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[[Image:Venue for Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba at Downtown Disney.jpg|thumb|250px|''La Nouba'''s massive home on Downtown Disney's West Side.]]
You may have come for the shopping or for the food, but you shouldn't overlook the other attractions of Downtown Disney. You can go to the movies, rent a boat, see a show, or even take a trip on the tallest attraction at Walt Disney World. In the evenings, You'll also find '''live entertainment'''—music and comedy—at various venues throughout the complex, especially at night. (For example, look for '''Nova Era''', a chamber trio playing classical music with a modern twist, Thursdays through Sundays outside Fulton's Crab House. ) And don't miss '''DisneyQuest''', a theme-park-in-a-box that kids will love.
* <do name="AMC Pleasure Island 24" alt="" address="" directions="West Side" phone="+1 407 827-1308" email="" fax="" url="http://www.amcentertainment.com/PleasureIsland/" hours="10AM-2AM" price="$8-10 (ETX $2 more)">Okay, so you're on vacation in Florida, with four theme parks, two water parks, and a host of recreational activities to choose from; why would you spend ten bucks to sit inside and watch a movie you could see just as easily back home? Good question. Admittedly, this is a very nice multiplex; all 24 theaters have stadium seating, surround sound, and digital projection, and theater one is the first "ETX" auditorium in the United States (providing enhanced audio, a bigger screen, and other improvements). And the air conditioning can be attractive on a hot day. Or maybe you just need a break from Disney. Whatever your reason, this is pretty much everything you could ask for in a multiplex. New in 2011: AMC's Dine-In Theatre concept has come to 6 of the 24 auditoriums; you can order food and drinks (including beer, wine, and cocktails) right from your seat while you watch a film.</do>{{index|multiplex}}{{index|movie theater}}{{index|Dine-In Theatre (AMC)}}{{index|Fork & Screen}}
* <do name="Cap'n Jack's Marina" alt="" address="" directions="Marketplace" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="opens at 10AM (closing time varies seasonally)" price="$20+">Rent a canopy boat, a pontoon boat, or a "water mouse" and explore Village Lake and the Sassagoula River. Cap'n Jacks Marina is something that is a fun must do activity is the “water Mouse” rental boats. This little boat is a moderately cheap endeavor that lets you explore Sassagoula River, and view the beautiful scenery downtown Disney gives off. The best view of downtown Disney is apparent when you are coming back down river towards the dock when you get a view of the whole area with the planet Hollywood globe all lit up. Bass fishing tours are also available from here. Call Disney Recreation at +1 407 WDW-PLAY (939-7529) for reservations.</do>{{index|Marina}}* <do name="Characters in Flight" alt="" address="" directions="West Side" phone="" url="" hours="9AM-midnight, weather permitting" price="Ages 3-9 $12, ages 10+ $18" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The only literal "ride" in Downtown Disney, but it's the tallest one on the entire property. This tethered hot-air balloon lifts you 400 feet in the air for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World.'''Closed indefinitely for safety evaluation and replacement.'''</do>* <do name="DisneyQuest" alt="" address="" directions="West Side" phone="+1 407 828-4600" url="" hours="Su-Th 11:30AM-10PM; F Sa 11:30AM-11PM" price="Admission to the water park counts as one of your Fun Visits if you've added the Water Park Fun & More option to your Magic Your Way tickets. Otherwise: ages 3-9 $3738, ages 10+ $4344" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A five-floor indoor theme park, filled with interactive virtual-reality thrills for the whole family. This is where the kids are going to want to go when you drag them to Downtown Disney, although the exterior is rather unassuming and you might get off easy if they don't know what's inside. Once inside, though, good luck dragging them out.</do>
** '''Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride'''{{index|Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride}}{{index|magic carpet}} (''second floor''). A stationary unit uses a head-mounted display to let you pilot a flying carpet through the streets of Agrabah.
** '''Buzz Lightyear's AstroBlaster'''{{index|Buzz Lightyear's AstroBlaster}}{{index|AstroBlaster}} (''third floor''). You and a friend climb into special bumper vehicles, from which you can fire soft "asteroids" at other players, disabling their vehicles for a short time and scoring points. Chaotic but fun.
