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Universal Orlando Shuts Down Parade After Reported Crash

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Universal Orlando Resort is dealing with an unexpected closure after an accident.

Universal Orlando is a popular tourist location seeing hundreds of guests. During the warmer months, guests flock to the parks to experience the thrills of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Orlando is home home to a water park called Volcano Bay, and the entertainment complex CityWalk.

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During the year to bring in guests, Universal Orlando holds special events for guests to experience. Universal Orlando features events such as Halloween Horror Nights, Holiday Celebrations, Grad Bash, Rock the Universe, and, of course, Mardi Gras.

Every spring, Universal Orlando hosts its annual Mardi Gras celebration. Inspired by the traditional Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans, this event brings the vibrant colors, lively music, and festive atmosphere of the French Quarter to the heart of the theme park.

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During Universal Mardi Gras, guests can experience an array of exciting activities and entertainment. One of the highlights is the dazzling parade featuring elaborately decorated floats, costumed performers, and enthusiastic dancers throwing beads and trinkets to the cheering crowds. The parade showcases various themes and characters, adding to the spectacle and excitement.

CFSAS tweeted on X (formally known as Twitter) an update for guests hoping to experience the Mardi Gras Parade. “Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled tonight due to one of the floats making contact with the construction walls.”

Before the Mardi Gras Parade, one of the floats had an accident, causing the parade to be canceled. While hopefully, this parade will be back and running in no time, Universal takes guests safety and Team Members safety very seriously.

Universal Mardi Gras is a family-friendly event that appeals to guests of all ages, offering a unique blend of entertainment, food, and culture. It’s a celebration that captures the spirit of Mardi Gras and brings it to life in a magical and unforgettable way, making it a must-visit experience for anyone visiting Universal Orlando during the event season.

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Universal guests can indulge in authentic Cajun cuisine and classic New Orleans dishes at themed food booths scattered throughout the park. Guests can also head to Universal Orlando’s official website for a full list of things to experience while enjoying the Mardi Gras event.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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