Tasting Lanyard Is A Tremendous Value at Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida

Today is the first day of Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Orlando Resort has released a Tasting Lanyard for the festival. If you’re looking for an affordable way to enjoy a food festival, then look no further (and certainly don’t go to EPCOT)!


This was previously announced as a Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholder-exclusive. However, any guest is able to purchase the lanyard, but Annual Passholders get a better value (as they should!).


The Tasting Lanyard costs $55.00 + tax for guests who are not Annual Passholders, and provides 10 redemptions, which comes out to $5.50 per item. For Annual Passholders, the cost is $65.00 + tax but it provides a whopping 15 redemptions, which makes the cost only $4.33 per item! The lanyard can be used for all tasting-size food and beverage items (including alcohol) sold in the designated food locations (where the Universal Studios logo is displayed).

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Even better, the lanyard never expires, so if you don’t use all of your redemptions during the festival, you can still use the lanyard for soft pretzels, regular popcorn, and bottled water throughout Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, and Universal CityWalk anytime during regular park hours after the festival ends. While the lanyard card never expires, it will only be sold through March 28th, 2021.

Please see below for the full Terms and Conditions of the Tasting Lanyard:

NON-REFUNDABLE. VOID IF ALTERED. NOT FOR RESALE OR EXCHANGE. The Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval Tasting Lanyard is a pre-purchase pre-paid card (“Card”); Card does not expire. No other benefits apply. If applicable, valid Annual or Seasonal Pass and photo ID required and Premier and Preferred standard discounts do not apply. Gratuities are not included. Theme park admission is not included. Separate theme park admission ticket is required. Park/event operating hours, locations, and food selections are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice and additional restrictions may apply. Must be 21 years of age and older with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. This Card will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Universal Orlando is not responsible for unauthorized use of this Card. Use of this Card constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice.