New Orleans, LA > Museums
02/21/2020 ~ 02/27/2020

Mardi Gras World Admission & Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

Use coupon code MARDIGRAS and receive 10% off. Complimentary shuttle pickup!

Come see where Mardi Gras is made! This is the only a tour that offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at how Mardi Gras is made. The fantastical floats are handcrafted by NOLA artists all year long and are the highlight of the party during parade season. This hour-long tour allows visitors to see take a sneak peek at the newest designs! Learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras!

Activity Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras
  • See the 3-D digital fabricator that carves out the Mardi Gras float props
  • Enjoy a free slice of King Cake, a New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from our facility

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • 1-hour guided tour of Mardi Gras World
  • Slice of King Cake
  • Shuttle transportation from Downtown New Orleans or the French Quarter
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and, of course, Mardi Gras Day.
  • Mardi Gras World will close at 2 pm (last tour begins at 1 pm) on Christmas Eve as well as the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Fat Tuesday.
  • Throughout Mardi Gras festivities, complimentary shuttle pick up will vary day to day due to parades, but Mardi Gras World will do their best to accommodate all on the routes they are able to access.
Additional information
  • Mardi Gras World is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, with the first tour beginning at 9:30 am and the last tour beginning at 4:30 pm
  • Mardi Gras tours begin every half hour and last for approximately one hour.
  • Mardi Gras World has self-guided tour brochures available in 6 different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Mandarin).
  • French tours available upon special request.
  • Gift shop on site.
  • Children under 2 are free.
  • Restrooms available.
  • Mardi Gras World is handicap friendly. Courtesy wheelchairs are available onsite for use, first come first serve.
  • Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle with designated pick-ups downtown and in the French Quarter. Please call 504-361-7821 to request pickup.
Cancellation policy

Once the voucher is redeemed at Mardi Gras World your ticket(s) is valid for one day only. It may be redeemed for any day other than the selected date of arrival. Online tickets are non-refundable after they have been redeemed. Customer may cancel their ticket order prior to the selected date for a full refund minus a $5 service fee.


1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Mardi Gras World Admission & Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Mardi gras world

about 4 days ago
Great tour. Excellent guide.
Lana Y

mardi gras world

about 17 days ago
booking was easy peasy!! the shuttle was great!!! the actual mardi gras world tour was very disappointing!!!:(
James H

Awesome Place, Terrible Tour Guide

about 19 days ago
This place was fun. We were there during Mardi Gras crunch time so it was a lot of fun to try to guess parade themes. The artistry was amazing and learning about the process was interesting. We had probably the worst tour guide. While native, she didn’t seem knowledgeable and constantly repeated herself. We played a game to determine if she would introduce herself more often than she told us the best place to watch the parades. 28 to 33. We learned nothing else from her. Even the artists were shaking their heads as she explained what they were doing. I recommend it regardless. It is a good time and more affordable than most New Orleans destinations.
Elaine D

Satisfied customer

about 1 month ago
The booking process was simple. Worked like a dream at our event which was Mardi Gras World. We are very satisfied with the whole experience and will be looking to TripShock in the future. Thank you!
Suzanne Y