That's French Quarter ahead of me in the above picture - literally all I had to do was cross the bridge!
Once I made it to French Quarter, I wandered around and checked out a little bit of the resort as I'd never visited before!
This resort is in the moderate category and was very nice from the outside! Again, we stayed at Riverside, so I don't have any pictures of the inside of the rooms...
I loved the lobby!
The Mardi Gras/Christmas theme was everywhere in the lobby! A lot of people and places here at home (my work included) keep their Christmas tree up once Christmas is over and transform it into a Mardi Gras tree!
The architecture of the resort definitely matched the New Orleans feel!
A lot of the pieces you see inside the Food Court are actually from the Mardi Gras factory in New Orleans.
In all, I spent a good half hour wandering throughout the resort.
I brought breakfast back to the resort for Jason and I to eat. I somehow ended up with an extra order of beignets (you have to pay for them first, then return with the ticket to pick them up). Well, someone never came back for their order, so the ladies behind the counter gave that order to me!
Although the beignets were good, they weren't Cafe du Monde good. I wasn't expecting them to be (after all, we weren't actually IN New Orleans), but I couldn't help but compare.
I will say, these beignets were definitely worth the walk and I enjoyed starting off the morning in that fashion!
For additional recaps of our Disney World at Christmas trip, check out the following links below:
- Exploring Orlando Area/Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
- Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
- The Osborne Lights
- Animal Kingdom
- Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom at night
- Beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter