Today we’re bringing you a special Port Orleans Resort-themed What’s New! We always love an excuse to visit Port Orleans — French Quarter because of the beautiful landscaping, impeccably festive decor, and fun vibes.
Just kidding. We mostly come for the Beignets. (But the other stuff is great, too!) 😉
The food court at Port Orleans — French Quarter is dubbed the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, highlighting the resort’s location on the Sassagoula River and the colorful Mardi Gras-style float pieces that used to fill the space (you’ll still spot a few since the court’s reno in 2016).
At present, you’ll also spot this super-cute Bunny Cupcake in the case. The use of coconut might be a little expected, but we’re on board.
We also had a reader question recently about Po’ Boys at French Quarter. They aren’t listed on Sassagoula’s official DisneyWorld.com menu — prompting some panic that maybe they’d been removed. But they’re currently there for now. They may disappear later, but for now…they’re safe.
The Catfish Po’ Boy we enjoyed a couple of years ago is still an option! That breading is stellar!
In resort activity news, Painting on de’ Bayou is still available! This guided painting session is $35, and you get to take the resulting artwork home with you! We love that this souvenir is a one-of-a-kind experience, not just another thing.
And how awesome is the example they’ve got on display?
At French Quarter’s pool bar — Mardi Grogs — guests can now pick up a fan-favorite snack!
The Pepper Jack Pretzel we’ve seen at The Lunching Pad in Magic Kingdom is now available here! We gotta say, this version is a little darker than what we’ve come to expect, but it looks as plump as ever.
Here’s The Lunching Pad’s version so you can see this beauty up close!
And you can still grab a Mickey Pretzel here, too! Here’s to making those pool days hot and doughy!
Over at French Quarter’s sister resort Port Orleans — Riverside, we’ve found two sweet additions.
Cheesecake topping options at The Riverside Mill now include Caramel! (Strawberry and Chocolate have been options for a while now.) All three are on display in the dessert case.
And guests can now pick up a Bayou Blender! This is Riverside’s name for milkshakes (and we love it!). They come in three flavors: Strawberry Cheesecake, Oreo, and Banana Pudding. One of each, please!
And now, before we leave, a Sassagoula moment of zen, just because.
That’s it from Port Orleans Resort! Stick with the DFB for more What’s New allllll over Walt Disney World! And don’t forget to grab your copy of the DFB Guide to Dining at Walt Disney World, where we cover the Port Orleans Resorts and everything else!
Are you a French Quarter or a Riverside fan? (We love ’em both!) Tell us about your favorite bayou snacks and eats in the comments!