Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter resort has been undergoing some renovations to their pool area. The renovations are now complete and I can say that they really took what was undoubtedly the lowest pool on the moderate resort totem pole and gave guests a reason to be excited. While the pool at French Quarter did have a water slide, the small size made it feel a little inadequate for a moderate pool, in my opinion, when comparing it to some amazing moderate pools like Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, or even French Quarter’s sister resort Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside.
The most notable change is the addition of a kids play area. We have been seeing these fun kid’s water play areas pop up all around Walt Disney World the past few years and I think it is fantastic. This gives the little ones a place to splash around, try some smaller water slides, and have a great time. Parents can also feel a bit more comfortable as these areas are designed with the little ones in mind. The bright colors of this play area really fits in with the overall Mardi Gras theme of the pool. It contains a tube water slide, many water features, splash pad and of course the giant bucket of water that occasionally dumps on the guests below.
One other noticeable change to the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter is the addition of a fence surrounding the pool as well as closing off the kid’s play area from the main pool. Walt Disney World has been fencing off most of their pools in an attempt to make the resorts a little safer.
I believe that these changes were greatly needed and really does step up Port Orleans French Quarter’s pool game. Many guests may have shied away from this resort in the past and opted for Riverside but I think that if you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World you should definitely consider Port Orleans French Quarter a try. The resort is much smaller and easier to navigate and now you can check out the new kids play area at the pool!