The 2024 Mardi Gras Menu at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted on January 12th, 2024
  |  Mealtrip
The 2024 Mardi Gras Menu at Busch Gardens Tampa The Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Event takes place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between January 13th and March 3rd, 2024 (along with MLK Monday January 15th, 2024).

Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyards are back for 2024 and are a great way to enjoy the event. A 5 Item Sampler Lanyard is $45.00 (plus tax) and a 10 Item Sampler Lanyard is $60.00 (plus tax)… there's even a Pass Member Exclusive 12-item Food & Beverage Sampler Lanyard available (that gives you 12 samples for the price of 10).

The Sampler Lanyards can be shared between guests of the same party and are valid until the end of the 2024 Busch Gardens, Tampa Mardi Gras Event (so you don't have to use all your entitlements on the same day). To find out more or to pre-purchase a Sampler Lanyard online, click here and visit the Busch Gardens official Mardi Gras Event page.

All the food and beverage locations should open up at 12:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between January 13th and March 3rd (plus MLK Monday), 2024 — and should stay open until the posted park close time.

Here's a map for the 2024 Mardi Gras food and beverage locations at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Here's a map for the 2024 Mardi Gras food and beverage locations at Busch Gardens Tampa.

01 – Hurricanes
  • Louisiana Hot Shrimp — NEW
    New Orleans Spiced Shrimp served with Cheddar Grit Cake
  • Crawfish Étouffée
    Thick Stew served over White Rice with Creole Seasonings
  • Blackened Chicken Slider — NEW
    Blackened Chicken, Spicy Bread & Butter Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Brioche Bun
  • Hurricane
    Light Rum, Dark Rum, Triple Sec, Monin Red Passion Fruit, Citrus Juice
  • Green Giant — MOCKTAIL
    Monin Granny Smith Apple, Citrus Juice
  • My Boy BlueMOCKTAIL
    Monin Blue Raspberry, Citrus Juice
  • Florida TeaMOCKTAIL
    Green Tea, Grenadine, Citrus Punch
02 – Xcursions

03 – Artisan

04 – Tequila Tasting
  • Various Tequila by the glass
  • Tequila Flight Available (probably)

05 – Sweet Treats
  • Beignets
    Beignets with Powdered Sugar

06 – The Voodoo Lounge
  • Raspberry French 75 — NEW
    Gin, Prosecco, Monin Blue Raspberry, Citrus Juice
  • Hurricane
    Light Rum, Dark Rum, Triple Sec, Monin Red Passion Fruit, Citrus Juice
  • Bourbon Street Daisy
    Bourbon, Triple Sec, Grapefruit juice
  • The Red Snapper
    Whiskey, Amaretto, Cranberry Juice, Lemon and Lime Juice
  • Rum Runner
    Pineapple Rum, Dark Rum, Banana Liquor, Blackberry Liquor, Grenadine, Lemon and Lime Juice
  • Blackberry Mule
    Vodka, Monin Blackberry, Ginger, Lemon and Lime Juice
  • Abita Brewing | Mardi Gras Bock
    Covington, LA | 6.5% ABV | 25 IBU
    Abita Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner, and caramel malts and German Perle hops. Rich malt flavor and full body.
  • Keel Farms | King Cake Cider
    Plant City, FL
    New Orleans-Style Cider Blend

07 – Esplanade Street Bites
  • Andouille Sausage Po' Boy
    French Baguette, Andouille Sausage, Pickled Onions, Spicy Tomato Jam
  • Dirty Rice & Beans — VEGETARIAN
    Black Beans, Tomatoes, Trinity Mix, Garlic, Cumin, Cinnamon
  • New! Cajun BBQ Short Rib — NEW
    Slow Roasted BBQ Beef Short Rib, Corn Puree

08 – Creamery
  • Crepe Suzette — NEW
    French Crepe, Caramel Sauce, Sliced Oranges, Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Chicory & Chocolate Crepes — NEW
    Chocolate infused with Coffee, French Crepe, Soft Serve Ice Cream

09 – Jackson Square
  • Shrimp Creole
    Tomatoes, Trinity Mix, Garlic, Shrimp, Cajun Seasoning
  • Jambalaya
    Sausage (chorizo, andouille, smoked) Rice, Tomatoes, Garlic, Trinity Mix, Creole Seasoning
  • Sausage Gumbo
    Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes, Okra, Trinity Mix, Garlic, Flour, Bacon Fat, Cheddar Cornbread

10 – Springs Taproom
  • The "NOLA" Sandwich with Housemade Voodoo Chips
    French Baguette, Capicola, Olive Ham, Soppressata, Mozzarella, Provolone, Remoulade Sauce, House Made Chips
  • Abita Brewing | Vanilla Triple Dog
    Covington, LA | 8% ABV | 30 IBU
    Robust dark ale. Velvety ale, pale, caramel and chocolate malts and Willamette hops, aged with whole vanilla beans. Rich body and color with chocolate, vanilla and toffee-like flavors.
  • Magnanimous Brewing | Carnival King Hazy IPA
    Tampa, FL
    Triple Hopped IPA

11 – French Quarter Wines
  • Single Glass Red and White Wine (various)
  • Wine Flight Available
    Choice of 3 wines, sample size

To partake in any alcoholic beverage, you'll need a legal ID proving your 21 or older. All food and beverage is "in addition to" your normal park admission charge. And as always, everything is subject to change without notice.

For the most up-to-date and official information about the Busch Gardens Tampa Mardi Gras festivities, check out our Mardi Gras Event at Busch Gardens, Tampa page, where we will post as many details as we have about the annual festival.

If you want to compare this event to what's going on at this year's Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld, Orlando (which includes a mini Mardi Gras event weekend) check out our Seven Seas Food Festival page where we will post all the food and beverage menu items for that festival, including food pictures and reviews.

More of an Epcot fan? Epcot's International Festival of the Arts is taking place around the same time. Check out the Mealtrip Epcot Festival of the Arts page where I post food and beverage menu items for the festival along with concert schedules and dining package information for the Disney on Broadway series.