No festival captures the American spirit quite like Mardi Gras -- anyone who thinks otherwise can have themselves a rocking Millersport Sweet Corn Festival. Ratchet up your revelry, when Universal Studios celebrates Mardi Gras.
Every Saturday (plus Sunday Feb 15 and Friday Mar 27) from Now-Apr 18, Universal Studios is hosting a full-on Big Easy blowout, with headlining musical acts, loads of Cajun food, street performers, dizzying costumes, ornate parade floats, bands flown in direct from New Orleans, and beads you'll expose your pale, keg-shaped belly for -- only to have it confused with Jaws and harpooned. The 13 wildly divergent headliners range from Kelly Clarkson, to Nelly, to Pat Benatar, to the hardest working pants in show business, MC Hammer. Each concert's followed up with an after-party at Universal CityWalk®, where there'll be more music, grub and, if you're insanely lucky, the opportunity to tell Hammer "You can't touch this".
Florida residents get this bonus sweetness: a 2-night vacation package starting at $75 per person/night, and the all-new 2009 2-Park Season Pass that gets you into all the concerts plus both Universal Orlando theme parks through December 19, 2009 for only $99 + tax per person with the UPC code from specially marked 8-packs of Coca-Cola Classic®, available for a limited time through April 19, 2009. Anyone with internet access can also enter to win one of five LCD TVs -- because despite what your 4-slot toaster says, no appliance captures the American spirit quite like a freakily clear television.