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Mardi Gras World, New Orleans: 10 reviews and 25 photos
We took the free (to pedestrians) ferry over to Algiers to visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. There was also a free bus to Mardi Gras World
The price of these tours was
Children 11 and under: $7.25
Student with college or high school ID $11.00
[All tours include free King Cake & Coffee]
I thought the tour was too expensive, and we didn't take it. But according to the website: .. you can dress up in authentic, ornate carnival costumes. Visitors tap into their imaginations, as the ladies don sequined headdresses, gowns, and the gentlemen wear regal coats of armor, imagine yourself as a noble king or queen of the ball!
During the self-guided portion of your tour, you'll enter a maze of amazing props of all sizes. In one area, heaps of props await repair, and you'll see artists, painters, and sculptors creating before your very eyes. A 15-foot torso of the lovely and captivating Cleopatra stands nearby.
Follow the yellow arrows to next "den" (float artists' warehouse). It's a big carpentry and paint shop, where workers build and decorate sensational floats. For each "krewe" (club), artists paint each float with brightly-colored themed scenes. Gold and silver foil on the sides of the floats glisten and flutter in the breeze. The floats appear as colorful and animated as any imaginative Hollywood movie, with strings of lights tracing their outlines to illuminate them at night.
The tour starts with a movie.
Doors open: 9:30 a.m. Last Tour: 4:30 p.m.
The rest of those pictures are under my Algiers page.
Address: 233 Newton Street
Directions: From Downtown / French Quarter
Cross Mississippi River Bridge
Exit General DeGaulle, East
Take left on Shirley to Mardi Gras Blvd.
Follow signs to Mardi Gras World!
Phone: (800) 362-8213
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