A fan-made Mardi Gras Bead Tree tradition has been banned at Universal Orlando Resort following a reported incident.
Fans, and particularly Annual Passholders who visit multiple times during the season and receive a large amount of beads, have been adorning a tree outside the parking garages for years. A specific tree, as pictured above, to the right of the moving walkways when exiting the park has been home to hundreds of bead necklaces thrown by passing guests.
Tonight, the first night of the 2023 event, the walkway closest to the tree was blocked off and guarded by security.
We were told this area will be closed during Mardi Gras. Reportedly, an incident involving beads and a vehicle below caused Universal to take precautions to prevent guests from throwing the necklaces.
Pictured above is the aforementioned tree that usually houses the beads.
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