Mardi Gras. Its a celebration that needs no introduction or explanation. But have you ever thought about where all of those beautiful floats are designed and created?
Look no further than Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World in the Central Business District of New Orleans. Mardi Gras World is one of Blaine Kern's many warehouses of spare Mardi Gras props.
Your tour begins in a room with a small selection of float props and some donated Mardi Gras costumes guests can try on and take photos in and with for great photo memories. Before your tour begins, you'll enjoy some King Cake, a traditional cinnamon roll style cake eaten during carnival in New Orleans.
Then head out into the warehouse and see what's going on! We were lucky enough to watch as a designer worked on a candelabra for a 2012 Mardi Gras float. You'll also see familiar characters as Blaine Kern's works with Disney, Universal, Chick-fil-a and other famous brands.
While Mardi Gras World isn't a far walk from the French Quarter, located just beyond the Convention Center, you can catch the free shuttle that will pick you up from Convention Center Blvd. in front of Harrah's.
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