• On Oct 1, 2018
    Debbie from NY 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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    Hello. We are staying at Port Orleans French Quarter and I'm wondering if I need to pack my 5 year old granddaughter's life jacket vest for swimming. Does the resort have those available? Thank you!

    Hi Debbie!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner and I know you must be SO exited!  And, if you aren’t, I am certain there is a particular five-year old who is!!  My little ones are about that age and anytime we have a vacation on the horizon it is all they can talk about!

    Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is one of my family’s favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotels to stay at!  My husband is from New Orleans and my boys love seeing the French Quarter themed décor throughout the resort.  And, you can’t forget the beignets from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory…delish!  But, above all, my boys love the Doubloon Lagoon where they can slide and splash and cool off after a long day at the theme parks!  Since safety is high priority at Walt Disney World Resort, you will find complimentary life vests in a variety of sizes available for use near the pools.  No need to pack your own unless your granddaughter is partial to her personal life vest, as my boys were when they were younger!  Also note that there are complimentary pool towels available poolside, so you do not need to bring any with you from your room.

    You may also find yourselves wandering down to the nearby Ol’ Man Island at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside hotel.  Don’t worry; it’s a short walk and there you will find a pool, waterslide, spa and even a kiddie pool to splash about!  And if you find yourself with some extra time, grab a pole head out to the fishin' hole on property!

    Wishing you a magical vacation with many memories made!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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