Mardi Gras season at Universal Orlando starts February 5th running until April 24th. With the “Planet Mardi Gras” theme this year, the in-park food offerings display out of this world combinations. In fairness, that factor should scare some guests but beckon others.
With the return of the full parade and concerts this year, the food offerings take second stage for some. However, I suggest you branch out in terms of dining choices to try some of these cosmic creations. I know that during Mardi Gras season I will be trying new food concoctions myself.
Today, I would like to give you a little tour around Universal Studios Florida to see the food locations.
As of time of writing, Universal Orlando has not released the official menus. Still, I would expect that to be released very soon. Recently, we posted an article about what we knew so far. In fact, I hear official menus will be announced day of writing. In other words, you may have seen the official menus before this blog posts. Of course, I hear lots of things which change literally at the last minute. This update comes from February 2nd at 9:20am
The Mardi Gras medallion appeared to greet guests as they entered Universal Studios Florida.
Having said all that, we will start in Production Central and the New York area for our food tent menu tour. We found some new merchandise.
In addition, we found some posted menus at food tents in the New York area.
Some more photo ops were set up in the primary Mardi Gras area.
Universal Orlando even created a map of points of interest for those who visit Mardi Gras. The map looks something like this:
A Bloody Mary tent is located at edge of New York area before you enter San Francisco area.
Nearby, Louie’s walk-up stand has been converted into an Italian style booth. Remember passholder exclusive items will be offered here.
The last stop of today’s tour takes us to the Kid Zone area. The India themed tents posted their menu late last night.
Though this tour could continue, I have food to try to let you know how it is. The Tribute store is open to everyone on Friday. The concerts and parade start Saturday. However, the food starts being available on Saturday. As always, eat like you mean it!
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