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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Cursed Coconut Club Returns with Reference to ‘Darkest Deal’ for Universal Mardi Gras 2024 at Universal Orlando Resort

Brit Tuttle

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval 2024 officially kicks off tomorrow at Universal Orlando Resort, but Red Coconut Club in Universal CityWalk is getting the party started early, as it has once again transformed into the Cursed Coconut Club.

Cursed Coconut Club Returns for 2024

This themed venue can be found on the upper floor of CityWalk, and will be open to the public tomorrow, Saturday, February 3. Tonight, the club is opening early for Universal Orlando Annual Passholders for a special preview night. Once officially open, guests can enjoy the club on evenings from Thursday through Sunday.

The Cursed Coconut Club offers themed cocktails in the evenings during the Universal Mardi Gras season. It is open to all ages and there is no cover charge to enter. See our report from last year’s version of the club overlay.

Exterior

The exterior of the Red Coconut Club in Universal CityWalk, transformed into the Cursed Coconut Club.

The exterior features mossy greenery hanging from the upper levels.

A closer look at the cemetery gates outside the club.

A cemetery archway can be seen off to the side of the entrance to The Cursed Coconut Club.

A gravestone sits outside the entrance to the club.

A tombstone decorated with a wilting wreath is positioned outside the entrance.

A skeleton-driven hearse is parked outside the club.

Off to the left is a hearse carriage, driven by a skeleton and containing a casket inside. Fresher-looking flowers sit atop the hearse, with vines extending downward.

A banner for the Cursed Coconut Club hangs above the entrance.

Last year’s banners for the Cursed Coconut Club had a more voodoo theme. This year scales that back with an all-green look, and a small skull and crossbones above the logo.

Projections and fog outside the Cursed Coconut Club at night.

At night, the club’s logo and green vines are projected on the ground outside, with atmospheric fog rolling in.

Interior

Just inside the entrance to the Cursed Coconut Club.

Upon entering the club, you pass another gravestone with a large bust and melted candles. Vines creep over sections of the club’s architecture.

Two white thrones sit in the entrance area to the Cursed Coconut Club.

Off to the right are two white thrones surrounded by more candles, moss, and gravestones.

Raven, the shapeshifting proprietor of the Cursed Coconut Club.

It’s here that we met Raven, a shapeshifter who serves as the proprietor of the Cursed Coconut Club.

UOR Universal CityWalk Mardi Gras 2024 The Cursed Coconut Club Raven Female Form

Over the course of the evening, Raven may put that shapeshifting to use and take on various forms.

A seating area just before the dance floor

Just before the entrance to the dance floor is another seating area. Two black chairs sit in front of faux iron fencing covered in flowers and vines.

A raven is perched on a stone column inside the club.

There are also ravens stationed throughout the club, further illustrating that Raven’s eyes are everywhere here.

A seating area inside the first floor of the Cursed Coconut Club.

The center area downstairs offers some seating and is styled to look like an overgrown garden or cemetery.

The Cursed Coconut Club logo projected on the ceiling.

The logo for the Cursed Coconut Club is projected on the ceiling above.

Another section of seating in the club.

Dark blue lighting keeps this section of Cursed Coconut dark and moody. Various statues of animals and human busts are set up here.

Another set of seating by the stairs leading to the speakeasy floor.

Another seating area can be found just to the side of the stairs that lead to the upstairs area of the club. More vines and flowers creep along the walls here.

Stairs

The stairs leading to the second floor.

Heading upstairs, the walls have received a small bit of theming. framed stained glass windows, vintage photographs, and a section of a door hang on the walls. A potted plant sits on a small table along the way.

Upstairs

A wide shot of the upstairs speakeasy.

The upstairs portion of Cursed Coconut Club is styled like a speakeasy. Starting next week, guests must utilize a password to access this level.

A wide shot of the upstairs bar.

Unlike last year, there is no seating available directly at the upstairs bar.

A look at the memorabilia behind the bar.

Behind the bar, various guitars, record sleeves, and 45rpm records hang on the wall.

A wide shot of the lounge seating upstairs.

The upstairs seating is lounge-style, with blue, red, and purple lighting to set the mood.

A closer look at the lounge seating and decor.

A blue brick wall on one side of the room is decorated with multiple hanging mirrors. A piano sits off to the right.

