Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-- Riverside
By David Platt, your Mouse Master specialist
Today I'm taking a closer look at a Walt Disney World® moderate resort: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-- Riverside. Themed after picturesque New Orleans, this resort has several unique features that make it a great value in the moderate category.
Lush, manicured walks wind through the stately Magnolia Bend Mansions, down to the quaint Alligator Bayou. Enjoy the tranquility and hospitality of a picturesque waterfront resort that embodies the traditions born of steamboat travel, garden parties, mint juleps on the front porch, and life along the scenic Sassagoula River.
A huge plus for larger groups: Port Orleans— Riverside is one of the only moderate resorts that sleeps five people in a standard room. Some standard rooms have two queen beds as well as a smaller pull-down bed suitable for a young teen or smaller child.
Port Orleans— Riverside offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including exceptional swimming pools, children’s playgrounds, jogging trails, and even cane pole fishing at the Fishin’ Hole.
For swimming fans, Port Orleans— Riverside is the only on-property resort that allows pool-hopping. Guests at Port Orleans— Riverside may hop to its sister resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-- French Quarter, and use its fabulous Doubloon Lagoon pool in addition to Riverside’s own Ol’ Man Island swimming hole.
For princess fans, Port Orleans-- Riverside offers Royal Guest Rooms with a plethora of special touches from past royal visitors such as Tiana, Jasmine, Belle, and Cinderella. The lushly-decorated rooms, which sleep four, feature lots of special touches designed to make you feel like royalty.
A Mouse Master Tip: While the Port Orleans resorts have their own dedicated bus line, for a relaxing scenic trip to Disney Springs, take advantage of the Sassagoula River Cruise ferry!
I'm David Platt, your Mouse Master Disney Destination specialist. I'm delighted to bring you the latest news on Disney Destinations.