An unwieldy name for an unwieldy property. It’s actually two resorts, both built on a canal and awkwardly fused together. The French Quarter (1,000 rooms), built along right angles on simulated streets, purports to sort of imitate the real one in New Orleans. Riverside (2,048 rooms) is the nicer of the two: Its buildings are more successful pastiches, modeled on magnolia-trimmed Mississippi-style homes (Magnolia Bend, where princess-themed “Royal Guest” rooms are adorably tarted up as if they belong to The Princess and the Frog’s Tiana; the headboards twinkle with push-button fireworks shows; about $50 surcharge) and rustic cabins (Alligator Bayou, where trundle beds sleep five—good for a Moderate resort). Riverside also has more water for rooms to face (though the privilege will cost you another $30 a night) and is the locale for most activities for the two resorts.

Not all buildings have elevators, so if you need one, make sure you request a room on the first floor when you check in. Riverside has five pools to French Quarter’s one, but the main pool at Riverside is less elaborate than the French Quarter’s, and Riverside’s room windows all face an exterior corridor. The two properties are far enough apart (about 15 min. walking) that many people choose to use the free boat service (usually) linking them. The boats will also take you to Disney Springs—the trip is one of the most pleasant, least-known free rides at Disney World—but the parks are served only by buses.