/ Friday, September 21st, 2007
  • Located on the banks of the Sassagoula River, the Port Orleans Resort was renamed Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort in 1991, as part of a merger with the former Dixie Landings Resort.
  • The musical staff notes behind the registration desk at Port Orleans French Quarter (formerly known as the Port Orleans Resort), represent the first verse of the classic tune “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, and its sister property, Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort, both lie on the banks of the Sassagoula River. A jogging and walking trail along the lazy river connects the two properties.
  • Sassagoula is the Indian word for “Mississippi.”



1 thought on “Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter”

  1. Ed says:

    Hello Lou,

    I read on your website that the Port Orleans and Dixie Landings Resorts were merged and renamed in 1991. Elaine and I will be staying at the Port Orleans-Riverside in August for trhe second time. Can you please tell me the year the Port Orleans-Riverside, formerly Dixie Landing, opened?

    59 days til WDW!