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Add On Floats in the Oaks Experiences

In addition to the driving tour experience, visitors can add-on two packages to enhance their experience:

Option 1: the Grandstand Experience in Carousel Gardens, where guests can be the “Grand Marshal'' as they travel through the iconic oaks aboard the City Park Train, capture a special moment with a photo op on a real Mardi Gras float, roast a hot dog over an open fire pit, and enjoy Carnival favorites such as king cake and cotton candy. Masks and social distancing between families will be required and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Tickets for the Grandstand VIP experience in Carousel Gardens will be limited. The train has plastic partitions in between each car seat and is cleaned between each ride. Masks and social distancing between families will be required. Please note: the train ride is a ride only/no entertainment on the train route. All entertainment is on the driving tour)

**UPDATE** This option is sold out: Option 2: a Park Parade Pack made for two: commemorative tote bag, 2 logo Mardi Gras cups, 2 boxes of snap pops, 2 bags of Zapps, and 2 moon pies

ADD-ON ACTIVITIES INFORMATION:

The last chance to purchase Add-Ons is in line on your phone before your tickets are scanned by City Park for the driving tour. The add-on options can only be purchased with a driving tour admission.

Already bought driving tour tickets or want to buy (more) add on tickets? No problem! To purchase Add-Ons for the first time after buying a driving tour ticket or to add it after, head to the ticket link in your ticket confirmation and use the email address you used to purchase your tickets.

The add-on Grandstand Experience activity takes place in Carousel Gardens. Driving Tour guests should enjoy the driving tour, and the end of the driving tour experience head to 7 Victory Avenue. Park on Victory or in the parking lots. Parking lot on Victory Avenue. Click here for a Park map. 

There are no separate links for add-ons - buy them when you buy your driving tour ticket or add them after you purchase but before you arrive at City Park. More food and beverages can be purchased in Carousel Gardens and bathrooms are avalible inside Carousel Gardens only for those with Add-On tickets. Add-on options must be purchased in conjunction with a Driving Tour prior to reaching the admission gate.

For help with ticketing, please email support@wrstbnd.com. 

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CITY PARK FACTS:

The antique wooden carousel in Carousel Gardens was created by famed carvers Looff and Carmel and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A post-Katrina renovation garnered national attention and praise from the National Historic Preservation Society.