Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, a beloved part of Walt Disney World Resort, has officially reopened its doors to guests. After an extended closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside welcomed guests back on October 14, 2021, while Port Orleans French Quarter reopened on October 28, 2021.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort at Walt Disney World Resort has already reopened to guests. Port Orleans Riverside reopened on October 14, 2021, and Port Orleans French Quarter followed suit, reopening on October 28, 2021. For the most accurate and recent information, guests are advised to check the official Walt Disney World Resort website or contact the resort directly.
Renovations and Changes
During the closure, Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort underwent various changes and renovations. At Port Orleans French Quarter, all guest rooms were refurbished just prior to the extended shutdown. The Doubloon Lagoon feature pool, however, will be closed for refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen in April 2024.
Over at Port Orleans Riverside, the Alligator Bayou and the regular Magnolia Bend mansion buildings were also refurbished before the extended shutdown. It is understood that the remaining work has since been completed, likely including a remodel of the Royal Rooms.
Safety Measures and COVID-19 Guidelines
Upon reopening, both resorts have implemented safety measures and COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of guests and staff. These measures likely align with the wider Walt Disney World Resort guidelines and practices, such as capacity controls, reservations for park entry, and enhanced cleaning procedures.
Facilities and Services
Most facilities and services within Disney World Port Orleans are fully operational upon reopening. This includes amenities such as Disney Water Transportation, Disney Bus Transportation, Minnie Van™ Service, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, and Parking. However, the Doubloon Lagoon pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter will be closed for routine maintenance from January 2024 through April 2024.
New Attractions and Features
While there have been no specific new attractions or features announced for Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, guests can enjoy various recreational activities, dining options, and themed accommodations at both resorts.
Preparing for Your Visit
Guests can prepare for their visit by making dining reservations in advance, familiarizing themselves with the transportation options available, and exploring the amenities and recreational activities at the resort. Additionally, making use of the My Disney Experience app can help with easier trip planning, park schedules, directions, and more.
Impact on the Wider Disney World Resort
The reopening of Disney World Port Orleans will increase the overall capacity of the resort, provide guests with more dining and transportation options, and contribute to the overall recovery of Disney World Resort from the pandemic.
Staff and Employment Impact
The reopening of Disney World Port Orleans is expected to bring back jobs and provide employment opportunities for staff affected by the layoffs during the closure. However, it is unclear how many of the previously laid-off employees will be rehired or if new staff will be brought in.
Fairytale Weddings & Honeymoons
Disney’s Fairytale Weddings & Honeymoons service at Port Orleans Riverside allows couples to have their wedding ceremony at the beautiful Oak Manor Lawn. This service provides couples with a dedicated Disney Wedding Team to help design and plan their dream wedding.
In conclusion, Disney World Port Orleans is open and ready to welcome guests, offering a full range of services, amenities, and a magical Disney experience. For the most up-to-date information, it is recommended to check the official Walt Disney World Resort website or contact the resort directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the location of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort?
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort is located in Orlando, Florida, as part of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Are there any dining options available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort?
Yes, there are several dining options available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. These include table-service dining, quick-service dining, lounges, and pizza delivery.
Can I make a reservation at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort online?
Yes, you can make a reservation at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort through the official Walt Disney World Resort website.
Are there specific COVID-19 guidelines for guests at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort?
Yes, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort follows the wider Walt Disney World Resort guidelines for COVID-19, including capacity controls, reservations for park entry, and enhanced cleaning procedures.
Can I use the Disney Water Transportation services?
Yes, Disney Water Transportation is one of the services available to guests staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.
Is the Doubloon Lagoon pool open for guests?
The Doubloon Lagoon pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is closed for routine maintenance from January 2024 through April 2024.
Are there any specific new attractions at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort?
While there have been no specific new attractions announced for Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, guests can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, dining options, and themed accommodations at both resorts.