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SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras 2024

Everyone loves a party and Mardi Gras is no exception! SeaWorld Orlando is bringing us their annual SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration again this year and if you’ve attended in past years, you know this is one special event you don’t want to miss!

What Is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is a religious celebration and cultural phenomenon dating back thousands of years! Also known as Carnival or Carnaval, many places around the world celebrate including Brazil, Venice and so many more! The term is French for “Fat Tuesday” and is historically known to reflect the practice of the last night of eating rich and fatty foods before Ash Wednesday begins. In short, Lent is about to start so let’s rid our homes of all the fatty foods and party the night away!

What Can You Expect to Find at SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras?

SeaWorld’s Mardi Gras Celebration dates begin February 8th and run through February 18th with the actual Mardi Gras date being Tuesday, February 13th! The 10-day long celebration features a pop-up parade, live music, a street party, and flavors from the Gulf Coast that are sure to take your breath away!

Feel the Spirit of New Orleans at a Jazzin Pop-Up Parade

Located in the Wild Artic Plaza, the pop-up parade is guaranteed to transport you to the streets of New Orleans or NOLA as so many call it! Entertainers of all kinds will captivate you, from bead captains (because we all love beads!) to stilt walkers and even musicians! SeaWorld Orlando is bringing the Mardi Gras spirit to Guests of all ages at select times between 12:30 and 6:00 p.m. so come with the family or come with friends because this parade is one that will captivate those in every age group!

Celebrate with Live Music as the Sounds of New Orleans Fills the Air

There are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in an experience and playing to a person’s senses is at the top of the list! Sight and taste are two of our favorite senses but what about sound? Nothing says Mardi Gras like the smooth tunes of New Orleans jazz and SeaWorld Orlando is bringing you the classics of NOLA with Cajun and jazz via live bands! Be sure to grab your friends and practice your Cajun Two-Step because the music will be sure to make your body move whether you realize it or not!

Dance Your Cares Away at a Festive Street Party

A street party is the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras! Think live music and a pop-up parade rolled into one lively block party! SeaWorld Orlando is transporting Guests to Bourbon Street as street performers take over the Wild Artic Plaza! Enjoy a dance party and a DJ while you let loose!

Savor the Flavors of the Gulf Coast at the Seven Seas Food Festival

We don’t know about you, but we love a reason to introduce ourselves to new food! During the SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration, Guests can enjoy the classic flavors of the Gulf Coast with the Seven Seas Food Festival! Everything from Jambalaya to Beignets and, of course, those sweet southern libations will be available to try! Simply purchase a Seven Seas Food Festival lanyard online prior to your arrival or at any Seven Seas Festival booth! Note, a 10-sample lanyard will cost you $70 or, for $85, you can purchase a 15-sample lanyard and with flavors from all around the world, we highly suggest going for the 15-sample lanyard! To see the full SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival menu, click here!

Have a Totally Tubular Time on SeaWorld Orlando's Newest Rollercoaster

While visiting SeaWorld Orlando for all the fun of Mardi Gras, be sure to check out their newest attraction - Pipeline: The Surf Coaster. This unique rollercoaster boasts the itself as "the world's first surf coaster". Adrenaline junkies are sure to enjoy the rush of launching 110 feet into the air at 60 miles per hour, all while standing in a dynamic seat that allows for freedom of movement.

SeaWorld Orlando’s special events calendar is filled this year with events like the Real Music Series, the Seven Seas Food Festival, a Mardi Gras celebration and so many more and it's important to keep in mind that all special events are included with your park ticket! Looking to attend one of the many special events like the Mardi Cras Celebration? Click here to purchase your SeaWorld Orlando tickets now!

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