We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A behind the scenes tour”

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Book In Advance
More Info
$19.95*
and up
Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour in New Orleans
Ranked #17 of 371 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 May 11, 2013

To see the behind the scenes work that goes into the Mardi Gras parades is terrific. We saw artists at work designing next year's floats. It was a lot of fun to try on the costumes and take pictures.

2  Thank Rofb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (3,244)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,485 - 2,489 of 3,247 reviews

Reviewed May 10, 2013

This inside look at the making of Mardi Gras is very colorful and informative...but the price tag of just under $20 I felt was probably about twice what it should be.

Thank Phloridian623
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 9, 2013

What a great way to spend a few hours! We never had the time to do this tour the last time we were here, but are so glad we had it on our itinerary this time.
We picked up the free bus, I think it was near the Algiers ferry port, this saved us a bit of a trek!
We arrived just a few minutes after the 12 tour had started, but we were invited to join it rathen than wait until 12.30. we really appreciated this.
We arrived as the group were trying on the costumes they have for visitors to wear for photo opportunites, a bit of harmless fun.
We then sat through a very interesting 15 minutes of film, descrpting the history of Mardi Gras, we found this very informative.
The tour around the warehouses was great, there are so many great photo opportunites along the way.
We learned so much from the guide, she was very descriptive and obviously enjoyed her role as an ambassador for the company.
It was brilliant getting to wander about at our leisure and not feeling harrassed to hurry along.
The staff we encountered seemed laid back and happy, one of the guys who paints the flowers must have been sniffing to much paint as he seemed to happy, haha! (only joking)!
We got our complimentary cake, which was fresh and quite tasty, we then purchased the token souvenier from the gift shop then we got the free bus back to where we were picked up, all in all, a great experience. We downloaded discount vouchers before arriving, we saved 2 dollars each!

2  Thank Blanche&DaveMcColl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I went to New Orleans with a school group. When I saw this on the itinerary, I wasn't expecting much. Luckily, I was totally wrong! When we arrived, they had a bunch of festive Mardi Gras clothing, hats, etc. that the kids could try on and take photos in, which was really fun. We watched a short movie on the history of Mardi Gras, which kept the kids' attention and was very informative (I thought there was only one parade, but there are over 50!). Next we toured one of the giant warehouses where they store old floats and build new ones. The artistry on these floats is amazing. This is a must-see if you are visiting New Orleans.

1  Thank Linda S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is only one of many places that store and refurburish the Mardi Gras floats. Very interesting tour and had opportunity to look around and take lots of photos.

Thank Tennbrad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World also viewed

 

Been to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing