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I was born in 1992 the same year Disneyland Paris was born. I am a true Disney freak, I have collected a room full of Disney Parks memorabilia and I am now studying landscape architecture at Cal Poly SLO, which should come in handy since I want to become an Imagineer. I made this site to share the amazing qualities of The Walt Disney Company for the world's enjoyment.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Disney's Port Orleans Resort

    Disney's Port Orleans is a complex of two hotels called "Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter" and "Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside" located in Downtown Disney of the Walt Disney World Resort.
 Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter:
The French Quarter hotel was themed and designed to look like the actual French Quarter down in Louisiana and it opened on May 17, 1991 as Disney's Port Orleans Resort. The hotel had 432 guest rooms separated between three buildings. The hotel later expanded to 1,008 rooms and added 7 three story tall buildings holding 144 rooms each.
The French Quarter has one food court called the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory as seen below.
If you love true New Orleans style Jazz then go to the Scat Cat's Club which on select nights features awesome sounding Jazz for your enjoyment. 
By the pool there a a bar called Mardi Grogs. the pool at this hotel is called Doubloon Lagoon that holds 225,000 gallons of water and it has a water slide that looks like a sea serpent as seen blow.
Below are more pictures of Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter.  

Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside:
Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside is themed to look like the mansions around the southern part of the Mississippi River. The second hotel opened on February 2, 1992 as "Disney's Dixie Landings Resort". This hotel has two sections to stay in "Alligator Bayou" which has a southern rustic theme and "Magnolia Bend" which is themed to look like plantations. Together this hotel has 2,048 rooms to stay at.
Both of the hotels share a restaurant called the Boatwright's Dining Hall which serves southern style cuisine. Boatwright's Dining Hall is flanked by River Roost lounge with a sing-along ragtime piano comedy show on select nights. Up the hall is the Riverside Mill Food Court featuring a working cotton press. There is also a pool bar called Muddy Rivers on Ol' Man Island that sells alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
At the Riverside hotel there is a 3 1/2 acre area called Ol' Man that has a 158,000 gallon swimming pool with a rustic saw-mill themed water slide and a hot tub in it. The island has a playground for young children to play at and if you want to do some fishing then you can at the Fishin' Hole where they have poles and bate to rent. If you want something more quite there are three other pools located around the hotel.
As of April 1, 2001 the two resorts joined to make the one "Disney's Port Orleans Resort". Also the river that the resort is on is called the Sassagoula River and one can rent boats at the Riverside area to putts around on the water.