Welcome to the Unofficial Guide to Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts
Mardi Gras activities for Tues 9 Feb at Port Orleans have been CANCELLED (apart from the cast member pargo parade at 10am). See News Page for updates.
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31-Jan-16: The Mardi Gras events at Port Orleans will be somewhat muted this year due to departmental reorganisations, but there will still be a cast member 'pargo parade' on Tuesday 9th February 2016 [Full Story...]
29-Jan-16: Construction and Maintenance Updates, and further Port Orleans Management Restructuring News [Full Story...]
24-Jan-16: Walt Disney World Management Structure Reorganisation: Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter to receive their own individual General Managers [Full Story...]
31-Dec-15: The January 2016 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available. Reminder: The Ol' Man Island pool will be closed from 11 January. [Full Story...]
24-Dec-15: Off Kilter's Jason Thomas and Billy Varnes currently appearing live several evenings a week at Scat Cat's Club at Port Orleans French Quarter [Full Story...]
21-Dec-15: Port Orleans French Quarter's Bonfamille's Café temporarily reopens for the Christmas period as "Scat Cat's Café" [Full Story...]
09-Dec-15: Route adjustments to the Port Orleans Disney Bus Transportation service. [Full Story...]
01-Dec-15: The December 2015 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available, including Christmas and New Year events. [Full Story...]
22-Nov-15: Ol' Man Island pool maintenance dates now 11 Jan - 4 Mar 2016. French Quarter children's water play area opening delayed until 19 Jan 2016. [Full Story...]
01-Nov-15: Port Orleans annual Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Content, video of the entries at both resorts [Full Story...]
11-Oct-15: Port Orleans Riverside's main feature pool will be closed for maintenance from 11 January 2016 until 4 March 2016 [Full Story...]
22-Aug-15: Food court menus updated at both Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter as from 19 August 2015. [Full Story...]
31-Jul-15: Non-stop direct ferry services from both Riverside and French Quarter to Downtown Disney initially trialled from 2-8 August, now to be continued indefinitely. [Full Story...]
25-Jul-15: Port Orleans General Manager Valerie Bunting will soon be moving on to a new position at Walt Disney World after six very successful years overseeing the Port Orleans resorts. Good luck in your new role Val. [Full Story...]
02-Jul-15: Advanced Notice of Planned Refurbishment Work at the Port Orleans resorts: POFQ children's pool in Oct 2015 and POR Magnolia Terrace roofing work starting Jan 2016 [Full Story...]
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is the world’s number one tourist destination, welcoming tens of millions of visitors every year. Many of those visitors want to stay right in the heart of the magic, so Disney provides more than twenty resort hotels within its 47 square mile boundary — from economy venues such as the Value All Star Resorts up to the deluxe (and expensive!) Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
The middle ground is served by a series of ‘Moderate’ resorts offering more comfort and amenities than the Values, but still at reasonably affordable prices. Widely regarded as the best of these is the twin complex of Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter. Nestled along the banks of the Disney-created Sassagoula River, these two resort hotels are probably the best themed, and certainly the most picturesque, places to stay within Walt Disney World without breaking the bank.
Completely unofficial and unbiased, PortOrleans.org should provide you with absolutely everything you need to know for your stay at either of these beautiful resorts. Enjoy exploring, and have a magical day!