The theme of this New Orleans Hotel is the Riverside area which is vastly different in architecture from the French Quarter. Inspired by the era of riverboats and Mark Twain. Massive estates with Huge pillars, grand staircases and lush gardens blend with the Mississippi-style waterways and gracious country hospitality. You can almost see Huck Fin at the fishing hole. The massive mansions are actually groups of hotel rooms which are moderately priced. The one thing in common with French Quarter Port Orleans is the food, about as close as You can get to New Orleans even though You are 10 hours away. You can rent a boat of most any type here to creep around the waterways and admire nature. Or rent a bike for Yourself or a surrey bike for the whole family.
Want to exercise? You have plenty of biking, running and walking paths to get all the exercise You want and almost all is shaded so You can do so longer. The Disney buses will pick You up near Your hotel room to go most everywhere You want on the Disney Property.
Being centrally located, Port Orleans is just a short bus ride to almost all of Disney activities and theme parks. You can even take a water taxi to Downtown Disney, this is not only convenient but very relaxing.
The swimming pool features a fun slide, waterfalls, hot tub, kiddie pool and poolside bar. The poolside bar, Muddy Rivers is fully stocked with Beer, Wine, Mixed drinks including frozen drinks that really hit the spot on those hot Orlando days. Just off the swimming pool deck is a very nice playground, close enough that Children can use the pool and playground at the same time.
Of Course the best thing about staying at a onsite Disney Resort is the Disney Perks and You get them all there.