Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

The All-American Rejects

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida
6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
United States

Event Description:

It’s Florida’s Biggest Party!  Celebrate 25 Years of Party at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, every night now through April 2nd at Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy an authentic New Orleans celebration with a spectacular nightly parade featuring dazzling floats, outrageous street performers, and beads by the handful. Visit the French Quarter Courtyard where mouthwatering Cajun food is available for purchase, and live bands from the Big Easy perform nightly. On select nights* you can catch some of the biggest names in music live in concert and all the entertainment is included in your Universal Studios Florida admission or Annual pass.

Vocalist/bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler both hail from Stillwater, Oklahoma, where the pair first embraced music as an appealing diversion from the ho-hum life of small-town America. Citing such influences as AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Bon Jovi, they formed the emo-pop group All-American Rejects in 2000, while both members were still in high school. Maintaining a full lineup proved to be difficult, however, so Ritter and Wheeler employed drum loops and pre-programmed rhythm tracks during their early performances, an arrangement they then reprised on their self-titled debut. Originally released on the Doghouse label in October 2002, the poppy record was later reissued to a national audience by Dreamworks. The band scored a hit with the effervescent single "Swing, Swing," which attracted attention from Interscope Records and ultimately landed the All-American Rejects on the label's prized roster. -Artist Biography by Andrew Leahey

 

*Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, refunds, or returns. Prices, dates, times, attractions, and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.