New Orleans Square is one of the most fun places in all of Disneyland. From the well placed details to the delicious food, visiting this land feels almost like visiting NOLA itself. For this reason, this is one area you will definitely want to see during your Disneyland trip.
As you plan your visit to New Orleans Square, you may wonder how you can get the most from your visit to this jazzy place. Below are our top 9 tips for doing just that. Be sure to keep them in mind as you wander the winding streets of New Orleans Square.
Take Your Time
Before all else, it is important that you remember to take your time while visiting New Orleans Square. The land includes many intricate details that simply cannot be enjoyed properly if not observed carefully. Besides, who would want to rush through such a fun place that is so full of culture and magic? We know we wouldn’t, and you shouldn’t either. Instead, stop and smell the roses and take in the vibe of the place. You won’t regret it.
Catch Some Jazz
No trip to New Orleans would be complete without jazz. The same can be said of New Orleans Square, meaning you will need to be sure to catch some jazz during your visit. Fortunately there are a couple of different jazz music options, and there is almost always some sort of music filling the streets of this swinging land. Our favorites include the music of the Jambalaya Jazz Band and Tiana’s Mardi Gras Celebration.
Eat a Meal
The food of New Orleans is a truly wonderful thing, and New Orleans Square does an amazing job of capturing the flavors of the area. Stop in at the French Market Restaurant for a quick bite or settle in for a relaxing and immersive experience at the Blue Bayou. Order your favorite Cajun cuisine and wash it all down with a mint julep and a bit of southern hospitality at the mint julep bar.
Finish with Dessert
Of course, no meal is truly complete without dessert, and this is even more true in a place like New Orleans Square where delicious treats abound. Not sure which amazing, sweet concoction to order? Go for the Mickey Beignets. These tasty morsels are just sweet enough to satisfy without feeling heavy. Yum!
See the Pirates
Hop on a boat for a visit to the Caribbean on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. This is a classic ride you won’t want to miss, and a great way to see the adventurous side of New Orleans Square. So don your eye patch and shout “Yo-ho!” because it’s a pirate’s life for you.
Of course, a visit to New Orleans definitely calls for a stop to meet Princess Tiana. This lovely lady is happy to meet fans of all ages in her gorgeous green gown. Best of all, her southern charm is sure to have you feeling right at home in no time at all. Make sure you have your autograph book ready so you can get this princess’ autograph while you’re at it.
Some of the most interesting shops in all of Disneyland are in New Orleans Square. Therefore, shopping is something everyone should make time for in this area of the park. From pirate toys to beautiful crystal, there are plenty of awesome things to look at in these exciting stores.
Don’t Miss the Ghosts
Grim grinning ghosts are another Disneyland staple that you won’t want to skip. This means a ride on the Haunted Mansion and an encounter with the mansion’s 999 happy haunts. Fortunately, your ghost host is there to guide you through the creepy halls of this old haunted home.
Return at Night
Last, but certainly not least, you will want to plan a return visit to New Orleans Square during the evening hours. This is because the nighttime show “Fantasmic!” happens on the Rivers of America each night, and New Orleans Square is where you need to be to see this fantastic performance. Be sure to pick up a FastPass for the show early in the day in order to ensure you can watch!
These nine tips should help you navigate New Orleans Square with confidence. Better yet, you will get the best experience possible by keeping these simple pointers in mind.
So what are you waiting for? Add these attractions and eateries to your to-do list and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in this fabulously themed area of Disneyland Park.