Port Orleans Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort is full of charm, elegance, and romance!  This resort is themed after the bayou area of Mississippi, and it is an excellent moderate resort option for families of five!  Whether you are in the Magnolia Bend or the Alligator Bayou, the theming in this resort does not go unnoticed.

  • Some rooms can sleep up to five guests.  They are equipped with two queen size beds and a Murphy style bed.  
  • Alligator Bayou rooms are lodge type of facilities, while Magnolia Bend are “mansions”.
  • Alligator Bayou area does not have any elevators.  If you need an elevator, inform the staff so they can find you a room that will best suit your needs.
  • If you choose the Magnolia Bend section, Royal Rooms are an option.  These are themed after Princess Tiana, and are sure to delight every princess in your family!
  • The rooms do not have private patios or balconies.  With the beautiful, lush landscaping at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, really no room view is “bad”.
  • With this being a popular resort, it is often reserved to capacity.  So online check in, prior to arrival, is a good idea.

While at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, you’ll enjoy the fact that Port Orleans French Quarter is just a short walk away.  That makes exploring two beautiful Disney resorts easy!  And, you have access to the pools and playgrounds at both resorts.  But the fun doesn’t stop there!

  • Catch and release fishing for children is available at the Ol’ Fishing Hole.  
  • The Bayou Pirate Adventure Cruise sets sail for children ages 4-10 and sails down the Sassagoula River.
  • Enjoy the quiet of the Butterfly Garden, or take in the lush walking trails along the resort.

Boatwright’s is your dining option at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort.  This is a table service restaurant, and reservations are a great idea.  You’ll find southern favorites here-jambalya, “voo doo chicken”, along with appetizers, salads, desserts, and other main dishes are sure to keep you full!  If you need to grab something and go, you’ll want to visit the Riverside Food Court for breakfast, lunch, and dinner-and to refill your Disney mug.


Transportation to Disney parks is by bus from this resort.  There are four bus stops here, each within a 3-4 minute walk to most rooms.  You can take a boat to Downtown Disney, and if you have an early morning ADR at another resort, driving yourself or taking a taxi is probably a better idea.

Overall, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort is excellent!  It is beautiful, themed well, and is great for families of five.  We give this Disney resort an “A+”.

 


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  • Frances Burton

    This was the first Disney resort we stayed at, in the days when it was Dixie Landings. We have been on Disney holidays, not just to WDW, many times since and tried numerous other resorts and our favourite is The Boardwalk, but every few years we return to Riverside, We love the relaxed atmosphere, the proximity to Downtown and the boat ride to and from there. We are going again in May, with one week at Saratoga Springs and the second in a Royal Room at Riverside. We just cannot wait. I have my planning spreadsheet ready and we are very busy putting our trip together!!

  • Danette Crim Stach

    This is our choice for our next trip, can’t wait to stay here!

  • Leann

    We enjoyed our honeymoon there 5 years ago, it’s a beautiful resort. Very quiet and calm.

  • Liz Garrett Green

    I can’t wait to be here in December. It sounds so wonderful!

  • Shelley Sowinski Diederich

    I love POR, especially the Mansion side. The Royal rooms are decorated so cute. One of our favorite activities when it raining and to sit outside our room facing the river with a bottle of wine. Beautiful grounds

  • Jennifer Barrella Knott

    We stayed at POR for the first time last year and loved it!! We are staying again this August, this time in a Royal Room. They look so beautiful in pictures, I can’t wait to see them in person!

  • Dave

    We love Port Orleans Riverside! We just stayed in a royal guest room and it was amazing.

  • Alaina

    We have been to Disney twice before, the first time we stayed at Port Orleans, the second time we stayed at the Hyatt. While the Hyatt was nice, it is not Disney, and to get the full Disney experience, you must stay at Disney! We are now going in Sept for our third trip to Disney and staying at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness. We have four children, so the resort options are limited, hence why we are not staying at Port Orleans again! :)

  • terri

    Love this resort. Building 36 is my favorite area to stay

  • Dawn S.

    We love staying here!!! Can’t wait for November to get here, so we can be “home” again!!!

  • Becky H.

    Can’t wait to stay here in December!

  • Heather Krzyminski

    Love the Princess & the Frog theme. Staying in a royal room this September!!

  • Michelle Edwards

    Stayed there for the first time in December 2012!! Loved it!

  • Katie Diley

    We stayed here in February in the Royal Rooms. The theme was nice & we had a pool view so we were about 25 feet from a quiet pool. It was a bit far from the food court especially when we wanted to refill our mugs before bed.

  • Corey Applegate

    I love staying here. The Magnolia Bend side makes it feel so peaceful. It is definitely one of my all time favorites.