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  • On Feb 12, 2010
    Allison from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am coming down with 3 other girls to do the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon this fall! We are looking at staying at POFQ; this will be my 8th trip to WDW but my first time NOT staying in a deluxe resort! What sort of differences can I expect?

    Hi Allison!

    Port Orleans French Quarter is a very nice moderate resort hotel.  Compared to some of the other Disney Deluxe Resorts, the biggest differences are:
    • Smaller Rooms on Average (314 square feet at French Quarter)
    • Limited Dining Options
    • Limited Room Service (basically Pizza)
    • You Enter the Rooms from an External Hallway
    • No Fitness Center
    • No Valet Parking
    A nice thing about Port Orleans French Quarter is you can use all of the services and amenities at Port Orleans Riverside as well, including a Table Service restaurant there.  Port Orleans Riverside also has a very nice pool (the water slide there is significantly longer than the slide at French Quarter).  You can walk or take a boat between the two resorts.  You can also rent water craft at Port Orleans Riverside.

    There is boat service from Port Orleans French Quarter to Downtown Disney.  I have found it to be a very relaxing and enjoyable ride.  I especially enjoy it at night.  I highly recommend it!

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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