Beginner’s Guide | Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Beginner's Guide - Port Orleans French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is a moderate resort located near Downtown Disney. The sister resort to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, French Quarter is smaller and is themed to resemble New Orleans’s historic French Quarter.

Rooms

Rooms at Port Orleans French Quarter have either two queen beds or one king bed. You can book either a standard, garden, pool, or river view room. Wheelchair accessible rooms are also available and you can request connecting rooms. You can see more photos at portorleans.org. Room rates will vary in different seasons and during holidays.

Beginner's Guide - Port Orleans French Quarter

Recreation

At Doubloon Lagoon it’s Mardi Gras every day! Scales, the 51-foot-long snaking sea serpent slide, will send you off into the pool. There is also a kiddie pool, whirlpool spa, and you can stop by the pool bar, Mardi Grogs, where they celebrate Fat Tuesday each day of the week.

Beginner's Guide - Port Orleans French Quarter

You can also take a horse drawn carriage ride, a boat ride to Disney Springs, visit the Cajun Campfire or try your skills at the South Quarter Games arcade.

At night stop Scat Cats Club or head over to Port Orleans Riverside to the River Roost Lounge in the Sassagoula Steamboat Company lobby on select nights to catch a fan favorite, Yehaa Bob. Guests at French Quarter can also use any of the amenities, including pools and restaurants, at Port Orleans Riverside as well.

Beginner's Guide - Port Orleans French Quarter

Dining

The Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is the resort’s quick service dining location and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You should definitely try out their beignets as you dine under the giant parade float icons. You can find other cajun treats like Po’ Boy sandwiches, Muffaletta, and gumbo.

Beginner's Guide - Port Orleans French Quarter

Transportation

Since French Quarter is a smaller resort it has the convenience of having only one bus stop located in front of The Mint building.

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You can also take a boat to dine or do some shopping at Disney Springs. It’s a nice relaxing ride with some great views.

Holiday Decorations

If you are looking for a moderate resort that is small, quiet and quaint, then Port Orleans French Quarter is for you. My husband and I stayed there on our honeymoon and it was the absolute perfect location. Compared to Caribbean Beach Resort and Coronado Springs Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter is tiny, and I loved it!

 

My favorite thing to do is get up early and head over Sassagoula Floatworks food court for an order of beignets and a coffee. I then grab a table outside and watch the sun rise over the French Quarter. With the jazz music piped in you may actually think you are in New Orleans at Cafe Du Monde. This could be nice with family but I recommend enjoying this moment alone because who wants to share beignets?

 

Port Orleans French Quarter is the perfect Walt Disney World resort for families with young children. It’s small size and compact layout mean very little walking after a long day in the parks. Plus, there is an overall welcoming atmosphere that children and adults alike will enjoy. The greeter at the main entrance wishes everyone a pleasant day, whether they are coming or going, and gives each child a Mardi Gras coin for the lobby fountain.

 

Port Orleans French Quarter is our favorite moderate resort, and ranks second to Wilderness Lodge overall. We absolutely love the size of the property. No matter where your room is located you are in close walking distance to the pool, dining hall and shop. Plus, Port Orleans French Quarter features a single bus stop and often has it’s own bus to the Disney Theme Parks. It is the perfect resort choice for those traveling with small children, elderly family members or those who have difficulty getting around the larger properties.

 

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