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Mardi Gras Parade 2022 Features Princess Tiana & 50th Anniversary-Themed Carts at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort held their annual Mardi Gras parade today, featuring decked-out golf carts and Princess Tiana herself.

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Cast Members led the parade with a Mardi Gras 2022 banner.

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They were followed by a smartly-dressed jazz band.

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Tiana rode in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Tiana was followed by a cart simply decorated for Mardi Gras with purple, gold, and green decorations.

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Cast Members handed out beads to guests on the parade path.

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The next cart was inspired by Mad Tea Party.

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The back of the cart had tea cups sitting in a bed of painted roses.

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Some golf carts were inspired by different attractions, including this Enchanted Tiki Room cart.

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It was covered in flowers, green garland, and had an Enchanted Tiki Room sign on the front.

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The Cast Members with each “float” dressed up, too. After the Enchanted Tiki Room cart was a Haunted Mansion group wearing purple and black.

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One Cast Member dressed up as the ghostly bride.

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The cart had faux cobwebs and a coffin sitting on top.

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It had a portrait wall on the back made to look like the classic purple wallpaper from the Haunted Mansion and decorated with various famous portraits from the attraction.

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There was a Polynesian-inspired cart with more flowers and colorful balloons.

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This float celebrated the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World with white tulle and 50th anniversary signs.

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This golf cart and Cast Members were dressed up like Country Bear Jamboree.

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The heads of Marvin, Buff, and Max were on the front of the cart, beneath a Country Bear Jamboree marquee.

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Logs and red curtains decorated the sides and each Cast Member riding the cart dressed as a different character.

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There was a Casey Jr. train with Dumbo atop it.

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The final float was an impressive recreation of Jungle Cruise boat Nile Nellie.

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Cast Members dressed like Jungle Cruise skippers.

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Steam even arose from the boat’s funnel.

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Watch the full parade in our video below.

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  1. Oh my Gosh. So nice for Port Orleans. They need more special events like these at all of the resorts!

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