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  • On Feb 14, 2012
    Kimberly from IL 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 usually stay at the Dolphin Resort, however I am trying to surprise my husband with a 50th birthday trip so I am trying to get the best rate. I am wondering how the Port Orleans Resort is?

    Hi Kimberly!

    How exciting that you are planning to surprise your husband on his 50th birthday with a vacation to the most magical place on earth! There is no better place in the world to celebrate a birthday than Walt Disney World!

    The Port Orleans Resort is beautiful. Disney's Port Orleans Resort is divided into two distinct sections: Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans - French Quarter. I recently toured the Port Orleans - Riverside Resort and was amazed by the recreational opportunities at this resort. You could spend an entire vacation just doing the activities at the resort. You can rent surrey bikes and bike along the path surrounding the river. You and your husband can take a horse-drawn carriage ride up and down the Sassagoula River. You can play golf at Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course. The two of you could go for a jog along the jogging trail and admire the wildlife that stakes out along the river. You can go fishing in the river or rent a pedal boat, kayak or sea raycer boat to have fun on the water.  

    You also won't want to miss the famous piano man who has been playing jazz in the resort lobby for years, becoming part of the Port Orleans family. 

    The pool is great and the down-home Louisiana-themed cooking at Boatwright's Dining Hall is wonderful. 

    You can even take a boat from the resort to Downtown Disney to shop the day away. There are also several specialty cruises available, including a romantic Fireworks Cruise with a great view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. 

    Tell your hubby "Happy Birthday" from the WDW Moms Panel!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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