Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
A quiet, reasonably affordable resort that captures the character of New Orleans.
Enjoy some Southern charm at Disney’s Port Orleans, a pleasant, moderate resort that captures the color and quaintness of the famed French Quarter. Tree-covered brick pathways lined with classic street lamps meander through the pastel resort buildings. Rooms overlook these pathways, gardens or the Sassagoula River that cuts through Port Orleans and leads to Downtown Disney. A ferry service to the entertainment area departs regularly. Rooms are on the small side but feature classy décor and quality furnishings. Two double beds can be found in most rooms (a few king rooms are available), while the bathroom sink area is separate from the shower/toilet, which can cut back on morning prep time. Dining options are limited since the Cajun-themed Bonfamilles Café closed in 2000, but the Sassagoula Floatworks food court offers traditional fare like pizza and burgers. Sit-down service at Boatwright’s Dining Hall next door at Port Orleans Riverside is an option, but with so many great restaurants at Downtown Disney, going hungry isn’t likely. Kids and adults will enjoy the large theme pool complete with a water slide exiting from the mouth of a giant teal sea dragon. Unlike Port Orleans Riverside, there aren’t smaller, more subdued pools for those looking for a calmer atmosphere. Still, plenty of quiet walkways and shady spaces offer a place to relax after a long day at the park.