Port Orleans French Quarter is a New Orleans/Mardi Gras themed resort located in the Downtown Disney Resort area of WDW. With just 7 building groups and just over 1000 rooms, this is the smallest resort on property. It is adjacent to it’s sister resort – Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings). FYI for pet lovers, they are across from Best Friends Pet Care.
Upon entry into POFQ, you are completely immersed into the Mardi Gras feeling, complete with beads. There is wrought ironwork aplenty as well as over the top opulence. There is definitely a party atmosphere here.
The Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is not overly large but still offers many different options. You will feel like you are in the parade with the masks hanging from the ceiling! Don’t miss out on the beignets that are made to order or the chicken quesadillas with beans and dirty rice. Pizza delivery to rooms is available. They offer the famous Mickey waffles for breakfast.
There are two bars in POFQ – Scat Cats Lounge is inside the main building off the foyer and Mardi Grogs Pool Bar. Both serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage. They are fully stocked and can make any drink you want, not just the specials they list.
French Quarter offers one pool named the Doubloon Lagoon with a sea serpent slide and watched over by King Neptune. There are playful alligators and piped in jazz music. There is a hot tub area around the corner from the Mardi Grogs Pool Bar as well as a playground. More colorful alligators show you the way. Definitely fun for all ages.
The rooms at POFQ are about 315 square feet and offer either two queen sized or one king sized beds. They do have ADA compliant rooms available upon request and availability. There is a double sink section that can be separated by the main room by a curtain and is separated by the toilet and sink by a door. As with all the WDW resorts, the toilets are loud. Not a huge problem. The rooms are decorated beautifully in purple and gold tones with dark wood accents. Disney is in the details, down to the woodwork leading from the main room to the sink area. The small fridge is located in the dresser.
The best part of POFQ is walking up and down the “streets”. The buildings are a great mix of pastels, bright colors and brick work. The multi colored wrought ironwork on the buildings is perfect. The differing roof styles and fountains feel so authentic. You really feel like you are walking in an old established neighborhood.