Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter address:
2201 Orleans Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Phone: (407) 934-5353 | Fax: (407) 934-5353
Check In: 3:00pm | Check Out: 11:00am
Number of Rooms: 1008
Maximum persons per room: 4 (2 if booking a King room)
Total Number of rooms: 1008
Room size: 314 Sq Ft.
Charge for 3rd and 4th guest: $15 per night / per additional adult
Port Orleans French Quarter combines the energy of Mardi Gras with the charm of New Orlean's iconic French Quarter into one of Disney's most intimate resorts. While this is the smallest of Disney's 'moderate' category resorts, Port Orelans French Quarter is also among the most popular. There are seven buildings housing the resort's 1008 rooms, situated along quaint "streets" with wrought iron fences, cascades of bougainvillea and fountains throughout. The resort is located along the banks of the Sassagoula River, offering boat transportation to Disney Springs. The food court here is among the better ones on Disney property with a good variety of freshly prepared dishes and bakery items. Rooms are comfortable and well-decorated in keeping with the theme of the resort.
Rooms are adorned with warm colors that capture the feel of New Orleans. Purple and gold bedspreads with the Fleur de Lis, gold curtains and dark wood accents. Rooms are 314 square feet, with two sink basins outside the bathroom to allow one person to get ready while another showers. The rooms offer two queen size beds. Rooms in all Disney moderate resorts feature H20 bath products (shampoo, conditioner, and soaps). The upgraded version of the product is sold in the Jackson Square gift shop right off the main lobby. Rooms have flat screen televisions with convenient access to HDMI ports as well as audio and video inputs. This is convenient if you bring along video game systems for the kids or if you like to plug in your camcorder to review your video footage from the trip. Rooms here also have a small mini-fridge, wall safe, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.
There are some rooms available with a king size bed, and some of these are handicapped accessible with a wheelchair-accessible shower in place of a tub.
TIP: For a quiet riverview room, ask for Buildings 1 or 6.
The food court at Port Orleans French Quarter is called "Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory" and is open daily. The food court contains a variety of stations offering American-Creole cuisine ranging from burgers and pizza to sandwiches, wraps, and a variety of hot dishes including jumbalaya, chicken and ribs. The bakery items are made fresh on the premises each day, and they're known for their beignets (fried dough covered with powdered sugar). The bakery also makes fresh-ground espresso, cappuccino and lattes. There is a 'grab-n-go' area containing pre-made sandwiches, snacks, drinks and desserts.
Disney Dining Plan (currently unavailable): Food purchased at Sassagoula Floatworks uses counter service credits from the Disney Dining Plan. Most bakery items are considered snack credits (including the Mickey-shaped beignets). There are a few bakery items that are not available as snack credits, including specialty coffees.
These vary by season, but this is really one place where Disney shines. If you have a day where you just want to hang out by the pool, rest assured there will be games and activities throughout the day to entertain the kids. Some of the poolside activities that take place at Port Orleans French Quarter are Name that Disney Tune, Goofy Bingo, Disney trivia, Name that WDW attraction, and more. There are also “Movies Under the Stars” that is shown on the green between buildings 5 & 6. The Bayou Pirate Adventure is also available from Port Orleans Riverside for an additional charge.
South Quarter Games arcade is one of the smaller arcades at Disney resorts, but it offers a good mix of games for all age groups.
Babysitting Services - Babysitting is available through Kids Nite Out, Inc. - which is not owned or operated by Disney. Caregivers provide in-room services which include playing games, reading, and generally entertaining your kids. Services are also available through Kids Nite Out to plan parties and special events. Advanced reservations are required and services are available 24 hours per day. There is a 4-hour minimum for children 6 months to 12 years old. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid the 4-hour minimum cancellation fee. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 828-0920.
Pool - A sea serpent water slide and a water spouting alligator band are both found at the main pool, the Doubloon Lagoon, at Port Orleans French Quarter. A kiddie pool and spa can be found close by as well. Complimentary pool towels are available at the main pool. Swim noodles and tubes can also be rented.
Aquatic Play Area – perfect for kids 48 inches tall and under. This new play area is located next to the Doubloon Lagoon pool and features child-size water slides, water cannons, and fountains. To fit the theme of the resort, the equipment is all colored in Mardi Gras gold, purple, and green.
Fishing excursions - 2-hour guided fishing excursions are available along the Sassagoula River. Fishing equipment is provided and 24-hour advanced reservations are strongly recommended. You can reserve a fishing excursion by asking your Dreams Unlimited Travel agent or by calling (407) WDW-PLAY. For current information and pricing on fishing excursions around Walt Disney World, click here.
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - The Horse Drawn Carriage ride is a great way to see the property at night. 25-minute horse drawn carriage rides around the resort are available nightly from 6:00pm to 9:30pm (weather permitting). Carriages can seat up to four adults, or two adults and three children. Tickets are sold directly by the carriage drivers and only cash or Disney room charge is accepted (no credit cards). For advanced reservations call 407-WDW-PLAY and for same day reservations call (407) 824-2832 (walk-ups may be available). These rides depart from Port Orleans Riverside Resort.
Painting On De Bayou - Guests can let their creativity run wild during ‘Painting On De Bayou,’ an instructor-led paint class that is held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Scat Cat’s Club. This class allows you to create your own take-home masterpiece.
The cost of the class is $35 per person and is for guests ages 12 and up. Registration is required and is limited to 16 guests per week.
For more information and to reserve your spot, call (407) WDW-PLAY.
Water launch service is available to Disney Springs from the marina.
Disney buses run to each of the theme parks plus Disney Springs approximately every 20 minutes. The bus marquees will indicate the buses' main destinations.