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FIRST LOOK: Sneak Peek Into the Mardi Gras ‘Float Factory’ Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida

We got a sneak peek into the new “Float Factory” Mardi Gras Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida this morning before it officially opens this weekend.

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We got our first look at the “Float Factory” façade a week ago.

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Immediately inside is a desk and corkboard with Mardi Gras blueprints, concept art, and other plans.

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As suggested by the façade, the entire Tribute Store is factory-themed.

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Of course, there’s plenty of Mardi Gras merchandise inside.

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There are more drawing desks covered in drafts. The theme for the parade this year is “Planet Mardi Gras,” so much of the art features alien and astronaut aesthetics.

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The HHN Bear has arrived to join the party! A photo op with a throne is here, covered with beads and festive tinsel.

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A mock-up of the King Gator float head can be seen.

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The sign from last year’s Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store is tucked away.

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The hallway photos are “A Look Back in Time at Universal Studios Mardi Gras.”

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The next room is the full realization of Mardi Gras celebrations, with sparkly merchandise and snack carts and beads hanging from the ceiling.

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We’ll be back to try some of these tempting treats. Stay tuned for our reviews!

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There’s even a full astronaut alligator float against one wall.

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And there are a few more bits of concept art for Mardi Gras floats.

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Before exiting, a display of instruments is beneath a tree.

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