Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Taking Place at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Shannen Ace

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Taking Place at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Two restaurants of Universal CityWalk Orlando will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 5, 2023.

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Cinco de Mayo at CityWalk

CityWalk guests can visit Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on May 5 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. for live music, DJs, dancing, and exclusive food and drink offerings. Admission to the event is free.

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The two restaurants are near each other on the west side of CityWalk, next to the bridge leading straight to Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. That year, Mexico’s President Juárez declared it a national holiday.

Cinco de Mayo remains an official holiday in the State of Puebla and continues to be celebrated nationwide in Mexico and in the United States. Puebla hosts historical reenactments and parades.

Universal CityWalk Orlando

CityWalk is a shopping and dining complex at the entrance to Universal Orlando Resort free to enter. Guests walk through it to reach Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

In addition to restaurants like Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen and Pat O’Brien’s, CityWalk has an AMC movie theatre and Universal’s Great Movie Escape. The latter attraction features escape rooms inspired by “Jurassic World” and “Back to the Future.”

For the first time this year, CityWalk and Universal’s Islands of Adventure participated in Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval.

The Red Coconut Club has been rethemed throughout the past year to reflect different holidays and Universal Orlando Resort festivals. Most recently, it’s been The Cursed Coconut Club for Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Mardi Gras. For Halloween Horror Nights 31, the venue was transformed into a Universal Monsters theme and met with great success in its shift to the Dead Coconut Club. During the holiday season, the venue was revamped again to open as Green & Red Coconut Club, which gave the club a holiday theme replacing the monsters with Christmas trees and twinkling lights.

Universal Orlando Resort recently revealed redesigned logos for their parks and CityWalk.

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