Posts Tagged With: port orleans french quarter

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Relaxing In “The Big Easy”

It’s probably not a shock that when I daydream, it’s largely of all things DISNEY – I miss the sights, sounds, smells and experiences that I can only get at the Disney Parks, and this week especially has made me want to escape the doldrums of everyday life and relax and regroup in my favorite place ever – Walt Disney World! I know it may seem weird that Disney World is a place I would choose to go to “unwind” – as the Parks are crowded, loud, and high energy – BUT – there are definitely plenty of places on WDW property where the pace slows down, and things are quiet, calm, and perfect for that vacation vibe of doing nothing at all!

One of the best places I have found to really enjoy the quaintness and splendor of Walt Disney World is at the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort – where the “Big Easy” New Orleans motif is really embraced and carried on throughout the grounds. Check it out:

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It’s smaller than a lot of the other WDW Resort Hotels, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped with fountains and greenery everywhere. One of the best parts about staying here is just taking a stroll around the Resort, enjoying the quiet beauty in all its glory.

You might think that since it’s Mardi Gras themed, it would be loud and crowded and just a 24/7 party – and it’s really not in my experience – it’s like a party, but a quiet, relaxed one where you can go at your own pace and enjoy the fun, sights, and food (they serve up traditional New Orleans fare – including beignets!)

This resort is definitely one of my “Happy Places” – and I can’t wait to go back and experience the feeling all over again!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F Pic Of The Week – Taking A Dip At WDW

There are tons of amazing things about WDW Resort Hotels, one of them being that they all have pools. And these aren’t just regular boring old pools, they are intricitely themed pools with all the bells and whistles!

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect when you head over to your WDW Resort Hotel Pool:

TGIF POOL POFQ At Port Orleans French Quarter you can take a slide down a sea serpent’s tongue with King Neptune at the “Doobloon Lagoon” Pool

TGIF POOL POLYAt the Polynesian Resort, this tropical volcano themed pool has underwater music and a water slide

TGIF POOL ARTOFANIMAt Disney’s newest Resort, The Art of Animation, check out “The Big Blue” Pool, themed after Disn’eys Finding Nemo – this pool is huge, and if you listen closely you will hear Dori talking underwater!

TGIF POOL YACHTStormalong Bay is the shared pool area for Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, and it’s basically a mini water park – with a shipwreck waterslide, a lazy river with innner tubes, and the pool even has a sandy bottom!

 

Oh…and as an added bonus, most of them have a bar close by

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Decor Galore!

Walt Disney World really loves to celebrate any and every holiday, and that is especially true of Christmas! They go all out at the Parks, with decorations and holiday themed treats and so much more!

From decorated trees and wreaths at the Resorts

To life size gingerbread houses

To cheerful holiday treats

To a spirited Main Street USA

And even Christmas topiaries at Epcot!

 

Seeing as there are only 39 days until Christmas (eek!), I thought these pictures seemed appropriate, and I don’t know about you – but nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like Christmas at Disney!

 

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Spotlight on Port Orleans Riverside Resort

I have mentioned the many benefits of staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, so I thought it was about time I mentioned how great it’s sister Resort, Port Orleans Riverside is as well!

Themed after rural Louisiana, this Resort is rustic, and beautifully landscaped. Time seems to move a little slower here, and that is just one of the things that makes it such a great place to stay!

Carriage rides, “royal” themed rooms, fishing, bike rentals, boat rentals, a sit down restaurant with signature cocktails, a playground and swimming pool – Port Orleans Riverside really has something for everyone!

I highly recommend you check out both of the Port Orleans Resorts for your next Disney vacation, with so much charm and atmosphere they are both a perfect option for couples or for families!


TGIF!

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