When Does The Mardi Gras Parade Start and End at Universal? | Schedule Guide

No trip to Universal Studios during Mardi Gras is complete without watching the Mardi Gras parade!

In this guide we'll detail the most common start times for the Universal Mardi Gras Parade, when the parade typically ends and the latest parade schedule for 2023!

Questions We'll Answer:

  • When Does The Mardi Gras Parade Start at Universal Studios?
  • When Does The Mardi Gras Parade End?
  • 2023 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

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When Does The Mardi Gras Parade Start at Universal Studios?

The Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios typically starts at 7:30 PM. 

That being said the timing of the parade can shift due to operational changes or weather delays, so we recommend checking the Universal Orlando mobile app for the most up-to-date parade start time. 

In-park announcements will also be made and posted identifying the parade's start time. 

Universal Mardi Gras Parade Performer

7:30PM is the most common start time, but the parade does occasionally start at 7:45PM, 7:15PM, 6:15PM and less frequently at 5:15PM. 

At the end of this guide we've included the 2023 Universal Mardi Gras Parade schedule, but as mentioned earlier we suggest checking the Universal mobile app as well!  

When Does The Mardi Gras Parade End?

The Universal Mardi Gras Parade is roughly 15 minutes long. 

This is assuming there are no delays with the float movements and everything runs 100% without and stoppages or slowdowns. 

For the safety of park guests and those operating the Mardi Gras floats there are occasional slowdowns in the parade, so we suggest planning about 20 minutes of parade watching time just in case. 

Couple sharing food during Universal's Mardi Gras

The exact time the parade will end depends on where you're standing along the parade route.

The parade will end at a much earlier time for someone at the very beginning of the parade route as opposed someone at the end of the parade route, because it will take some time for the actual parade to get to where you're watching.

It takes the parade about 30-45 minutes to make its way through the entire theme park, so the parade will likely be entirely over by 8:30PM on most nights. 

2023 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

The 2023 Universal Studios Mardi Gras Parade schedule has not been released yet, but as soon as it does we'll be sure to update this section.

The Mardi Gras Parade schedule is typically announced in late December or early January along with concert dates and performers. 

 

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