Mardi Gras SeaWorld – Guide, Reviews, and Tips

Soak in the genuine Mardi Gras vibe at SeaWorld Orlando, bringing to life the excitement of the well-celebrated New Orleans festival!

Can’t come to New Orleans? Then, have New Orleans come to you at the SeaWorld Mardi Gras celebration. Oceans of Gulf Coast cuisine, jazz music, and colorful costumes float around in this carnival-style festival. Laissez le bon temps rouler.

SeaWorld Orlando doesn’t forget about Mardi Gras festivities. In fact, the family-friendly aquatic haven throws a party that even New Orleans can’t help but rave about. Complete with classic Gulf Coast flavors like delicious beignets and hearty jambalaya, a lively parade with performers, and plenty of energy, SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras brings joy to everyone.

Start your adventure with the vibrant Mardi Gras parade. Extravagant costumes worn by animated performers further enhance the spectacle, spark excitement, and breathe life into the streets. Make sure to grab a spot early for the best views!

Then, lose yourself in authentic New Orleans style jazz, enticing rhythms of zydeco bands, and the uplifting beats of live concerts, all set on outdoor stages. You wouldn’t want to miss the chance to dance to these entrancing tunes.

No celebration is complete without food and drinks. Taste your way through an array of culinary delights specific to Mardi Gras. Indulge in classic dishes like jambalaya, gumbo, and beignets or sip on traditional beverages such as a Hurricane cocktail or Southern Comfort.

Whether you thrive on the energy of the parade, satisfy your palate with delicious foods, enjoy festival games, or simply want to take in the lively atmosphere, this event has you covered. Embrace the carnival spirit and create lifelong memories of this iconic celebration.

So, grab those beads and don’t miss your chance to celebrate Fat Tuesday in stylish fashion (without the enormous crowds!). Follow along to learn about all the flavors and fun at SeaWorld Mardi Gras.


Mardi Gras SeaWorld Date and Time

SeaWorld Orlando is set to bring the Mardi Gras magic to life select dates, starting from February 8, 2024, and sailing through February 18, 2024. Festivities start from 12:30 PM to 6 PM.

Mardi Gras SeaWorld Location

Witness the excitement of Mardi Gras SeaWorld at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 SeaWorld Dr, Orlando. Join the festivities taking over the Wild Arctic Plaza.

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Get Your Beads Ready: SeaWorld’s Mardi Gras Attractions Await

Pop-Up Parade

Who doesn’t love an exciting parade that involves colorful beads and energetic performers? Feel the high Mardi Gras spirit and witness the awaited pop-up parade joined by entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians at Wild Arctic Plaza. Be sure to catch the spectacle between 12:30 and 6 PM.

Live Music

Experience the influence of New Orleans as our live favorite performers fill the park with their catchy melodies and foot-tapping beats, immersing guests in the joyous celebration.

Groove to the beat of spirited music played by a live band! Music has always been a huge part of Mardi Gras, so expect artists to perform jazz classics for hours at this festival. Catch the rhythmic beats at the event taking place at select times from 12 30 6 PM. The celebration of Mardi Gras at SeaWorld happily coincides with the Seven Seas Food Festival, offering you the unique opportunity to enjoy unforgettable concerts by renowned artists from Warrant to Ludacris.

So come and experience a hearty bowl of gumbo or spicy jambalaya as live jazz musicians set the mood perfectly. The live band brings Cajun and Jazz classics to your plate and ears, offering a full sensory experience that transports you straight to Louisiana.

Click here to explore the Seven Seas Food Festival’s full concert schedule.

Street Party

The energy plus the sights and sounds of the Wild Arctic Plaza will make you wonder if you’re on Bourbon Street. Come check out the street party and revel in the French Quarter vibe dance and spirit!

Filled with street performers, partygoers, and a DJ, this physically distanced dance party will have you grooving and singing at select times from 12:30 PM to 6 PM.

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Gulf Coast Flavors

Much like its sister park SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld Orlando shines in the culinary department during Mardi Gras season. Indulge in traditional Gulf Coast favorites and Mardi Gras-infused Creole food! Savor delectable jambalaya, taste mouthwatering andouille sausage, enjoy the smoky taste of the Bourbon BBQ Smoked Pork Po Boy, and sip specialty cocktails or craft brews. Don’t forget to save some room for the popular beignets!

There’s plenty of authentic food as this celebration overlaps with the fan favorite Seven Seas Food Festival!

Mardi Gras SeaWorld Orlando Tickets

The SeaWorld Mardi Gras 2024 event is included with SeaWorld general admission.

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Experience SeaWorld Mardi Gras

While many of us wish to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, the truth is not everyone can take a trip to Bourbon Street. Fortunately, SeaWorld Orlando is bringing all the pageantry of Mardi Gras.

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Whether you’re craving Cajun food favorites or looking for jazz and brass bands, your favorite marine park is bursting with live music of New Orleans, delicious food, parades, and games that will keep adults and kids alike busy.

Enjoy classic Gulf Coast dishes from different vendors, watch the parade joined by entertainers like bead captains and stilt walkers, and bop to lively music played by bands. The activities are endless at this New Orleans-style carnival event!

If you’re a foodie, then you need to check out the savory jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, sweet beignets and king cake, there’s something for everyone’s taste. And let’s not underestimate the power of a great po’boy sandwich or a heaping plate of red beans and rice to add some New Orleans flair to your day.

As you stroll around the park, you’ll get a chance to watch the excitement of the parade and stilt walkers adding an extra level of awe to the fun atmosphere.

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without a peek at the tantalizing rhythm of jazz, blues and zydeco bands that add the musical backdrop to this festive event. Feel the beat and move to the sounds of joyous tunes that make the ambiance so lively and electric at this once-a-year festival.

Get your SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras tickets now to join this ever-popular celebration and enjoy marine-themed fun at the same time!


Start Date:

February 8, 2024 @ 12:30 pm CST

End Date:

February 18, 2024 @ 6:00 pm CST





SeaWorld Orlando

7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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