Port Orleans Resort French Quarter Pool
  • On Aug 4, 2023
    Stacey from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. We booked port orleans French quarter is this resort good for an elderly mom that uses a cane to walk. It looks compact on pictures and also are we able to rent a wheelchair for the parks ? Thanks

    Stacey,

    Thanks for asking your questions to planDisney!

    As the Disney resort hotel with one of the smallest footprints, yes, I think that Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is one of your best options, based on your mother's mobility needs. It is less than 1/3 of a mile from one end of the resort to the other. There are resorts whose grounds are double that length! As to your second question, yes, she can rent a wheelchair in the parks as well.

    My wife and I stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter a few years ago, and we loved it. While we love all of the Disney resorts, we were pleasantly surprised to find at the end of a long evening that we were only a short stroll from our hotel room. We also loved the theme, as well as the delicious beignets at the Scat Cat's Club - Café.

    As to the wheelchair rental, they are available to rent in all four theme parks, as well as the water parks and Disney Springs. You can also make a length-of-stay rental which will save you some money too. But be aware that wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You cannot make advance reservations for them.

    BONUS TIP
    When you use the Online Check-In feature via your My Disney Experience account, you can sometimes even make some requests related to your room type. Those can vary by resort but can include things like requesting a ground-floor room, a room near the lobby, and so on. This would be a good time to request a ground-floor room, even though the buildings do have elevators.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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