Toss those beads during Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience

Universal Orlando Resort is offering guests the chance to enjoy a hearty meal, then board one of the Mardi Gras floats and toss bead necklaces to eager park-goers during the “Mardi Gras Parade.”

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For those who have always wanted to be on the throwing end of the iconic New Orleans Mardi Gras refrain, “Hey, Mister! Throw me some beads!” that dream can become a reality on select dates from February 4-April 16, 2023, as Universal Orlando ramps up the celebration with the new Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience.

Start with a three-course meal featuring menu items from The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Finnegan’s Bar and Grill, and Lombard’s Seafood Grille.

Each meal includes an appetizer, and entrée, dessert, and one non-alcoholic drink for $64.99 (plus tax) per person. Each participant will also receive one Mardi Gras parade float rider reservation for the same day.

Guests with a valid Annual and Seasonal Pass can purchase the experience at a 15 percent discount when purchasing in person at the Front Gate or at a Guest Services location.

All guests can reserve by calling 407-224-7554 or visiting

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