Sun, 6 March 2011
Roadside Disney! This week, Mousetalgia takes you on a tour of the Disney road less traveled as we explore various roadside and out-of-the-way Disney attractions and monuments. Whether it's the true-life adventures at a game farm in Sequim or the oddly familiar Main Street of Marceline, Team Mousetalgia will help you plan the most extraordinary Disney trip ever. From Walt's Laugh-o-Grams studio in Kansas City to the ice cream parlor featured in Up, this collection of unusual and offbeat Disney locations will leave you ready to hit the road. Also - a report from a Jack Lindquist book signing, our tips on where to stay when visiting Disneyland - and more!
Port Orleans is our family's faitvroe Moderate Resort! We stayed in Magnolia section ~ it has beautiful landscaping. Even though the Resort was packed with guests ~ we never noticed it. POR is quiet and serene, especially at night ~ was quite romantic for DH and I. There are Horse Drawn Carriage rides every evening if you want to do something special. Plus there are boat and ski boat rentals.Besides the main pool there are also quiet pools in the complex ~ usually located between two of the resort buildings. There is also a laundramat located at the quiet pools. You can only get Pool Towels at the Main Pool area ~ not at these pools. That was no big deal for us.Rooms are clean and the beds were comfortable. Each room has a compact refrigerator ~ that was nice to keep our drinks chilled. There is also a small coffee maker, complete with coffee pods and sugar ~ we brought our own coffee though. Is nice to have first cup of coffee in your room. Let's see ~ the room has a hair dryer as well.Every evening Mousekeeping left us a new Disney Towel Animal ~ I loved them. We tipped daily so maybe that helped.There is a drape that pulls shut to block off the sinks and bathroom area from the main room. That was nice for me ~ offers privacy when dressing.Don't forget to ride the Boat on the Sassagoula River over to DTD. It's a nice treat and doesn't involve a bus.BTW, we never had a long wait for a bus. Ten minutes was our average wait ~ Just a few times we waited 15 or 20 minutes. POR shares a bus with Port Orleans French Quarters and busses may be packed tight.We never ate breakfast at their RIverside Mill Food Courtyard I believe it gets very busy then. We aren't big on breakfast anyway. We did eat there a couple of times ~ the food was good. Try the Pasta ~ you order what you want from a good selection ~ they fix it for you. Only thing I didn't like was the Pizza.Fulton's General Store has all the little extras you may need ~ plus the usual WDW Souvenirs.I give 2 Thumbs up to POR.