When you think of Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort, do you want to start singing, “Goin’ down the bayou” like Tiana?
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort is a moderate level resort located on the Sassagoula River at Walt Disney World. Riverside (which is how it is commonly referred) is much larger than the Port Orleans – French Quarter, which is located about 5 minutes from Port Orleans – Riverside. Where French Quarter has more of a Mardi Gras theme, Riverside is a little more relaxed as you feel you are staying on the bayou.
Arriving at Port Orleans – Riverside
When you arrive at Riverside, you will enter the Sassagoula Steamboat Co. building. This is the main building of the resort. Here you will be able to check in for your stay, maybe shop in Fulton’s General Store for souvenirs or eat at the resort’s food court area called Riverside Mill or if you are looking for a table-service option, you could go to Boatright’s Dining Hall.
I was able to tour through two different areas of Port Orleans – Riverside. The Magnolia Bend Mansion area and the Alligator Bayou Lodges.
The Magnolia Bend area represents the southern plantation stately mansions. In the Magnolia Bend area of the resort, I was able to tour through one of the rooms in Acadian House. There are four different buildings or mansions that make up the Magnolia Bend area. The Acadian House, Magnolia Terrace, Oak Manor and Parterre Place. Oak Manor and Parterre Place are the mansions you will find the Royal Guest Rooms. These rooms have been themed for royalty and will put you and your family right in the middle of some of your favorite Disney stories. If you would like more information on the Royal Guest Rooms, please let me know.
During my time at Riverside, I was able to tour through one of the rooms at Acadian House. They have recently been refurbished with a cute Princess and the Frog theme.
The Alligator Bayou Lodges are themed after the homes you would find in the countryside on the bayou. They have more of a cajun rustic feel. They are nestled between trees and waterways. As you walk around the Alligator Bayou Lodges area, you can see the story that is being told through the theming of this area.
Another important area at Riverside is Ol’ Man Island. This is where the main resort pool is located. It is a 3.5 acre island in the middle of the resort. The main swimming pool has waterfalls and a fun slide, plus a hot tub area. There are also five quiet pools located around the resort.
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside is in the Disney Springs Resort area. Because of this, guests have access to Disney Springs via the Sassagoula River Cruise ferry boats. There are Disney resort buses to take guests to all four Disney theme parks.
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside is a Moderate Resort with a lot to offer. If you would like more information about this resort or other Disney resorts, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation to a Disney destination.