Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
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We promised my sister we would go check out Port Orleans Riverside since she and her family will be staying there in June. There's no direct bus route to other resorts so we took a bus to Downtown Disney with the hopes of catching a boat ride to her resort. No luck, the boats don't run until 10:30 and we arrived 2 hours too early. So, back on a bus …
... she eats so well here! After lunch we went to the Dinosaur ride. They cautioned that you could get motion sickness so Darren decided to stay back. I am not much better at rides like that, but someone had to go. This wasn't a roller coaster, but you sat in a car and it jerked around as you went through this track looking for a certain dinosaur. Again, most of the ride was in the pitch black with scary dinosaurs roaring out at you when you ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter Orlando
Stayed at many disney resorts,french quarter the best yet
French Quarter is by far the best resort in Disneyworld, and we have stayed in many. Over the last 20 years we have been to Disneyworld at least 35 times and our experience in Port Orleans French Quarter was the best yet. We loved the laid back atmosphere. It is quieter than most of the resorts. The food is very good and they have a variety of foods for every taste. We will visit the French Quarter again and again. As soon as it reopens from its refurbishing.
Our girls absolutely loved the pool. The dragon slide is COOL
The dragon slide at the pool was a huge hit with our girls.
My husband and I have been visiting WDW since our honeymoon there 30 years ago! The kids have all grown up and we continue to visit. This spring we spent 5 nights at the French Quarter and we really fell in love with the surroundings. Each morning we walked along the waterway to Riverside and back, a beautiful stroll in perfect weather (a real bonus). The boat ride to Downtown Disney is both scenic and relaxing. The grounds of the French Quarter are quaint and cozy - you really feel like you're in the clean part of New Orleans! The rooms are a little small but the ambiance of the place is wonderful. Being at the first bus stop is also a bonus. This is a great place!
My family of 4 and another family of 4 recently returned from a week at Disney where we stayed at the French Quarters. I must say we were very satisfied with the accommodations. The hotel staff was helpful when we asked for connecting rooms and asked to be close to the food court because of our young children. They provided both with out hesitation. I can't elaborate on the food as we only dined in the food court one time. It was typical for any resort hotel. The pool was spaciaus and the young ones really enjoyed the slide. The pool was also heated which helped on cooler nites. Another nice feature was the free boat ride to downtown disney. We ported directly from the hotel and the ride lasted approx. 15 minutes and DDD offered better food selections than the hotel. The ride was relaxing after a long day at the parks. The disney transportation was also convenient. The French Quarter is the first pick up and the first drop off which was really nice. We never waited more than 15 minutes. The ride to Animal Kingdom is a bit long though. All in all the French Quarter provided us everything we needed for our family at a moderate rate.
An excellent resort
On my 7th trip to Florida I went with my fiancee for four days. A short trip, but with an objective of sussing out what would be the best plan to return with the kids in a few months. After reading many reviews we decided to check out the Port Orleans French Quarter. I had a few reservations. Would this be too 'adult' for the kids? We had previously stayed at the All-stars which is pretty OTT for adults! When we arrived, I was pleasantly suprised by the location. Right next to Epcot and less than five minutes from the Magic Kingdom and MGM. Security has obviously been stepped up. Previously, the 'guards' just waved you through. Now they actually stop you or check your pass details. there is also a direct access gate for residents that can be accessed by the room key. Not so much a reassurance against terrorism but it adds to the feeling of safety for the kids. The FQ is a relatively small resort. Particularly compared to Riverside. This means that all the blocks are no more than a couple of minutes from the pool and central facilities. This is great as there are no 10 minute walks to breakfast! The main difference I found between a value and moderate resort was not so much in the decor as in the location and facilies. The foyer is similar in design and quality, the foodcouts and the blocks are pretty much the same. Obviously the FQ has the smultz toned down and is themed differently but is pretty much the same as other resorts. The rooms are exactly the same but themed differently!What you do get is subtle. Smaller rerort, less people, nicer pool, nearer to everything, and it is on the river which has free ferries to downtown disney. I didn't once take the car! In particular, the busses are more frequent and quicker as the resort is closer to all the attractions. All in all, I found the FQ to be very relaxing, quiet and generally of excellent quality. As with all things Disney, what it aint is cheap!! We have booked 2 rooms for 2 weeks in April. What more can I say as a recommendation?
Loved the French Quarter
Incredible 6 day stay. My wife and my 7 year old daughter just got back from 6 days at Port Orleans. Loved everything about it. The pool was incredible, even the 50 degree air temp in the morning didn't keep us out of the 80 degree pool. Open from 6 AM - Midnight. Outdoor Hot Tub was wonderfull. Boat ride to Riverside or downtown Disney was great. This place has it all, its not real big, its very quiet, it's the first bus stop on the way to the parks(you always get a seat) and its the first stop on the way back. mardi Gras theme and the Dixieland Jazz music is great. Scat Cats bar serves a great Bourbon Old Fashion. We are going back next year for 10 days during Marti Gras!!!!!
Best hotel ever
The Port Orleans was one of the best Hotels I have ever stayed in. Everything was so clean and fresh. The pool was fantastic and the rooms were immaculate. Getting to and from the parks was easy and the boat hire was great fun
If you really want a great holiday this is the place to stay.
The first time we went to Orlando we stayed at another Hotel which was four star. This wasn't a patch on the Port Orleans and I would never stay at a non Disney Hotel again.
As our holiday representative told us, "Disney always get it right".
Loved the French Quarter
Our experience at the French Quarter was nothing but great. The way we were treated was super. It was nice to stay somewhere that was big enough to have everything and felt small enough to be secure. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Used Southwest Airlines and Tiffany Towncars, both were top notch.
We loved the French Quarter
My husband, 7 year old daughter and I just got back from Port Orleans, French Quarter. We loved our entire experience and to save $ stayed in a discount hotel for our last 2 days and regret it. Next time we will stay our entire vacation in disney. The transportation is the best because after a long day walking in the sun we didn't have to worry how we were getting home or have to wait long for a bus. The cast members were always friendly and helpful. The pool was clean, big, and fabulous for our daughter. We stayed at Riverside 9 years ago and loved it there too but I would recomend French Quarter to people with children due to the pool. We can't wait to go again!!!!!!!!
French Quarter Delivers
Our family (2 adults and 2 children) absolutely loved the Port Orleans French Quarter. So much so that 3 out of our 4 trips to Disney World have been spent at the French Quarter. Complimentary bus transportation makes getting to and from the theme parks both convenient and efficient. The Mardi Gras theme of the resort is irrisistably
reminiscent of the real thing. This is one of the smaller, more intimate resorts at WDW. You will not feel crowded or lost in the shuffle here. Kids and adults alike love the pool. The water slide, King Tritan riding a Dragon, is a blast. One of the better water slides of all the WDW resorts. Enjoy a cool drink poolside or take a quiet walk along the Sassagoula River. This is an easy favorite of our family. We've either visited or stayed at all of the
WDW Resorts. Categorized as a Moderate resort, but, feels like a deluxe. The rooms at the Port Orleans French Quarter are a bit roomier than most of the other Moderate Resorts. Enjoy!!!