Universal Orlando Offering an Impressive Amount of Annual Passholder Mardi Gras Event Perks

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval kicks off on February 4th, and Annual Passholders can partake in some special perks during the event.

Free Mardi Gras Exclusive Passholder Magnet:

  • Passholders can get an exclusive free Mardi Gras themed magnet from February 4th – April 16th, while supplies last.
  • Magnet pick-up is located at Toon Extra in Universal’s Islands of Adventure from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily and at the Five and Dime in Universal Studios Florida from park open to park close.

Exclusive Passholder Mardi Gras Parade Experiences:

  • Passholders can enjoy Universal’s Mardi Gras Parade on select dates from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Visit the Universal Orlando Resort App for more information on Universal’s Mardi Gras Parade schedule.
  • Note, there was also an experience available for Passholders to ride aboard a Mardi Gras parade float, however that event is at capacity.
  • However, if you still want to board a float and toss beads at the crowd, then you can do so during the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience. Annual Passholders can save 15% on this exciting experience.
  • In addition to a reserved spot and float riding experience, guests will enjoy a 3-course meal selecting from the full menu at one of four participating restaurants at Universal Orlando Resort. Those restaurants are:
    • Finnegan’s Bar & Grill – Universal Studios Florida
    • Lombard’s Seafood Grill – Universal Studios Florida
    • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar – Universal CityWalk
    • NBC Sports Grill & Brew – Universal CityWalk
  • All Passholders are eligible to receive discounts, and purchase must be made 24 hours prior to the event date.

Passholder Food and Beverage Discounts:

  • Passholders can enjoy more bites for less on over fifty Mardi Gras menu items. Purchase a $150 Food & Beverage Card for only $120. Just present your valid Annual or Seasonal Pass at time of purchase to receive this exclusive offer.
  • Premier Passholders receive 15% off and Preferred Passholders receive 10% off at all Mardi Gras food and beverage kiosks on Mardi Gras event nights.

Passholder Exclusive Mardi Gras Menu Items:

  • Passholders can purchase exclusive menu items during the event, including:
    • Spiked Affogato at Louie’s Gelato Window (Vanilla Gelato, Espresso, and Coffee Liquor)
    • Affogato at Louie’s Gelato Window (Vanilla Gelato and Espresso)
    • "Spiked Gelato Float" at Louie’s Gelato Window (Vanilla Gelato, New Amsterdam Vodka, Gran Gala, Orange Fanta)

Passholder Exclusive Mardi Gras Merchandise:

  • Starting February 4th, Passholders can purchase exclusive Passholder Mardi Gras themed merchandise, while supplies last.
  • Items will be available at Toon Extra in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Five and Dime in Universal Studios Florida.
  • Passholders also get early access to the Mardi Gras Tribute Store located in Universal Studios Florida on Thursday, February 2nd from 12:00 p.m. – park close.
  • Passholder exclusive items available include
    • T-shirt – $30.00, plus tax
    • Car Magnet – $12.00, plus tax
    • Tumbler – $29.00, plus tax
    • Candle – $26.00, plus tax

The good times will roll at Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval from February 4th through April 16th, 2023. For more information on the event, click here.

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