed dancers.
“We are working with Kern Studios out of New Orleans to develop four brand-new floats this year: an Octoberfest float, a Fourth of July float, a Rio Carnival and a Venetian Carnival float,” said Jason Horne, show director for Universal’s Mardi Gras. “We have the beautiful floats, but the parade’s performers are the heart beat. Until we get them throwing the beads and dancing and interacting with guests, that’s when Mardi Gras really begins.”
For peewee partiers, the Little Jester’s Parade Viewing Area provides a private section to catch all the action. Throughout the day, visitors can also witness and even participate in a second-line parade, a New Orleans tradition where a main line of brass instruments is followed by the crowd.