Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort It’s Mardi Gra Time!!! Well, let’s not think of anything racy, this is Walt Disney World after all. Nestled in the Disney Springs area is an intimate moderate resort. One of the most sought-after moderate resorts, all for good reason.
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is the smallest of all the moderate resorts expressing Louisiana’s charm. The resort depicts New Orleans Bourbon Street, the oldest neighborhood in the heart of New Orleans.
With cobblestone walkways lined with gas lamps, beautiful fountains and gardens, it’s no wonder most people describe the resort as romantic. There are seven buildings situated along quaint streets all dressed up in wrought iron New Orleans style.
Being compact is a huge plus for many people, it’s a short walk to the food court, the souvenir shop, the cocktail lounge, the lobby, bus transportation and boat transportation to Disney Springs.
I previously mentioned the romantic feel of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, however, it is absolutely kid friendly in many aspects. Let’s begin with Doubloon Lagoon Pool.
This Mardi Gras themed pool has 51-foot snake-like sea serpents slide with King Triton riding him through the pool.
There is also a beautiful Jacuzzi area for parents to soothe their sore muscles. Every day there are activities poolside for all ages.
Your little ones have an aquatic play area to splash around. Water cannons and splish-splash fountains are
decked out in bold colors.
Bike rentals and Pirate Adventure Cruises, for a fee, are available. There are “Movies-Under-the-Stars” nightly, a game room, playground and don’t forget roasting marshmallows at the nightly Campfire.
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter offers Horse-drawn Carriage rides adding to the romantic feel, but please don’t mistake this for a couple only activity, families are most welcomed. Adults have their pick of spirits.
There is the Mardi Grogs Pool Bar. Adults can enjoy a cocktail and a light snack.
Try a Hurricane, it’s a New Orleans rum-based specialty cocktail exclusive to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. In addition to your adult time, there is Scat Cat’s Club which is located inside near the lobby and food court. Scat Cat’s Club offers a full drink menu of several beer selections, a few wines and many more spirits to your liking.
On selected nights enjoy live entertainment, something jazzy will have you relaxing in a Jiffy. Light snacks are served during Scat Cat’s Club operating hours, 4 PM to 12:30 AM, menu food items consist of flatbread, fritters, and wings.
Speaking of food, there is Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sassagoula food factory is open from 6 AM to midnight.
There are usually the basic variety of burgers, sandwiches, and wraps at food courts, but not 100% true at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. I’ll be more specific let’s start with breakfast.
Staring at the menu, deciding what your taste pallet is yearning for, you’ll be slightly overwhelmed. Do you order something “safe” or something traditional, like an order of Buttermilk Pancakes? Take a leap of faith with a Crispy Fried Chicken with Maple Bacon Jam on a biscuit! Maybe you’ll want to splurge on a Grilled Steak and Eggs Platter? Sometimes a chocolate croissant from the bakery station (made daily on the premises) is what you fancy. Oh, but the Beignets looks so good!
Always Save Room for Dessert
I’ll tell you my favorite, how does Cajun Grit Bowl with Shrimp sound? Well, it’s absolutely delicious! Okay, maybe it’s not for everyone, maybe the Breakfast Po Boy is for you. There are much more items to choose from. Lunch and dinner or even more overwhelming. Selections are plentiful, Burgers, Southern Fried Chicken, Ribeye Steak, Jambalaya, Southern Barbecue, Cheesesteak or Create-Your-Own Signature Rice Bowl. Of course, there’s a children’s menu and it’s extensive. Children can have their traditional favorites, Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Cheese or a Burger. Children also have a choice of Ribs, Pasta or Fish. Maybe your children are big pizza lovers. Create-Your–Pizza may be a great option. Now, for the best part, dessert. Beignet Gelato Sundae, are DELISH!
Huge variety of baked goods are offered, Mini Pies, Louisiana – Style King Cake, Mickey shaped Brownies, house-made Pecan Praline and Hand Dipped Gelato to name a few.
If you have a hankering for a Latte, Cappuccino or Espresso there is no need to look further. It’s THERE!
Let’s talk about guest rooms. The rooms are 314 square feet with two queen beds, king beds are available for a bit larger fee. The rooms are decorated apropos to the southern charm setting. Small refrigerators are in every room making it very convenient for medications, snacks, drinks and baby needs. Many people ask about the comfort of the mattresses. It’s a very tough question to answer. I have experienced a different opinion on each stay. I call it “The Luck of the Draw”. So, good luck! I will say with certainty, the pillow quality has improved a great deal. The vanity/dressing area has double sinks and adequate room for your toiletries. The ironing board and iron, blow dryer and an in-room safe is located in this dressing area. The shower and toilet area are a bit small but adequate, disabled accessible rooms are available.
Transportation is a critical element for many guests. This may be the best resort when depending on Disney’s Complimentary Transportation. Bus service runs every 10 to 15 minutes. The bus stop is located in front of the main lobby building. There are no internal stops and your bus is not shared with other resorts.
During very slow seasons, buses may be shared with Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort (sister resort). When traveling to Disney Springs, you have a second option of transportation. By boat, you are able to ride Sassagoula River.
It’s a 2 1/2-mile waterway winding through lush wooded areas while viewing the DVC Treehouse Villa’s on your way to Disney Springs Disney’s.
Port Orleans French Quarter has its whimsical touches, southern charm and Mardi Gras energy, that’s favorable.
I believe it has one of the better food courts on Disney property. My husband sure does love it.
Your amenities are shared with Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, this is the only exception “to the rule” of resort pool hopping. There are many options and amenities for sharing. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside has a table service restaurant that is within walking distance away.
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