A piano is hidden amongst a pile of props.

The piano isn’t exactly reachable, though, and is surrounded by barrels, other musical instruments, and a candelabra.

Two newspapers sit on top of the piano upstairs.

Sitting on top of the piano are two copies of the “Great Performances” newspaper, advertising various concerts and musical performances.

A mannequin styled to be Pinestraw Spruce from the Halloween Horror Nights 2023 house, "The Darkest Deal."

Also upstairs in one corner, guests can encounter this musician waiting for his next set. Fans of Halloween Horror Nights might recognize him as Pinestraw Spruce from last year’s “The Darkest Deal,” in which he makes a crossroads deal with The Collector to achieve fame.

Following their deal, The Collector followed Spruce by possessing people, which looked very much like our friend does in the photo above. The crossroads demon eventually took the soul of Spruce right as his first big show started, and now he’s waiting his turn at the Cursed Coconut Club.

A view of the downstairs portion of the club from upstairs.

You can also see the downstairs dance floor from upstairs.

Drink Menus

A reporter holds the menu for the downstairs bar.

There are different drink menus both upstairs and downstairs in Cursed Coconut Club. This is the downstairs menu.

Specialty Cocktails

  • Undead Gentleman – $17
    • A refined blend of Plantation Pineapple Stiggins Rum, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, Dale Degroff Pimento Bitters, orgeat, grapefruit and lime juices, topped with a cinnamon-sugar coated orange slice
  • Drive Me Batty – $16.25
    • A rich blend of Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, and Coca-Cola. Topped with chocolate shavings
  • Classic Espresso Martini – $17
    • An indispensable classic – JD Hadens Espresso Liqueur, brewed coffee, New Amsterdam Vodka, and a touch of black sugar syrup
  • Obituary – $16.25
    • An aptly-named twist on a dry martini; Beefeater’s Gin, Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth, olive brine, and a dash of Absente Absinthe, with an olive marinating within
  • Bayou Banshee – $17
    • A screamingly low country concoction of Beefeater’s Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Cointreau, and lemon juice, topped with an orange wheel

Draft Beers

  • Bud Light – $9.50
  • Jai Alai – $11.25
  • Angry Orchard – $12
  • Stella Artois – $11.25
  • Abita Purple Haze – $12
  • Oh Baby King Cake Brown Ale – $12.75

Canned Beers

  • Truly – $12
  • Bud Light – $10
  • Miller Lite – $10
  • Heineken – $10
  • Coors Light – $10
  • Corona – $10
  • Michelob Ultra – $10

Wine

  • Spellbound – $10
  • Noble Vines Chardonnay – $10
A reporter holds the menu for the upstairs bar.

This is the menu found upstairs.

Specialty Cocktails

  • New Orleans’ Sazerac – $17
    • A New Orleans original! High West Double Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, Absente Absinthe, and a touch of simple syrup
  • Grasshopper – $14
    • Developed at Tujague’s in 1918; a decadent concoction of Bol’s Green Creme de Menthe, Bol’s White Creme de Cacao, and heavy cream, topped with chocolate shavings
  • Vieux Carre – $18
    • Developed in The Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in 1937; High West Double Rye Whiskey, Courvoisiervs Cognac, Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud’s, and Angostura Bitters. Garnished with orange zest and a Luxardo cherry
  • French 75 – $16.25
    • While not original to New Orleans, this cocktail lends its name to the bar at Arnaud’s. Beefeater’s Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, lemon juice, Bonne Chance Brut, and a touch of simple syrup. Garnished with a lemon zest
  • Classic Espresso Martini – $17
    • An indispensable classic – JD Hadens Espresso Liqueur, brewed coffee, New Amsterdam Vodka, and a touch of black sugar syrup

Canned Beers

  • Truly – $12
  • Michelob Ultra – $10
  • Corona – $10
  • Miller Lite – $10
  • Coors Light – $10
  • Bud Light – $10
  • Heineken – $10

Wine

  • Spellbound – $10
  • Noble Vines Chardonnay – $10

Check out our video tour of the Cursed Coconut Club below:

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Mardi Gras runs from February 3 through April 7, 2024. Check out our full tour of this year’s Tribute Store, as well as all of the Mardi Gras merchandise available.

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.

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