Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, and there is no better place to be than at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Except, there is better place to be this Fat Tuesday and it is at KeyLime Cove Water Park Resort in Gurnee. I had the honor of attending KeyLime Cove’s Fat Tuesday celebration in the past, and let me tell you, it is a fantastic time for the whole family. The kids will love it. The KeyLime Cove staff goes all out for the celebration. The General Manager leads off the parade, which happens on Duval Street (right outside where you check-in), and he is followed by each department’s floats. Each department goes all out in creating these floats and some of them are super creative. In the past the chef’s had a float where they were actually making mini burgers and handing them out to the guests lined up on both sides of Duval Street. All the staff participates and they are throwing out candy and beads from the floats. The kids go absolutely crazy for the candy and beads, and I even saw some parents going after them as well. For me, it was a great time to sit back and enjoy the festivities.
Not only does KeyLime Cove put on a great parade but they also have live entertainment which features the Banjo Buddies Quartet, King cake immediately following the parade, a dance party until 10:30pm, a balloon drop at 10pm plus Mardi Gras crafts and “fun-tivities”. Check out the video below of KeyLime Cove’s past Mardi Gras celebration.