Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

In Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando

  • Official Rating 3.5
  • TripAdvisor Rating 4

The Vibe

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort offers you a great escape taking you right back to the slow-moving Louisiana countryside of yesteryear. Set on the Sassagoula River this tranquil resort will have you dreaming of steamboat travel and formal garden parties. Mint Julep anyone?

The Hotel

Although the old-world charm of the Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort is slower-paced you might have to speed up to fit in everything there is to do here. 5 quiet pools set amongst the guestroom quarters of Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou – perfect for some chilled down time. But there are fun times awaiting you at the main ‘swimming hole’ on Ol’ Man Island including ducking under swooshing waterfalls and entering the pool via a water slide that looks like a rustic saw mill. Or just soaking it up and watching the fun in the hot tub.

The water invites you to hire a boat, anything from a kayak to a Sea Racer down by the Colonel’s Cotton Mill or go fishing at the Fishing Hole where you can be sure of a catch as it’s stocked with catfish blue gill and brill. Step back in time and take a carriage ride or keep it 21st Century and hire a bicycle. If you want to slip in the odd round of golf on a beautifully-manicured green, Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course is nearby.

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The Rooms

There are hundreds of guestrooms in Disney's Port Orleans Riverside in two areas: Magnolia Bend Mansions that look just like old plantation houses and in complete contrast, the rustic-looking Alligator Bayou cottages. The newly opened Royal Guestrooms in the Magnolia Bend area allow you to step right into the middle of a classic Disney story as you enter the room. Great finishing touches such as custom-designed curtains and bedheads glittering with fibre optic lights emulate your own in room firework display.

Southern style mansions and cottages both come with all mod cons including cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, ceiling fan, full length mirror, in-room safe, coffee maker, mini fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Pack ‘n Play Playards (portable cot/playpen) are available on request.

Kids & Family

Swimming, sliding, splashing for lots of fun at the swimming hole otherwise known as Ol’ Man Island pool, or just wading in the shallower pool for the real youngsters. Spend time at the old favourite, Medicine Show arcade games at the Colonel’s Cotton Mill, or Movies under the Stars for evening Disney movie shows on the big screen in the open air. There’s a playground next to the swimming hole for lots of rustic climbing fun, or maybe you want to do something as a family like hiring bicycles to explore the Resort?

Food & Drink

Two great restaurants give your family a choice of foods to excite their taste buds. For many of your fast food favourites go to the Riverside Food Mill at the Colonel’s Cotton Mill where you’ll find delicacies ranging from pizza to roast beef or fish. For spicy Southern cuisine, venture into the Boatwright’s Food & Drink Hall for some jambalaya. Grab a cocktail or two from River Roost or if you prefer, eat in by ordering pizza, sandwiches, salads and desserts by choosing Food & Drink Options on your guestroom phone.


You’ll find Disney's Port Orleans Riverside full of Southern charm Resort close to Downtown Disney®, Disney’s Boardwalk and Epcot® theme park. You can wander the lush pathways of the resort or roam to its sister resort Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. Take a ferry boat down the river to Downtown Disney® or the free shuttle bus to all of the Disney theme parks.

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