Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Moderate Resort hotel. Discover wrought-iron balconies, gas lamps, cobblestone streets,, and fragrant magnolia blossoms, along with the sounds of jazz and colorful Mardi Gras characters. Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is themed to the “Big Easy” and its jazz and Mardi Gras influences.
Port Orleans French Quarter is the size of a value with the amenities of a moderate.The French Quarter is the smallest of all of the moderate resorts with just over a thousand rooms. That’s one of the qualities that bring its fans back, vacation after vacation. The theming is fun and they have a great food court plus access to everything at Port Orleans Riverside
Even if it is still a bit higher to stay onsite, the benefits can far outweigh the added cost. I have laid out those benefits for you to see how staying at a Disney resort is a good value for you in my blog “Benefits to Staying at a Disney Resort.”
Size of Resort
One bus stop,
Boat transportation to Disney Springs
Only one pool
No table service location
Rooms only sleep 4
Adults looking to enjoy Disney Springs
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Standard View Rooms
Rooms with one King-size Bed
Garden View Rooms
Water View Rooms
Sassagoula Floatworks (Quick Service)
Celebrate Mardi Gras every day in this converted warehouse setting festooned with festive parade props at Sassagoula Float Works and Food Factory.
Scat Cat Lounge
At Scat Cat’s Club, unwind in this New Orleans-style lounge with some jazz music true to the great sounds of the French Quarter! Tap your toes to some swingin’ jazz and enjoy a full-service bar featuring Southern-inspired specialty cocktails, craft beer, and appetizers. Get a taste for life in the “Big Easy” with delicacies like Mardi Gras Mac & Cheese, Crawfish Étouffée, and Bayou Brisket Sliders. Also, just outside the club, come get your fill of beignets from 6am until midnight.
Mardi Grogs Pool Bar
Every day’s Fat Tuesday here at Mardi Grogs! Celebrate with specialty drinks frozen or on the rocks, along with wine, sangria, and draft beers. You can even get it to go and take a leisurely stroll along the Sassagoula River or take advantage of the poolside service.
Pizza Delivery by Sassagoula Express Pizza Delivery
At Sassagula Express Pizza Delivery, enjoy our Oven-fresh Pizzas, Sides, Desserts, and Beverages nightly from 4-11:30 p.m.
Guests have access to the Doubloon Lagoon feature pool that features a sea serpent slide, wading pool, hot tub (spa), and courtyard playground. You can head over to Riverside for Watercraft Rentals, Fishing, and Horse Drawn Excursions. Bayou Pirate Adventure is offered for children ages 4 to 12.
Port Orleans Riverside also hosts Movies Under the Stars.
Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, here is an example of some of the trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, and bingo you might find.
Check your tv for the schedule during your stay.
Coin-operated self-service laundry facilities are located near the pool.
Jackson Square Gifts and Desires stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as Port Orleans logo merchandise. You can also find snack foods, beverages (including adult beverages), magazines and books, and other general sundries.
Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort to theme parks, water parks, plus Disney Springs. There is one bus stop, located near Port Orleans Square, the resort’s central facilities. There is bus and boat transportation to Disney Springs. The boat launch is located on the Sassagoula River, adjacent to the feature pool.
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20-minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.
Magic Kingdom – 16 minutes by bus, 29 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 20 minutes by bus, 19 by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 17 minutes by bus, 19 by car
Animal Kingdom – 22 minutes, 19 by car
Disney Springs – 20 minutes by bus, 18 by boat, 12 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 24 minutes by bus, 14 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 19 minutes by bus, 13 minutes by car
Be sure to enjoy the atmosphere after dark; it’s lit and really does feel like you are “there.” Also, the boat ride after dark is a nice option when things aren’t too busy.
The beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter are a delicious, unique treat!
Port Orleans French Quarter food court has a huge cookie ice cream sandwich with two big cookies and three scoops of ice cream. It is big enough for a few to share.
Check out the names of the streets in Port Orleans French Quarter: Cafe au Lait, Rue de Begga, and other cute names like that.
There is a walkway between the two Port Orleans resorts (Riverside and French Quarter) and it is one of the few resorts where you can pool hop between the two resorts’ main pools.
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