Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Facts and Fun
Port Orleans Resort French Quarter opened on May 17, 1991.
layout of the Courtyard area is similar to that of the historic Jackson
Square Warehouse District in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
is the Indian word for "Mississippi."
New Orleans, the French Quarter is a six-by-thirteen block district
famous for its balconies, wrought-iron railings, cobblestone streets,
and courtyards. Steeped in Spanish and French Colonial history, the
French Quarter is also known as the Vieux Carre or "Old Square."
Mardi Gras ("Fat
Tuesday") is the celebration
that signals the beginning of the Lenten season. In New Orleans, the
holiday is marked with parades, floats, masks, beads and the sentiment laissez
les bonnes temps roulez, or "let the good times roll!"
The musical notes across the registration desk
represent the first verse of the classic tune "When the Saints
Go Marching In."
of the decorative props at the Resort were purchased directly from
Mardi Gras warehouses in New Orleans.
On the bedspreads