What’s New At Port Orleans Resort in Disney World? April 2, 2018

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.

Port Orleans -- French Quarter

Port Orleans — French Quarter

Just kidding. We mostly come for the Beignets. (But the other stuff is great, too!) ;)

Beignets at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

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).

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Mardi Gras Parade Props Near the Ceiling

Mardi Gras Parade Props Near the Ceiling

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.

Bunny Cupcakes!

Bunny Cupcakes!

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.

Po'Boys are still on the menu!

Po’Boys are still on the menu!

Po'Boys on the menu!

Po’Boys on the menu!

The Catfish Po’ Boy we enjoyed a couple of years ago is still an option! That breading is stellar!

Catfish Po'Boy

Catfish Po’Boy

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.

Painting on the Bayou

Painting on de’ Bayou

And how awesome is the example they’ve got on display?

Painting on the Bayou example

Painting on the Bayou example

At French Quarter’s pool bar — Mardi Grogs — guests can now pick up a fan-favorite snack!

Mardi Grogs Pool Bar at Port Orleans -- French Quarter

Mardi Grogs Pool Bar at Port Orleans — French Quarter

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.

Pepperjack-stuffed Pretzels!

Pepperjack-stuffed Pretzels!

Here’s The Lunching Pad’s version so you can see this beauty up close!

Pepper Jack Pretzel

Pepper Jack Pretzel

And you can still grab a Mickey Pretzel here, too! Here’s to making those pool days hot and doughy!

Beautiful Mickey Pretzel

Beautiful Mickey Pretzel

Over at French Quarter’s sister resort Port Orleans — Riverside, we’ve found two sweet additions.

Outside at Port Orleans Resort -- Riverside

Outside The Riverside Mill at Port Orleans — Riverside

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.

Caramel added as a topping for cheesecake

Caramel added as a topping for cheesecake

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!

Bayou Blenders available!

Bayou Blenders available!

And now, before we leave, a Sassagoula moment of zen, just because.

Sassagoula Riverboat

Sassagoula Riverboat

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!

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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! 


  1. Candice says

    You’ve probably done a story about Blaze at Disney Springs, but readers need to know this is the best kept secret. A small pizza with unlimited toppings for less than $10!!!! Unheard of, right. Passholders even get a 10% discount and you can sign up for their rewards program with their mobile app and get a free pizza after purchasing 10 pizzas!!! The pizza is ready in no time, tastes fantastic and the atmosphere at the restaurant is very nice and outdoor seating as well.

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