WDW Trip Day 1: Port Orleans Riverside & Disney Springs
Day 1 Continued: See previous post for flight in & airport grub sesh. Read below for my full report on Disney’s epic resort Port Orleans and a trip to Disney Springs, dinner at Raglan Road, and a few other adventures.
I found this resort online and doing my research, especially for people who are gluten-free and allergic to certain things, even though most resorts have all the specifics for allergen people. However, the gluten free beignets are what got me most interested in staying here, even though they are at the Orleans side it was a quick drive. Also before you stay here you must watch the movie “The Princess and the Frog” It’s a Disney movie that this hotel is based on, glad I watched it before we stayed here.
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Checking In & Room Review
Checking in was painless and we booked through trip advisor for regular rooms, but when we got there I busted my charm out and asked the lady if it was possible that we upgrade to the royal guest rooms. We told her that we saw them online and were adults and thought it would make us feel like kids again. She simply called a manager I’m assuming and upgraded us for free. These rooms were sold out online, and on their website, simply put, just ask and receive it wasn’t hard!
The rooms themselves were about 2 blocks to walk to the cafeteria and bar, but the walk was beautiful, especially if you bring some rum with you. Push a button and your bed lights up, I felt like a 7 year old girl transported to a magical land and I’m a grown adult. The Royal Guest rooms are the only way to go here, only place I stayed though.
The cafeteria “River Market” has many gluten free options, gluten free pizza, gluten free mickey waffles, gluten free donuts, etc. It might take a little longer but simply ask to speak to a chef and he will HOOK you up! It was pleasant. Also drove to Port Orleans Nola side and got gluten free beignets, yes please and thank you.
(I added in a day 2 item since this is the Port Orleans Review, it’s the beignets!) This guy greets you at the door, and it super Disney famous! I forgot his name but if you google it hes probably posted with more kids than Minnie Mouse! Also below is the epic Gluten Free beignets I had to try. If you google gluten free Disney World the one thing they always list is to hit up French Quarter and try the gluten free beignets, could they have been better (yes) but were they amazing (yes). They are worth the trip, also get the sauces and dip them, I would have except the service was complete shit when we went.
Thank you Port Orleans:Riverside for making us have a wonderful magical stay, we will be back.
Let’s go check out Disney Springs!
After checking and hitting up the amenities at Port Orleans the first night we decided to check out Disney Springs since we had a full week ahead of things to do.
Dinner at Raglan Road (gluten free amazeballs)
After hearing about this place online, and being fully gluten free on a lot of dishes that normally arn’t ever gluten free anywhere we had to go. Had about a 45 minute wait but that’s okay because you can chill at the bar while you wait!
We sat right next to the stage that had tap dancing, folk music, live music, and entertainment, It doesn’t look or sound like a family place but trust me, they had little kids dancing non stop! Check this place out, Raglan Road in Disney Springs is the place to be.
Stay tuned for Day 2 at Walt Disney World.
Check out my previous post on the early part of the day, was to much for one blog post below!