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Mardi Gras World with Transportation

Get a behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations.

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Mardi Gras World with Transportation
Mardi Gras World with Transportation
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    Only on the All-Inclusive Pass

    This attraction is available on the All-Inclusive Pass, but not the Explorer Pass.

What you'll do

Visit Mardi Gras World with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • See hundreds of amazing floats and costumes.
  • Try on a costume and enjoy a free piece of King Cake.
  • Free transportation to and from Mardi Gras World included.

The party never stops at Mardi Gras World - because every day is Mardi Gras. Step into the studio of famed float and costume designer, Roy Kern, and disappear into a world of fabulous floats. There are hundreds to see, from 1950s floats to present day creations. Kern is known for his quirky, colorful designs and, at his studio, you’ll be able to take a tour through some of his best work and see up-and-coming artists working on floats for the next celebration.

You'll get a chance to get into the festival spirit too - take a twirl in a costume and tuck into a complimentary slice of Louisiana-style King Cake.

In the beginning, Mardi Gras was celebrated with fancy balls and exclusive high-society events. As time went on, it was molded into the event we know and love today - a parade and celebration of life. Mardi Gras participants would plan for months and months, designing and building extravagant floats, costumes, and masks for the event. Fast forward a couple thousand years and it's still as big of a deal as it once was. New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebration typically takes place on a Tuesday in March, complete with a seemingly infinite procession of top-notch floats, krewes (groups of Mardi Gras goers), and people dressed to the nines in colorful garb.

If you can’t make it to New Orleans for the actual event – a trip to Mardi Gras World is the next best thing.

Did you know

  • More than 500,000 King Cakes are sold each year in New Orleans between January 6 and Fat Tuesday.
  • One of the most popular – and most photographed – floats in all of Mardi Gras is the Boeuf Gras (the fatted bull) float in the Rex parade.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Mardi Gras World with Transportation tickets, plus admission to dozens of top New Orleans attractions for one money-saving price.

Experience Mardi Gras World with Transportation and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: present your pass for admission.

Please note: Mardi Gras World offers complimentary shuttles to the studio with designated pick-ups from convenient downtown and French Quarter locations. Call 504-361-7821 when you are at one of the designated spots for pick up. Please find the shuttle location map here.

Wheelchair accessibility: Mardi Gras World is wheelchair accessible, however the complimentary shuttle bus is not accessible by wheelchair.

For more information, please visit the Mardi Gras World with Transportation website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 9AM – 5.30PM (last entry at 4:30PM)

 Please view the Mardi Gras World website for the most up-to-date hours.

Closings & holidays

Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Mardi Gras Day. 

Mardi Gras World with Transportation

(504) 361-7821

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