Disney’s Port Orleans is divided into two resorts: The French Quarter and Riverside. Of Disney’s five moderate resorts, Port Orleans French Quarter is arguably one of the very best.
With everything from excellent theming to nightlife, Port Orleans French Quarter (sometimes affectionately known as “POFQ”) takes seriously the New Orleans mantra, “Let the good times roll.”
Here’s why we love it:
There is no table-service restaurant available at the French Quarter, but Boatwright’s is just a short walk away at Port Orleans Riverside, the Sassagoula Float Works and Food Factory offers some great counter-service dining.
For breakfast, try beignets, which are like powdered doughnuts, or a croissant. Wow!
Don’t miss the Po’ Boy sandwiches for lunch, and enjoy some classic Louisiana Jambalaya and cornbread for dinner. Dine in this Mardi Gras-themed food court, and you’ll feel like you’re really there!
Disney offers a variety of transportation services that would rival even some of the largest cities. With buses that almost always run on schedule, to transportation to and from the airport, to connections to the world-renowned monorail system, Disney knows how to get their guests from one place to another with ease. One of the best forms of transportation though is the ferry service.
POFQ offers ferry service to and from Disney Springs from 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM with boats departing every 20 minutes. The best part about all Disney transportation services is that it’s all FREE (or at least included in your resort price).
It’s no secret that New Orleans knows how to party. It’s no different at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. For live music and a great beer selection, check out Scat Cat’s Club. While the kids are playing in the Doubloon Lagoon (more on this later), grab a refreshing adult beverage at Mardi Grogs, POFQ’s poolside bar.
Day or night, there is always something to do at Disney’s Resort hotels.
Port Orleans has one of the best water areas of all the Disney moderate resorts. The French Quarter’s Doubloon Lagoon is attractively decorated with a colorful alligator band and a playground for kids plus water spray features and a water slide.
Guests can also tour the resort on a relaxing carriage ride. Enjoy the clip-clop of the horses’ hooves as you trot around this beautiful resort. During the holiday season, the carriage changes from a carriage to a sleigh! Prices range from $45-$70.
When the sun goes down, gather around the campfire for some classic family fun activities including roasting marshmallows. After the campfire, curl up in a blanket for a Disney movie under the stars. The best part: this is complimentary!
Our favorite part about Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is the theming. Disney did a great job at removing guests from Central Florida and completely immersing them in the feel of New Orleans.
Take a stroll around the French Quarter, and you will notice a very intimate feel with old-fashioned lampposts and the bursts of Mardi Gras colors. Sometimes, guests can walk around and be completely by themselves. This resort offers a kind of serenity that other resorts can’t offer.
Even the guest rooms have wonderful theming with cherry headboards and colorful Mardi Gras bed covers. The rooms also have two mirrors and sinks, so more than one person can get ready simultaneously.
Are you a fan of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter?