Riverside Disney Port Orleans Resort

Unlike the sister resort Disney Port Orleans French Quarter, the Disney Port Orleans Resort Riverside offers guests the option of staying in stately mansions or backwoods cottages. The Resort shows its southern charm from the entrance with elegant, tall ceilings and unique flapper fans to the courtyards and riverside views. The entire Riverside Port Orleans Resort is built around the Sassagoula River, and everywhere you walk you get the sense of being near the water. The Riverside Port Orleans Resort is known as being one of the quietest Disney Resorts, and you will notice how silent it can be as you walk around the rural side of the Resort.

Rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside

What gets guests so excited about staying at the Port Orleans Riverside, apart from the beauty, water park, and quiet feel, are the Themed Rooms. While you might not be able to sleep in Cinderella’s Castle, you can certainly feel like a true princess when Booking a Royal Guest Room. The Royal Guest Rooms make for a special stay for any princess with Royal Blue and Gold throughout; you will be like Belle in Beauty and the Beast. But, there are more rooms to choose from if the princess scene is not what you are looking for. Some of the Riverside Port Orleans rooms even have a pull-down bed to sleep up to five (5) guests. There are over 2000 rooms available separated in two themed areas, the Magnolia Bend with its stately mansions and impeccable courtyards or the Alligator Bayou, a more rustic lodge setting. Stroll down the shaded path to any of the six pools located around the Port Orleans Riverside Resort.

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Port Orleans Riverside Reviews


What a peaceful and relaxing stay at the Disney Port Orleans Riverside. The buildings are amazing and the courtyards are fantastic. The kids loved the Ol' Man Island Pool with the Water Slide, They didn't want to leave. It was almost like a ride each time we got on the water taxi to go to Disney Springs. We decided to try the horse-drawn carriage ride and that was a wonderful experience riding along the Sassagoula River. If you have a young daughter, it is worth splurging to get a Royal Room. They will truly feel like a princess.


It is true that the stately mansion building are pretty amazing but the rooms are just a standard Hotel room. It is a very long walk to get to dining and Disney transportation unless you stay in a preferred room. There are also some frustrations about the time it takes to wait for the next ferry boat. The buses were very crowded most of the time but they did get us around Disney without a problem.

* Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average - 81%
Average - 12%
Below Average - 7%

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Fun Things to Do

Getting bored is not an option at the Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort. If you can’t find something to do, you are just not looking. The Ol’ Man Island Pool with Water Slide is one of the most fun places to go but don’t stop there. The Riverside is full of fun with Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Campfire time roasting marshmallows, bike rentals, movies under the stars, fishing… okay, are you starting to see the picture? There is a lot to do at the Riverside Port Orleans.


Pets are allowed at the Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort but they only allow dogs. Service animals are welcome.

Resort Fees

The Riverside Port Orleans does not have additional resort fees to worry about.


Self-Parking is available for an additional fee each night. The Port Orleans Riverside does not have Valet parking.

Fitness Center

A fitness center is not available but the walking paths along side the Sassagoula River can give you plenty of exercise with great views.


Being a Disney World Moderate Resort, Disney Port Orleans Riverside has great table dining at Boatwright’s Dining Hall or a Food Court with a variety of foods at the Riverside Mill Food Court. Multiple bars are located around the property and the River Roost has some incredible live entertainment to boot.

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