PODCAST: Universal lights up Mardi Gras and Busch Gardens reveals Iron Gwazi (Ep. 131)

Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice tackle two theme park happenings in this episode, merging the two into “Mardi Gwazi.” Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras is back with concerts, their parade and an expanded food selection. The Planet Mardi Gras theme is in full force with beads galore and performers decked out in lighted costumes. And Busch Gardens has started previewing Iron Gwazi. Dewayne walked away from his first ride on the roller coaster that goes 76 mph and has a 206-foot hill with one thought: Relentless. Of course he has more to say about the ride that officially opens March 11, so listen to this episode of Theme Park Rangers using the player below or download wherever you get podcasts.