The Big Easy Meets Big Thrills

Let the good times roll at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras!

Celebrate with jazzy live music, classic Cajun favorites and Carnaval Imaginique, an all-new cirque show in the Globe Theatre. Colorful entertainment fills all eight of Busch Garden’s villages with an exciting New Orleans-style event for the whole family. 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! The Big Easy meets big thrills with world-class roller coasters, rides and kid-friendly activities throughout the park. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind party at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, on select dates from January 28 - February 27.

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*Included with park admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

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  • Busch Gardens Mardi Gras event at a glance


  • Mardi Gras Food & Beverage Menu

    Mardi Gras Food & Beverage Menu

  • Mouthwatering Cajun food & cocktails

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  • VIP Tour: Mardi Gras Park Crawl

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  • Mardi Gras Entertainment
    Mardi Gras Entertainment


  • Carnaval Imaginique Logo

    NEW! Carnaval Imaginique

  • New Orleans Jazz Band

  • Samba Jamboree Jesters playing percussion instruments

    Samba Jamboree

  • France Street Entertainers

  • Killarney Village Band

  • Mardi Party DJ

  • Scavenger Hunt

    Masquerade Scavenger Hunt

  • Surprise Jesters

  • Rides & Coaster at Mardi Gras

    Rides & Coaster at Mardi Gras


  • Coasters & Thrill Rides

    • Verbolten®*
    • 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
    • Bug-A-Dug
    • 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.

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  • Sesame Street® Forest of Fun

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  • Land of the Dragons

    Land of the Dragons

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