This family-friendly club resort is inspired by the romance and pageantry of the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, and where every day is a celebration. Guests can step through a wrought-iron portal into an alluring world of delicious Cajun food, jazz music and dazzling parades. They can also stroll along the cobblestone walkways and gaze down from balconies with delicate railings as they listen to the smooth jazz backdrop and breathe in the sweet smell of magnolia blossoms in the air. As they pass by the ornate street signs, antique gas lampposts and fountains, guests may just feel like they've been transported to The Big Easy. The 1,008 comfortable guest rooms are situated along landscaped lanes, with some overlooking the Sassagoula River. The lushly landscaped mile-long walking path along the Sassagoula River is great for a stroll to unwind after a busy day. The scenic journey feels like guests are leaving the big city on their way to the rural countryside. Guests should just try not to startle any of the ducks or bunny rabbits that call the area home! Facilities available to guests at the air-conditioned themed hotel include a lobby with 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a newspaper stand and lift access to the upper floors. There is a children's playground for younger guests, and a games room and restaurant are to be found on-site. Room service and a laundry service are offered for additional fees.
This waterfront hotel is situated close to the EPCOT theme park, the Downtown Disney area and Disney's BoardWalk area. Guests may take advantage of the shuttle bus service to the famous Walt Disney World theme parks. The centre of Lake Buena Vista is approximately 3.4 km from the hotel and Orlando is around 30 km away. Other nearby places of interest include Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba (2.6 km), Seaworld Orlando (11 km), Universal Studios and Wet'n'Wild (both around 18 km).
The Mardi Gras-inspired guest rooms feature rich, blue colour schemes, French-inspired paintings and antique-style furnishings, creating the warm southern style for which New Orleans is famous. All rooms have tables and chairs, coffee makers, high-speed Internet access for a fee, multiline telephones, in-room safes, radio, cable television and dual vanity areas. All rooms are en-suite with a shower and bathtub, and equipped with a mini fridge, ironing set and individually regulated air conditioning and heating. Rooms with either double or king-size beds are available.
The hotel has the Doubloon Lagoon, the centrally located pool complex, which includes an outdoor swimming pool with a waterslide that resembles a giant sea serpent. There is also a poolside snack bar with parasols. Disney's Magnolia golf course is around a 10-minute drive from the resort.
Dining options include The Mint, as well as a food court that serves American and Creole food. There is live entertainment on select nights at Scat Cat's Lounge and Jackson Square Gifts and Desires. Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside is just a short walk down the river where guests can dine or take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Breakfast, and set menu lunch and dinner are served.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard or VISA are all accepted as methods of payment.
From I-4, take exit 67 towards Disney. Follow signs to Port Orleans.
Disney's Magical Express offers a free airport shuttle (Orlando International Airport), luggage delivery and airline check-in (for most airlines) for guests staying at a Disney resort. These must be arranged in advance. To book guests should follow these simple instructions: having received a confirmation number from the resort as well as the flight number/arrival time, go to one of these websites to make a booking: For guests arriving from anywhere outside the US, UK, or Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/international. For guests arriving from within the US: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/us. For guests arriving from Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/ca. For guests arriving from the UK: www.disneymagicalexpress.com/uk.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board