Effective April 1, 2001, the resorts currently known as Disney's Dixie Landings resort and Disney's Port Orleans resort will be called Disney's Port Orleans Resort. The Dixie portion will be called "The Riverside" and the Port portion will be called "The French Quarter." This announcement comes with the explanation that the resorts are in such close proximity to one another that the unification will streamline the operation. Also with this announcement came the news that Bonfammile's, the Port full service restaurant, will close on August 5. Full service dining will now only be at Boatwright's, at Dixie. Other changes include the consolidation of the Port marina---it will close at the end of summer. Rumors have persisted that the Dixie name has angered many groups, this change is said to not reflect any of those concerns, but only to make the resort more efficient.
Jul 23, 2000 /