#1. Disney Springs is a hot bed of entertainment, shopping, and dining these days. Some of my favorite things to do at the Springs are really geared toward grown-ups so having it so close to the French Quarter is a huge perk. The boat ride is no more than 20 minutes, relaxing and breezy - a great way to start and end the evening.
#2. The pool area at French Quarter was great. The pool bar was larger than most, and there were always seats available on the patio. I particularly appreciated that the hot tub was in a completely separate section, away from the pool. There were a dozen or more lounge chairs in addition to the oversized jacuzzi; there were very few kids around which made for a much more relaxing experience.
#5. Overall, we loved this resort. I'm sure it was mostly sold out, but it never once felt crowded. The grounds were beautiful, well-maintained and themed so appropriately for the Quarter. The pool and hot tub areas were never loud or boisterous; both are large and there was never any need to hunt for a chair or quiet spot. Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is a hidden gem among quick-service restaurants; everything we ate here was amazing! I will never publicly admit how many beignets I consumed in those four days but let me tell you, every one was delicious. The buildings are gorgeous, inside and out; our room was clean and comfortable and every public space we visited was, too. Transportation to and from the theme parks was quick and easy, even when we shared a bus with the neighboring Riverside. I was pleasantly surprised with how close we actually were to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, those bus rides seemed to take less than ten minutes from door-to-door. Most importantly, the service we received from every Cast Member at French Quarter was second to none.
We absolutely can't wait to get back to Walt Disney World's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter but please, don't take my word for it - go see it for yourself!