** The '''Create Zone''' on the second floor is a grouping of several attractions that allow participants to exercise their creativity. These attractions include '''Animation Academy''', '''Living Easels''', '''Radio Disney Song Maker'''{{index|Radio Disney Song Maker}}, and '''Sid's Create-A-Toy'''. Many of these are good for younger kids because they can see and (in the case of Sid's Create-A-Toy) hold the products of their imaginations. Songs and toys are available for purchase after creation.
** On the third floor you'll find '''video game arcades'''{{index|video games}}{{index|games, video}}{{index|arcade}}, one with modern video games and one with classic arcade games, all free to play with admission.
* <do name="La Nouba" alt="Cirque du Soleil" address="" directions="West Side" phone="+1 407 934-9200" url="http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/lanouba/" hours="Tu-Sa 6PM &amp; 9PM" price="Ages 3-9 $5862-102109, ages 10+ $7378-128136" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Famed contemporary circus company Cirque du Soleil created "La Nouba" especially for Downtown Disney, and Disney created the distinctive round tent-like theater just for them. Unlike a traditional circus, there are no animal performers, just an awe-inspiring troupe of athletes, acrobats, and clowns, performing specific characters in an overarching storyline. Cirque de Soleil la Nouba is a world renown circus that is truly astonishing for all ages and is a absolute must see on your Disney experience. Although it is expensive it is worth every penny. La Nouba offers you an unbelievable experience like nothing you've ever seen with a complete storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The most memorizing acrobatics you could ever imagine take life in this circus. It could render nothing more than to claim itself the number one thing to do in downtown Disney. You'll have to see it to believe it.</do>{{index|Cirque du Soleil}}
You could also check out '''The Wonderful World of Gaming'''{{index|The Wonderful World of Gaming}} inside '''Once Upon a Toy''', which has Nintendo game systems and lots of Disney video games for you to try out. And coming in Fall 2012 to the West Side is '''Splitsville''' [http://www.splitsvillelanes.com], an eclectic contemporary bowling and entertainment center.
According to Disney Imagineering legend, years ago, a fishing trawler named '''''Miss Tilly'''''{{index|Miss Tilly}} found itself caught in a powerful hurricane. When the torrent subsided, the boat found itself perched precariously atop '''Mt. Mayday''', with water still gushing down through channels and valleys to a lake below. What else was there to do but for the survivors to create '''Typhoon Lagoon'''? [http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/typhoon-lagoon/]
Typhoon Lagoon is the '''most-visited water park''' in the world, and is a great place to beat the Summer heat from June through September. While its theme is not as whimsically inventive as that of its sister park, [[Walt Disney World/Animal Kingdom#Blizzard Beach|Blizzard Beach]], Typhoon Lagoon excels at providing guests a consistent and energetic setting for some of the best water rides in the world. But do keep an eye out for the unique touches the Imagineers have brought to the decor, including scattered remnants of ships' cargoes and even palm trees supposedly bent low by the hurricane!
Typhoon Lagoon is not far from Downtown Disney, and the two often share bus routes. The park is usually open from 10AM&ndash;5PM (closed December through mid-March), and admission is $49 52 for adults or $41 44 for kids ages 3-10. Admission to the water park counts as one of your "Fun Visits" if you've added the Water Park Fun & More option to your [[Walt Disney World#Tickets|Magic Your Way tickets]]&mdash;and note that just one admission almost pays for the cost of the option.
The direct telephone number for Typhoon Lagoon is +1 407 560-4141. Typhoon Lagoon closes for annual refurbishment every fall or winter, almost always including the month of December (during which Blizzard Beach remains open to provide a bit of Christmas-in-Florida atmosphere). For example, the park will be '''closed for annual refurbishment''' from December 4October 28, 20112012, to March 17through January 5, 20122013.
* <do name="Castaway Creek" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A 2,000 foot tubing river that winds through the whole park.</do>
There are two 18-hole championship '''golf courses''' in the Downtown Disney area. See "[[Walt Disney World#Golf|Golf]]" in the overview for rules and regulations. Monday through Friday, 18 holes will cost $89 if you're staying at a Disney hotel, and $104 otherwise. On weekends, add $10. During the summer, 10AM-3PM tee times are discounted; ask for the "Summer Price Slice" when you call. Late afternoon tee times are $59 on weekdays and $69 on weekends for everyone. Call +1 407 WDW-GOLF (939-4653) to reserve a tee time.
