Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.
Fat Tuesday may very well be over (if seeing people walk around with dirt on their foreheads today wasn't clue enough), but the Mardi Gras celebration taking place in New Orleans Square at Disneyland is just ramping up.
Learn more about Disneyland's Mardi Gras event New Orleans Bayou Bash! after the jump, and see a video of what park goers can expect to see in the park over the next few weekends.
Disneyland's Mardi Gras event New Orleans Bayou Bash! started February 10th in New Orleans Square, but the fun will continue in the park for nine more days.
The party runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the next three weekends in a row. From 10AM to 5PM, Disneyland will let their beads down on these remaining dates:
- February 24, 25, 26
- March 2, 3, 4
- March 9, 10, 11
So what do the festivities include?
Meet-and-greets with Disney characters dressed up in Mardi Gras garb, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and performances by Princess Tiana, Louis and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog.
Musical performances from the Jambalaya Jazz Band and Royal Street Bachelors at the French Market Stage, as well as the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band playing throughout the day in New Orleans Square.
And food! My Lord, the food! Blue Bayou Restaurant dishes up a bowl of bouillabaisse with lobster, red snapper, cockle clams, shrimp and mussels. Really want to stop your heart? Try some bacon-cheddar popcorn!
If your teeth are more sweet than they are savory, be sure to check out the fried apple fritters a la mode at Blue Bayou, or the chocolate and red velvet cupcakes and bananas Foster cheesecake with caramel rum sauce at French Market. If you don't have diabetes just yet, top it all off with some beignets and a mint julep.
Sounds like the only boobs making an appearance out at this Mardi Gras celebration are man-boobs!
Get to Disneyland's New Orleans Bayou Bash! this weekend! Your tastebuds will thank you for it... and your heart will hate you.
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