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Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is one of our favorite places to stay at Disney World. We have stayed here a couple times. We just love it! The food court at French Quarter is called the Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory. This is my review of the very unique Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory.
You may be able to tell by the name that the Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is themed after a New Orleans float company. The entire place looks like you just walked into a float warehouse. There are a lot of seemingly random things on the walls and hanging from the ceiling. Yet, once you understand the theme, all of these crazy props suddenly make total sense. You will see everything from penguins and giant ice cream cones to over-the-top busts of kings and queens. The decor makes the place feel fun and whimsical. Although, I will say that some of the giant busts are a little creepy.
Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is located in the main building at Port Orleans French Quarter. When you come through the front doors, you will easily see the entrance to the food court on your left. If you are staying at French Quarter, this is obviously a very convenient place to eat. For those of you staying next door at Port Orleans Riverside, it is only about a ten minute walk along the river to reach the French Quarter food court. If you find the food court at Riverside too loud or busy, try walking over to French Quarter. It is a beautiful walk and not too far. Because French Quarter is much smaller than Riverside, this food court is not nearly as busy.
Now, if you are not staying at either of these two resorts, Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is definitely not in a convenient location. While I love eating at this food court, I don’t think I would make a special trip over to French Quarter just to eat here if I was staying at a different resort.
In addition to the typical theme park standards of pizza, chicken nuggets, and burgers, you will find many New Orleans-inspired dishes at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory. It is a unique Disney food court that serves things such as po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya, and fried chicken. The absolute best thing on the menu at the food court is the beignets. They are the best beignets outside of New Orleans! The beignets are worth at least one trip to French Quarter to try them!
All of the crazy props located around the food court will entertain your family as you discover more and more of them while you eat. Other than the props, the only other entertainment you will find is a television located on one side of the dining area which plays vintage Mickey Mouse cartoons. My son loves these cartoons! He thinks this is the best food court around, and it is all because of those cartoons!
Disney Dining Plan/Cost
Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory does accept the Disney Dining Plan. It will cost you one quick-service credit or one snack credit, depending on what you order. You can get a bagel, fruit, yogurt, or pastry for a snack credit here. We typically eat breakfast here using our snack credits. If you are paying out of pocket, you can expect to pay up to $15 per adult, regardless of which meal you eat here. The food court is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are looking for an economical place to eat, this is a great choice. There are lots of variety here. This is one place to get a big bang for your dining credits, whether you are looking to spend snack credits or quick service credits.
The Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is the food court at Port Orleans French Quarter. It is one of the most unique food courts at Disney World, both in terms of its decor and its menu. It is inspired by New Orleans and themed after a Mardi Gras float company. The decor is fun, whimsical, and a little random. The menu is full of Cajun themed food, such as gumbo, beignets, and jambalaya. There are also some standard theme-park fare on the menu to please those picky eaters in your family. We love staying at French Quarter and love eating breakfast at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory. The beignets are delicious! Because French Quarter is one of the smallest resorts on property, the food court does not get nearly as loud or busy as some of the other food courts. If you are staying at French Quarter or Riverside, or happen to be in the area, I highly recommend you stopping by Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory. Happy travels and have a magical day!