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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

4,228 Reviews
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joefocht53 wrote a review Yesterday
Tamarac, Florida848 contributions42 helpful votes
Want to know what goes on behind the scenes in preparing for the mardi gras. This is the place to learn about a Nerw Orleans event that been around for many years
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Date of experience: October 2020
joefocht53 wrote a review Oct 19
Tamarac, Florida848 contributions42 helpful votes
This is a great way to see how the Mardi Gras is planned for every year you learn what it take to make a float and hoe they reuse items again. You can see how they paint and the type of materials that are use to make them. Watchung the video you learn how important it is to the economy and the requirements to be part of it. the artistry that goes behind it, Find the way it starts to the finished project. If you want to experience the part of a culture without being there this is the place to find that culture and the importance in New Orleans.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Joy D wrote a review Oct 18
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We toured without a guide. Guessing this was due to COVID-19. Not sure why they could not wear mask and just use portable speaker. We enjoyed all there was to see and taking pictures made it even more enjoyable,
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Date of experience: October 2020
California_momofsix wrote a review Oct 14
Fairfield907 contributions366 helpful votes
We went because we are Disney fanatics and wanted to see how Disney floats are built. We didn't think Mardi Gras was for us since we don't drink. Visiting Mardi Gras world really changed my perception of Mardi Gras and I learned so much. I highly recommend visiting, even with the covid restrictions. Tickets are cheap, at the time of our visit they were offering a discount with every adult only paying the kid price (15$). So check the website and get your tickets online. Tickets are not time sensitive, so you don't have to lock in a time when you buy them. The shuttle was so convenient and it's free. We called and the shuttle arrived at our stop just a few minutes later and we rode to Mardi Gras world and back in comfort without having to worry about parking. You can check the shuttle routes on their website, there are about 20 stops all over the French quarter. The place is very clean and huge as Mardi Gras World is comprised of a number of warehouses. So social distancing is no problem. We felt completely safe. The tour begins with beads and a movie that explains the history of Mardi Gras and the process of building a float. Then you walk through the warehouses on a self guided tour and watch artists work on creating new floats as well as through storage areas with several dozen completed floats. Panels help explain what you are seeing. The scale and variety of floats was impressive. Everyone was very friendly, especially the lady showing the movie/working the gift shop. She answered all of our questions. Now I feel like I wouldn't mind coming back and watching a parade or two, once times are more normal. The only small disappointment was that their website mentions king cake tasting but because of the pandemic, that is not part of the tour anymore. I can understand that though.
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Date of experience: July 2020
milkdude1967 wrote a review Sep 2020
Wapakoneta, Ohio19 contributions14 helpful votes
This was an excellent choice for us to do. It was fascinating and everyone was willing to answer questions. They also have a fabulous service in which they pick you up and drop you back off at your hotel and the driver actually took us to our next stop when finished!! I would reccomend everyone to go and see this.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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