EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 26, 2013
    Nicole Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Will be arriving at Port Orleans Riverside on Mardi Gras. Have made dinner reservations else where, but should we be staying at the hotel? Do they do any extra activities? Thanks

    Hi, Nicole!

    I love the Port Orleans Resorts with their southern Louisiana charm.  If you head down to sister resort French Quarter, you will truly get that Mardi Gras atmosphere everyday!  Their festive Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory makes you feel like you stepped right into a Mardi Gras celebration.  With their fresh, made to order Beignets, you can turn ANY day into a New Orleans fest!

    While I have never been at either of the Port Orleans Resorts on Mardi Gras, I have heard that Cast Members at the French Quarter will sometimes have a mini-parade with their golf carts decorated for the occasion.   They will parade around the resort tossing beads and candy to the guests.  You will want to confirm this with the front desk or resort concierge when you arrive to see if this tradition is still going on and if so, what time the festivities begin. 

    Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Riverside Resort, and make sure to make a stop in the lobby in the evenings to catch the entertainment of YeeHa Bob!  He is so much fun for the whole family - enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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