Friday, January 17, 2014

Universal Orlando Unveils Star-Studded Musical Lineup for 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration #Travel

 Universal just announced their Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, which includes an extended concert series with some of today’s hottest musical artists.  I am a huge fan of New Orleans and Mardi Gras, and I would love to check out Universals version of Mardi Gras, I have heard such great things from friends about this yearly event. here are some of my pictures from New Orleans, I wonder how it will be at Universal, I hope I can plan to find out.

Here is some more information about the fun Mardi Gras from Universal.  Make sure to check at the bottom for some great Universal discount.

This Year’s Mardi Gras Celebration Delivers More Excitement Than Ever Before With an Extended Concert Series Featuring Robin Thicke, Nelly, The Wanted and More

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 15, 2014) – Universal Orlando Resort comes alive this spring with its Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, featuring 20 nights of electrifying concerts from the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.  On select nights Feb. 8 through May 31, guests will experience a “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. The celebration combines unmatched theme park entertainment with delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands, an awe-inspiring parade and live concerts by some of today’s hottest artists. 

This year’s powerhouse musical lineup features a diverse array of talent, from R&B superstar Robin Thicke, whose hit single “Blurred Lines” topped the Billboard chart for a near-record 12 weeks, to UK pop sensation The Wanted, who has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide, to Latin idol Prince Royce, who reached number one on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart with “Coraz√≥n Sin Cara.” Also performing is rock band Daughtry, Grammy award-winning Hip Hop artist Nelly, and the classic rock group Foreigner, one of the best-selling bands of all time. For the complete line-up, see below. 
Guests can also catch colorful beads by the handful during this year’s parade, which will feature 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in Eighty Days.”

 All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.  Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. 

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida, where partygoers can also join Optimus Prime in the fight to save Earth on TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D or visit Springfield, home to The Simpsons, to take an intergalactic spin on Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl. With an upgraded park-to-park ticket, guests will have the opportunity to visit Universal Orlando’s second theme park, Islands of Adventure, and enjoy award-winning attractions like: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and more. 

In addition to two theme parks, Universal Orlando Resort is home to three on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and a fourth on-site hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, opening March 31, 2014. And its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers some of the hottest, most recognizable entertainment experiences in the world.  For more information and a full concert listing, visit

Florida residents can take advantage of this current special offer:
Up to 3 months FREE on any Annual Pass
For a limited time, get up to 3 months free on any Annual Pass:
·         Power Pass – $174.99 (plus tax)
·         Preferred Pass – $244.99 (plus tax)
·         Premier Pass – $369.99 (plus tax)
·         Offer is also available on FlexPay, Universal Orlando’s monthly payment option
·         Must be purchased and activated by April 30, 2014 with a Coca-Cola UPC code or promo code on specially-marked cups at participating Wendy’s.
·         Visit for full details and to learn about the benefits of each annual pass
Florida Resident Getaway
·         2-night accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel
·         Florida Resident 2-day base ticket to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
·         Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens
·         Complimentary scheduled transportation between hotel and Universal Orlando Resort
·         And more!
·         Starts at only $105 per adult, per night, tax inclusive
·         Upgrade to one of three deluxe on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort and stay in the heart of the party!  Plus, receive complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access to skip the regular lines in both theme parks (a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day)
Guests outside Florida can take advantage of this current special offer:
SAVE & Play Vacation Package
SAVE up to $500* with an On-Site Vacation Package
·         Deluxe On-site Hotel Accommodations at one of three AAA Four Diamond Award on-site hotels
·         Theme Park Admission
·         Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens
·         Complimentary on-site transportation via water taxi or shuttle bus to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk
·         Receive complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access to skip the regular lines in both theme parks (a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day)
·         Book by March 31 and use promotion code UNIPLAY at time of purchase to save!
·         Valid for travel January 1 – May 22, 2014

Make sure to take advantage of these great deals, and check out the Mardi Gras celebration at Universal.


 Have you ever been to Universal, what did you think of the parks?

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Jenn said...

Wow! Looks a like a great lineup for the year. Maybe I can travel for one of these events.

Lena B said...

Oh, hello fun! I hope I could go one day

Sofia said...

Such a great lineup! I might have o save and go to next year's Mardi Gras (2015)!!

Unknown said...

This looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to go to one of these!

TheSuburbanMom said...

This is a fun event, I have been a couple of times.

Unknown said...

What a fabulous event! I've never been but think I need to start planning a trip soon.

Unknown said...

Oh wow!! Looks much more kid-friendly than the *real* Mardi Gras lol! Looks like fun!!

Unknown said...

Looks much more kid-friendly than the real Mardi Gras! FUN!

Unknown said...

What a great time up of acts. I hope that we can get there this year.

Mama to 5 said...

I haven't been there in years, I like the superhero section - right up my families alley!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

That would be so much fun - I wanna go!!

Maryann D. said...

I would love to go to Orlando and see these events. It would be a wonderful family holiday. I want to see Kool and the Gang!
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