Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside 

Southern hospitality, Disney style

Taking architecture and design cues from rural Louisiana, this resort hotel features white-column mansions and delightful cottages set in pretty gardens, with the Deep South theme continuing to the restaurants and bars.

This resort has a quieter feel than others in Walt Disney World, perfect for downtime between days in the parks to enjoy a carriage or bike ride along the Sassagoula River or splash about in the large swimming pool, themed on the story of Tom Sawyer. The resort is in the Disney Springs part of Walt Disney World, and you can hop on a boat to reach this large restaurant and retail area. If you’re travelling with a Disney princess fan, choosing one of the Royal Guest Rooms will go down a storm – these rooms feature framed portraits of Disney princesses and magical touches like a light-up headboard.

Why we love Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

  • Use the complimentary Disney bus network to reach the four theme parks and two waterparks. The closest are Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, which are around ten minutes away by bus.

  • Guests of Disney Resort hotels like this one get early access to the Disney parks, so the fun starts 30 minutes before the gates open to everyone else.

  • Choose a Royal Guest Room for maximum Disney theming, styled around Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, with other guestrooms featuring a more subtle nod to the movie.

  • Rent four-seater Surrey bikes or take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the Sassagoula River, departing from the Riverside Levee Marina.

Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec
Approximately 10 hours to Orlando
In the Disney Springs area of Walt Disney World
Approx. 30 minutes from Orlando airport
Suitable for children

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Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside

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Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Children

There are two restaurants: one counter-service food court and Boatwright’s Dining Hall, a dinner-only table service restaurant. The two themed bars also offer selected smaller bites. If you want more choices, you can hop on a complimentary boat from the resort’s pier and be at Disney Springs in 15 minutes, where there are over 60 dining venues.

Riverside Mill Food Court
Five cooking stations cover a bakery, grill, pizza & pasta, specialities, and sandwiches with a Southern Louisiana theme. Take your food away or dine on colourful chairs beneath the vaulted ceiling.

River Roost
Pick libations from a vast selection at this themed bar. There’s also a small menu of appetisers, leaning on unmistakable Deep South flavours.

Muddy Rivers
A poolside bar for quick refreshments and a small menu of salads and sandwiches.

Boatwright’s Dining Hall
A dinner-only, table service restaurant with Louisiana favourites such as jambalaya, Cajun chicken, and Deep South shrimp.

Keep everyone happy with the varied options available at Riverside Mill Food Court. It’s also a quick option if you’ve got places to be.

What's included

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Disney quick-Service Dining Plan When you stay at a Walt Disney World resort, you can take advantage of the Disney quick-Service Dining Plan. This plan is available at over one hundred quick-service and counter-service locations across Walt Disney World’s parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. It includes two quick-service meals and one drink with each meal per guest, as well as one snack and a refillable mug per person. The plan is conveniently loaded onto your Disney band or card, and you can redeem the credits at any pace during your stay.

Disney Dining Plan The Disney Dining plan preloads your Disney band or card with credits that you can use to pay for meals at over two hundred locations throughout the park, including table-service restaurants where you’ll often need a reservation. Every night of your stay, you'll receive credits for one quick-service meal, one table-service meal, one drink per meal, and one snack. On arrival, you'll get a refillable drink mug that you can use for free refills at your Disney resort hotel. The dining plan includes fine and signature dining, dinner shows, and character dining, but remember that two table-service meals will be deducted from your dining credits.

Fitness at Disney Port Orleans – Riverside comes in the form of bike rentals or lacing up your trainers and heading out on the mile-long jogging trail.

The huge swimming complex, Ol’ Man Island is modelled on an abandoned sawmill, crisscrossed by bridges and with a 95-foot-long waterslide. This is where you’ll find pool parties and family-friendly activities. If you want something quieter, there are an additional five pools dotted throughout the resort. Guests of this resort can also access Doubloon Lagoon, another themed pool, at the next-door Disney’s Port Orleans – French quarter.

Head back to Ol’ Man Island at 6pm for marshmallows around a campfire. And on selected evenings, Disney movies are screened by the Magnolia South Pool Deck.

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