New Orleans Square

The Legend of Lafitte

The Legend of Lafitte

If you’re the type to take notice of even the tiniest details in Disneyland, you may have seen a familiar name scattered throughout New Orleans Square: Lafitte. There’s Lafitte’s Tavern (on Tom Sawyer Island): Laffite’s Landing (a different spelling) in Pirates of the Caribbean: And, of course, Lafitte’s Anchor (on the waterfront): So who is […] Read more…

Disney Brothers Initials

Disney Brothers Initials

If you’ve ever taken the time to wander the streets of New Orleans Square, you know this land is filled to the brim with beautiful architecture and ornamental details. But did you know that one of these details is a nod to Walt Disney and his brother, Roy? To find this hidden gem, stand just to […] Read more…

Royal Street Veranda

Royal Street Veranda

July 1966 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – Whether you arrive over the bridge from Adventureland or from the Frontierland path, head to the right of the Pirates of the Caribbean entrance. You’ll find the Royal Street Veranda tucked next to the Pirates building, across from the Café Orleans patio. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type […] Read more…

Mint Julep Bar

Mint Julep Bar

July 1966 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – Head toward the Haunted Mansion, and turn left when you reach the end of the French Market Restaurant patio. You’ll see the Mint Julep Bar on your left, across from the New Orleans Square railroad station. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – outdoor […] Read more…

Cafe Orleans

Cafe Orleans

August 1972 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – When entering the square from Frontierland or Adventureland, follow the main path toward the Haunted Mansion. You will see Café Orleans on your left, on the corner of Royal St. and Orleans St. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – table service Seating – indoor and outdoor on […] Read more…

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean

March 1967 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – Whether you arrive from Adventureland or Frontierland, you’ll find Pirates of the Caribbean on your left. The entrance is beneath the bridge, and the line winds into the building. BACKGROUND Original designs for Pirates of the Caribbean called for a walk-through wax museum set in the 18th […] Read more…

French Market Restaurant

July 1966 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – Follow the main path toward the Haunted Mansion and you’ll find the French Market on the left, just after Café Orleans. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – outdoor enclosed patio Reservations – no Entertainment – live music throughout the day Menu Diners looking for […] Read more…

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

August 1969 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – If you follow the path along the Rivers of America, you will reach the Haunted Mansion once you pass the New Orleans Square station. The Haunted Mansion is at the end of New Orleans Square, just before Critter Country. BACKGROUND Although it was not part of […] Read more…

New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square

July 1966 – present BACKGROUND New Orleans Square was not one of the original lands in Disneyland, but its conceptualization began almost immediately after Opening Day in 1955. Imagineers envisioned an old timey square for park guests to relax in, with restaurants, shops, and waterfront views of the Rivers of America, and in 1966, New […] Read more…

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