VIDEO: See the Annual Cast Member Mardi Gras Parade in Disney World!
It’s time for Mardi Gras — and what better place to celebrate than Disney World?! (Well, okay, New Orleans would be the ideal choice.)
But if you happen to be in Disney World right now, you can visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios to try Tiana’s Mardi Gras Milkshake or you can visit the most festive resort for the holiday!
Fat Tuesday at Disney’s Port Orleans — French Quarter Resort
If you want to celebrate Mardi Gras in Disney World, the best place to visit is Disney’s Port Orleans — French Quarter Resort!
Hotel Manager Javier is celebrating at French Quarter for the first time this year, but he previously went to college in Louisiana and celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
According to Javier, it can take quite a while to prepare for the Mardi Gras celebration at Port Orleans, which includes the 10-year tradition of the Cast Member golf cart parade. According to Javier, “The Cast Members here really take the Mardi Gras parade and make it their own.”
This year, the theme for the parade was “The Legacy of Walt Disney World Resorts.”
In addition to the parade, guests will also be able to travel “down the bayou” on a specially decorated Sassagoula River Boat, from Riverside to French Quarter!
Cast Member Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade
Thanks to the Walt Disney World Ambassadors (@wdw.ambassador) account on Instagram, we’re able to see the Mardi Gras Parade in action!
The Mardi Gras Parade kicked off with Disney World Ambassadors Ali Manion and Raevon Redding leading the way with a special banner.
Princess Tiana made an appearance, waving from a horse-drawn carriage.
Since the parade theme was Disney World resorts, there were golf carts dedicated to Disney’s Polynesian Resort…
…Port Orleans — French Quarter…
…Caribbean Beach Resort…
…Disney’s BoardWalk Inn…
…the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser…
…and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, among others!
This year, guests will be able to take photos of the decorated golf carts and with the Cast Members behind the creations. You can watch the full video of the parade below!
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