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Author : Kid @ Heart Disney Devo

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is a moderate resort and one of the most popular resorts to enjoy at Disney World.

The resort itself is VERY large and spread out. It can hold quite a lot of people so its usually not that difficult to get a room here.

Grounds, Entertainment, and Pools

Designed after the New Orleans plantation houses and bayou lodges that sit on large acreage, with beautiful gardens , multi-pool locations, and Fulton’s General Store. Riversides “twin” resort, Port Orleans offers everything from A-Z and is just next door. You can catch a bus or the boat or even walk over there. You can enjoy their Arcade, the Riverside Mill food court (for quick service meals), Boatwright’s restaurant (for table service).  You should also try the  River Roost Lounge for spirits, wings, pizza, and music fun, offered every Wednesday thru Saturday night with a”ye ha sing-along”with  Bob Jackson.

I found the whole resort to be very family and child friendly, even the River Roost Lounge.

The architecture is well done to give you that feeling you have been transported in time to the “Old South” and were dropped in New Orleans along the river banks of the Mississippi.

Kids at check in waiting for our room keys.




The grounds offer 5 pools, coin laundry locations, 4 bus stops to give you free transportation to your parks regardless of how far away you are from the front desk, outdoor movies and campfire. They offer boat and bike rentals, cane pole fishing, and free access to Downtown Disney via a resort boat.



Ole Man Island at the center of the resort. This great area offers a feature pool with a water slide, a playground, and a outdoor bar for the adults. 
 There is also a beautiful greenway walking path to enjoy that is a mile along and wanders the grounds.                                                                      

Rooms
When you walk into your room you will like be greeted with Mickey head made out of rolled towels on the edge of the bed. The rooms are laid out in style and comfort to give you an excellent stay. I found the rooms to very spacious and clean.

Price ranges at all different levels offered depending on the view and / or accessibility. The closer you are to the main building the more expensive your room will be. You have an option of one king size bed or two queen size beds, and most of the rooms with a mini fridge , table and chairs , small safe in the wall , and a under the bed tumble bed or pulled down off wall.


2012 trip Alligator Bayou room



Kids and I with the piano man Bob Jackson.

The Roost is a nice place to relax after a long day at the park, you can sit at a table or relax with family, kids, or friends at the comfortable couch and chairs.

We really enjoyed both of our stays at Port Orleans Riverside. You can read more about its sister resort, Port Orleans French Quarter by clicking HERE.

Kristin is the founder and co-director of Tips from the Disney Diva & Devos. She started writing the blog when she realized there were many people going to Disney World and having a miserable time, and it was all from a lack of planning. She knew that she could help and has assembled the finest writing team she can find !