Spotlight: Meet Arneil from Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter!

By Danielle

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter evokes the “Big Easy” with it’s blooming magnolias, live Jazz, wrought-iron décor and colorful Sassagoula Fireworks and Food Factory restaurant. When you arrive, Cast Members greet you with Mardi Gras beads to make you feel at home! But perhaps, no one embodies the spirit of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter and hospitality quite like Arneil, the Doorman at the resort. You’ll recognize him immediately with his purple suit with matching sash and top hat that has feathers protruding on top. He looks quite dapper! He’s there to not just open the door for you, but you greet you and welcome you into his world at POFQ! He’ll even give you some Mardi Gras-colored coins to toss into the lobby’s fountain!

I had the opportunity to chat multiple times with Arneil on a recent trip to POFQ – it was my first stay there and Arneil has become one of my favorite Cast Members of all time! Many of you are familiar with him and can attest to this little charmer!

Arneil has been a Walt Disney World Resort Cast Member for 28 years! He was previously a Doorman at Yacht & Beach Club for 16 years …read more

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