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“interesting but over-priced”

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
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Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour in New Orleans
Ranked #19 of 370 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. Come see how Mardi Gras is made and get up close to Mardi Gras' grandest floats and sculptures.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Had a good time, don't get me wrong it was fun and lovely to see the models being made...i just felt slightly disappointed and a little short changed.

Thank Matty1970
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Visted MGW wit my wife. Cheap tour, first a dress up for about 15 minutes, followed by a 20 minute movie on Madi Grass and then a tour through the warehouse about 15 minutes.

In all Madi Grass is intersting but the dress up was a hoax and I found it a tool to make sure the tour lasts about an hour. The movie was not that informative, I'm sure I can find the same info on the internet. The tour through the warehouse was not to bad but apart from the manufacturing process not that interesting either.

Safe your $$ and spend these on tips and possibly a cd on Frenchmen street. Hear live jazz and see some actual dixy swing dancing. The artists actually deserve a couple of $$.

Cafe the Spotted Cat had a live performance of Shotgun Jazz - excellent!

3  Thank harald k
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

A must for a visit to New Orleans!!! Loved seeing the props they were working on for Mardi Gras this year. Amazing to find out that they do work for other people as well like Chick-fil-a.

Thank Beth112012
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our shuttle picked up right on time and the driver was very pleasant. the tour was very interesting and informative. Even our 7 year olds were interested. the tour of the warehouse was awesome. you get to see everything from the artists working to the stored props. our pictures are terrific. Great backstage view of Mardi Gras.

1  Thank StephieL42
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Delightful guide shows you thru Mardi Gras World and all things Mardi Gras following a brief film showing it's history. You have access to practically all parts of the building and there is a lot to see and learn!

Was there with a tour group and they all loved this place! Check it out!!!

Thank CHazen
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