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Get an overview of this hotelLouisiana charm at Walt Disney World Resort

A mile from Epcot

Inspired by the days of riverboats and Mark Twain, this Louisiana-style resort sprawls along waterways 1 mile from Epcot and 5 miles from the Magic Kingdom Park.

On the bayou

Guests at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside can wander shaded paths to six different pools—one is an old-time water hole with a water slide—or fish in a stocked fishing hole. Boats and bikes are also available for rent.

Rustic or manor living

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside's more than 2,000 rooms fall into two themed areas: Magnolia Bend, a stately, antebellum mansion, or Alligator Bayou, with clusters of charmingly rustic, county-style lodges.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

1251 Riverside Dr Lake Buena Vista FL 32830

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside features a Mississippi-style waterway and Southern-inspired decor. The resort encompasses 2 themed areas: an antebellum-style mansion in the Magnolia Bend area and rustic, country-style lodges in the Alligator Bayou section. Royal guest rooms are located in Alligator Bayou and feature fun, regal touches from Tiana and her prince and princess pals.

The resort's registration area has the look and feel of a steamboat, while the 3.5-acre complex called Ol' Man Island is created to look like an old-time water hole, with rope swings, a waterslide, and a play area. Nearby fishing holes are stocked. In addition to this pool there are 5 other swimming pools along with an arcade, a restaurant, food court, and a snack shop. Complimentary area shuttle, concierge desk, tours/ticket assistance, and supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) are available. Guests can also rent bicycles or different types of boats. On selected evenings, the campfire on de' bayou takes place behind the Fishin' Hole. Nightly horse-drawn carriage rides carry guests throughout the resort. Groceries, sundries and Disney® gifts are available at Fulton's General Store.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside guests enjoy Disney’s Extra Magic Hours, free parking, privileges at the Doubloon Lagoon pool, game arcade, and playground at neighboring Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter .

Disney's Magical Express: Guests of this resort are eligible for complimentary Disney's Magical Express service (pre-booking required). Motor coaches pick up guests at Orlando International Airport and drop off at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Disney staff members pick up bags and deliver them straight to guestrooms (for arrivals between 5 AM and 10 PM). Guests arriving outside of these hours should pick up their baggage at baggage claim to carry with them on the motor coach.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Marina on site 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 6 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Total number of rooms - 2,048 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Waterslide 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Waterslide  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

Boatwright's Dining Hall - Giant boats hang overhead in this restored warehouse once used for building ships. The casual restaurant overlooks the Sassagoula River and serves breakfast and dinner. Menu items include steaks, prime rib, seafood dishes, Southern specialties, and a full-service bar.

Riverside Mill - A working cotton press operated by a water wheel acts as the centerpiece of this food court. Several different stands serve burgers, sandwiches, pasta, chicken dishes, salads, and more. There is also a country market loaded with prepackaged items. Beer and wine are available. The food court is open from early morning to midnight and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

River Roost - This nighttime-only lounge is outfitted with a bar and overstuffed chairs next to a fireplace. Snacks and refreshments are served. The Roost is open daily from late afternoon to midnight.

Sassagoula Pizza Express - Fresh-baked pizza is available for room delivery from late afternoon to midnight every day.

Muddy Rivers Pool Bar - Open from late morning until dusk, this poolside bar offers, snacks, and refreshments.

Nearby Things to Do

An old-time water hole, complete with waterslide, is located on Ol' Man Island, along with a spa tub, children's pool, and playground area. Tucked away are five quiet pools. Bikes and boats, including pontoon and canopy boats, Mercury Water Mouse boats, and kayaks, are offered at the Riverside Levee. Cane poles are available for fishing in the fully stocked Fishin' Hole. Horse-drawn carriage rides carry guests throughout the resort every night. And a running path around the resort is a favorite of joggers. Resort guests also enjoy privileges at the Doubloon Lagoon pool, game arcade, and playground at neighboring Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Playground on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Motor boating on site 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must pre-book Disney's Magical Express, a complimentary transfer from the Orlando airport to the hotel. This service picks up and delivers luggage directly to guestrooms for those arriving between 5 AM - 10 PM. Guests must claim their own bags after hours. For more details and to book transfer service, contact the resort directly using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.
Complimentary Resort Airline Check-In Service allows eligible guests flying on participating airlines and staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels to check luggage and receive boarding passes at the hotel. Guests flying on participating airlines and arriving through Disney’s Magical Express are automatically enrolled in the service. Guests must call 407-284-1231 (5 AM - 11 PM) to pay luggage fees prior to check-in, or guests can check bags at the airport. For additional information, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Name

  • Disney's Port Orleans
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside Hotel
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside Hotel Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside
  • Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort
  • Orleans Riverside
  • Orleans Riverside Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Port Orleans Riverside

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay:

  • First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required)
  • Extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required)
  • Complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks
  • Complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants
  • Complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms
  • Resort Hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences
Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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