* <do name="Lake Buena Vista Golf Course" alt="" address="2200 Club Lake Dr" directions="off Buena Vista Dr, north of Saratoga Springs" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/golf/lake-buena-vista-golf-course/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This golf course meanders throughout the area north of Downtown Disney, starting adjacent to the Saratoga Springs Resort, crossing the Sassagoula River, and running right through the middle of the Old Key West Resort. At 6,819 yards, with narrow fairways and even a challenging island green on hole 7, this golf course will give a great tour of the scenery around the Downtown Disney-area resorts.</do>
* <do name="Osprey Ridge Golf Course" alt="" address="3451 Golf View Dr" directions="off Vista Way" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/golf/osprey-ridge-golf-course/" hours="" price="">Designed by Tom Fazio, Osprey Ridge sits far to the north of Downtown Disney, across Vista Way from Port Orleans, not far from Fort Wilderness Campground. Osprey Ridge is perhaps the most photogenic of Disney's golf courses, surrounded by majestic stands of trees and thriving wetlands. This 7,101-yard, par-72 course is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary.</do>{{index|Fazio, Tom}}
The Marketplace is anchored by the 50,000-square-foot (4,500-square-meter) '''World of Disney''':
* <buy name="World of Disney" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-1451" email="" fax="" url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney/shopping/world-of-disney/" hours="" price="">A Disney Store on steroids, with a truly stunning array of character and park merchandise. A mega Disney store that would have every souvenir imagined. As well as one of the few places that offers a Disney princess store dedicated to princess merchandise and boutique. This is the go to store for anything Disney from household utilities, to automotive detailing and every knick knack you could imagine stamped with the iconic Disney trademark MICKEY MOUSE. This is ''the'' place to go if you can't find a souvenir you like anywhere else.</buy>
If that doesn't suit your fancy, try out these other shops:
* <buy name="Arribas Brothers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-4840" email="[email protected]" fax="+1 407 828-8019" url="http://www.arribas.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Since 1967, Arribas Brothers has been crafting metal, crystal, and glass into works of art featuring iconic Disney characters and settings. The store sparkles with light refracted through the many creations; you have to at least wander through the place even if you don't intend to buy anything.</buy>
* <do name="The Art of Disney" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-3929" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">An art gallery a-la-Disney, filled with works that wouldn't look out of place in a museum, whether they had a Disney theme or not. Fun to browse, but don't think you can't afford the stuff in here; there's lots to be had for very reasonable prices. Of course, if you feel like splurging, you can't really go wrong here, either.</do>
* <buy name="Basin" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 827-8080" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">Bath and skin-care products.</buy>
* <buy name="Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique" alt="" address="" directions="inside World of Disney" phone="" url="" hours="9:30AM-6PM" price="$50-250" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Just like the one at Cinderella Castle in the [[Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom#Buy|Magic Kingdom]], Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is the place to go for a little girl who wants to get the full princess treatment. Her "fairy godmother" will do her up right with makeup, hairstyle, and other accouterments, although Mom and Dad will have to pay for the privilege. Very popular; appointments (call +1 407 WDW-STYLE (939-7895)) are strongly recommended.</buy>
* <buy name="Disney Design-A-Tee" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">Can't find a shirt with your favorite character in your size? Disney Design-A-Tee comes to the rescue! In this new, experimental shop, you can design your own T-shirt using a library of graphics, add custom text, and get it printed on a T-shirt in your choice of colors and sizes. The graphic selection is good but has some gaps; it's also hard to navigate. But once your design is finished, the shirt is ready within a couple of hours (depending on how busy they are) and the screen printing is high-quality. Well worth the time to stop in.</buy>{{index|Design-A-Tee}}
* <buy name="Disney's Days of Christmas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-3759" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">There are 365 days of Christmas at this shop, with a much larger selection than Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe or It's a Wonderful Shop.</buy>{{index|Christmas}}{{index|Days of Christmas}}
* <buy name="Disney's Pin Traders" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The largest trading-pin store at Walt Disney World, which means it's a gathering place for pin trading as well as purchasing.</buy>{{index|pin trading}}
