Universal Studios kicks off it's annual Mardi Gras event, this year Universal's Mardi Gras parade celebrates “Colorful Cultures Around the World” with some new floats. Mexican Day of the Dead, Elegance of India, and Chinese New Year. Parade starts at 7:45 and the concert at 8:30(check guide-map) . The parade starts by Horror Make-up and ends at BeetleJuice. Around 4pm, some of the stilt walkers and entertainers from the parade walk around for photo-op.
Parade float pics by Universal.
Mexican Day of the Dead, Elegance of India, and Chinese New Year Parade Stilt walkers/entertainers
Other than the concert there is also live bands direct from New Orleans performing blues and Zydeco across the Twister attraction. Yesterday, John Lisi & Delta Funk!
Around 5pm, the French Quarter Courtyard opens which serves Authentic Cajun cuisine.
Andouie Sausage, Red Beans and rice, Jambalaya, Gumbo ($5-$9) they also sell turkey legs
Beignets,Cake sticks, fried Oreo, Twisted Taters, King Cake. ($3-$5) They also serve funnel cakes
Some of this year's Mardi Gras merch. shirts, pins, beads, masks, rice crispy treats, mugs...
Finally, a quick look at the construction progress of Transformers.
The line-up for this years live concerts at the Music Plaza stage:
- FEB 9 - LIFEHOUSE
- FEB 16 - STEVE MILLER BAND
- FEB 17 - BOYS LIKE GIRLS
- FEB 23 - TREY SONGZ
- MARCH 2 - DEMI LOVATO
- MARCH 9 - MONTGOMERY GENTRY
- MARCH 15 - SEAN KINGSTON
- MARCH 16 - MATCHBOX TWENTY
- MARCH 22 - AUSTIN MAHONE
- MARCH 23 - PHILLIP PHILLIPS
- MARCH 30 - PAT BENATAR & NEIL GERALDO
- APR 6 - KOOL & THE GANG
- APR 13 - PITBULL
- APR 20 - THE ALL - AMERICAN REJECTS