How to Enjoy Universal’s Mardi Gras Without a Theme Park Ticket

As considerably as we unquestionably adore heading into Common Orlando’s topic parks for some exciting, it can be quite pricey. February to April is a excellent time to venture into Universal for the reason that of the epic Mardi Gras celebration. But you can really take pleasure in some of the festivities of Universal’s Mardi Gras without needing a concept park ticket! Here is how!

If you are in fact heading into the concept parks then jump about to our Information to Universal’s Mardi Gras 2023 and gas up with our 8 Must-Check out Food stuff and Beverages at Universal’s Mardi Gras.

Penned by Jodi Caballero and Dani Meyering

How to Love Universal’s Mardi Gras Without a Concept Park Ticket

The principal event may possibly be within the theme park gates, but lots of Mardi Gras fun can be discovered at Common CityWalk. From February 4 – April 16, 2023 you can order foodstuff and beverages from Mardi Gras booths at CityWalk. But that is not all.

There is even extra exciting such as two bars and lounges that go ALL OUT for Universal’s Mardi Gras. Retain studying to get all the aspects – like the menus for the CityWalk Mardi Gras booths.

Unviersal CityWalk Mardi Gras decorationsUnviersal CityWalk Mardi Gras 2023 – Dani Meyering

Cursed Coconut Club

A person of the new star performers in the CityWalk region has been the themed bar that usually takes in excess of the Pink Coconut Club. The Mardi Gras period provides the Curse Coconut Club – a voodoo spin! The element and operate that has absent into this bar are impeccable.

It’s a fantastic location to let the great occasions roll!

The concentrate of the Cursed Coconut Club is on the much more darkish, eerie but intriguing side of New Orleans lifestyle and record. The Club is adorned with skeletons, tarot playing cards, projected vibrant tiki-like figures, Mardi Gras tunes, black lights and even a fireplace of sorts, this club can not be missed.

Mardi Gras at Universal CityWalk Cursed Coconut Club Decorations - Jodi CaballeroMardi Gras at Universal CityWalk Cursed Coconut Club Decorations – Jodi Caballero

There are 3 bars, each with its possess concept. The upstairs is named “The Baron’s Shack” and when you get to the leading of the stairs you are going to meet up with what can only be assumed to be the Barone, in his new skeletal condition.

Mardi Gras at Universal CityWalk Upstairs Bar at Cursed Coconut Club - Jodi CaballeroMardi Gras at Universal CityWalk Upstairs Bar at Cursed Coconut Club – Jodi Caballero

The location is whole of mossy walls, avenue lamps, darkish lights and extremely intricate corners comprehensive of what you would envision would be in some of the attics of the property in the south. Really do not forget about to examine out the wall of Voodoo dolls, rumor is they truly chatter!

Mardi Gras Beverages

The Menu is total of tiki-like cocktails with a N’awlins flare. We tried out the Sazerac (incredibly potent), Cafe Brulot Diabolique, and the Scarlet Veve, all ended up quite superior but beware they unquestionably pack a punch!

Mardi Gras at Universal CityWalk Cursed Coconut ClubScarlet Veve Cocktail - Jodi CaballeroCursed Coconut Club Scarlet Veve Cocktail – Jodi Caballero

The menu also offers beers and mead. Most of the beverages can be bought in a plastic tiki souvenir cup, other than the much better beverages.

  • Memento Cup $18.00
  • Memento Cup Refill $15.00
  • Non-Memento $15.00

Also, this period provides two Mad Mocktails that seem wonderful, we appreciate a superior Mocktail!

Cursed Coconut Club Menu – Jodi Caballero

With the songs pumping, fog devices blowing, halloween-esque facade on the outdoors, and in depth inside of, the Cursed Coconut Club will definitely be a hit this year.

Website visitors beware the venue does shut a whole lot for exclusive functions, make guaranteed to check the Common Application for the day-to-day opening moments. It frequently opens from 5 p.m – 12:00 a.m.

Mardi Gras at Universal CityWalk Cursed Coconut Club Entrance - Jodi CaballeroCommon CityWalk Cursed Coconut Club Entrance – Jodi Caballero

Also, the audio adjustments at 9:00 p.m. to club-like music so make positive to check it out beforehand to get the full feel. There was not any live leisure but when we visited, but Universal has been known to include it as the period progresses so stay tuned!

Pat O’Brien’s Mardi Gras Occasion

Maintain the festivities likely all night extensive during Pat O’Brien’s Mardi Gras Just after Party – using spot from 4 p.m.- 1 a.m. on decide on nights through Universal’s Mardi Gras.