* <buy name="LEGO Imagination Center" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-0065 " url="http://stores.lego.com/en-us/Orlando/LandingPage.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 407 828-0059">Here The Lego Imagination Center is fun for the whole family or whomever your with. This Lego shop brings out the kid in everyone. Featuring amazing Lego artwork and sculptures of Disney characters that change often, which is something to look forward too! There is even a build it yourself section where you can gawk at brush the LEGO sculptures, try rust off your hand at building some of your own, or childhood Lego creations.Here you can shop for that one set that you're missing from your collection. Don't miss the Pick-A-Brick wall, an entire section devoted to ''a la carte'' brick bins; replace that one missing piece or assemble your own custom set!</buy>
* <buy name="Little Miss Matched" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 938-9257" email="" fax="" url="http://www.littlemissmatched.com/" hours="" price="">Colorful and eclectic apparel for girls (and women) who don't subscribe to the idea that everything has to match.</buy>
* <buy name="Marketplace Fun Finds" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-3864" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">WDW's only discount store, where everything is sold for $10 and under. There are some good bargains to be found here, so it's ideal for budget-conscious souvenir hunters.</buy>
[[Image:Downtown Disney - Cap'n Jack's - Shrimp Cocktail.jpg|thumb|250px|Look at the size of that shrimp! (Cap'n Jack's, Downtown Disney Marketplace)]]
Downtown Disney is Disney World's largest dining destination, and while it is geared primarily towards adults, all of the restaurants are family-friendly (at least before nightfall). You won't find many "generic" restaurants here; each one has a distinct hook or drawing card that brings in the crowds. If you run out of time to try them all, well, now you have something to look forward to on your next visit, right?Downtown Disney is a must go if you are looking for great food and a fun atmosphere. There a restaurants aimed at pleasing the whole family. From fine dining, to a great deli sandwich and everything in between makes it a food destination. There are a great amount of restaurants and stores that will surly give you a day or twos worth of fun, dining and an upscale Disney atmosphere.
See [[Walt Disney World#Eat|Eat]] in the main Walt Disney World article for information on the Disney restaurant pricing system, character dining, dietary restrictions, and advance dining reservations. The telephone numbers below are for extraordinary circumstances only; for reservations and most health or diet issues, call the main Disney Dining number at +1 407 WDW-DINE (939-3463).
* <eat name="Cap'n Jack's Restaurant" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-3870" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="$13-24">A nautical-themed seafood restaurant on a pier jutting into Village Lake.</eat>
* <eat name="Earl of Sandwich" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 938-1762" email="" fax="+1 407 938-0123" url="http://www.earlofsandwichusa.com/" hours="" price="$6">This very popular eatery comes by its name honestly: this is the flagship location of a growing chain of sandwich shops co-founded by John Montagu, the 11th Earl of Sandwich himself. Far more than your ordinary sandwich shop, these are some of the best hot sandwiches you'll ever have the pleasure of biting into. The house specialty is "The Original 1762", with roast beef, cheddar cheese, and horseradish. The line is long but moves steadily; there are so many choices you may have trouble deciding before you reach the front!Earl of Sandwich delivers an authentic deli and hot sandwich shop that you wouldn’t imagine. The menu offers a great variety and many original sandwich’s that are truly amazing. One of the classic sandwich's at Earl's is: “THE EARL'S CLUB”, which is deliciously topped with Roasted Turkey, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Aged Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Roma Tomato & Sandwich Sauce. A remarkable sandwich which won't disappoint! </eat>{{index|Sandwich, 11th Earl of}}{{index|Montagu, John, 11th Earl of Sandwich}}
* <eat name="Fresh A-Peel" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="8AM-11PM" price="$6-8" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Sharing space with Pollo Campero is this new eatery, specializing in healthy but tasty menu items. Fresh salads and burgers (including turkey and veggie burgers in addition to the traditional ground beef) are the showcase entrees, and chicken sausage and roast turkey are also on the menu. Guests who need gluten-free, low-sodium, or vegetarian entrees will find several options here. Also within this location is a bakery sponsored by '''Babycakes NYC''', which features an ever-changing variety of vegan, kosher, and allergen-free baked goods.</eat>
* <eat name="Pollo Campero" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.campero.com/index.php?showPage=38" hours="8AM-11PM" price="$7-9" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This Guatemalan fast-food chain (the largest in Latin America) has opened a brand-new location in the former McDonald's building. "Pollo" is Spanish for "chicken", so it's no surprise what appears most often on the menu. You can get your chicken fried, grilled, in strips, or on a sandwich, with a plethora of side dishes (both Latin and American) available.</eat>
Pleasure Island may have lost its nightclubs, but some very good restaurants have begun taking their places. They're not really themed at all, but they're well worth checking out if you're in the mood for high-quality food without loud music&mdash;or loud dinosaurs&mdash;interrupting your meal.
