December 2009 / USA

Princess and the Frog

A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

The Solution

Take a fairytale journey to beautiful New Orleans and the world of Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG.

The first magical experience: A private Mardi Gras event at the best and most historic float-building workshop in the city.

Sketch a ―vision‖ of a new float on paper, themed to the movie, then begin construction with all the tools needed to craft a Mardi Gras masterpiece. When completed, this mini-float is yours to take home!

Tour the full design and construction workshop where New Orleans the floats are built—Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. Try on costumes and beads, eat traditional King’s cake, and watch artists create, paint, construct and sculpt these life-sized wild and magical floats used in the actual festivities.

Enjoy the sights of beautiful New Orleans, from your historic Hotel Monteleone home base at the entrance to the French Quarter.

Hop on a private streetcar tour—running from the Riverfront through the incomparable Garden District—and step back in time via these remarkable rail lines, dating back to the 19thCentury.

Venture beyond city-life for a swamp boat tour of the Louisiana bayou, encountering swamp creatures and critters of all kinds, along with flooded forests, swamp moss and unmatched bayou beauty.