Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter, Where It's Mardis Gras Every Day

One of Disney's most popular moderate resorts is also one of the most romantic, and that makes it perfect for a grown-up getaway any time of year. Port Orleans Resort French Quarter was designed to evoke the antebellum beauty of New Orleans. The style and architecture reminiscent of Vieux Carre the oldest section of the city that care forgot. A laid back southern feeling pervades the resort, and as the cast members will tell you "It's Mardi Gras here everyday!" Beautiful gardens are flanked by colorful building containing the guest quarters, and spectacular wrought iron work laces the walkways that lead you to your room.


Wrought Iron Laces the BuildingsWrought Iron Laces on the French Quarter Buildings


Disney's Port Orleans Resort opened May 17, 1991 as Disney's Port Orleans Resort with 432 and grew to reach it's current 1,008 room capacity. The town house style facades of the building welcome you to explore and enjoy the New Orleans that both never was and always will be. The romance of the south embraces guests of both Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter and it's neighboring Port Orleans Riverside territory, with food, entertainment and that famous southern hospitality throughout.

Port Orleans is a great place to stay for a couples getaway, the compact antebellum urban style that New Orleans is known for keeps most rooms fairly close to the central hub and entertainment centers. But - if stretching out plantation style is more your speed, you can opt for the royal treatment by booking a "Royal Guest Room, at Disney's Port Orleans Resort " Riverside. These beautiful rooms have been laid out by Princess Tiana herself and offer special nods to her Disney Princess friends.


Tiana's Royal Guest RoomsTiana's Royal Guest Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside


Grabbing a late night snack of beignets at the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is one of my favorite Port Orleans French Quarter treats. Once a sugar powdered plate of bliss is in your hand, grab a table at Scat Cat's Club where you'll be entertained with live Jazz on select nights.

If you want to venture out further couples may enjoy a romantic stroll along the river down to the Sassagoula Steamboat Company where you can have a rollicking good time inn the River Roost Lounge with the high-energy fun of "Ye Haa" Bob Jackson. Or you may find that booking a romantic Carriage Ride through the property is a great way to end the evening with your loved one. Sit close and watch the reflection of lights flickering on the Sassagoula River as the sun goes down.


Romantic Fountains and Sultry JazzRomantic Fountains and Sultry Jazz


Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter features a fan favorite pool named Doubloon Lagoon, which has a carnival like sea serpent snaking along the edge and a hot tub to slip into at the end of a long day. You can even grab a cocktail at the Mardi Grogs Pool Bar.


Mardi Gras StyleMardi Gras Style


Is this one of your favorite Walt Disney World Resort Hotels? Do you find the romance of the old south appealing? Leave us a comment below and tell us what your favorite part of this fantastic retreat is!

Jeffrey Thomas wrote on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 18:11:

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This is someplace that I would like to stay in the future. Last time we were in Disney we visited the resort, and found it very inviting. The boat to Disney Springs is a nice plus.

Janelle Brookman wrote on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:02:

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We love this resort. Riverside is larger but also has more variety. French Quarter is smaller and quaint. I recommend to anyone who wants a deluxe experience for an affordable price. Very romantic.

Lisa wrote on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:07:

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