Let’s start at the first stop on my Disney vacations, the resort. Yes a Disney Vacation is all about the parks but really the resort is where it all begins. This is where you start and end each day. We always stay at Port Orleans Riverside. I love the atmosphere there. It’s the perfect hotel for a Southern Belle. Riverside is next to the French Quarter and you can walk back and forth, together they put off the feel of New Orleans. You have the plantations in Magnolia Bend the bayou houses in Alligator Bayou, and the “city” at the French Quarter. We always ask for the Magnolia Bend side, it feels more open and colorful to me than Alligator Bayou. Plus of course it doesn’t heart that it’s the plantation side. Yes this resort is popular with families but it is quaint.