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January 6, 2011
From journal Not-quite-New Year's in NOLA
by Jim Rosenberg
February 8, 2009
From journal New Orleans: comeback means it’s time to come back
June 26, 2005
From there, we went into another section where they were working on the 2006 floats for Allah; several of the floats were there, and some were getting minor makeovers, while others were complete. There are 14 more buildings with floats and props stored in them. It was interesting and fun. The tour gives you a better understanding of Mardi Gras, what it is all about, and the size of the floats (huge). We also learned from the tour guide that the parades do not go down through the actual streets of the French Quarter but rather go around the boundaries of the French Quarters. The streets in the French Quarters are too narrow for these floats.
From journal Mardi Gras
NY, New York
January 23, 2005
From journal New Orleans the Big Easy
May 31, 2004
We had a guided tour -- it was fun see all the floats they had and to see how they're made. There was a cooking show offered too. We did it and it included lunch. I finally learned how to make a roux for my gumbo.
From journal New Orleans and the French Quarter
December 4, 2003
A great way to spend a couple of hours! Take the free Canal Street ferry in the French Quarter to Historic Old Algiers, then hop the shuttle bus to the museum.
Browse the shop until your group is ushered into the costume room, then have fun trying on costumes and masks. This is a great photo opportunity. A short movie about how the floats are made is then shown.
Continue on to the float storage area where you will be given coffee and King Cake. The person who finds the doll in their piece of cake wins a free prize!
Then you are guided through the warehouse to view the floats. Wander through after the tour to take photos, then catch the shuttle van back to the dock.
From journal New Orleans for Thanksgiving