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04/13/2021 ~ 04/19/2021
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Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

 New Orleans, LA
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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
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from our facility
What's Included
  • Self-guided tour of Mardi Gras World
  • 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.
  • Tour hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Mardi Gras World will close at 5:30 pm (the last tour begins at 4:30 pm)
  • 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 our first tour beginning at 9:30 am and our 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.

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

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Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

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Kid friendly

about 1 day ago
We wanted a kid friendly trip to Nola. This was a great way to see the floats. Lots of photo opportunities and sample king cake. We finished in about 1-1.5 hour. Kids enjoyed more than they expected (teens) building leaks in rain so puddles but at least it gave us an indoor activity for our rainy morning
Ann P


about 2 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend to anyone traveling to New Orleans. Due to our own time restraints, we missed the movie. Amazing look at behind the scenes activity and opportunity to take memorable pictures.
Susan B

Really Great Experience

about 3 days ago
A really fun place to visit. Your ticket is a string of Mardi Gras beads. They give you king cake to eat while watching a film in the beginning. Then you get to see prop some floats up close and personal. If you’re lucky… You will also get to see some of the workers creating and/or painting future props and floats.
Melissa G

Mardi Gras lowdown

about 7 days ago
This was a great way to learn more about and experience Mardi Gras with kids. We have a whole new appreciation for the floats and for New Orlean’s celebrations!
Betsy H