Here Are Your Annual Passholder Perks for Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras

Here Are Your Annual Passholder Perks for Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras

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Universal Orlando Resort’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.

Catch beads by the handful at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras

1. 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.

2. Special Viewing Area

Not riding a float this year? No problem! Annual Passholders also enjoy exclusive parade viewing from a designated viewing area at Mel’s Drive-In, subject to availability.

Enjoy a Mardi Gras after party in Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort

3. 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 to uncover 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. And, of course, this doesn’t include AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX, Blue Man Group and Hollywood Drive-In Golf.

Annual Passholders can pick up an exclusive strand of beads at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras

4. 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 Mardi Gras 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 Mardi Gras beads, 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.

Enjoy a colorful parade at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras

5. Exclusive Event Updates

Passholders will never miss a beat thanks to the exclusive postcards 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 APs.

As an Annual Passholder, 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.

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