Port Orleans Fun Facts & Trivia

The Port Orleans Resorts are probably the most subtly themed and yet detail-filled of any of the non-deluxe Walt Disney World resorts. Less garish than the Value resorts and more picturesque than the other Moderates, the Walt Disney Imagineers who designed Port Orleans achieved some superb results with their beautiful and evocative Southern design concepts.

Originally intended as an extension from the Empress Lilly steamboat restaurant within the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village (now Disney Springs), a New Orleans inspired hotel complex was first mooted back in the early 1980s. When this plan fell through, part of the design concept evolved to become the Boardwalk Resort, while the stylised New Orleans elements moved upriver and transformed into Port Orleans.

For Disney trivia buffs, or if you just want to find out a bit more background information on the design and building of the hotels and their grounds, look no further!

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