Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opening This Summer & More: Daily Recap (2/13/24)

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An opening season announced for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Tiana audio-animatronic revealed, and construction walls redecorated for Mardi Gras — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom EPCOT Disney’s Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World Resort Hotels New Merchandise Disneyland Resort Entertainment and Media Disney+ The … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: 2024 Mardi Gras Parade Featuring Extinct Disney Parks Parades at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort hosted another successful Mardi Gras parade this year, featuring Princess Tiana and golf carts decorated by Cast Members. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Mardi Gras Parade Cast Members were dressed in purple and green with Mardi Gras beads. A Cast Member led the Mardi Gras parade in a surrey bike. The Walt … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Elements-Themed 2024 Mardi Gras Parade at Universal Studios Florida

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Let the good times roll! Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval has begun at Universal Studios Florida. Each night through April 7, guests can enjoy a Mardi Gras parade. This year’s event and the parade have an Elements theme. Parade times vary between 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., depending on when the park closes that … Read more

Mardi Gras Float Riding Will Use Virtual Queue at Universal Studios Florida, Parade Theme Revealed

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Whether you’re riding the floats or catching the beads, the parade is a must when visiting Universal Studios Florida during Mardi Gras. Every year, several of our favorite parade floats return alongside all-new themed floats. This year’s Mardi Gras theme will be inspired by the elements. Mardi Gras Parade Theme We can see the influence … Read more

Annual Passholder Float Riding Registration Opens Next Week for Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval 2024

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Get ready to toss some beads! Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval kicks off on February 3, 2024, but Universal Orlando Annual Passholders can get a head start on reserving their spot on one of this year’s Mardi Gras floats starting January 18. Universal Orlando Resort has officially announced that UOAPs will be able … Read more

Bookings Open for 2024 Mardi Gras Float Ride & Dine Experience at Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Orlando Resort has opened bookings for the Mardi Gras Float Ride & Dine Experience during Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval 2024. With this experience, guests can ride on a parade float and enjoy a 3-course meal at select restaurants. Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval will run from February 3 through April … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: 2023 Mardi Gras Pargo Parade at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Features Carts Inspired by Walt Disney World Hotels

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Happy Fat Tuesday! We visited Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter this morning for their annual Mardi Gras Pargo Parade. Cast Members decorate golf carts and guests can vote for their favorites by scanning the QR code on display near the parade route. Last year’s golf cart “floats” were inspired by Walt Disney World attractions … Read more

Full Guide to Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval 2023

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Let the good times roll! Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval is in full swing around the Universal Orlando Resort now through April 16, 2023. We’ve partied hard and have done it all to be able to bring you a full and complete guide to everything during Mardi Gras. Below, you’ll find everything from … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: 2023 Mythical Realms of Mardi Gras Parade at Universal Studios Florida Features Dragons, Unicorns, King Gator, and Beads Galore

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Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval is running now through April 16. Each night, guests can let the good times roll with a boisterous Mardi Gras parade. About half of the floats return every year, such as the classic Riverboat and King Gator. The others get new designs each year based on the event’s … Read more

Reservations Open for Passholder-Exclusive Mardi Gras 2023 Parade Float Rides at Universal Orlando Resort

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Reservations are now open for Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholders to ride a Mardi Gras 2023 parade float. Passholders can reserve a spot for themselves and up to four more Passholders to ride a float on select nights from February 4 to April 16. Passholders are limited to one reservation date only. They must sign … Read more

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience Price Raised $20, Tickets Now Available

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Universal Orlando Resort has announced new pricing for their 2023 Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience. Through this experience, guests can ride on a Mardi Gras parade float plus enjoy a 3-course meal from one of four participating Universal Orlando Resort restaurants. In previous years, the experience just included the float ride. The experience … Read more

Universal Orlando Resort Announces Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience

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Universal Orlando Resort has announced a new offering for their 2022 Mardi Gras festival: Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience. Through this experience, guests can ride on a Mardi Gras parade float plus enjoy a 3-course meal from one of four participating Universal Orlando Resort restaurants. In previous years, the experience just included the … Read more

50th Themed Mardi Gras Parade Shines, New Orange Bird, Mickey, and Spike the Bee Gift Cards Sprout Up, & More: EPCOT Photo Report 3/1/2022

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Happy Mardi Gras! We are beginning our day at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter to get into the Mardi Gras spirit. This year’s parade was themed to the 50th Anniversary. Cast members decorated golf carts to help celebrate the anniversary and Mardi Gras. Princess Tiana waved to guests from a horse-drawn carriage. Cast … Read more

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

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort held their annual Mardi Gras parade today, featuring decked-out golf carts and Princess Tiana herself. Cast Members led the parade with a Mardi Gras 2022 banner. They were followed by a smartly-dressed jazz band. Tiana rode in a horse-drawn carriage. Tiana was followed by a cart simply decorated for Mardi Gras … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: 2022 Planet Mardi Gras Parade Lights Up Universal Studios Florida With New & Improved Out of This World Floats, Stiltwalkers, and Beads Galore

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We were at Universal Studios Florida for the first night of the Planet Mardi Gras 2022 Parade and it was out of this world! Keep on reading for all the coverage. The Mardi Gras parade returns this year with a “Planet” theme, along with amazing new and improved floats. We always love seeing these floats … Read more

Guests Can Join a Virtual Line for a Chance to Ride on a Mardi Gras Float at Universal Studios Florida

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A few weeks ago, registration opened for the opportunity to ride a Mardi Gras parade float this season at Universal Studios Florida. Mardi Gras celebrations have now officially begun, and guests can join a virtual line for the opportunity to ride a float. Information and registration for the virtual line are available in the Universal … Read more