Disney’s Port Orleans Resort -Riverside is a Moderate Resort located in the Disney Springs Resort Area. Turn back time and enter a romantic and rural Louisiana where the mansions of Magnolia Bend and the cottages of Alligator Bayou welcome you. There are 6 pools here for guests to enjoy. Cross over the bridge to Ol’ Man Island, a 3.5 acre refuge with a swimmin’ hole fashioned after an abandoned sawmill.
Guests can enjoy recreational activities such as poolside yoga, horse-drawn carriage rides, campfire on de’ Bayou, surrey bike rentals, and fishing. Other amenities include a jogging trail, playground, the Medicine Show Arcade, self-service laundry, and movies under the stars. Guests are transported to the theme parks, via complimentary buses, and Disney Springs via water taxi.
Nearby are a whirlpool tub and kiddie pool. There are 5 leisure pools throughout the resort that offer guests a more relaxing option.
Guests have several category options from which to choose. Most rooms offer 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, some with a 1 child-sized pull-down bed (5th sleeper). If you are a family of 4 and want to make sure you have that child-sized bed, you should reserve a Standard View – 5th Sleeper. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is popular for its magical Royal Guest Rooms. These rooms have a royal theme featuring Princess Tiana and her friends. Magical touches like enchanted headboards and regal bedding make these rooms perfect for any royal family.
Dining options here include Riverside Mill Food Court where you’ll find your favorite soul-food, River Roost bar, and Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery. You will also find Boatwright’s Dining Hall, a table service restaurant, filled with your favorite southern and New Orleans-style meals.
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Written by Adjunct Professor Leah Ferguson, edited by Professor Heather Adamczak