Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Pool & Mardi Grogs Bar Reopen After Refurbishment

A jester statue stands in front of an arched fence near a pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Palm trees and a clear blue sky are in the background.

Doubloon Lagoon pool, the Aquatic Play Area, and Mardi Grogs pool bar at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter are back open after a routine refurbishment. They closed in February. Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Refurbishments A Mardi Gras band of alligator figures leads guests to the pool area. The Doubloon Lagoon decorations haven’t … Read more

PHOTOS: Pool and Bar Under Refurbishment at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter

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Doubloon Lagoon pool and Mardi Grogs pool bar are currently closed as they undergo a routine refurbishment at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter. Guests hoping to head toward the pool area of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter are met with A-frame signs letting them know that the pool area, including Doubloon … Read more

REVIEW: Limited-Time Bananas Foster Beignets Available for Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

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Celebrate Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter with the new bananas foster beignets. This treat is available through February 29 at Scat Cat’s Club – Café. Bananas Foster Beignets – $7.99 A trio of honey-glazed Mickey-shaped beignets with a house-made bananas foster sauce Rating out of 7: 5 Each beignet is covered … Read more

REVIEW: New ‘Haunted Mansion’ Cookies & Cream Beignets From Scat Cat’s Club at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

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Haunted Mansion treats have arrived at Walt Disney World Resort in honor of the new film. At Scat Cat’s Club in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, guests will find new Mickey-shaped Haunted Mansion beignets, as well as the Playful Spirits Margarita. We visited the resort to try the new beignets. At Scat Cat’s Club … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: 2023 Mardi Gras Pargo Parade at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Features Carts Inspired by Walt Disney World Hotels

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Happy Fat Tuesday! We visited Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter this morning for their annual Mardi Gras Pargo Parade. Cast Members decorate golf carts and guests can vote for their favorites by scanning the QR code on display near the parade route. Last year’s golf cart “floats” were inspired by Walt Disney World attractions … Read more

REVIEW: Pumpkin Spice Beignets Return for Fall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

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It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Florida, and more pumpkin flavors are arriving at Walt Disney World. Pumpkin spice beignets are back for another season at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. Pumpkin Spice Beignets – $10.99 for 6 or $7.49 for 3 These are pure magic. Alone, the Mickey beignets are … Read more

Three Walt Disney World Resort Feature Pools to Undergo Refurbishment in Early 2024

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Three feature pools are slated to undergo a four-month refurbishment in 2024 at Walt Disney World. But fortunately, it’ll be during the off season when you may not want to swim as much. The following pools will be unavailable to guests from approximately January through April 2024 as they undergo routine maintenance: Fantasia Pool at … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 6/18/22 (Port Orleans French Quarter Merchandise, Construction Progress, & More)

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Good morning! Before taking a stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., we hopped aboard the EPCOT Monorail to take a look at all of the construction projects happening below. Guest relations is still in need of some work but we can still make a path out amongst the rubble. As we rounded the corner to take … Read more

REVIEW: New Savory Beignet-Based Dishes and Cocktails from Scat Cat’s Club at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter

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We stopped by Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter to try some of the new menu items at the Scat Cat’s Club. Scat Cat’s Club is located off Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter lobby. We decided to try two appetizers and three drinks on this most recent visit. We ordered Scat Cat Beignets, an … Read more

New Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Tees, Mug, and Tommy Bahama Pullover Now Available at Walt Disney World

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On a recent trip to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, we found lots of new tees, a Port Orleans — Riverside mug, and a Tommy Bahama pullover sweater. Port Orleans Riverside Tee – $19.99 This cheerful green tee features Mickey Mouse and Pluto fishing. The text reads “Fishing the Day Away” at the top and “Disney’s … Read more

50th Themed Mardi Gras Parade Shines, New Orange Bird, Mickey, and Spike the Bee Gift Cards Sprout Up, & More: EPCOT Photo Report 3/1/2022

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Happy Mardi Gras! We are beginning our day at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter to get into the Mardi Gras spirit. This year’s parade was themed to the 50th Anniversary. Cast members decorated golf carts to help celebrate the anniversary and Mardi Gras. Princess Tiana waved to guests from a horse-drawn carriage. Cast … Read more

New Beignet, ‘Princess and the Frog,’ and Scat Cats Mugs Now Available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter has two new mugs perfect for anyone celebrating Mardi Gras at home and one travel mug for those of you on the go. Mickey Beignet Mug – $14.99 This blue mug features a Mickey beignet and a sprinkling of powder sugar. It reads “Beignet All Day.” The other … Read more

Mardi Gras Parade 2022 Features Princess Tiana & 50th Anniversary-Themed Carts at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort held their annual Mardi Gras parade today, featuring decked-out golf carts and Princess Tiana herself. Cast Members led the parade with a Mardi Gras 2022 banner. They were followed by a smartly-dressed jazz band. Tiana rode in a horse-drawn carriage. Tiana was followed by a cart simply decorated for Mardi Gras … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (11/1/21): Christmas Arrives at Magic Kingdom, 50th Anniversary Walt Disney World Funko POP!, New Passholder Tapstile Effect, Holiday Merchandise, and More


We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Monday, November 1, 2021. Walt Disney World … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 10/28/21 (Sunset Boulevard Billboard Returns, Betsey Johnson Villains Collection Creeps In, Port Orleans French Quarter Reopens, & More)


Good morning, movie stars! Today, we’re at Hollywood Studios to check in on all the glitz and glamour happening throughout the park. Character meet and greets, or ‘sightings’ as they are now known as, returned to some sections of Magic Kingdom today but Hollywood Studios’ sighting areas remained closed. A few Vault collection items have … Read more

PHOTOS: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Reopens at Walt Disney World


Just a few weeks after Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside reopened, the French Quarter half of the resort has returned to regular operations. A portion of road after the front gate is closed off with construction walls. We noticed a French Quarter bus was “Celebrating 50 Years of Happy Haunts.” Cast Members rolled out … Read more