Disney’s resort hotels aren’t just places to sleep. They continue the Disney experience outside of the world-famous theme parks, and sometimes that includes the use of Disney’s family of animated characters. When promoting the release of “The Princess and the Frog” in 2009, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter must have seemed like an ideal location to spotlight the latest Disney Princess. This store window featuring Tiana and Prince Naveen was set up in the Resort’s “Jackson Square Gifts and Desires” for that year’s holiday season. While this display has long since been replaced, there is still a way for Tiana fans to get a taste of her movie at French Quarter.
Both Port Orleans French Quarter and “The Princess and the Frog” are love letters to the City of New Orleans, including its music, architecture, and food. New Orleans cuisine plays an especially large role in the film as a result of Tiana’s dream to open her own restaurant. One of her specialties, a fried pastry covered in powdered sugar known as a beignet, can be found for sale in the “Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory” restaurant. This traditional New Orleans treat is a must-taste for anyone visiting Port Orleans, and its Disney connection only makes it that much sweeter for fans of animation