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Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!

6 New Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish Rooftop Bar

With a resort that sprung up in Central Florida in 1971, Disney World is constantly changing — with new resorts, attractions, and constant renovations, Disney World is never “finished.”  Regardless of when your last trip was — a month, a year, five years — there is always something new to check out.  This is the most true when considering dining ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

Port Orleans Riverside Pool

1. Overall Value Both resorts are classified as moderate resorts, so they offer a good value with a fantastic experience.  Rooms tend to be slightly more expensive at French Quarter because it is a smaller resort, so supply is somewhat limited.  Given all of the other perks offered by the resort, these two resorts should be on the top of ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

5. Themed Pools Riverside and French Quarter are home to two of the best-themed pools on property!  Riverside has Ol’ Man Island where guests can take a dip in what feels like an old-fashioned swimming hole, while French Quarter is home to a magnificently themed pool with touches and the flair of New Orleans and Marci Gras.  Guests will find ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

Boatwrights

4. Restaurants and Lounges In addition to the lounges at both resorts, guests can dine at Boatwright’s Dining Hall, the lone table service restaurant at Riverside for dinner. The menu features classic, homestyle favorites that will satisfy any appetite.  In addition, guests can choose to dine at the quick-service cafeterias at either resort, the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory or the ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

Port Orleans

2. Quality Theming The rooms at both of the Port Orleans Resorts are wonderfully themed to the resort.  All of the rooms and buildings at French Quarter evoke feelings of being in the actual French Quarter in New Orleans with wrought iron flourishes and tight cobblestone streets and street lamps.  Riverside is separated into two separate areas, Magnolia Bend which ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

3. Proximity to Parks Both resorts sit close to Epcot allowing guest to enjoy the myriad festivals at the park throughout the year.  Additionally, given the layout of the parks and the backroads, guests who choose to drive can navigate quickly (and easily) to the Magic Kingdom without having to battle traffic on World Drive.  This is a great perk ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

8. Proximity/Transportation to Disney Springs Situated alongside the Sassagoula River, both of the Port Orleans resorts offer guests a boat shuttle to Disney Springs.  With the ongoing opening of new restaurants and experiences at Disney Springs, having a resort with a dedicated method of transportation is a huge plus.  The boat ride is relaxing and and gives guests a completely ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

7. Two Resorts for the Price of One Both resorts physically sit directly next to one another.  Since the resorts are so close, guests at either resort can easily enjoy the amenities of the other without having to arrange for separate transportation.  Guests staying at French Quarter may wish to take advantage of the restaurant at Riverside, while guests from ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

Scat Cats Club

6. Unique Entertainment Both resorts are home to unique and crowd-pleasing entertainment. Guests at Riverside can enjoy drinks, appetizers, and a spirited piano show featuring Yeehaw Bob at the River Roost Lounge.  Guests staying at French Quarter can also relax and enjoy drinks at the Scat Cat Lounge and participate in a weekly Beignet Run — guests enjoy a race course ...

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8 Benefits of Staying at the Port Orleans Resorts

Port Orleans Riverside

Every resort on property has benefits.  If you stay at the Contemporary, you can easily walk to the Magic Kingdom and may luck out and be able to see Happily Ever After from your hotel room.  Guests staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge can see animals grazing in the savanna around their hotel and learn more about the animals, too.  ...

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