Monday, December 28, 2015

Disney Port Orleans - French Quarter

We just came back from spending the weekend at Disney. The Mr. planned a weekend getaway for us since we weren't really going anywhere for our winter break. We stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter resort. First time I've ever been there and happy that he chose this resort. Brought back memories of our trip to New Orleans a couple years ago.

The Port Orleans resort has two parts, French Quarter and Riverside which are in walking distance to each other. One thing I really enjoyed about this resort is it's proximity to Disney Springs. We weren't really interested in going to any of the parks and dealing with crowds, but we did want to go to Disney Springs. We were able to take a riverboat from our resort to Disney Springs meaning we didn't need to step foot in our car the entire stay. I really appreciated this because I find Disney to be the most confusing place to drive around in.

Our first evening there, the Mr. had made dinner reservations at the Boathouse and then he got tickets to see La Nouba. I have never seen a Cirque de Soleil show and was excited to see it. It was such a good show. I held my breathe for about ninety percent of the show. 

The next day, we slept in, had breakfast at the resort and then walked over the Riverside to rent a two seater surrey bike. We had a blast riding this bike! Lots of laughs and a couple huffing and puffing uphill.

After bike riding, we went back to our room to freshen up and headed over to Disney Springs for lunch. We tried out the food trucks and stopped by Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Soda Shop for something sweet.

That evening, I made reservation at Boatwright's Dining Hall, a restaurant at the Riverside resort. After dinner we walked back to our resort and watched Cinderella on the lawn.

The next morning, we packed up, checked out and drove over to the Grand Floridian for breakfast with Disney characters.

It was a great weekend and nice to getaway for a bit. I hope to be able to go back soon.


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