6 Reasons You Will Love Staying At Port Orleans French Quarter

Throughout Walt Disney World there are over twenty different Disney Resorts waiting to be enjoyed by guests. Those who choose to stay on property at a Disney Resort can choose from one of three categories: Deluxe which is the most expensive, Value which is the most reasonably priced, and Moderate which fall somewhere in the middle. No matter what price range a Disney Resort falls into, they each feature unique themes which are conveyed through architecture, foliage, pools, beautiful lobbies, shopping locations, dining options, guest services, and understated music. One of the most beautiful Disney Resorts is the Moderate Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. Located in the Disney Springs area, the Disney Resort focuses on the spirit of New Orleans and features beautiful grounds and amenities that guests are sure to love. Here are six reasons why guests love staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.


6. The Atmosphere —

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort invites guests to feel as though they have traveled directly to the French Quarter of New Orleans where wrought iron details are found everywhere and jazz music puts everyone in a celebratory mood. The Disney Resort features a beautiful lobby with a massive glass atrium that features tons of details while letting in lots of light. Guests who explore the grounds of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort can stroll down quaint streets and enjoy the colorful buildings and charming street signs. There are also plenty of lush gardens and fountains which can be enjoyed along the pathways of the Disney Resort, making guests feel as though they are really walking through the French Quarter and stumbling on lovely details.

5. The Size –

One of the best parts about staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is the size of the grounds. The Disney Resort is one of the smallest on property, which is a good thing to many guests. Plenty of other Disney Resorts are so massive that guests sometimes have to take a bus to easily get to the lobby or food court. Not the case at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. The Disney Resort is compact in size, with one centrally located lobby, dining and shopping locations, bus stop, and pool area. Guests are never a far walk from the action making it convenient to get around and get to and from the bus stop each day.

4. Doubloon Lagoon –

The pool at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is amazing and allows guests to splash around in the sun for hours. The highlight of the pool area is a massive serpent who is winding his way around the water. His name is Scales and he is being ridden by Poseidon with his mouth acting as a fun waterslide for guests to zip down. For those looking to relax more, there are plenty of pool chairs in addition to a hot tub and kiddie pool. Nearby is also the Mardi Grogs Pool Bar which serves up delicious options for guests to enjoy while soaking up the sun.

3. Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory –

The main dining location at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is the quick service Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. The location is set up to look like the factory warehouse where larger than life Mardi Gras parade floats are created and guests are sure to love the ambiance. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, guests can enjoy options like French Toast, Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken Quesadilla, Fried Shrimp, Catfish Po’ Boy, Jambalaya, and Pork Roast. No matter what meal, guests are sure to love enjoying the atmosphere and food at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.

2. Beignets –

A snack option served in Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is so delicious that many guests who aren’t staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort love heading over there just to enjoy it! Beignets are square pockets of fried dough which are then smothered in powdered sugar. The bakery counter at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory served up these delicious snacks in sets of three or six and they are the perfect treat after a long day in the parks!


1. The Sassagoula —

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is situated along the banks of the mighty Sassagoula River which gurgles by gently throughout the day. Not only can guests enjoy beautiful views of the water from certain rooms and the walking path, but they can also use an easy mode of transportation to Disney Springs. There is a small dock near Doubloon Lagoon from which guests can board small boats which run continuously to and from Disney Springs! This ride is both easygoing and beautiful as guests enjoy convenient transportation with beautiful views.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.