Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside

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Main Details

  • Category
    Moderate Resort
  • Website
  • AAA Rating
    3 Diamond
  • Address
    1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
  • Phone
    407-934-6000
  • Fax
    407-934-5777
  • General Manager
    Valerie Bunting

Dining and Lounges

  • Signature Dining
  • Table Service
  • Quick Service
  • Food Court
  • Character Dining
  • 24h Restaurant
  • Room Service
    Pizza 4pm to 12am
  • 24h Room Service
  • Pool Bar
  • Indoor Bar

Recreation

  • Boat Rental
  • Kid's Club
  • Playground
  • Splash Playground
  • Arcade
  • Running Trail
  • Poolside Movies
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gym
  • Health Spa

Resort Information

  • Number of Rooms
    2048
  • Check In Time
    3pm
  • Check Out Time
    11am
  • Convention Space
  • DVC Villas
  • Extra Magic Hours
  • Room Charging
  • Shopping Delivery
  • Self Laundry
  • Valet Laundry

Room Types

  • Price Range
    $162 - $253
  • Standard
  • Preferred
  • Pool View
  • Special View
  • Club Level
  • Suites
  • Special Themed
  • Interior Corridors
  • Exterior Corridors

Room Information

  • Balcony
  • Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron and Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Bathroom Sinks
    2

Pools

  • Feature Pool
  • Pool Slide
  • Slide Length
    95ft
  • Hot Tub
  • Quiet Pool
  • Pool-side Activities

Transportation

  • Magical Express
  • Bus Transport
  • No. of Bus Stops
    3
  • Monorail
  • Water Craft
  • Free Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Airline Check-In

Important Dates

  • Opening
    February 2 1992
  • Name Change
    April 1 2001

Description

The romance of the south comes to life at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. The moderately priced resort combines two southern themes.
Ornate row-house buildings and cobblestone streets reminiscent of New Orleans provide fantasy adventures at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter.

Next door, the bayou and Cajun tradition of the lower Mississippi River is reflected at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside with grand manors and rustic, bayou dwellings along picturesque waterways.

Formerly known as Dixie Landings Resort, it merged with Disney's Port Orleans Resort on April 1 2001. The area formerly known as Disney's Port Orleans Resort, changed it's name to the French Quarter region, and the area, formerly known as Disney's Dixie Landings Resort, changing its name to the Riverside region.

Riverside Details

  • Opening Date:  February 2, 1992
  • Construction Began: Late 1989
  • Acreage: 325 acres (including the French Quarter)
  • Resort Area:  Downtown Disney Resort Area    
  • Resort Category: Moderate 
  • Address:   1251 Riverside Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida  32830-1000
  • Phone: 407-934-6000
  • Fax:  407-934-5777
  • Resort Map

Riverside Room Information

Number of Rooms:  2,048 rooms; divided into 2 sections- Magnolia Bend (antibellum mansions) and Alligator Bayou (rustic bayou dwellings). 

Alligator Bayou resembles small cottages or villages found in the rural bayou regions of Southern Louisiana; rustic, weathered-wood buildings with quaint tin roofs landscaped with pines and iris. There are 16, 2 story buildings (64 rooms per building to equal a total of 1024 rooms).  View photos of Alligator Bayou.

Magnolia Bend resembles the grand manor homes of southern plantations with their grand staircases and stately white columns surrounded by azaleas and magnolias There are 4, 2 and 3 story individually-styled mansions (256 rooms per mansion to equal a total of 1024 rooms). View photos of Magnolia Bend.

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3:00 PM, check out 11:00 AM 

Room Types and Sizes

Rooms accommodate 2-4 people, choice between one king sized or two double beds, non smoking rooms available, irons, ironing boards, coffee maker, hairdryer, makeup mirror and in room safe in each room, disabled accessible rooms available 

Dining at Riverside

Counter Service

Riverside Mill Food Court (6am-12am; pizza delivery 4pm-12am)
450 seat food court featuring Pizza, pasta, hamburgers, southern specialties, bakery, and grab and go market. 

Refillable Mugs: Disney Rapid Fill Drink Mugs are sold at Food Courts and Quick Service Restaurants at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and can be used at any resort self-service beverage location. The prices of the mugs vary based on Guest preference for number of days for refills. A day consists of one calendar day, and additional days are consecutive. Learn more about Rapid Fill refillable mugs.

Table Service

Boatwright's Dining Hall

Lounges

River Roost (4pm-12am)
Lounge located off the main lobby featuring beverages and appetizers.

Muddy Rivers (11:30am-9:30pm)
Pool bar located on Ol' Man Island featuring beverages and snacks. 

Recreation at Riverside

Pools

Quiet pools located in Alligator Bayou (3 pools - view photos) and Magnolia Bend (2 pools - view photos).

Feature Pool - Ol' Man Island with water slide, kiddie pool, water features, and hot tub. The feature pool is 12980 sq ft in size, containing 158,000 gallons of water. View photos.

Jogging Trail

1.7-mile trail along the Sassagoula River.

Playground

Ol' Man Island Playground. View photos.

Fishing

The Fishin' Hole - cane pole catch and release fishing at the fishin' hole. View photos.

Arcade

Medicine Show Arcade (7am-12am) located next to the main lobby

Marina

Boat and bike rentals (10am-5pm)- located at Riverside Levee Marina. View photos.

Campfire

Campfire on de' Bayou (seasonal)- Stories and sing-alongs around the campfire behind the fishin' hole on Ol' Man Island.  S'more kits available for purchase.

Carriage Rides

Located at Riverside Levee Marina (5:30pm-7pm; 8:00pm-9:30pm)- 30 minute carriage rides through Riverside $35 per person ages 3+.  Carriages hold 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 small children.  Carriage rides are weather dependant and reservations are recommended and can be made 90 days in advance.  The carriages are not wheelchair accessible.  Credit cards are not accepted for walkups.  There is a fee for no shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.  To book in advance call (407) WDW-PLAY.

Shopping at Riverside

Fulton's General Store (8am-11pm) located off the main lobby.

Riverside Transportation

Bus:  stops are located in the following locations:
West Depot between buildings 24 through 35
North Depot between buildings 36 through 80
East Depot between Magnolia Terrace and Oak Manor

Boat: Sassagoula River Cruise boat service to Downtown Disney located behind the main lobby at Riverside Landing.

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