Mes Amis! Mes amis! It's time to let the good times roll, or at least start planning! Universal Orlando is rolling out its biggest Mardi Gras ever in 2018 with more Nights than ever!
The party starts on February 3rd, and will run every, single, day until April 7th! For those not doing the math, that's 63 days! Last year Universal started with the daily Mardi Gras celebration, but ran for only 49 days. While we say "only", that's still a heck of a lot! But with 63 days, that will take Universal into the heavier Spring Break and Easter holidays, which makes for a great draw.
While Universal will have Mardi Gras performers, food and the parade every day, they won't have a huge headlining act every day. The huge concerts will happen on select dates (probably Saturdays and select Friday and Sundays). There will, however, be live music every day in the French Quarter. New Orleans street bands will perform every day.
Watch-Check out the fun from Mardi Gras 2017
Of course, the big show is the parade. Universal's Mardi Gras parade uses authentic Mardi Gras floats from Blaine Kern, the premiere maker of floats in New Orleans. Every year Universal brings in new floats, and keeps the traditional Mardi Gras floats.