Universal Orlando: The Irwin Family and Mardi Gras Update!


Today we have a few updates from Universal Orlando. First up is the Irwin Family (known as the family of the Crocodile Hunter). Then next up we have this week’s Mardi Gras Performer. Click below to read more!

Australian-American animal conservationist, Terri Irwin, encountered a Tyrannosaurus Rex in Jurassic Park with daughter, Bindi (11), and son, Robert (6), while visiting Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando Resort on March 13. Terri’s late husband is the iconic “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. The Irwins spent time in Orlando while promoting Bindi’s upcoming movie “Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove.”



The Party Continues Saturday, March 20

WHAT: Bold and revolutionary, Miranda Lambert will bring her unique small-town-girl meets rowdy, head-banging rock star musical style to the stage when she performs live in concert at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras on Saturday, March 20.  The award-winning singer/songwriter got her start when she came in third on the talent competition “Nashville Star” in 2003. Since then she has become the third woman in country music history to debut three albums at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums. Lambert and has won numerous awards and accolades, including an Album of the Year trophy from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2008.  Some of Lambert’s most popular hits include, “Kerosene,” “Famous In a Small Town,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Gunpowder & Lead” and “White Liar.”

Mardi Gras
Event Dates
(Performances at The Music Plaza)
Saturday, March 20 Miranda Lambert
Saturday, March 27 3 Doors Down
Saturday, April 3 Beach Boys
Friday, April 9 Sheryl Crow
Saturday, April 10 Flo Rida
Saturday, April 17 Chicago

Universal Orlando is celebrating 15 years of beads, bands and good times with its Mardi Gras 2010 celebration.  Guests will experience the spirit of Bourbon St. in the heart of Universal Studios, with festivities including an elaborate parade, hundreds of costumed characters, tons of souvenir beads, Cajun cuisine and live performances by mega-talented artists.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration runs Saturday and other select nights through April 17 and is included in admission to Universal Studios Florida.  For more information, visit

Saturday, March 20, 2010

WHERE: Universal Studios Florida

MARDI GRAS           Saturday, March 20, 2010

SCHEDULE: 5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Rockin’ Jake (New Orleans Band)

8:00 p.m.: Mardi Gras Parade Starts

8:30 p.m.:  Miranda Lambert live in concert