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Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Resort Type: Moderate Disney Resorts

Rooms: 2048 Part of DVC: No
Avg. Room Size: 315 Sq Ft.
Max. Guests /Room: 4 (plus a child under 3 in a crib)

1251 Riverside Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is inspired by rural Louisiana and sits alongside the picturesque Sassagoula River. Surrounded by the tranquility of the Louisiana Bayou, the resort hotel embodies the traditions of steamboat travel, formal garden parties and mint juleps on the front porch.

The resort is divided into 2 distinctly themed parishes: the stately white-columned Magnolia Bend "mansions" and the quaint backwoods "cottages" of Alligator Bayou.

One common complaint people have with the Riverside resort is that because its size, many rooms are a long way from the main resort buildings and pool, and as such guests have to walk 10-15 minutes in some cases.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Amenities

  • Concierge Service
  • Coin-based Laundry Service
  • In-Room Refrigerator
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 6x Swimming Pools
  • Babysitting and Childcare Services
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Valet Service Cleaning
  • Luggage Service (hourly)
  • Express Check-out
  • Voice Mail
  • Maid Service (daily)
  • Free Disney Motorcoach to Disney parks
  • Convenience Store

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Rooms

Rooms in the resort have a rustic theme and are 314 square foot in size. Typical rooms have two double beds. Rooms with a king sized bed are offered however these are usually handicapped rooms offering a larger bathroom with a wheelchair accessible shower instead of a bath tub.

The rooms also have a 'murphy bed', which is a small bed big enough for a child under the age of 9 that folds down from under the television unit. These are offered in the Alligator Bayou section only.

512 rooms at the resort were recently converted to Royal Guest Rooms, and are decorated in royal hues of deep blue  and gold. These rooms include a lot of extra special touches with nods to the favourite Disney princesses.

Standard room amenities include:

  • Nightstand
  • Telephone
  • Table with 2 chairs
  • Armoire
  • Luggage rack
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Mirror
  • Clock Radio
  • Open Closet
  • Wall Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access Point (Ethernet)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Recreation

The resort features six outdoor heated pools located throughout the Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou themed parishes. There is also a sprawling pool complex on Ol' Man Island.

Other recreation activities offered include:

Watercraft Rentals - You can rent Sea Raycers, kayaks, pontoon boats, canoes, sailboats and pedal boats and take them out onto the river.

Playground - The 3.5 acre Ol' Man Island has a large playground area for kids to climb, slide and play.

Fishin' Hole - Ol' Man Island offers pole fishing throughout the day.

Medicine Show Arcade - An arcade with state of the art video games and is located in the Colonel's Cotton Mill building. It is open from 7am to 1am and uses a token system to use the arcade attractions. Guests can purchase tokens in the arcade. Some arcade games provide rewards in the form of tickets which can be redeemed for prizes.

Jogging Trail - A 0.7 mile scenic paved trail along the Sassagoula River.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides - An intimate 30-minute trip up and down the scening Sassagoula River.

Bike Rentals - Rent either standard or surrey bikes and take a leisurely ride around the riverside pathway.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Transport

Disney busses run from four bus depots located across the resort.

You will be provided with a complete transportation map when you check in  which gives you instructions on how to get to all the different areas on Disney property. To get to the different areas you'll just need to make sure you board the right bus. They display their destination clearly on top, however if you are unsure you can always ask the driver or a cast member. 

The Disney bus transportation system is one of the easiest ways of getting around. Busses depart from the resort to all the parks regularly and are completely free to use at any time. The bus services generally stop running once the parks close, and tend to run for an hour either side of the park hours. During extra magic hours they will run slightly longer.

Water coaches run approximately every 20 minutes. These run between Downtown Disney, Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Dining

There are three dining locations at the Riverside resort:

Riverside Mill Food Court is a counter service location themed as an old Souther cotton mill, complete with an authentic reproduction of a 35-foot water wheel. This spacious eating area is open from 6AM to midnight, and offers baked goods, pizza, pasta, salads, fresh fruit, burgers, sandwiches, a carving station and a full breakfast service.

Boatwright's Dining Hall is the resorts table-service restaurant and is themed as a Louisiana boat work shop on the Sassagoula River. It serves a range of Souther and American cuisine, such as Jambalaya, Andouille-crusted Catfish, Grilled Tenderloin Medallions, Voodoo Chicken and Blackened Fish Fillet.

River Roost is a lounge area serving Souther-style speciality drinks. Live entertainment performs on select nights.

To view full menus and extended details on any of the 2 restaurant(s) at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, please select an individual restaurant from below.

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