Five Ways to Get in the Spirit of Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts

Feb. 2, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside! As Guests and Cast Members commemorate this incredible, another celebration is on the horizon. Mardi Gras is less than a month away – happening March 1 this year – and there’s no better place to get in the spirit of the celebration than at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts. The resorts, which evoke all of the beauty – and fun! – of Louisiana, offer a ton of unique recreation activities, entertainment, and food and beverage. And the best part? Anyone can participate! So laissez les bons temps rouler, or let the good times roll, and try these five ways to get in the spirit of Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts.



Listen to jazz music at Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge
New Orleans has long been considered the birthplace of jazz, so what better place to hear jazz music at Walt Disney World than at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter? Beginning Feb. 4, a group of live musicians will be entertaining Guests at the Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. And Guests can order some delicious food and beverages – like the brand-new Bebop Bloody Mary specialty cocktail and the Oyster Beignet Po Boy! – while listening to those cool cats’ tunes.



Eat beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Beignets have played a part in Mardi Gras celebrations for centuries. Though they haven’t been around at Walt Disney World for quite as long, they’re the quintessential treat for celebrating Mardi Gras here. Find these delectable doughnuts at Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe.



Create your own Mardi Gras bicycle parade
No floats? No problem! Families can create their own parade by renting bicycles at both of Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts. Guests can take a spin on two wheels or four – surrey bikes are also available at the Riverside Levee Marina. Be sure to wear purple, green and gold to really get in the spirit!



Sample savory southern cooking at Boatwright’s Dining Hall
Have a hankering for the flavors of the Louisiana bayou? Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside offers bona fide bites in the Big Easy. From Mardi Gras Fritters – yes, they really have Mardi Gras in the name! – to our famous Boatwright’s Jambalaya, Guests can’t go wrong celebrating with some delicious food.



Enjoy the scenery along the Sassagoula River
While experiencing the dulcet tones, vibrant colors and mouthwatering foods of Mardi Gras, Guests might find themselves in need of some quiet time to celebrate. Both of Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts are located along the scenic Sassagoula River. Beginning Feb. 4, horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered along its banks, with views of fragrant magnolias, picturesque Spanish moss, enchanting wildlife and more. Guests can also enjoy a peaceful boat cruise down the Sassagoula River, with service to and from Disney Springs.

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Published: February 2, 2022

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