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Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Guide

Port Orleans Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort
1251 Riverside Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8514
Telephone: (407) 934-6000
Fax: (407) 934-5777

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Moderate Resort Classification
Located in the Disney Springs resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

There’s something for everyone at Port Orleans Riverside- a moderately priced Disney resort with rustic retreats and elegant mansions. This resort has a charming swimming pool with a slide, as well as five quiet pools, a stocked fishing hole, a sit-down restaurant as well as a food court, all set along the Sassagoula River. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is modeled after a Louisiana town along the Mississippi River, southern mansions and Louisiana bayou-themed cottages.

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, like all Disney resorts, is smoke-free. Therefore, there are designated outdoor smoking areas are indicated on the Resort Map.

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Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Rooms

Port Orleans Riverside Resort Room

The resort’s 2048 rooms are divided between the elegant mansions of Magnolia Bend and the more rustic Alligator Bayou section. Magnolia Bend has 4 three-story mansion-style buildings, perfect for Gone with the Wind fans. Many rooms of the more intimate 2-story faux-log cottages of Alligator Bayou have pull-down beds, allowing families of 5 to comfortably stay in one room.

Water View rooms have views of the Sassagoula River or the pools.

Standard and Garden View rooms look out onto the resort grounds.

Preferred Location rooms are close to the food court and lobby.

Standard Guest rooms: Maximum 2-4 Guests (some accommodate 5)
Most rooms have two queen beds.
A limited number of rooms with king-size beds are available.
Disabled-accessible rooms are available.
In-room pizza delivery
Irons and ironing boards
Coffee maker
Alarm clock
Ceiling fan
In-room refrigerators
In-room wall safes
Dual line phones with voicemail
Flat Panel TV – ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more  TV channel guide
Complimentary wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) (click link for specific details)
Convenient self-parking
Laundry facilities (located near the feature pool)
Pak-n-Play Cribs available upon request

Room Layout

Room Layout


Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is available for pickup from your room. Likewise, coin-operated self-service laundry facilities are located throughout Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

Located at the Main Lobby in Colonel’s Cotton Mill building, the concierge can help you purchase Disney Theme Park and Disney Water Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats.

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is also participating in a pilot program to allow dogs to stay with their families in select Disney World Resort Hotels.


Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Royal Rooms


Royal Room


Royal Room at Port Orleans Riverside


Royal Guest Rooms have opened in the Magnolia Bend section at Port Orleans Riverside (Oak Manor and Parterre Place buildings). Rooms include ornate beds that feature headboards with fiber-optic special effects, and gold and crystal accents. Most importantly, guests also can enjoy artwork and special mementos left by Tiana’s royal friends and watch “fireworks” swirl as they recline in ornate beds, curl up in custom linens and more. It is majesty and fun, rolled into one. Each of the 512 Royal Guest Rooms sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 queen beds.


Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Dining Options


Boatwright's Dining Hall


Food Court at Port Orleans Riverside

Boatwright’s Dining Hall along the riverfront for home-style favorites in a table service setting. Dining Plans will be accepted.
Riverside Mill Food Court for quick service dining options. Dining Plans will be accepted.
River Roost Lounge for appetizers and specialty drinks
Muddy Rivers Pool Bar for drinks and snacks
Pizza Delivery by Sassagoula Express Pizza Delivery: 4pm to 11:30pm
Nearby Port Orleans French Quarter food court, Sassagoula Floatworks (10-15 minute walk)

Refillable mugs are available for purchase at the Riverside Mill Food Court.


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Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Recreation

Pools at Port Orleans Riverside

Ol’ Man Island feature pool with slide
Wading pool
Hot tub (spa)
Five ‘quiet’ pools
Medicine Show Arcade
Walking/Jogging Trail
Family fishing hole (catch & release only)
Carriage rides
Bike rentals
Movies Under the Stars

For a fun and more relaxing way to spend a day during your visit to Walt Disney World, each resort hosts Poolside Activities each day from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.. However, pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool. Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, examples of what you might find include trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, and more.

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Shopping

Port Orleans Riverside


Fulton’s stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as Port Orleans logo merchandise. You can also find snack foods, beverages (including adult beverages), magazines and books, and other general sundries.

Look at all your vacation photos by visiting the Photopass page. These professional pictures can make a great souvenir for home!

Disney autograph bookSave money and buy official Disney Park merchandise and souvenirs before you leave home.  Disney Shopping has autograph books, character plush, travel accessories and many  items that will make your vacation even more magical.  Shop before you leave home to save time and money!

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Transportation

Boat Transportation at Port Orleans Riverside

Complimentary Overnight Self-Parking

Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort to theme parks, water parks, plus Disney Springs. There are four bus stops, located at the guest services building and around the resort perimeter. There is bus and boat transportation to Disney Springs. The boat launch is located at Dixie Levee marina.

Transportation Times Between Port Orleans Riverside and Disney Destinations

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 14 minutes by bus, 29 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 18 minutes by bus, 20 by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 15 minutes by bus, 20 by car
Animal Kingdom – 20 minutes, 20 by car
Disney Springs – 18 minutes by bus, 20 minutes by boat, 12 by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 22 minutes by bus, 15 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 18 minutes by bus, 14 minutes by car

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort Childcare

There are no on-site childcare options available for Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside.  However, Kid’s Nite Out, an in-room child care service, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old.  Services are available 24/7.  

The Walt Disney World Dolphin offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.  Camp Dolphin

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort VIP Top Tips

Bike Rentals at Port Orleans Riverside

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Carriage Rides: 30-minute horse-drawn carriage rides up and down the Sassagoula River depart from nearby Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside.  Each of these carriages can hold 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children.

The quiet pools at Port Orleans Riverside are nice, especially when the main pool is crowded.

There are boats from Port Orleans Riverside to Disney Springs. In addition to being a convenient form of transportation, it is a scenic boat ride especially in the evening.

YeHaa Bob Jackson at River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside is very entertaining piano show!

Cane pole fishing is available at Port Orleans Riverside.

There is a walkway between the two Port Orleans resorts (Riverside and French Quarter).

Check the resort map. Your closest bus stop may be behind your outer building vs. walking to the main building.

While room requests are not guaranteed, ask for a corner room. The extra window brings in more sunlight and appears more spacious.

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