NH Travel Agent Insider’s Guide To Port Orleans, Disney World

Step back in a time where the white-column mansions and Magnolias bloomed along the Louisiana Bayou. Walt Disney World will dive you deep into the culture of the quaint backwoods cottage and pristine white mansions as you walk along the Sassagoula River in the French Quarter. Get ready to tempt your taste buds with specialty dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets. Here are some insider tips to vacationing at Port Orleans Resort from a NH Travel Agent. Enjoy!

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What’s New

The Bonfamille’s Café located in the French Quarter started their refurbishment in mid-June of this year. The work is supposed to be completed sometime this Fall. In the meantime, while you are there, the original Bonfamile’s area will be brought back into service while the café is under construction. Guests will have full access to the Riverside Mill food court and the Boatwright’s Dining Hall Restaurant. There is a shuttle that will transport you to and from these two spots in the resort.



Depending on what time of year you are traveling to Disney World it can get scorching there. Don’t worry, though, Port Orleans has 5 leisure pools for you to enjoy in. Three of the pools are located in the Alligator Bayou and two in Magnolia Bend. If you want to get away from the crowd and enjoy a little relaxation time, dip on down to Ol’ Man Island. Ol’ Man Island is a 3.5-acre refuge with a swimmin’ hole and fishin’ hole. You’ll feel like you step into the story of Tom Sawyer here with an abandoned sawmill, 3 wooden bridges and a 95 foot-long rustic waterslide built right into the millworks. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then you can stroll over to the Muddy Rivers pool bar and enjoy some entertainment for all ages. There is a daily pool party with an evening campfire and movie to keep the family fun going.


NH Travel Agent  Things To Do While At Port Orleans

Carriage Rides

Whether you are in a standard room or in a royal suite, there are plenty of things to do during your stay. Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride along the scenic woodland banks of the Sassagoula River. You can select from two different routes, the carriage fits up to four adults or two adults and three small children. The first route takes you through the lush pine and cypress trees of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The second route takes you along the charming pathways of Port Orleans and the Riverside banks of the Sassagoula River. Either one is a fun and relaxing time to step back into a time where the primary transportation in our country was by horse and carriage.


Pirate Adventure Cruises

Children from the age 4 years to 12 years old can set sail on a pirate adventure for approximately 2 hours and follow the clues to treasure in a hidden cove. Pirate Bandanas and a crew of scallywags with young buccaneers board a seasoned vessel to sail to exotic ports where they will hear tails of pirate legends and discover clues to buried treasure.

There are four different swashbuckling adventures your kids can choose from. Disney’s Pirate Adventure, Island of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise, Albatross Treasure Cruise, Bayou Pirate Adventure all are super fun for your kids.


Other Things To Do White at Port Orleans Resort

  • Movies under the stars
  • Campfire on de’ Bayou
  • Bike Rentals
  • Surrey Bike Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Playground at Port Orleans Riverside Resort
  • Playground at French Quarter Resort
  • Medicine Show Arcade
  • South Quarter Games


Beyond Port Orleans: Attractions & Things To Do

There are hundreds of attractions to take advantage of while you are staying at Port Orleans, hop on a Disney bus or tram and travel around to the different resorts. Here are just some of the hundreds of attractions: