The colourful sights and lively sounds of Mardi Gras return to the Resort, once again bringing a variety of entertainment and special food options.

Key Information

Dates: 20th May – 18th June 2023
Opening Times: 10am – 6pm on 20th & 21st May, 26th May – 4th June, 10th & 11th June, 17th & 18th June ; 10am – 5pm on all other dates


Key to creating the feel-good atmosphere of Mardi Gras are the flamboyantly-dressed ‘Krewes’ – teams of entertainers that each take inspiration from an area of the theme park. Found on Towers Street in the morning and along Food Street during the day, they then return to Towers Street via a walking parade around the lake at the end of the day. The 2023 Krewes include:

  • Towers Street Krewe
  • Katanga Krewe
  • Mutiny Bay Krewe
  • Forbidden Valley Krewe
  • Voodoo Krewe (Fountain Square)

Just off from Food Street, a stage next to the lake, in front of the Towers, is also host to a variety of live vocalists and musicians. In addition, a second smaller stage near Spinball Whizzer is also host to a range of acts.

Food & Drink

The other key element of Mardi Gras is the additional food options. In 2023, stalls include:

  • Deli – serving a choice of handmade sandwiches
  • New Orleans Po’Boys – served alongside chips
  • Jambalaya Creek – choose from jambalaya, gumbo and mac ‘n cheese
  • High Noon Smokery – serving burgers, pulled pork and ribs with a South American BBQ flavour
  • King Cakes, Doughnuts and Ice Cream – serving traditional Mardi Gras King Cake and other speciality doughnuts
  • Café Beignet – choose between chocolate-filled beignets or traditional ring donuts
  • Coffee & Crepe Van – serving a choice of both sweet and savoury crepes
  • Slush Cocktails – a choice of alcoholic frozen cocktails as well as mocktails
  • Mardi Bar (Food Street) – after purchasing a drink from the bar on the ground floor, enjoy the view from the seating area on the second storey
  • Mardi Bar (French Quarter) – serving a small selection of refreshing beverages