The smaller of the two resorts at Disney’s Port Orleans and one of the best value moderate
The location of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is located in the Disney Springs area of Walt Disney World, meaning that the shopping and dining area is closer to the hotel than the parks are, as is Typhoon Lagoon. Epcot is the closest park, and isn’t too far away.
Theming of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Originally called just Port Orleans, its is now twinned with its sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside, and is located just next door, connected by the Sassagoula River. It has a New Orleans/Mardi Gras theme – think the Princess and the Frog. It is great for kids, but is also a good choice for couples with a whimsical feel and some romantic spots located around the resort.
Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Port Orleans French Quarter is one of the smaller resorts with only 1000 rooms. Each has either two double beds or one king size. The rooms have two sinks, separated from the main room with a curtain. The bath/shower and toilet are in a separate room.
As with all moderate resorts, you do not have a balcony so tend to only see the view when you’re coming and going. Bear this in mind when you decide whether it is worth upgrading from a standard view room. Your choices are:
- Standard view – views of the parking lot
- Garden view – views of the resort grounds
- Pool view – view of the Courtyard pool
- River view – view of the river
- King room – a king size bed instead of two queens; these rooms can have any of the above views.
Dining at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Counter Service and Snacks
- The Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is a food court and the main place to eat.
- There is also Scat’s Lounge and a pool-side bar
Table Service Restaurants
- Unlike the other moderate resorts, it does not have its own table service restaurant but ‘shares’ Boatrights with Riverside, a short walk away (or you can hop on any bus).
Recreation at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- There is one pool, the Double Lagoon with a waterslide dragon and a jacuzzi.
- An alligator band shoots water nearby
- Guests are also able to use Riverside’s Ol’ Man Island (this is an exception – normally guests are not able to use the pools at other resorts).
- Children’s playground
- Horse and carriage ride
- Bike and surrey bike rental
- Boat and paddle boat rentals
- Guided fishing trips
Transport to and from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
One of the biggest benefits to Port Orleans French Quarter is that it has just the one bus stop, so if you’re lucky you can get a really quick trip to the parks without multiple stops. However, outside of peak hours, the buses also service Riverside resort as well, which will lengthen the trip. This won’t be longer than some of the other larger moderates though.
There’s also a boat departing every 20 minutes that will take you to Downtown Disney. It’s no quicker than the bus but it is a lovely trip and worth doing if you’re staying at the resort.