• On Jul 14, 2019
    Stephanie from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be arriving at Port Orleans on 11/14 around 11am and going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas at 4:00p. Assuming our rooms wont be available...what would be a great lunch destination... (we will be hungry as we are leaving home at 4:30am

    Hi, Stephanie!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You have chosen a wonderful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.  Two of my favorite events, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, will be taking place during your vacation.  You have also selected the perfect place to stay.  Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter are two of my favorite resort hotels.  Both of these resorts have such a quaint and peaceful atmosphere.  They are the perfect place to relax after a day of fun at the theme parks.

    If your room is not quite ready when you arrive at your resort hotel, Bell Services will be happy to store any bags you might have so that you can go and enjoy some lunch.  You are in luck because you have some delicious dining options very close by.  If you wish to stay at the Disney's Port Orleans Resorts, Boatwright's Dining Hall and Riverside Mill Food Court can both be found at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  Over at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory serves up tasty meals and treats, including their famous beignets.

    If you'd like to take a short boat ride down the Sassagoula River, Disney Springs has a wide array of incredible dining options.  If you'd like to make reservations for a table-service meal, Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' and The BOATHOUSE are two of my favorite Disney Springs Restaurants.  If you'd rather just grab a quick bite to eat, you can't go wrong with The Polite Pig or D-Luxe Burger.

    I hope you enjoy your arrival day lunch, as well as the rest of your magical vacation!  See ya real soon!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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