Tempt your taste buds with Mardi Gras inspired offerings like a Crawfish Boil, King Cake cinnamon roll and handcrafted cocktails. Choose among 30 specialty menu items with a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard!
Experience all the flavors and thrills of Busch Gardens Mardi Gras with the exclusive guided Mardi Gras Park Crawl tour. Enjoy Cajun eats and sweet treats with a 10-Item Sampler, souvenir hurricane glass, front-of-line access to coasters and rides, VIP Parking and a Mardi Gras favorite…beads! Park admission is not included with purchase.
NEW! Carnaval Imaginique
Experience Carnaval Imaginique, an ALL-NEW Mardi Gras themed cirque spectacular in the Globe Theatre. Thrilling acrobatic artistry and stunning acts of balance and strength are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Don’t miss this new headlining performance at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras. Buy Reserved Seating »
New Orleans Jazz Band
Immerse yourself in the brass beat as an emcee conductor takes the stage in Das Festhaus with a New Orleans Jazz Band.
Step up the fun with these wacky, wild court jester drummers sure to entertain you! Catch them as they make their way through Rhinefeld with a jazzy New Orleans rhythm.
France Street Entertainers
Meet the King and Jester of Busch Gardens Mardi Gras! France village comes to life with a colorful krewe of ribbon dancers and stilt walkers!
Killarney Village Band
Warm up in the iconic Abbey Stone Theatre with this Irish jig band putting their own spin on Mardi Gras rock!
Mardi Party DJ
Enjoy the party atmosphere in front of Das Festhaus with a DJ playing today’s top hits.
Masquerade Scavenger Hunt
This family-friendly park-wide masquerade scavenger hunt offers Mardi Gras fun for even our youngest guests!
Be sure to keep an eye out for our jazzy trio of surprise jesters, Arlequin, Zanni and Fleur, and celebrate with a time-honored NOLA tradition…BEADS! (while supplies last)
Spice up your day by soaring through the winter sky on one of our iconic roller coaster or spin & fly on more of your favorite thrill rides:
• Apollo’s Chariot*
• Oscar’s Whirly Worms
• Prince Elmo’s Spire
• Turkish Delight
• The Battering Ram
• Mach Tower
• Der Autobahn
• Der Autobahn, Jr.
• Aeronaut Skyride
• Flutter Sputter
• Le Catapult
• Der Wirbelwind
• Kinder Karussel
• The Little Gliders
• Li’l Clydes
• Der Roto Baron
*Please note that colder temperatures or inclement weather conditions may impact ride operations during the event.
Check Out The Rides
The spirit of Mardi Gras extends to Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™. Enjoy kid-friendly rides like Oscar’s Whirly Worms and Prince Elmo’s Spire, then snap a photo with a furry friend at 1,2,3 Smile with Me! Join Elmo and friends as they dance, sing and play games on the stage in Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™.
Land of the Dragons
Enter a whimsical land filled with mythological creatures and a ton of fun for our youngest guests. Little ones can enjoy climbing nets and rides such as Flutter Sputter and Bug-A-Dug in this magical play area.