Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Family Video Review


Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Family Video Review 2022

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Family Video Review 2022 – Busch Gardens Mardi Gras is happening January 8 through March 6, 2022. This is our Family Video Review.

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Family Video Review 2022


Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through spacious walkways. Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’ boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets. Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering. Try them all with a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard!


  • MARDI GRAS PARADE – The Bird Gardens come to life as entertainers, stilt walkers and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tampa Bay during this lively parade.
  • BEAD GARDEN – What’s Mardi Gras without beads? Stop by the Bead Garden for an opportunity to catch beads with your party.
    Select times during event hours. Limited quantity of beads available.
  • BRASS BAND – Enjoy Bourbon street beats and jazz classics as the Brass Band gets the party started in the Bird Gardens.
  • LIVE LOCAL MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans as local musical groups bring zest to this flavorful event.

Where and When:

Busch Gardens| January 8 through March 6, 2022

Family Video Review:

More About Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens:

Our Top 5 Tips:

  1. This event is great for the family or for a Parent’s Night Out. The food and drink is definitely more for parents, so be sure to feed the kids before heading over to the Mardi Gras area.
  2. The Mardi Gras area doesn’t start until noon. For our family, we arrived at 10 AM and enjoyed the rides, animals and more. We arrived to Mardi Gras around 3:00 PM.
  3. Check the park map for start times for the parade, bead garden, band and more. This way, you can plan your day around the entertainment.
  4. The Chicken Po Boy and Shrimp Po Boy, along with the Peppered Brisket and Shrimp and Grits, were the favorite dishes we enjoyed. The Cookie Sundae was our favorite dessert.
  5. Buy lanyards in advance to save money. They are good for the drinks and the food items inside Mardi Gras!



Mardi Gras Cupcakes (2 or 4 Packs)

Rum Tastings

Artisan Crafts



Traditional Powdered Sugar

Woodford Reserve Chocolate Drizzle

Banana Foster

Smoked Bourbon Peach Sour Cocktail
Woodford Reserve, Peach Sour, Club Soda


Traditional Hurricane
Served Frozen or Iced

Spike DAT! +$3.50


Spices of New Orleans, Green Onions, IMPOSSIBLE™ Meat 

REIMAGINED! Shrimp & Grits
Cajun Garlic Shrimp, Smoked Cheddar, Tasso Ham, Stone Ground Grits

Creole-Style Jambalaya 
Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Tomatoes, Green Onions

Spiced Vanilla Old-Fashioned Cocktail
Woodford Reserve, Vanilla, Bitters


NEW! Smoked Peppered Brisket

Chipotle Cream, New Orleans Kettle Chip, Green Onions

NEW! Smoked Chicken Po’boy

Bourbon BBQ, Crisp Lettuce, Pickles

Shrimp Po’boy

Crispy Shrimp, Creole Remoulade, Crisp cabbage, Pickles

Smoked Bloody Mary Cocktail
Tito’s Vodka, Hickory, Fresh Lemon



Select Draft Beers

Frozen Cocktails

Cocktails on Tap


NEW! French Quarter Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake Waffle Cone

Chocolate Drizzle, Mardi Gras Sprinkles

REIMAGINED! The Mardi Gras Waffle Cone Sundae

Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Popcorn, Chocolate Drizzle, Whipped Topping, Wild Morello Cherries

REIMAGINED! Bourbon Street Cream and Cookie

Choice of Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Drizzle



Frozen Cocktails

Strawberry Daiquiri

Piña Colada

Tampa Vice

Gold Coin Mojito

Green Fairy Margarita

5 Sample Lanyard is $35 and a 10 Sample Lanyard is $55.

More Information:

Click here for more on the Mardi Gras Festival

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