This occasion incorporates are living DJs, stilt walkers, special food items and drink offerings and more.
Even though admission is complimentary, reservations are inspired and can be created on line or by calling 407-224-3663.

Mardi Gras Foodstuff and Beverage Booths at CityWalk

There are 3 Mardi Gras meals and beverage booths exclusive to Common CityWalk! And in truth, our preferred dish of Universal’s Mardi Gras 2023 is NOT observed in the theme park, but at CityWalk in its place.

The Shrimp and Smoked Cheddar Cheese Rice Grits is our beloved dish so significantly this year. A small serving of sauteed shrimp, Tasso ham and trinity, in a pan sauce is served around smoked cheddar cheese rice grits. You can uncover this New Orleans booth near the heart of CityWalk, in the direction of the drinking water and boat dock.

Unviersal CityWalk Mardi Gras Food Shrimp and Grits 2023 - Dani MeyeringUnviersal CityWalk Mardi Gras Foodstuff Shrimp and Grits 2023 – Dani Meyering

In fact, all 3 Mardi Gras booths at CityWalk are close to the drinking water. This is an absolutely gorgeous area during sunset – so strategy appropriately!

Menus for Foods and Beverage Booths at CityWalk

New Orleans Booth #1

  • Shrimp and Smoked Cheddar Cheese Rice Grits
    Sauteed shrimp, Tasso ham and trinity, in a pan sauce, above smoked cheddar cheese rice grits
  • Yakamein
    Braised beef, poached shrimp, and a seven-minute egg, around noodles with a spicy beef broth
  • Class 5 Punch
    Myers’s Dim rum, Cruzan Aged Darkish rum, passion fruit purée, combined with grenadine, orange and lime juice
  • Oh Toddler Beer
    this customized brew is bursting with vanilla and cinnamon flavors on a base of sweet nonetheless roasty malt

New Orleans Booth #2

  • Cauliflower Dirty Rice(GS, VG)
    Riced cauliflower, Gardein® crumbles, black eyed peas, and Cajun spices
  • Crawfish Etouffee
    Creamy crawfish and vegetable stew, over white rice
  • Group 5 Punch
    Myers’s Dim rum, Cruzan Aged Dim rum, enthusiasm fruit purée, combined with grenadine, orange and lime juice
  • Abita Purple Haze Beer
    a lager brewed with genuine raspberries, wheat malts, and Wanguard hops

Taste of the Mediterranean Menu

  • Crepe Suzette(V)
    topped with a Grand Marnier orange sauce
  • Grilled Octopus (GS)
    marinated grilled octopus with tomato, oregano, and lemon herb rice
  • Francois Montand Brut Glowing (Wine)
    aromas of white flowers and citrus fruit give way to a creamy and smooth palate with flavors of freshly baked bread, golden delicious apples, and Meyer lemons
  • Bertrand Corbieres Heresie (Wine)
    a velvety texture with a balanced finish, notes of contemporary fruit, morello cherry, wild raspberry, and spices
  • Mas La Chevaliere Cabernet Sauvignon (Wine)
    extreme fruit focus laced with developed tannic composition, excellent intensity and great, juicy mouthfeel
  • Monograph Agiorgitiko (Wine)
    Nemea grapes existing a easy physique and complex aroma of prickly pear, pomegranate and butterscotch
  • Monograph Assyrtiko (Wine)
    youthful with refreshing acidity with notes of citrus fruits, honeysuckle, lemongrass, and stone fruit with a contact of salinity

And wonderful news! You can purchase and/or use the Common Mardi Gras Foodstuff and Beverage card at the CityWalk booths. There is no expiration day on this card and it supplies overall price savings.

Unviersal CityWalk Mardi Gras Food and Beverage Card 2023 - Dani MeyeringMardi Gras Food stuff and Beverage Card 2023 – Dani Meyering

You can also buy and use the Universal Mardi Gras memento blinky cup. This cup presents you discounted refills on Mardi Gras beverages and beer by means of April 16, 2023 – each within the concept park and at CityWalk!

KNOW In advance of YOU GO

  • Parking at Universal/CityWalk parking garage is free just after 6pm, in any other case is roughly $27/vehicle
  • There is no go over demand for Cursed Coconut Club or Pat O’ Brien’s
  • Really don’t ignore to use your Common Once-a-year Pass for discount rates, just talk to

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