Today, I’m going to move away from the debate and the how to find lower airfare. This article is going to focus solely on the Port Orleans Resort, one of Disney’s most popular moderate resorts.
Port Orleans is two resorts in one. It is home to the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and the Port Orleans Riverside resort. The two resorts are connected into one big resort by the Sassagoula River. There is also a boat launch at the French Quarter and Riverside which connects the resort to the Downtown Disney area.
As you can see from the map, it is a sprawling resort. I’m going to start over Port Orleans Riverside (at the top of the map) first and then go into Port Orleans French Quarter.
Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, and Port Orleans are Disney’s moderate resorts and there is plenty to love about them.
A lot of our readers and people in general will find themselves gravitating to the moderate tier of resorts. In general, they have more space than a standard value room. While they are smaller than a standard deluxe room, they will cost significantly less than the deluxe room. They are perfect for guests who don’t want to stay at a value resort but don’t want the cost of staying at a deluxe resort. So, what is there to love about them.
Today, I’m moving up the Walt Disney World resort food chain with the moderate resorts. There are four moderate resorts: Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans, and the Fort Wilderness Cabins and Campground.
In general, these resorts have rooms which are a little bit bigger than the value resorts. They also have more recreation on the resort property and some even have table-service dining options at the resort.
Caribbean Beach Resort
Located between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
The map, here, doesn’t lie. The resort is BIG. There are 33 buildings along the 42-acre Barefoot Bay Lake. The nice thing is buildings are only two-story high so you don’t have worry about a high-rise building blocking the view from the room. The 33 buildings are connected by a 1.4 mile walking trail just to give some perspective as to the size of the resort.
Everything is centered on the Old Port Royale (also called Centertown). Guests will find the Market Street Food Court, Shutters, which is a table-service, sit-down restaurant, bicycle and boat rentals, the main Pirate-themed main pool.