The Best Thing I Love About Disney Is… Walking at Port Orleans Resort

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The Best Thing I Love About Disney Is… Walking at Port Orleans Resort

For those who have never stayed at the Port Orleans Resort, you might want to consider it. On your next visit to Walt Disney World, take a bus over to the resort and spend an hour walking around. When we stay there we stay in the Magnolia bend section of the resort and at least once or twice during each visit we will do a bit of a walking tour.

We normally leave our building and cross the bridge over the Sassagoula and head down to Port Orleans French Quarter. It is much smaller than the Riverside section and has a strong New Orleans/Mardi Gras theme. The food court is unique with many large Mardi Gras masks hanging from the ceiling. The buildings remind one of the New Orleans French Quarter and you must stop and glance at the street signs. Stop by the pool for a visual treat – maxed out Mardi Gras.

When we head back to the Riverside section we walk to the Riverside Mill (food court) and cross the little bridge directly in front of the water wheel to visit the rustically styled Alligator Bayou section. We then head back to the Magnolia Bend section where the buildings resemble old southern mansions which is where we normally stay. A bit of a side trip to Ol’ Man Island brings you to the Main Pool which is designed as an old swimming hole. It’s very unique.

As you walk the resort take note of the gorgeous landscaping – it rivals any Deluxe Resort on property. If you don’t want to walk the resort you can rent many types of bicycles or take a carriage ride in the evening (both for a fee of course).

For a detailed look at the Port Orleans Resort, visit this site http://www.portorleans.org/, it’s very well done.

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  1. I fell in love with the Port Orleans resort this last time we were at Disney World. We had reservations elsewhere for later in the trip, but we wanted a couple of days where we could just relax and get away from everything. We made reservations and we didn’t realize how the Port Orleans would fit into our plan of taking it easy till we got there and started walking around. We all fell in love with the Port Orleans. My husband especially loved it since he loves walking everyday and here he could enjoy his walk and nature at the same time. He is a big nature lover. we are definitely sold on the Port Orleans resort.

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