Universal’s Mardi Gras is back and bigger than ever this year with long-awaited thrills, food, and performances by a star-studded lineup.
Any and all park-goers are encouraged to join the festivities, but the King Cake may taste even sweeter for our Annual Passholders who can enjoy some extra special perks.
Float Ride Opportunities
The action doesn’t get much closer than this! There are weekly opportunities for Passholders to register for the chance to ride on one of our Mardi Gras floats. You’ll rally the crowd from incredible Mardi Gras floats, dressed in official “Krewe” costumes.
Those selected will be notified days in advance. You’ll meet in the Barney Courtyard after picking up your wristband from Guest Services on the designated day on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders have to be 18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult and must be over 48″ in height. Click here for updates on how to register.
Special Viewing Area
Not riding a float this year? No problem! Passholders also enjoy exclusive parade viewing from a designated viewing area at Mel’s Drive-In, subject to availability.
Free Universal CityWalk Club Admission
The good times don’t have to end after parades and performances are through. On Mardi Gras event nights, you’ll skip the cover at Universal CityWalk venues. Get ready for all the fun of the late night scene and enjoy a variety of venue offerings. Some venues are 21+, so have your valid photo ID along with your Annual Pass handy. This doesn’t include Universal Cinemark, Blue Man Group or Hollywood Drive-In Golf.
Discounts, Freebies, and Exclusives Galore
If Premier and Preferred Passholders have been dreaming of those Mardi Gras eats all year, now’s the time to collect! From 4 PM – 6 PM on event nights, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on all the fabulous food (alcohol excluded) in the French Quarter Courtyard.
Passholders can also show their colors with exclusive Annual Passholder merchandise, available while supplies last. Premier and Preferred Passholder merchandise discounts also apply.
For Power Passholders, there’s no need to worry about blockout dates spoiling the fun. Although blockout dates do apply March 19 – April 2, Power Passholders are welcome on Mardi Gras event nights after 5 PM at Universal Studios Florida.
Exclusive Event Updates
Passholders will never miss a beat thanks to the exclusive UOAP Passports and emails, chock full of Mardi Gras info and updates. The Annual Passholder Facebook group is also the go-to page to stay in the loop and chat with fellow UOAPs.
As a UOAP, you’ll experience all the best that Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras has to offer. For more information on Passholder perks or the different Annual Pass options, head over here.