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New Orleans Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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    What to Expect
    Begin your behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World by hopping on the shuttle at one of the 20 stops in central New Orleans. Shuttles run every half hour from each location from morning until mid-afternoon, so you can easily fit your 90 minute excursion into a day of sightseeing. 

    Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your guide, an expert in all things Mardi Gras. Get inspired by the warehouses and ‘float dens,’ studio spaces where designers create elaborate floats for the festival’s 40-plus parades. Learn the meanings behind the symbols and design details, and check out the incredible planning and labor that goes into constructing each float. 

    You’ll come away with a greater understanding of Mardi Gras, a beloved and deep‐rooted tradition that is now the largest cultural celebration in the U.S. Before heading back to town on the shuttle, get a photo with your favorite float and try on some fun festival costumes—and don’t forget to grab a delicious slice of King Cake.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Time
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    Tours occur every half hour.
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided walking tour
    • Slice of King Cake
    • Shuttle pickup and drop-off from select downtown New Orleans locations
    • Entry/Admission - Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Tour does not operate on Mardi Gras Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter
    • Completed floats may not be along the tour route the week leading up to Fat Tuesday
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We stopped here on the Hop off bus tour, and were really glad we made the stop! I expected it to be cheesy, but it was totally worth the visit and a real highlight of our trip. We watched a brief film, got to try king cake, and then toured the warehouse. The floats and props
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    This tour was very informative and took right at about an hour. They let you look around after the tour to spend more time taking pictures and enjoying their creations. The only thing we wish we would have done differently is wait for another tour because a bus full of people
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    The tour guide was very informative. They show a movie about the history, the walk you through the facility where the designs are made and then where they come to life. It was awesome to see how the floats are made and how they can be reused from year to year. After the
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    While this tour was interesting, I did not find it worth anywhere near the $17 senior price ($22 adult). I did enjoy the movie and the King Cake, but after seeing a few props, they all seemed similar. If you are a huge fan of parades, then I would encourage you to go.
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    What a way to begin this tour with their personalized bus hotel pickup, which took passengers to the Mardi Gras studio. After arrival, a great look at the history and behind-the-scenes of the Madrid Gras floats and parades. I enjoyed the film and eating the tasty King Cake
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