Port Orleans: French Quarter or Riverside?

CaptainessJack

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Hello everyone. I’m looking to book a stay at Port Orleans for my 10 year anniversary with my fiancé this September. We are getting married next year, and our theme is Princess and the Frog. I would like to do some engagement photo shoots at Port Orleans. What does everyone suggest to pay the perfect homage to our theme?
 
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Both resorts would have good picture backdrops. Are you looking to stay at either resort or just stop by for pictures?
 

belledream

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This is one of the cutest things I've ever heard... I'd also say go for both! There's just a short walk in between them, and some pictures along the way by the river are basically required. Maybe consider multiple sets of outfits for different settings? Riverside: casual, French Quarter: fun, Both: fancy by the mansions (R) and fountains (FQ).
 

cat hem

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I've enjoyed staying at both, but for an anniversary I'd give the nod to Riverside. The mansions are romantic as well as the grounds. Love the Princess and Frog!!!!
 

CaptainessJack

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This is one of the cutest things I've ever heard... I'd also say go for both! There's just a short walk in between them, and some pictures along the way by the river are basically required. Maybe consider multiple sets of outfits for different settings? Riverside: casual, French Quarter: fun, Both: fancy by the mansions (R) and fountains (FQ).

Awesome! Thank you. We were looking to do a couple of outfits as well, so this really helps!
 

Disney Kween

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I have stayed at both and both are wonderful resorts. I just love the layout of the French Quarters and also the pool. The French Quarters is actually my favorite WDW resort.
 

mf1972

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we’ve stayed at FQ 3 years straight, & plan on another stay this October 🤞. we’ve taken walks to riverside. it’s a nice looking resort with good theming, but just too sprawled out for us. we chose FQ mostly for its size, & it’s become a favorite of ours
 
Ah... But POR has Princess and the Frog themed rooms. I'd give the nod to that one, with a Princess and the Frog themed wedding.

They are both wonderful. French Quarter is going to give you more of the "city" vibe- like Tiana's restaurant with the beignets. Port Orleans Riverside is going to give you more of the countryside vibe- like "Goin' Down the Bayou." It is a little quieter and more relaxed.

POR may require more walking, and it has multiple bus stops. That was our least favorite thing about it. Where we stayed, we had to wait a long time for buses. We were on the third stop or so, and the buses would fill up on stops 1 and 2, so they didn't stop for us. Everything else about POR is magical.
 

*Cinderelly*

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I have stayed at both resorts and they are both great. With the theme of your wedding being The Princess and the Frog, I don't think you can pass up on Port Orleans Riverside and that theme. I mean it will just flow with the whole wedding.
 
Port Orleans French Quarters is my favorite resort and it and has some great perks to it like the Scat Cat Club, but honestly your theme is set perfect for the Riverside resort which is also a fantastic resort and the food court is wonderful. I would choose Riverside.
 
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