Sunday Showcase: Dinsey’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the fifteenth week of Sunday Showcase. Each week, we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

“Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Moderate Resort hotel. Discover cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies and fragrant magnolia blossoms, along with colorful Mardi Gras characters and the sounds of jazz. Then stroll along the lushly landscaped Sassagoula River to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, where the bayou beckons, as do Cajun and Creole specialties.”

Brief History

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter first opened to guests on May 17, 1991. Its design and architecture was themed to look like New Orleans’s French Quarter. It originally opened as Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and operated as such until April 1, 2001 when it was given the distinction of French Quarter.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

 

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is currently configured with over 1000 guest rooms. Each room sleeps at 4 Guests with one additional child under the age of 3 in a crib.

Dining at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Quick-Service Dining

  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory — Enjoy a taste of Mardi Gras at this festive quick-service restaurant, featuring classic Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Other Dining Options

  • Mardi Grogs — Three cheers to kicking back an ice-cold beer! Also, be sure to take in the scenic views of the Sassagoula River while here.
  • Scat Cat’s Club (Club) — Enjoy specialty and Mickey- shaped beignets all day long!
  • Scat Cat’s Club (Lounge) — Unwind in this New Orleans-style lounge with jazz music, “Big Easy” delicacies and Southern-inspired specialty cocktails.

Transportation

  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®
  • Water Launch service to Disney Springs® and select Disney Resort hotels

Recreation

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

  • Doubloon Lagoon — Festive decorations, an all-alligator band and a blue sea serpent waterslide immerse you in the magic of New Orleans.
  • Painting on de’ Bayou —
    Unwind while painting a Disney- inspired picture in an instructor-led paint class at Scat Cat’s lounge.
  • Beignet
  • Fun Run
  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Cajun Campfire Activities
  • Bike Rentals

Parking

Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Moderate Resorts is $20 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is my absolute favorite Moderate Resort. Its small footprint paired with its beautiful New Orleans Style Decor makes a place to keep retuning to. Additionally, I have just one word left to say: Beignets.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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