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We’ve Ranked the Attractions at EPCOT, and Here They Are!

Epcot

There are four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort just outside of Orlando, Florida. Why so many parks under one proverbial roof? How else would Disney be able to contain all of its many attractions and present them to Guests in a meaningful and accessible way? Each theme park at Disney World has a different theme, and those ...

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We’ve Ranked the Attractions at EPCOT, and Here They Are!

Grand Fiesta

12. The Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros This ride is one of only two rides on the World Showcase and is housed inside the Mexican pyramid in the Mexico pavilion. It opened on April 6, 2007, replacing the El Rio del Tiempoattraction. It is a dark boat ride that takes Guests on a slow tour of Mexico, but ...

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We’ve Ranked the Attractions at EPCOT, and Here They Are!

Disney Pixar Short Film Festival

11. Disney and PIXAR Short Film Festival This 18-minute presentation takes place in the Magic Eye Theater, and Guests will appreciate it very much, especially if they are fans of the magic of animation. Before heading to the auditorium, Guests are led in a pre-show room. A short video is shown with host John Lasseter—Chief Creative Officer of PIXAR and ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

Port Orleans

1. What’s not to love? Disney’s Port Orleans Resort is a beautiful resort at Walt Disney World, and it’s tucked away in a peaceful setting on the river. That beauty is carried throughout the resort—on both the Riverside and French Quarter sections of the resort. The themes of jazz and Mardi Gras are everywhere you look, and everyone loves that ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

5. Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans – Riverside When you step into Boatwright’s Dining Hall, for a second or two, you’re not sure whether you’re in a restaurant or an old shipyard warehouse. Antique shipbuilding tools decorate the walls, but you won’t be building ships here; you’ll be enjoying some of the best N’awlins food in town! Enjoy fried ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

4. Sassagoula Floatworks at Port Orleans – French Quarter On the French Quarter side of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, you’ll find a different kind of eatery called Sassagoula Floatworks. Celebrate Mardi Gras (and eat like it too!)  every day at this fun quick-service food court decorated with Mardi Gras masks and parade touches. While you’re there, you can enjoy cheeseburgers, ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

Scat Cats Club

3. Scat Cat’s Club at Port Orleans – French Quarter Everyone remembers Scat Cat and the gang from Disney’s Aristocats. Those cats were really swinging with their jazz music that filled the streets. Get that jazz feel at this lounge on the French Quarter side of Port Orleans. Enjoy appetizers like flatbreads, fritters and bayou buffalo wings. If you’re looking ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

2. Ol’ Man Island at Port Orleans – Riverside Take the family for a swim on the bayou. Don’t worry—it’s not really the bayou, but you’ll have a blast at Ol’ Man Island at Port Orleans – Riverside. This 3.5-acre aquatic paradise has something for everyone. Three wooden bridges take Guests to this water fun oasis, and the 95-foot long ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

Port Orleans Lobby

6. You can get lost in the music! You can’t have New Orleans without music—it just wouldn’t be right. And apparently, Disney agrees. Everywhere you turn on the Port Orleans Resort property, you will hear music and see reminders of the role music plays in New Orleans culture. Immerse yourself in the lively sound of jazz music—it’s hard not to ...

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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort

Port Orleans Riverside

7. The Sassagoula River Another thing we just love about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort is the beautiful river that flows through the resort property. Not only does the river make for a gorgeous setting; it also doubles as a way of transportation to nearby Disney Springs. You can take a Disney bus to Disney Springs from the resort, but why, ...

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