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Port Orleans French Quarter
Port Orleans French Quarter

Opened

May 17, 1991

Rooms

1,008

Theme

New Orleans French Quarter

Address

2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone

(407) 934-5000

Location

Downtown Disney Resort Area

Category

Moderate

Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter (previously Disney's Port Orleans Resort) is one of a pair of resort hotels located at the Walt Disney World Resort, the other being Port Orleans Riverside. French Quarter is themed to look like New Orleans. The resort is located in the Downtown Disney area and owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

The resort is connected to Port Orleans Riverside and Downtown Disney via the Sassagoula River.

History[]

Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter was designed to reflect the style and architecture of New Orleans' French Quarter. The resort opened May 17, 1991 as Disney's Port Orleans Resort, with 432 guest rooms in three guest buildings, and expanded to its current 1,008 rooms in seven 3-story guest buildings containing 144 rooms each.

Beginning March 1, 2001, road signage and other theming began to change reflecting the Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Dixie Landings Resort properties becoming "regions" of a united Disney's Port Orleans Resort. As of April 1, 2001, the regions became French Quarter and Riverside, respectively. Changes leading up to and after this period would include the French Quarter region losing Bonfamille's Cafe table-service restaurant, bike rentals, and boat rentals. French Quarter region guests now have to use the larger facilities in the Riverside region. Bonfamille's Cafe's is now only used occasionally as a meeting space for food and beverage management, and a training facility. Bonfamille's Cafe's kitchen is Disney World's test kitchen.

Dining[]

  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
  • Mardi Grogs
  • Scat Cat's Club

Recreation[]

Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter features the Doubloon Lagoon 225,000 gallon swimming pool, which has a sea-serpent themed water slide named Scales that is jockeyed by King Neptune. This area also includes a hot tub and a children's playground.

The resort also has a cashless video game arcade where guests purchase point-cards for gameplay.

Sources & External Links[]

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