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Mardi Gras World!
Where dreams are "made" (really!)


This huge warehouse/factory/craft-shop is where over 60% of the Mardi Gras floats are made each year. They also fix and restore previous floats for remodeling and reuse.

The side of the building.
The wierd "monster" in the parking lot!
The shop backs to the Mississippi levy, and looking across the river we see a Carnival Cruse Ship!

These are figures that are under construction.

I'm not sure, but I think this may be the Krew my Mom joined for one year.

While absolutly no advertising is allowed on any float, this shop makes figures for other events, (including many for Disney theme parks), so there are some commercial figures around.

A good example of a float used for a non-Mardi Gras event.

The theme for this years parade, for one Krew, is "Lord of the Rings".

Note the size! Do you know any ladies who could wear 36" heels??

This float was reported to be the most expensive float made, with hundreds of thousands of fiber-optic lights (many pulsing and waving).

This riverboat was reported to be the longest float ever made.

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