ORLANDO, Fla. – There isn’t a parade at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, but there are a couple of floats in one of the scare zones.
Unknown to many, the floats used in the Universal Studios Mardi Gras Parade are actually made outside of the famous city of New Orleans where Mardi Gras is held.
Blaine Kerns’ family business has been around since 1949, they are the makers of the floats that you see in the Mardi Gras parades. It’s a year-round business. Mardi Gras World is also the maker of the floats used at Universal Studios, including the ones seen at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Have you ever seen those life-like-looking cows on the Chick-fil-A billboards?
Well, they make those too! One of their creative artists was so talented, they even made some of the Voodoo Dolls that were for sale at the New Orleans Voodoo Museum in the French Quarter a few years ago. Many ask what the floats are made of. The answer is simple, mostly Styrofoam.
Here is a glimpse of one of the floats in the “Sweet Revenge” scare zone.