The Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

The Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This charming resort, with its vibrant colors, lush gardens, and New Orleans-inspired architecture, is known for its unique atmosphere, exceptional amenities, and more. Here are the top five reasons to stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.

POFQ lobby
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Lobby photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Immerse Yourself in the Charm of New Orleans

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is a great place to experience the charm and flavor of New Orleans. The resort is designed to resemble a classic French Quarter neighborhood, complete with wrought-iron balconies, gas lamps, and colorful buildings. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be transported to another time and place, with the sounds of jazz music and the scents of Cajun and Creole cuisine filling the air.

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Enjoy Exceptional Amenities

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort offers a range of exceptional amenities that will make your stay unforgettable. The resort features a stunning outdoor pool area with delightful Mardi Gras theming and a giant sea serpent waterslide, a hot tub, and a kid’s play area.

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Pool
The pool at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Together with its sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside, POFQ offers a variety of recreational activities, including bike rentals, fishing, and boat rentals. In addition, the resort features dining options, including a quick-service restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar.  You can test out the gumbo at Sassagoula Floatworks food court or sip on a Hurricane at Mardi Grogs at the pool. 

pool bar
Mari Grogs Pool Bar at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Speaking of dining options, this resort is where you can order all the beignets your heart desires at Scat Cat Club Café!  Not just any beignets! Mickey shaped and specialty flavored options (including boozy options) are on the menu.  You can also start your morning with chicory coffee inspired by the French Quarter classic.

Mickey shaped beignets at Scat Cat Club Cafe photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

At Scat Cat’s Club next door, you can enjoy the sounds of live jazz music on most nights while indulging in cool southern inspired cocktails and dishes such as an oyster Po’boy. 

Take Advantage of the Convenient Location

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is conveniently located near many of Walt Disney World’s top attractions, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. The resort is part of the Disney Springs area hotels and offers guests the option of a short but relaxing boat ride to the dining, shopping, and entertainment district. 

Boat transportation
Disney’s Sassagoula Floatworks boat transportation to Disney Springs photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

In addition, POFQ is located within walking distance of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside.  This gives you access to all the amenities at its sister resort including horse drawn carriage rides, Boatwright’s table service restaurant as well as lounges, shopping and more. 

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Use Disney Transportation with Ease

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort is one of the few “smaller” moderate resorts on property.  How does that benefit you?  This smaller resort layout means guest rooms are near all the amenities, including Disney’s free transportation on property. 

Disney Bus Transportation
Disney bus transportation is easy at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Disney transportation at this resort feels easy and is much less crowded than at most of the other moderately priced Disney Resorts with sprawling layouts and internal bus loops.  Both buses and boat transportation run frequently.  It’s so simple to hop on and get where you want to go from this resort.    

Bus schedule
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Enjoy the Benefits of Staying on Disney Property

Staying at a Disney resort comes with many benefits, including access to early park entry in the mornings, early access to Disney Genie+ reservations, and complimentary transportation to and from the parks.

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In addition, Disney extends magical extras to resort guests such as discounts and advantages around property as part of your stay.  You can use those magical extras at Disney’s mini golf courses, as well as shopping and dining locations around Disney Springs. 

POFQ buildings
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter buildings photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is a fantastic place to stay when visiting Walt Disney World. With all its amenities, it’s easy to see why so many guests choose this resort for their Disney vacation.

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