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Port Orleans French Quarter: A Great Theming Experience

  • Mar 23, 2010

The first resort that I stayed at on the Walt Disney World property was in 2004 and it was the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. This moderate resort on the Walt Disney World property is themed just as you would see Bourbon Street on Marti Gras, minus the large loud crowds. 

What I loved first about this resort was the theming!  The lobby looks just like a warehouse where they keep all of the decorations for Marti Gras and once you step outside, it looks like a small town. The buildings are on the sides a street with a sidewalk to walk on.  The landscaping, fountains and overall calm feel of the resort really made the trip exciting for me!

I gave this resort a 5 out of 5 because it made such a good impression on my as my first resort stay! It was this stay that brought me back to stay on property again for my other visits!


Port Orleans French Quarter: A Great Theming Experience

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review by . June 05, 2010
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The bottom line, of all the resorts Mary Ann and I have stayed at on Walt Disney World property, Port Orleans French Quarter (POFQ) is now our favorite. We were there in December 2009, and found this resort to be comfortable, quiet, very pretty and romantic… just the right size to return to from a long day at the parks. Of course there are things I would have liked to see a little different, but overall we’re big fans of Moderate resorts, of which the Port Orleans pair and especially …
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Corporate Description: Disney's Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter is a 1,008-room hotel inspired by the romance and pageantry of the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.Disney's Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter is located near:Epcot theme parkDowntown Disney AreaDisney's BoardWalk AreaEvery day is a celebration at Disney's Port Orleans Resort —French Quarter. Step through a wrought-iron portal into an alluring recreation of the historic New Orleans district known for delicious Cajun food, jazz music and dazzling parades. Stroll cobblestone walkways and gaze down ornate wrought-iron railings as you listen to the smooth jazz backdrop and breathe in the sweet smell of magnolia blossoms in the air.The theming of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is so ornate and intricate—including street signs, sidewalks, brick-laden roads, antique gas lampposts, fountains and decorative chimneys—a trip to your room often feels like you are walking through New Orleans.The resort's central building, named The Mint, features the Main Lobby, registration desk, food court, lounge, shop and video game arcade. In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, the food court and the pool are decorated with a variety of parade floats and props. Doubloon Lagoon—the centrally located pool complex—includes a waterslide that resembles a giant sea serpent.The lushly landscaped mile-long walking path along the Sassagoula River is great for a stroll to unwind after a busy day. Just try not to startle...
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