* <eat name="Fulton's Crab House" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 934-2628" url="http://www.fultonscrabhouse.com/" hours="11:30AM-11PM daily" price="$20-52; Dining Plan requires two credits" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A long time ago, before Pleasure Island was even a glimmer in anyone's eye, this was the ''Empress Lilly'', a replica (but non-functional) paddle-wheel steamboat named for Walt Disney's widow. Today, the paddle-wheel is gone and the three restaurants inside replaced by one: Fulton's Crab House. It's a multi-floored seafood restaurant with high-quality selections, but the view pales in comparison to the Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot.Fultons Crab House gives you this a one of a kind experience. This authentic non-functioning steamboat gives you a feeling of a classic antique era experience. This crab house doe's not only serve some of the finest seafood around its interior decor is remarkable. When you enter the steamboat across a neat draw bridge, you will immediately notice an upscale antique design with low lighting and red velvet everywhere. If it was seafood you are craving, this is the spot for you!</eat>{{index|Empress Lilly}}* <eat name="Paradiso 37" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 934 3700" url="" hours="Su-Th 11:30AM-midnight; F Sa 11:30AM-1AM" price="$10-27" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Pleasure Island's newest eatery features selections from throughout the Western Hemisphere: from burgers to burritos, and from [[Chile|Chilean]] salmon to [[Coney Island]] corn dogs. Paradiso 37 is one of Downtown Disney's liveliest growing place. Paradiso is not only a fantastic destination for exotic and domestic foods. It is also rapidly growing as a late night destination. Paradiso offers live entertainment most nights as well as a full tequila bar. The tequila bar is a sight to see with a large bar with a multi colored glass wall decorated with a variety of liquors. and is fun place to have a drink and enjoy the night.</eat>
* <eat name="Portobello" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 934-8888" url="http://www.portobellorestaurant.com/" hours="11:30AM-11PM daily" price="$5-30+" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A fine Italian restaurant. Most of the entrees are quite pricey, but a few (like the pizza) can be had for less. The bar area is even better&mdash;there, you can order meatball sliders (made from pork, beef and veal, chicken, or salmon) for just $2-$3 each, and pair them up with local organic beers.</eat>
* <eat name="Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 407 938-0300" email="" fax="" url="http://www.raglanroadirishpub.com/" hours="Daily: lunch 11AM-3PM, dinner 3PM-11PM, bar menu until midnight" price="$14-29">You ought to feel "lucky" to dine at this Irish restaurant, which of course wouldn't be complete without a full-service bar. Live entertainment from 6PM until midnight, six nights a week.</eat>
* <sleep name="Hilton Resort" alt="" address="1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 407 827-4000" url="http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/ORLDWHH-Hilton-located-in-the-WALT-DISNEY-WORLD-Resort-Florida/index.do" checkin="" checkout="" price="$140-240" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The second closest, just across from the Buena Vista Palace.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Holiday Inn" alt="" address="1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-8888" url="http://www.hiorlando.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="$93-160" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Also tall just like the Best Western, but again, it's your average Holiday Inn.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Royal Plaza" alt="B Resort Lake Buena Vista" address="1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 407 828-2828" email="" fax="" url="http://www.royalplaza.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="$90-170" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">You don't need a description here; it's similar to all the others. It will be joining the B Hotels & Resorts chain by mid-2013.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort" alt="Regal Sun Resort" address="1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 800 624-4109" url="http://www.wyndhamlakebuenavista.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="$100-270" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Great resort, offers Disney character breakfast.</sleep>
A pair of "Moderate" resorts lie at the northern end of the Sassagoula River (with boat access to Downtown Disney). Between the two of them, they cover all of the iconic aspects of Southern living, from the Mississippi bayou, to massive plantation mansions, to the lively French Quarter of New Orleans. Rooms at these resorts are smallish but adequate, with basic amenities and exterior entrances.
