We took a break from the holiday bustle, and decided to rent Surrey bikes at Disney’s Port Orleans. Walt Disney World has several places where you can rent these bikes:
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
We picked Port Orleans, because one, that’s where we stayed for our honeymoon (13 years ago!!! What?!), and two, we figured we’d have less crowds to maneuver around than at the Boardwalk.
On a whim, Matt came up with the grand idea to park at Disney Springs, and ride the Sassagoula Riverboat over to Port Orleans. It did make the event more adventurous! Except, here’s a tip, park on the Marketplace side, and you’ll save a trip across the lake and 20 minutes. Also, we forgot that after our lovely Surrey bike ride, we’d still have to get ourselves back to our car. We thought maybe the buses would be a faster choice. Again. Nope. Even though we enjoyed our bus ride back to the car, it still took FOREVER.
Arriving at the resort, we decided to get off the riverboat at Port Orleans French Quarters, thinking there might be a rental station there. Nope. There isn’t, so we got to tour French Quarters on our walk over to Port Orleans Riverside, and it’s not exactly the shortest walk, but the resort is just beautiful, so we didn’t mind the extra walk.
You can rent the Surrey bikes for $22/half hour. We were able to go around Port Orleans twice in thirty minutes, and as far as I could tell, Matt had an easy time navigating us through the groups of people. You must be 18 to drive, and Porter was the only one of our kids tall enough to help with the peddling.
You can find our latest vlog of our peddling adventure at the end of this post. Thanks for following along!
The whole clan riding the Sassagoula Riverboat cruise (but those cute boys, though).
The beautiful Port Orleans French Quarters.
When you’re the photographer, but you really want to be in the picture. 🙂
This is the building we stayed in on our honeymoon.
Almost thirteen years ago, Matt and I took a picture in this same spot. Neither one of us had a clue the road we were about to journey on. I’m so happy it brought us back to this same exact spot.
We walked around for a bit after we were finished riding the bike, and the kids shared a lollipop, but as we all know, it’s never easy sharing.
You can see who got the lollipop! 🙂
Matt & Charity’s shirts: Walt’s Wardrobe
The kids’ shirts: Happily Ever Tees
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