Resort address: 2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Phone: (407) 934-5000 | Fax: (407) 934-5353
Port Orleans is separated into two main sections (they are two separate resorts under the same “Port Orleans” heading), and that is Riverside and French Quarter. Riverside is a large resort, while French Quarter is much smaller and more intimate, with only 7 three story buildings totaling around 1008 rooms.
Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Resort hotel, where you’ll find cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies and magnolias, with the colorful Mardi Gras characters and jazz keeping things lively. Enter the main check in building, where you’ll also find quick service dining, shopping, and even an arcade! Then you can take a walk to nearby Port Orleans Riverside, or catch the boat down to Disney Springs!
Rooms are adorned with warm colors that capture the feel of New Orleans. Rooms are 314 square feet, most containing 2 queen beds, a table with two chairs, a dresser/credenza, a minifridge, coffeemaker, and two sink basins outside the bathroom to allow one person to get ready while another showers. Other features include a hair dryer, iron and ironing board and wall safe, but it’s not big enough to hold a laptop or large accessory.
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. No rooms contain balconies, but there is a wrought iron rail on each room window.
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory — Enjoy a taste of Mardi Gras at this festive quick-service restaurant, featuring classic Cajun and Creole cuisine like burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, jambalaya, and of course, beignets! Open 6a to midnight.
What are beignets? Just Mickey shaped fried dough covered in powdered sugar. Healthy? Heck no. Worth the trip? Absolutely!
OTHER DINING OPTIONS
- Mardi Grogs — Three cheers to kicking back an ice-cold beer! Also, be sure to take in the scenic views of the Sassagoula River while here.
- Scat Cat’s Club (Club) — Enjoy specialty and Mickeyshaped beignets all day long!
- Scat Cat’s Club (Lounge) — Unwind in this New Orleans-style lounge with jazz music, “Big Easy” delicacies and Southern-inspired specialty cocktails.
There is also a coffee area with espresso, cappuccino, and lattes, as well as the standard grab-n-go counters with premade foods, snacks, drinks, and sweets.
If you do decide you want a sit-down table service experience, your best bet is to make the short trek over to Riverside, or catch the boat to Disney Springs.
POOLS / RECREATION
The Doubloon Lagoon Pool – Come slide down Scales, the 51-foot-long snaking sea serpent slide, whose tongue deposits you into the lagoon with a mighty splash. Alligator jazz aficionados, a water play area, a whirlpool spa and the Mardi Grogs pool bar make it even more of a party—as King Neptune watches over all of the merriment from on high. Guests must be under 48″ to play at Doubloon Lagoon Water Play Area. Complimentary pool towels are available at the main pool. Swim noodles and tubes can also be rented.
Other activities include:
- 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 calling (407) WDW-PLAY.
- Biking – Bicycles and Surrey bikes are available for rent at Port Orleans Riverside, but not French Quarter
- 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). Guests are picked up in front of the marina at Port Orleans Riverside.
- 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 6p to 8p 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.
- Beignet Fun Run – Join the crew on Sunday “Run Day” for a quick dash around Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. After completing the 1.5 mile course, you’ll receive a finisher’s medallion, along with a beignet! Most Sundays, though not on runDisney race weekends. Check in at 730a, run begins at 8a. It’s a $15 per person entry fee, check in on the Riverwalk by Building 5.
- Movies Under the Stars – Catch a Disney flick nightly on an outside screen. Ask for location.
- 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. Buses to the Water Parks or ESPN may require a transfer.
- Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that for hotel reservations made at this Resort March 21, 2018 and thereafter, a standard overnight self-parking fee of $20 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out.