For my first Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia post, I am going to share some trivia about my favorite Disney resort, the Port Orleans-French Quarter. I absolutely love the resort and the layout. My husband is a HUGE fan of the beignets.
Port Orleans-French Quarter Fun Facts
- The Courtyard serves as a focal point around which the dining, recreation and entertainment take place. The ‘streets’ emanate from the courtyard area in a similar arrangement to that found in the historic Jackson Square Warehouse District located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
- In the real New Orleans, the French Quarter is a six-by-thirteen block district famed for its balconies, wrought-iron railings, cobblestone streets and courtyards. Steeped in both Spanish and French colonial history, the French Quarter is also known as the Vieux Carre or “Old Square”.
- Mardi Gras — or “Fat Tuesday” — is the celebration that signals the beginning of the Lenten season. In New Orleans, this holiday is marked with parades, floats, masks, beads and the sentiment laissez le bon temps roulez, or “let the good times roll!” Each year, the Port Orleans French Quarter cast members put on a small unofficial Mardi Gras parade for the guests.
- At the food court, the bakery section was originally named Jacques’ Beignets, which is not only an Aristocats reference but also pun on American comedian Jack Benny. (trivia from: http://www.portorleans.org/trivia.php)