School's out for spring break in Orlando and you need to keep the kiddos entertained. Universal Orlando is a great option for spring breakers, especially because it's basically one big party with the annual Mardi Gras party going on. But there's also a couple of new attractions that will make for great spring break memories.
Perhaps, the biggest of the spring break attractions is a new ride: Fast and Furious: Supercharged. The ride is currently under construction in the San Francisco area of the park and is set to open this spring, although a firm date has not been divulged. Universal is known for hosting unannounced soft-openings at its attractions so you might just be one of the first ones to ride Supercharged. When the ride does open to the public, it will be part of Virtual Line, meaning you can signup to ride the attraction at a specific time on your smartphone. This is important since spring break tends to be a busy time at the parks.
You'll be feeling like you're in the bayou at Universal's annual Mardi Gras party, featuring concerts, cajun-style eats and a nightly parade. Dazzling costumes, beads flying through the air, street performers and a parade of colorful floats dance down the street to the tunes of traditional New Orleans music. Every Saturday and Sunday the park hosts a concert from celebrity bands such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Foreigner, Fifth Harmony and Bush. The party rages on through April 7.
As the weather heats up, your lazy spring break days might be better served floating down the lazy river at Universal's Volcano Bay. While the water park opened last year, spring break just might be the excuse you need to take your first spin down one of its water slides. The park features 25 acres with 30 experiences and 18 different attractions.
Finally, if you're staying for a couple of nights, you'll definitely want to check out Universal Citywalk. Citywalk is where the party happens at night with dining with just about any type of fare, shopping and entertainment. You could also be the first to try a Voodoo Doughnut. The company, known for its unusual doughnut creations, is set to open a store at Citywalk any day now.
If you're still looking for spring break plans, look no further as Universal Orlando has so much to do and see.