Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter (Guide & Tips)

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Welcome to the ultimate guide to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, a magical escape into the heart of New Orleans at Walt Disney World. This resort invites you to experience the enchantment of the Big Easy, with its intricate wrought-iron balconies, cobblestone streets, and beautiful gardens.

Whether you’re traveling with your family, as a couple or a solo trip the Port Orleans French Quarter has something for everyone. In this comprehensive guide, you will find everything you need to know about this enchanting resort, including room options, dining options, and recreational activities.

This is such a fun resort with so many cute features that I had a really good time exploring!

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Room Types

The Port Orleans French Quarter offers standard rooms, rooms with a pool or river view and king bed rooms. Rooms here accommodate up to 4 guests and allow a crib for children 3 and under by request.


All rooms at the French Quarter are equipped with two double beds or one king-size bed, a TV, a mini-fridge, coffee maker, telephone, in room safe, iron and ironing board, WiFi and usb outlets as well as normal outlets.
The bathrooms have a separate vanity area with the toilet and shower/bath combo in its own room, makes it perfect for getting ready in the mornings!

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Food Courts:

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is the resort’s main food court, offering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. From beignets and gumbo to jambalaya and po’boys, the menu at Sassagoula Floatworks offers a taste of New Orleans that will delight your taste buds.
In my opinion this is one of the better food courts at the resorts and has a lot of good options in a fun atmosphere. There are all kinds of great Marie Gras memorabilia throughout the food court.

Table Service

Although the resort doesn’t have a table service restaurant, Disney Springs is a short boat ride away where there are tons of options for a sit down meal.

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Bars & Lounges

Port Orleans French Quarter has two bar options, Mardi Grogs is the pool bar and Scat Cat’s Club is inside by the main lobby.

Mardi Grogs offers alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks as well as small snacks right outside the Doubloon Pool with a small amount of seating. Scat Cat’s is where you will find those man catching Beignets!! They have a small walk up that is open during the day with limited beignet options and then the lounge opens at 5pm with drinks and specialty beignets like the boozy beignets! There is limited seating here too but a super fun environment and of course, beignets!

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Recreational Options:


The resort’s only pool is called the Doubloon Pool and it is super colorful and fun. It includes a giant serpent water slide with King Triton steering the huge creature. There are also alligator musicians, a splash zone for smaller swimmers that includes a smaller water slide and so many fun Mardi Gras themed touches!

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Sports and Games

The resort also offers bike rentals, fishing, and a playground for children right by the pool. Additionally, guests can enjoy roasting marshmallows by a campfire in select nights, movies on the lawn, horse drawn carriage rides, jogging trails and an arcade.

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Tips for a Magical Stay at Port Orleans French Quarter:

  1. Dine at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory: This quick-service restaurant offers a variety of delicious options, from Cajun-style dishes to classic American fare. And it will get you in the Mardi Gras mood!
  2. Explore the Surrounding Area: Take a walk around the French Quarter-inspired architecture, colorful details and beautiful landscaping
  3. Indulge in Room Service: Treat yourself to a relaxing evening in with the resort’s room service options. With a wide variety of menu items available, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste.
  4. Rent a Surrey Bike: Rent a Surrey Bike and explore the resort at a leisurely pace. It’s a fun and unique way to see the sights.
  5. Take a Dip in the Pool: The resort’s swimming pool is a great place to relax and soak up the sun. Take a dip or simply lounge poolside with a refreshing drink. This is such a fun pool and more often than not cast members are hosting games and trivia for guests poolside!
  6. Take a Boat Ride to Disney Springs: You can hop on a boat and ride the Sassagoula River right over to Disney Springs to shop and eat a good meal. It’s a beautiful ride and very chill. It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do at the Port Orleans resorts.
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With these tips in mind, you’re sure to have a magical and memorable stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. Book your stay today with Lyndsay at Wondrous Adventures and experience the charm of the French Quarter at Walt Disney World!

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Is there a shuttle service from the airport to the French Quarter Resort?

Guests can book transport to the resort through MEARS or with the Sunshine Flyer. Of course Uber and Lyft are also available.

Can I park my car at the resort?

Yes, there is self-parking available for guests at the French Quarter Resort for a fee.

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Are there laundry facilities at the resort?

Yes, the resort has laundry facilities located throughout the property for your convenience. These are credit or debit only and include a feature where you can track to progress of your laundry cycle on your phone.

Can I bring my pet to the resort?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter.

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter is a charming and affordable escape that transports you to the heart of New Orleans at Walt Disney World. With its beautiful accommodations, delicious dining options, and recreational activities, this resort offers something for everyone. This resort falls into Disney’s moderate range so does save you a little money compared to deluxe resorts.

Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, enjoy a magical dining experience, or take a relaxing river boat ride, the Port Orleans French Quarter has it all. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of New Orleans and Mardi Gras while staying at this enchanting Disney resort.

So, book your stay today and get ready to immerse yourself in the culture and charm of the Big Easy. From the delicious food and drinks, to the peaceful surroundings and recreational options, the French Quarter Resort is the perfect place to make lasting memories with your loved ones. And eat all the beignets, don’t forget about the Mickey Beignets!