New Orleans Square

Disneyland

Introduction | Attraction | Touring Tips | Dining | Shopping | Interesting Facts


New Orleans SquareINTRODUCTION

Between Adventureland and Critter Country there's a little corner of New Orleans. New Orleans Square incorporates many of the distinctive architectural features of the French Quarter: narrow side streets with small shops, fountains in quiet courtyards, and rows of colorful townhouses with their lacy wrought iron railings. Hanging flower baskets or Mardi Gras beads decorate many of the railings in this picturesque area.

Street performers like mimes, jazz bands and other musical groups provide live entertainment and even toss Mardi Gras beads to the audience. In the quiet back streets artists create custom portraits, and the many restaurants offer Creole specialties like fritters and gumbo. Two of Disneyland's signature attractions, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, are located here, as is the Blue Bayou restaurant, where you can watch the fireflies and listen to the sounds of the bayou as you dine.


ATTRACTIONS and ENTERTAINMENT

Disneyland Railroad, New Orleans Square Station - Take a train ride through Splash Mountain and see the sights along the Rivers of America on your way to the Toontown Station.

Disney Gallery - Located above Pirates of the Caribbean, recently renovated, featuring a Disneyland 50th Anniversary exhibit.

Haunted Mansion - Board your "doom buggy" for a spooky ride through a southern mansion filled with 999 Happy Haunts. Beware of hitchhiking ghosts!

Pirates of the Caribbean - Yo ho, yo ho...On this boat ride audio-animatronic pirates pillage and sing and swashbuckle their way around the Caribbean.


TOURING TIPS

On nights when Fantasmic! is running, the New Orleans Square area gets quite crowded, and when Fantasmic! is over it's difficult to even move.

If you want to dine at the Blue Bayou or Cafe Orleans, you can make Priority Seating in advance by calling Disney Dining at 714-781-DINE. Same day reservations can be made at the restaurant's podium - go soon after park opening to make sure you'll be able to get in.


PLACES TO EAT

Blue Bayou - Full service restaurant featuring Cajun and Creole dishes.

Cafe Orleans - Full service restaurant serving Monte Cristo sandwiches, gumbo, and crepes.

Club 33 - Private club open to members only.

French Market - Fried chicken, sandwiches, soups and salads.

Harbour Galley - McDonald's French fries and beverages

Mint Julep Bar - Mint juleps, fritters, pastries, and specialty coffees

Royal Street Verandah - Chowder and gumbo in bread bowls, specialty coffees.

Disneyland Restaurants at a Glance
Menus From Disneyland Resort


PLACES TO SHOP

La Mascarade d'Orleans - Disney pins and pin accessories.

Pieces of Eight - Pirates of the Caribbean merchandise, including hats, swords, and treasure.

Cristal d'Orleans - Personalized crystal and glass.

Disney Gallery Collector's Room - Disney artwork, including lithographs and limited edition prints.

Jewel of Orleans - Fine jewelry.

La Boutique de Noel - Disney-themed Christmas ornaments, stockings, and other holiday decorations.

Le Bat en Rouge - Nightmare Before Christmas and Disney villains merchandise.

L'Ornement Magique - Collectible ornaments.

Parasol Cart - Personalized parasols

Portrait Artists - Custom portraits of individuals or groups in watercolors or pastels.

Royal Street Sweets - A variety of suckers, hard candy sticks, and packaged candies.


INTERESTING FACTS

New Orleans Square was the first new "land" added to Disneyland, and was dedicated on July 24, 1966. Walt Disney was very involved in the design and implementation.

The area now occupied by the Disney Gallery was originally intended to be a private apartment for the Disney family, much larger than the one above the Main Street Fire Station.

The Frontierland railroad station was re-themed and renamed when New Orleans Square opened. The sound of the telegraph heard at the train station is a portion of Walt Disney's speech on Disneyland's opening day - in Morse code.

Disneyland's steam trains sometimes have a longer stop at the New Orleans Square Station since that's where they refill them with water.



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