* <sleep name="Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside" alt="" address="1251 Riverside Dr" directions="adjacent to Port Orleans-French Quarter" phone="+1 407 934-6000" url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/resorts/resortLanding?id=PortOrleansRiversideResortLandingPage&count=5" checkin="" checkout="" price="$150-250" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Experience the gentle feel of the mansions and towns along the lower Mississippi River. Originally called '''Dixie Landings''', Port Orleans Riverside has two distinct sets of buildings: '''Alligator Bayou''' features rustic cottage-like buildings with lots of water and reeds surrounding them, and '''Magnolia Bend''' is the home of stately southern mansions on neatly-manicured grounds. '''Ol' Man Island''' is a pool and fishing area themed as a sort of "swimmin' hole". The food court, Riverside Mill, is spacious, as is Boatwright's Dining Hall, the only table-service restaurant in the Port Orleans area. Outstanding theming here for the price, very laid-back and relaxing. The whole resort is heavily wooded, so it really feels isolated from the general bustle of Walt Disney World. As of March 2012, some rooms have been converted to '''Royal Guest Rooms''', each themed in the style of ''Beauty and the Beast'', ''Aladdin'', or ''The Princess and the Frog''.</sleep>{{index|Port Orleans-Riverside}}{{index|Ol' Man Island}}{{index|Royal Guest Rooms}}{{index|Beauty and the Beast}}{{index|Aladdin}}{{index|The Princess and the Frog}}
* <sleep name="Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter" alt="" address="2201 Orleans Dr" directions="off Epcot Center Drive" phone="+1 407 934-5000" email="" fax="+1 407 934-5353" url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/resorts/resortLanding?id=PortOrleansFrenchQuarterResortLandingPage&count=4" checkin="" checkout="" price="$150-250">Take a walk down Bourbon Street. Visually much livelier than Riverside, this resort once had the Port Orleans name all to itself, but it became the French Quarter when Dixie Landings was renamed. French Quarter is smaller and more intimate than its sister resort, and you'll need to walk to Boatwright's to have a table-service meal, but it's closer to Downtown Disney so it's a shorter trip on the ferry. Keep an ear out while wandering the French Quarter; you might hear a live Dixieland band on selected days.</sleep>{{index|Port Orleans-French Quarter}}
* <sleep name="Disney's Old Key West Resort" alt="" address="1510 North Cove Rd" directions="" phone="+1 407 827-7700" email="" fax="" url="http://dvc.disney.go.com/dvc/guest/resorts/resortDetail?id=ProspectsOldKeyWestResortLandingPage" checkin="" checkout="" price="$295-425 (studios)">The spirit of the [[Florida Keys]] embodied in a Deluxe resort. The villas here have a contemporary, airy beach house feel, with scenic views of the woods, the river, or the golf course&mdash;or all three. Probably the least popular of the DVC resorts, but sometimes it's the only one left with villas available during peak times. That's not to say it's not worth booking a room here, just that it lacks some of the panache of the other Deluxe Villa resorts.</sleep>{{index|Old Key West}}
* <sleep name="Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort &amp; Spa" alt="" address="1960 Broadway" directions="" phone="+1 407 827-1100" url="http://dvc.disney.go.com/dvc/guest/resorts/resortDetail?id=ProspectsSaratogaSpringsLandingPage" checkin="" checkout="" price="$295-425 (studios)" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A lush country retreat capturing the heyday of Upstate [[New York (state)|New York]] and the [[Saratoga Springs|Saratoga Race Course]]. This sprawling resort with a horse-racing theme is often overlooked but offers a wide range of views and amenities. You can get a room just steps from Downtown Disney, or one that looks across Village Lake at the bright lights there. If you prefer more peace and quiet, go for a room along the Sassagoula River or adjacent to the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Either way, you'll be within walking distance of the relaxing and rejuvenating services at the '''Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs'''.</sleep>{{index|Saratoga Springs}}{{index|Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs}}
** <sleep name="The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$545-900 (up to 9 people per villa)">Octagonal These treehouses&mdash;octagonal cabins on stilts in a forest setting, newly opened in Summer 2009. The treehouses &mdash;deviate from the normal villa layouts, sleeping nine in 1,074 square feet (100&nbsp;sq&nbsp;m) of space. The unique setting and rustic atmosphere, along with the novelty of the elevated treehouses, mean you'll have to get lucky, or know a DVC member, to get a reservation.</sleep>
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