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Mickey Beignets @ Port Orleans French Quarter

If you come from a life with children, work stress, mental health issues and beyond, then I am confident you are aware of the impact all of this can have on your daily life, let alone your marriage. 

My husband and I met 8 years ago, with no idea that we each had a secret obsession. Yup, you guessed it, Disney! Fast forward to today, a set of twins and our first house later, life has definitely caught up to us without even realizing it. We both decided that we needed to get away. We needed to reconnect with one another, and to let go of all the stress that had taken over our life. Where to go, you ask? Disney World of course!

The truth is, we never had an actual honeymoon, unless you count the day after our wedding where we chose to go play bingo at the local casino. So, because of this, we wanted to make sure we did it right. We have 4 kids, so we knew we wouldn't be able to go to long, and of course you have to account for how many days off from work you still have left for the year. Our trip consisted of 2 and a half days of Disney bliss. Yup, that's it. Just 2 full days. So how did we make it our little Dream Come True Honeymoon, you ask? How did we fit everything we could in just 2 days to make us feel fulfilled, yet leave us still wanting more? Keep on reading to get some great tips and tricks on how to experience some of the best Disney World has to offer in a short time with your spouse.

Mears Transportation

Mears Transport, Mears
Image: Mears

Ok, so I will be the first to admit that I miss Disney's Magical Express. It was part of the magic of Disney feeling all inclusive and one of the perks you got when staying on Disney property. However, those Magical Express lines at the airport were SO LONG! Also, I hate Uber and Lift, plus they are expensive to boot. It was very easy to book, all you need is your flight and hotel information, and it was affordable. Then, the best part, there was barely any line to get onto the bus from MCO.

Disney skyline
Image: Disney World Skyliner

My husband and I love using the transportation on property, rather than renting a car, because of the convenience and cost savings alone. Not having to worry about driving yourself everywhere is the first step to making your trip magical. Being able to step onto another form of transportation the moment you get off the plane, starts releasing the stress right away. Let's also not forget all of the other modes of transportation besides busses, throughout the WDW resort. The Skyliner and Monorail also help to get you from point A to point B throughout the resort, and act as a ride in itself. It is all about prospective. All of these modes of transportation are relaxing as well, which is a key component in making your Disney's couples trip calm and peaceful. 

Peaceful Resorts

WDW French Quarter Resort
Image: Port Orleans French Quarter

Another key component and making the most out of your short couples Disney trip is the perfect resort. Now there are lots of resorts throughout the Disney World property, from Value all the way to Deluxe and DVC. However, I think the best couples resorts are what I like to call the "best kept secrets" or "hidden gems". The ones that aren't thought of as much or booked up as fast. It isn't necessarily the cost that impacts this, although for this trip we were on a budget. 

The Port Orleans resort at Walt Disney World is a resort that consists of two hotels. Yes, two. The Port Orleans Riverside, which is the larger of the two, and my personal favorite, Port Orleans French Quarter. Now neither of these are talked about as often as some of the other big name Moderate resorts, but Riverside is the more talked about of the two.

However, French Quarter is such a hidden gem It is the smallest resort out of all of the Walt Disney World resorts, as well as the most quaint and charming. To make it even more of a dream resort for couples, although there are kids, there are not nearly as many as you would find say at Pop Century or Caribbean Beach. Also, there is Scat Cats Lounge, where you can go in the evening night to listen to some nice jazz music and have a drink to cap off the night. Can we also not forget about those delicious Mickey shaped beignets, which can be found here, at the Scat Cat Cafe (I'd like to personally recommend the original ones with a side of strawberry sauce).

Mickey beignets at POFQ
Image: Mickey Beignets with Strawberry Sauce

So whether you book your next couples trip at Port Orleans French Quarter, or another resort, keep in mind the kid crowd level, location, and activities on site. Don't forget the transportation too. Port Orleans French Quarter has the boats that take you directly to Disney Springs. More on that next. 

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