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Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

Beginning February 6th, Mardi Gras will be served up in a brand new way at the Universal Orlando Resort!

Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans. Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.


Take Your Taste on a Culinary Journey

All around Universal Studios Florida, you’ll find an assortment of regional Carnaval dishes and drinks available for purchase.

New Orleans

  • Crawfish Boil

  • Beignet

  • Twisted Tater

  • Jambalaya

Puerto Rico

  • Pernil & Mofongo

  • Picadillo Empandas

  • Quesitos

  • Piña Verde

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Pholourie (V)

  • Pineapple Trini-Chow

  • Queen’s Park Swizzle*

  • Carib Lager*


  • Pork Schnitzel Sliders

  • Bavarian Pretzel

  • Vegan Bratwurst and Beer Braised Onions

  • Weihenstephaner Kristalweissbier*

* For full menus of these destinations, as well as others that will be showcased (such as Spain, France, and Brazil) click here.


Entertainment Spicing up the Streets of Universal Studios

- Spectacular Floats A fleet of Pirate Treasure themed floats will be on display throughout the park along with a collection of Universal’s classic Mardi Gras floats.

- Surprises All Around the Park Enjoy street entertainment, roving musicians, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

- Join the Excitement at Music Plaza Stage Head over to this outdoor courtyard environment to snag a selfie with one of the three floats around the stage. Grab a table and relax with some good eats under dazzling lights.


This is just a snapshot of some of the fun and tasty things you can experience during the Mardi Gras season at the Universal Orlando Resort. Make sure to follow the Magical Moments Vacations Facebook Page for the most up-to-date info and contact your MMV agent today to get planning!

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