New Orleans Square is one of the lands that makes up Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort. This area is themed after New Orleans, Louisiana. In fact, Walt Disney and Lillian, his wife, enjoyed New Orleans themselves influencing todays New Orleans Square at Disneyland park.
The new land was officially opened by Walt Disney and New Orleans Mayor Victor Schiro on July 24, 1966 (Walt Disney passed later this year). New Orleans Square was the first new land to open since opening day in 1955. Now learn, 8 Reasons To Love New Orleans Square!
1. Haunted Mansion
Home to 999 haunts with room for 1 more, your doom buggy is waiting to ride the Haunted Mansion. This classic attraction is found in New Orleans square at Disneyland Park. This slow moving, hauntingly fun ride is great for all ages. Furthermore, during the Holiday season guests will find Haunted Mansion Holiday. At this time, Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday with an overlay inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. In 2018, Haunted Mansion Holiday ran from early September – early January.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean is a classic and immersive attraction with various Audio-Animatronics. Board your boat for a pirate adventure while keeping an eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow. Fun fact, this attraction was almost a wax museum walk through. However, after the success of Audio-Animatronics at the 1964 New York World’s Fair with Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, this technology was used to tell the Pirate story. Remember to purchase your own pirate gear and treasure at the gift shop through the exit of the attraction.
3. Blue Bayou
The Monte Cristo sandwich is a must try at the Blue Bayou restaurant! This eatery’s theming is inspired by the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, inside and out. Dine for lunch or dinner, with excellent ambiance and Cajun-Creole inspired cuisine. Plus, views of the boats from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction!
4. Café Orleans
Stop by Cafe Orleans, a casual restaurant for many delicious lunch and dinner options. This eatery also serves the must have Monte Cristo Sandwich, consisting of sliced ham, turkey & swiss, fried in light batter and topped with royal colored sugar, served with Maple Syrup.
5. Mint Julep Bar
Refresh with a New Orleans Mint Julep, a mint drink with hints of lime and a traditional southern drink. Pair your delicious, non-alcoholic, Mint Julep with Mickey-shaped beignets! These pieces of deliciousness come topped with powered sugar. This location also serves seasonal flavored Mickey-shaped beignets.
6. Royal Street Veranda
Visit the Royal Street Veranda eatery for a couple more favorite Disneyland foods. Here, find Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl, freshly baked bread bowl with your choice of Clam Chowder, Vegetable or Steak Gumbo. Then, end your meal with the sweet New Orleans Fritters, they are freshly made banana fritters served with a raspberry dipping sauce.
7. Cristal d’Orleans
Take a walk around the Cristal d’Orleans shop to browse beautiful crystal pieces. Guests can purchase personalized cups and pitchers, crystal bowls, vases and glassware. Or, choose a beautiful tiara for your little princess, or yourself!
8. Le bat en Rouge
Another shop in New Orleans Square is Le Bat en Rouge. This shops name is inspired by the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Inside guests will find apparel and accessories to step up their look. Furthermore, consider a perfect Disney bounding look with a piece from The Disney Dress Shop collection, sold here. Find dresses and accessories inspired by your favorite characters and attractions.
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