Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter is inspired by the rich historic and romantic atmosphere found throughout the French Quarter in New Orleans. It is a Twin Complex with Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside. The architecture alone is enough to inspire feeling as you’ve been transported back in time, which means ultimate success for designers. Set north of Typhoon Lagoon and northeast of Disney’s Epcot Center, Port Orleans Resort is where quiet jazz drifts through the air while the aroma of Cajun delights hovers alongside. Following Sassagoula River for a full, manicured mile, Port Orleans has an ideal location for carriage rides and riverside dining, adding a countryside-inspired backdrop to the already realistic resort theme. The architecture mixed with cobbled walking paths, adorned street signs, and scented flowers draw into an era easy to relax in to. Authenticity is furthered by items straight from the warehouses of the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter rooms are elegant. They feature rich wood furniture, antique-style double vanities, and paintings encouraged by the theme. Within the specified French Quarter are standard rooms with views of the Doubloon Lagoon or river, or standard views of the courtyard, hotel, garden, or landscaping. Choices for interior arrangements include two double beds or a king bed and an open concept double vanity adjacent to a full bath. High-speed Internet is available for extra fees, voicemail is complimentary, and a private safe is provided. Enjoy a good start with a coffee maker, small table set, and a mini fridge. Concierge services for buying theme park tickets or any Disney tickets, making dinner reservations, and much more are available. Laundry service and self-service and valet dry cleaning keep it simple while childcare services round off the list of conveniences.
If you’ve ever been to Mardi Gras—or always wanted to go—the festive adornments and design surrounding Doubloon Lagoon will give you a true-to-life taste of what to expect. Mardi Gras is famous as a vibrantly colored event and so is this pool, one of the most colorful of all pools at Disney resorts. It is flanked by towering palms with the large sundeck joining a wide, central promenade leading to guest rooms. The big feature at the pool is the large waterslide, shaped as a serpent with the body created as the entryway and tongue as the slide. The serpent’s name “Scales,” goes perfectly with the jazz theme.
Guests with rooms in the designated French Quarter also have access to a riverside pool, set down the walking path along the river at the Ol' Man Island complex. This complex spans 3.5 acres and offers the pool, a fishing spot, spas, and a kid’s playground. Boats and bicycles are available at the Levee Marina and the pool bar, The Muddy Rivers, is also a feature. Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course is also nearby.
With a Mardi Gras-inspired theme, you would expect a tasty and creative menu put together by Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter. The main restaurant divides options into both food-court-style and traditional New Orleans fare. Guests can choose between favorites like burgers and pizza or enjoy the New Orleans vibe and order from a menu filled with Cajun fare like jambalaya and gumbo. With so much jazz permeating the backdrop, a club is an essential venue. The Port Orleans club provides appetizers and cocktails perfect for afternoons and evenings. Some vacation packages offer a full dining plan for this resort.
Top image: HarshLight (flickr)