We loved visiting Mardi Gras World! It was definitely one of our favorites in NOLA.
We started off watching a film about Mardi Gras, got to dress up in some costumes for photo ops, and then were taken on a guided tour of the work stations and warehouse. After the guide was finished we were allowed to wonder around, spend time watching people working, take pictures, etc. You were allowed to take all the photos you desire, all they ask is you not use flash where people are working. Everything was soo colorful and loved seeing the perpetual float building process.
After the tour stop at the café counter, show them your tour beads, and get a free piece of king cake!
This warehouse is a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to floats. Our guide stated many different krewes have different storage places and when floats are finished they can be stored elsewhere. It was just unreal. We never realized the process and time that goes into Mardi Gras.
Definitely a cool place to visit. There is a free shuttle from the Quarter and also parking nearby for $5 (if I remember right - regardless, it was very reasonable).
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