Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07


Ad Widget

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07

    Good afternoon,

    I'm finally getting around to getting all of my pictures uploaded online and getting this trip report done. I took my wife down to Universal last Saturday for us to enjoy the Mardi Gras party and for her to see her favorite musician, last years American Idol contestant, Taylor Hicks. So this is our report.

    We got to the park around 11:30 and began our long entrance from the parking garages to the parks where we came across some Mardi Gras shirts:


    Once we got into Citywalk we noticed the work being done on the new Blue Man Group building:

    as well as the upcoming Inked tattoo shop

    as well as the newly re-opened Nascar Grill

    we then headed over to IOA for lunch at Mythos. This was the first time I'd ever been disapointed with lunch there. They no longer had the asian pad-thai noodles and the ooey gooey caramel chocolate banana cake just wasn't as good as it normally is. I couldn't quite put a finger on why.

    Anyhow, after that we walked around the Islands for a bit skipping all the rides. We did however finally get to see a dinosaur being born.

    On the way out of the park, we noticed the Mardi Gras ads there as well:

    Then it was over to the studios for the rest of the day where I rode the newly refurbished JAWS attraction 3 times. It was in the best shape I'd ever seen and I loved it.

    The Mardi Gras decorations were up all around this park in force:

    then it was off to the French Quarter for some food, good music, and nice entertainers:

    While we sat around for a bit I took a few artsy shots:

    Then it was off to the Mardi Gras stage for none other than:

    Taylor Hicks

    I've posted my thoughts about some of the problems with the concert portion of our trip in another thread already so I'm not going to go into them again. Taylor did a good job and my wife was glad to see him. It was just disapointing to see her get hurt right before his show. She still managed to have a good time however.

    All in all the Mardi Gras event is a fun one although they need to address a few safety issues in my opinion. I recommend going however as there is a ton of great things to do and the mardi gras area is really fun and the entertainers are top knotch. Unfortunately we missed the parade due to my wifes injury but from the bits and pieces I saw of it, it looked like a very nice parade as well.

    I will leave you with a bit of video I got of Taylor's opening performance if you're so inclined to view it. Thanks for reading.

    [YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="<A href=""></param><param">"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]

  • #2
    Re: Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07

    Thanks for the phots - good to hear Jaws is getting some love!

    "I'm gettin' kind of fond of you, kid.
    Not that I want to pick out curtains or anything."


    • #3
      Re: Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07

      Ooh ... great pictures! Looks like you had a (mostly) great time.


      • #4
        Re: Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07

        were is the dinasour hatching


        • #5
          Re: Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07

          That's in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center in IOA.


          • #6
            Re: Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Trip Report 02-24-07

            Oh god... Taylor Hicks?? No wonder I left town that weekend. At least DONNA SUMMER had a 20 piece orchestra and much more fun music to party to earlier in her Universal Mardi Gras concert.


            Ad Widget