I am a big fan of the Walt Disney World moderate resorts because they aren’t as crowded as the values but aren’t as expensive as the deluxe. This is the sweet spot for our family. We recently returned from our first stay at Port of Orleans French Quarter, which did not disappoint. Here are five reasons you will love Disney’s Port of Orleans French Quarter Resort.
Port of Orleans French Quarter Pool
One of the best activities the resort offers is their pool. It’s a big area with a huge water slide. There is also a nice splash pad area for little kids. It’s a great way to relax and spend time when you are going to the parks.
Feels More Quaint Than Other Resorts
It feels smaller to me than the other five resorts that I have stayed at. The bus stops and quick service restaurant were not overly crowded, which was nice. Also the walk from the restaurant and buses to the rooms wasn’t that long. I really liked the feel of a smaller resort like Port of Orleans French Quarter.
Port of Orleans French Quarter Resort Activities
The resort has a lot of activities for you to enjoy when you aren’t playing in the parks. There are carriage rides and bike rentals for a fee. For the kids there is a great pool, playground and arcade. Be sure to pay attention to the calendar of activities at the resort for fun family friendly activities. One of our favorites was the movie nights. We got towels to lay out on and a bag of popcorn to enjoy while we watched Wreck It Ralph.
On Site Perks For Resort Guest
One of the main reasons to stay at a Walt Disney World resort are the on site perks for resort guest.
Disney Transportation being one of the main perks. You can take a bus from your resort to all the parks plus a boat to Disney Springs. Port of Orleans French Quarter has one bus stop which really appealed to me. In addition to park buses and the Disney Springs boat, guest who are flying can use Magic Express to get them to and from the Orlando airport.
Resort guest also get to book their FastPasses for rides 60 days before their stay and get to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours (a time when the parks are only open to resort guest).
Port of Orleans French Quarter Is Very Authentic
As a New Orleans native, I really appreciated all New Orleans detail put into this hotel. Disney really did their research. The street signs look like they are from downtown New Orleans. The wrought iron fencing all around the establishment is just like you would find in uptown New Orleans. It was like being on Bourbon Street but cleaner with less drinking and more kid friendly. I found it comforting to come back to each night.
The food is New Orleans inspired and was delicious. We had breakfast most days at the resort and found the portions were huge. So big you could probably share meals. The beignet sundae is a must have, SO GOOD!
I hope that your family will check out the Port of Orleans French Quarter resort for one of your upcoming visits to Walt Disney World. I know that we will be back. Of all the moderates that my family has stayed at, this is our favorite. Your family will love it!