Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
My stay at Port Orleans French Quarter last week reconfirmed its status at Walt Disney World as my favorite Moderate Resort. From the moment you arrive and are greeted by the gracious fountain in the lobby, to the well appointed rooms – now with Queen Size Beds! – you immediately absorb the atmosphere of "Laissez le bon temps rouler!" (Let the good times roll!)
The resorts decor evokes the French Quarter of New Orleans with cobblestone streets, wrought iron fencing and bougainvillea blooming. My personal favorite touch are the street signs – "Rue d'Baga" anyone? 😉
The rooms are heavy on the fleur de lys motif and while hidden Mickeys abound, you do have to look carefully to find them. The beds were my one complaint but this is universal to the moderate resorts. I personally do not find the new Queen Beds comfortable. 🙁 But they are still a vast improvement over the previous full sized beds!
While the bus is your only option when traveling to the theme and water parks, boat transportation is offered to Downtown Disney. The boat carries you down the Sassagoula River, past Saratoga Springs, and docks at the Marketplace end of Downtown Disney. The trip is relaxing and somehow soothing after a long day of touring or shopping.
And last but not least – beignets. Ahhhh… beignets. "Scrumptious" was my sons very apt description of these pillowy pods of fried dough, doused in powdered sugar. The perfect start or end to a day! (Or mid-day snack, lunch time dessert, post-pool pick me up… You get the idea!) Freshly made beignets are available at the Sassagoula Float Works Food Court at the resort. The other offerings are equally as delicious! The Chicken Alfredo Pasta at dinner is not to be missed.
For photos of Port Orleans French Quarter, check out the incredible Photo Archive, over at PassPorter.com: http://www.passporter.com/photos/g543-port-orleans-french-quarter-resort.html
Be well and make magic wherever you go!