Mardi Gras parade and concerts at Universal Studios 2012

Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2012

If you’ve always wanted to attend the world-famous Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, but haven’t been able to do so, head to Orlando, instead. From February 11 through April 14, Universal Studios in Orlando will be throwing a Mardi Gras party that will rival the one in the Crescent City.

In fact, parents will much prefer the Orlando version, as it’s much more kid-friendly. During the celebration, an extravagant parade will amaze guests every Saturday night, with beautiful floats, street performers, lots of beads, dancers in fantastic costumes, and music. And here’s something the Big Easy doesn’t have – a special parade just for little revelers!

Universal is going all out for Mardi Gras in 2012. Visit the French Quarter and enjoy some real Cajun food prepared by real Cajun chefs. As you dive into some jambalaya, red beans and rice, or beignets, you can hear some music provided by bands and artists straight from New Orleans.
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Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios 2010 youtube video

Well everyone, I took a cool video of the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios Orlando this past weekend. In fact it’s my very first video with my new camcorder. I think it came out well, although night videos with a standard camcorder is not that great.

But I got all the floats and dancers, plus all the music and people yelling! I can see I need to zoom in a bit more on big objects like the floats to see the details. But again, being at night did not help.

Also I got to Universal Studios during the day when it was warm and just had on my T shirt. By the time the Mardi Gras parade started at 8:00 PM it was cold! So I was shivering like crazy, I really tested out the ant-shake device in the camera, lol!

It seems to work good since you can’t see too much shake. The microphone works pretty good too. I will go back during the day and take videos of all the Mardi Gras characters they have walking around during the daytime. Anyway I hope you enjoy this Mardi Gras parade youtube video I made at Universal Studios!

Universal Studios Mardi Gras Parade 2010

Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2010

Universal Studios Mardi Gras parade

Well it’s almost time for Universal Studios Mardi Gras! Each year Universal Studios in Orlando holds it’s own cool version of Mardi Gras from New Orleans. With parades, it’s own French Quarter area, New Orleans food, music and shows; Universal Studios Mardi Gras is always a big hit. The Mardi Gras parade floats are very colorful and just like the ones in New Orleans.

The dates for Universal Studios Mardi Gras events are Saturday Nights: February 6 – April 17, 2010 PLUS Sunday, February 14 and Friday, April 9. The Mardi Gras parade times are : February 6 – March 20, April 17: 8:00 pm March 27 – April 10: 9:00 pm

The French Quarter area at Universal features plenty of Authentic Cajun & Creole Cuisine from New Orleans. Dance to blues musicians and bands straight from New Orleans. Performance Times: February 6 – March 20, April 17 – 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm March 27 – April 10 – 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:00 pm.
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