Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter (Hotel Tour)


Located on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is one of the “Moderate” on-site resorts at Walt Disney World.  This spectacular hotel originally opened in 1991 and expanded featuring 1,008 rooms in seven three-story buildings spread throughout property.

Located along the Bonnet Creek Parkway near EPCOT and Disney Springs, this property is themed after the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.  It is a short distance to all four theme parks as well as the other amenities within the Walt Disney World Resort.  The Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando are both less than 30 minutes away.

Amenities at this hotel are quite good for a property of this size and includes the Doubloon Lagoon resort pool area with waterslide, game room, fishing tours, bike rentals, complimentary resort wide transportation, organized recreational activities / entertainment and complimentary Wi-Fi service.  It should be noted that the resort shares amenities and dining venues with the adjacent Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hotel rates at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

Prices for Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter typically range from over $200 per night to more than $400 per night for the family suites depending on the time of year.  See our price chart below for rates during specific nights.

Does Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter provide transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks?

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter offers complimentary bus transportation throughout Walt Disney World including the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and the Resort hotels.  There is also free water taxi service to Disney Springs.

Is there free transportation from the Orlando International Airport to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

Complimentary transportation from Disney’s Magical Express is no longer offered.  However, Mears Connect shuttle service provides transportation from the Walt Disney World Resort to the Orlando International Airport at a cost of around $32.00 per person.

Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

There are no resort fees or parking charges at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.

Is there a nice pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

There themed pool complex at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is called Doubloon Lagoon with features a resort pool, 51-foot water slide, whirlpool spa and a children water play area.  Guests also have access to the Ol’ Man Island pool complex at the adjacent Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

What are the food & beverage options at the Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter features four food & beverage options including the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory which is the resort’s main dining venue. Guests also have access to the dining venues at the adjacent Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

What is the check-in and check-out time at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

The check in-time at the Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is 4:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 am.

What is the pet policy at the Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter?

With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. However, Disney’s has an ongoing program that allows pets at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort.  

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About Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Themed after the French Quarter style architecture of New Orleans Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter opened in December 1991 and was expanded to a total of 1,008 rooms in seven individual three-story buildings.  The grounds and common area are very well themed and give off the impression of being in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

This property resort is located on-site within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida fairly close to EPCOT and Disney Springs.  Access to the resort is provided Bonnet Creek Parkway just north of East Buena Vista Drive which connects to Epcot Center Drive and Interstate 4 just a few miles to the east.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

2201 Orleans Drive

Lake Buena Vista, Florida  32830

407.934.5000

It will take about 30 minutes to get to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter from the Orlando International Airport.  Guests can either take SR-528 (Beach Line Expressway) to Interstate 4, west to Osceola Parkway or SR-417 west to the Osceola Parkway.  Both routes are similar in mileage and fairly easy to navigate for out-of-area travelers.

From Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, the time / distance to the visitor toll plazas at the Disney theme parks are as follows (per Google Maps):

The time / distance to other popular Orlando area attractions is as follows:

  • SeaWorld Orlando: Approximately 20 minutes
  • Universal Orlando Resort: Approximately 25 minutes.
  • Downtown Orlando: Approximately 35 minutes
  • Orange County Convention Center: Approximately 20 minutes
  • The Mall at Millenia: Approximately 30 minutes

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Amenities at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is a full service “Moderate” resort which includes a number of amenities and features at a fairly affordable price.

Resort Pool

The Doubleoon Lagoon is a Mardi Gras themed resort pool that features a 51-foot blue sea serpent water slide, water play area and a whirlpool spa.  Hotel guests are also free to use the Ol’ Man Island pool complex at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.  This 3.5 acre water playground includes a resort pool with plenty of water features, a 95-foot water slide, kiddie pool and whirlpool spa.

Other Amenities

  • Organized Entertainment
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Bike Rentals
  • Fishing Charters
  • Jogging Trail
  • Kids Playground
  • South Quarter Games (Arcade)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

There is also complimentary transportation provided throughout the entire Walt Disney World Resort.  The hotel features shuttle bus service outside of main lobby to the theme parks.  Guests will also find complimentary water taxi service to Disney Springs.

 Dining Options at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Dining options are considered to be adequate with the main eatery being the Sassagoula Flatworks and Food Factory.  This quick service dining venue is open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM and serves a variety of items including burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and salads.  Kids meals are also offered as well as beverages and baked goods.  Click here to see the menu at Sassaguola.

Other food and beverage options include:

  • Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge
  • Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe’
  • Mardi Grogs

Guests are also free to use the dining venues at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.  These eateries include:

  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • River Roost
  • Muddy Rivers
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall

The Rooms and Rates at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

The types of rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter are fairly standard and feature garden, river and pool views.  All rooms feature a beverage cooler, free wireless internet service, flat panel televisions a coffee maker, iron / ironing board, in-room safe, telephone with voicemail, hairdryer and bathroom products.

Like most hotels in the greater Orlando area, rates at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort are highly seasonal and we have found that rates and availability do vary quite considerably throughout the year.   The rates shown below are the best available rate in both room types offered at this hotel.  

The following rates were obtained from the hotel web site at the time of publication.  Please note that nightly rates can change at any time.

Rates 2023 – 2024 Dec. 15th Feb. 15th April 15th
Standard View $395.00 $319.00 $297.00
Garden View $425.00 $333.00 $326.00
River View $436.00 $357.00 $337.00
Pool View $443.00 $364.00 $344.00

There is a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax.  The property does not charge resort fees or have parking charges.  Disney is constantly running special offers and there are always discounts for annual passholders and Florida Residents.

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What We Liked about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

There are a number of things to like about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.  Following are some of the highlights:

  • Excellent New Orleans & Mardi Gras theming and decor
  • Complimentary Disney resort wide transportation include water taxi service to Disney Springs
  • Spacious and more tranquil than other Disney resorts
  • Fresh Beignets at the Scat Cafe’

What We Did Not Like about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

There are a few things about the Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter we do not like which include:

  • Limited on-site dining options
  • Certain buildings can be far from the parking area and the amenities
  • Rooms with exterior corridors

What We Think Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is Perfect For:

We were very happy with our stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and find that it is perfect for:

  • Vacation travelers seeking a high quality Disney experience at a fair price
  • Those seeking a more serene on-site hotel experience.
  • Fans of New Orleans theming and culture

Our Thoughts

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is a nice that includes a fair amount of on-site amenities.  The dining options were limited as compared to other on-site resorts but the hotel is very well themed and is a good value visiting the Disney World theme parks.

As Florida residents and annual passholders, we try to take advantage of special offers for any on-site Disney hotel.  Any time we see an offer less than $200 per night for the Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, we typically make the reservation.  However, paying over $300 per night to a resort that’s not along the Disney Monorail, Disney Skyliner and does not have extensive amenities / dining options is typically not our preference.

Since typically we drive to Orlando, the Disney’s transportation service to the theme parks as well as Uber / Lyft for off-site restaurants is not a concern.  However, without a vehicle guests are not fully able to explore the Orlando area outside of Disney (this of course is by design). Outside transportation service costs can add up if you are looking to visit non-Disney theme parks or off-property restaurants so keep that in mind for your next visit.

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Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1998 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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