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Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
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Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration is the biggest bash this side of the bayou! What better way to get your fix of bites, bubbles, and beads than by staying at one of our hotels? Find out how to keep the party going with our special, limited-time food and drinks and make your reservations online here

Loews Royal Pacific Resort 

So, eggrolls may not be the first food you think of when you hear “Mardi Gras,” but the Crawfish & Andouille Sausage Eggroll at Islands Dining Room is a Cajun spin on a South Pacific staple that combines the best of both worlds with every bite. Upstairs at Orchid Court Lounge, the Orchid is a Mardi Gras cocktail infused with some Royal Pacific personality by way of St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and Creme De Violette Violet Liqueur. There’s even some fun for the whole family at Tuk Tuk Market with the cookies & cream or s’mores chocolate bombs. 

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort 

Whether you call it Mardi Gras or Carnaval, you’ll feel right at home celebrating at Sapphire Falls Resort. Level up your morning fuel-up and complement your morning coffee at New Dutch Trading Co. with a slice of traditional King Cake or stop by Amatista Cookhouse to try the Mardi Gras Empanada, featuring chicken, andouille sausage, and Cajun aioli. And don’t forget to head to Strong Water Tavern for the perfect Mardi Gras nightcap, a specially-crafted Sapphire Falls French 75. 

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 

Portofino’s two limited-time drinks are absolutely worth a water taxi ride and a trip to Thirsty Fish. The Boulevardier (pictured left above) is a classic French cocktail perfect for any Mardi Gras celebration, while the Mojito Lampone adds an Italian-inspired twist to an already refreshing drink — perfect for keeping your Mardi Gras party going even after the parks have closed. 

Hard Rock Hotel 

Leave it to Hard Rock to turn their celebration up to 11. Every item they’ve created for Mardi Gras is worthy of your attention (and tastebuds). The Blackened Mahi Po’boy is a fresh take on a Mardi Gras classic, making it a great place to start for some familiar flavors. The Bourbon Crème Brûlée punches above its weight too, with the bourbon adding a new dimension to this traditional dessert. Wash it all down with a Hurricane or a French 75 to really lean into the Mardi Gras vibe. 

Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort 

There’s no better place to let the good times roll — literally — than Galaxy Bowl at Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This year for Mardi Gras, they’re serving up The Handsome Cajun: a crispy chicken breast sandwich with andouille sausage, topped with Cajun aioli and served with Louisiana spice-dusted potato wedges. Pair that with a King Cake Sour from Tactical Brewing (pictured right above) or a Masquerade Mix in a souvenir Galaxy Bowl tumbler, and you’ve got yourself an outta-this-world Mardi Gras experience. 

Universal Aventura Hotel 

The Bayou Shrimp & Grits at Bar 17 Bistro is so delicious that you might believe you can see New Orleans from the Aventura rooftop. This cheesy and spicy combo pairs perfectly with a traditional Mardi Gras drink, like a Sazerac or a Hurricane — but you don’t have to choose, as both beverages are available on our seasonal menus at Bar 17 and barVentura.  

Universal Endless Summer Resort 

The creative chefs at Endless Summer Resort have cooked up some fantastic additions to the Mardi Gras menu this year. Dockside Inn & Suites is offering their New Orleans Cajun Chicken & Dirty Rice at Pier 8 Market, while you can find the New Orleans Jambalaya at Surfside’s Beach Break Cafe. Even when you’re chilling poolside, you can say “cheers” with our Mardi Gras-inspired cocktail.  

Our teams in the kitchens and behind the bars can’t wait to serve you these taste-tempting and thirst-quenching specials offered through April 7.