Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

4 star hotel

moderate

Disney Springs Area

8150 Reviews

Rooms Available

Choose your Disney Dining Plan

Looking for a great value way to budget meals without compromising on quality, flexibility or choice? Look no further than the Disney Dining Plans, exclusively available to Disney Resort Hotel guests. With up to 200 different venues across Walt Disney World Resort, there’s no need to stick to your Disney Resort Hotel - dine in all six Parks, Disney’s BoardWalk, other Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Springs.

How Do Dining Plans Work?

  • Your meal and snack entitlements are loaded onto your Disney MagicBand or card.
  • Touch your Disney MagicBand or card to the magic point when making a purchase.
  • Your server will give you a receipt showing your updated meal balance.

Want to eat light one day and splurge the next? Not a problem! Meals and snacks can be redeemed at any time during your stay. Unused meals and snacks will roll over day to day and expire at midnight on the reservation checkout date.

Disney Quick Service Dining Plan

For families on the go, this is a fast and easy meal plan option - especially when you have little ones in tow. Dine at a variety of Quick-Service locations when you’re ready to stop and enjoy a casual meal. Dine at over 100 locations.

Per person per night stay includes:

  • 2 Quick-service meals
  • 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic drink per meal
  • 1 selected snack or drink
  • 1 Resort-refillable mug (unlimited refills of fountain soda, coffee and tea at beverage islands at self-service locations at any Disney Resort hotel

Disney Dining Plan

Want to slow down a little and savour special family moments over sit-down meals - or watch the kids light up during Character Dining? Then the Disney Dining Plan is the perfect choice to experience classic dining options at both Quick-Service and Table-Service restaurants, including Character Dining locations. Dine at over 200 venues.

Per person per night stay includes:

  • 1 Quick-Service meal
  • 1 Table-Service meal
  • 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic drink per meal
  • 1 selected snack or drink
  • 1 Resort-refillable mug (unlimited refills of fountain soda, coffee and tea at beverage islands at self-service locations at any Disney Resort hotel

Tips to Remember!

  • Reservations are recommended! Character Dining and Signature Restaurants book up quickly, but you can make reservations up to 60 days before your visit
  • Quick-Service meals are great for casual dining or pit stops in the parks, while Table-Service meals are perfect when you want to relax over your meal.
  • Something to celebrate? For two Table-Service meals per person, you can experience fine dining with a distinctly magical flair at one of the Fine/Signature restaurants. Restrictions apply.
  • Snacks are available at Quick-Service restaurants and outdoor food carts throughout the Resort, including drinks, popcorn, ice cream and fresh fruit.
  • Dining Plans are not available for guests under the age of 3, but they can share from an adult plate at no charge, or a separate meal may be purchased from the menu.

Overview

Southern mansions and bayou accommodations line the Sassagoula River at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Delight in a picturesque setting that evokes the romance of rural Louisiana of the late 1800’s. This charming Southern-style resort is well positioned just a stone’s throw from Disney Springs and Epcot and on days off from the parks, there are six swimming pools to enjoy including Ol’ Man Island, a 3.5-acre refuge with a swimmin’ hole, a fishin’ hole and a 95 foot-long rustic waterslide built into the millwork. Bike and boat rentals are available onsite and the 1.6km jogging trail along the Sassagoula River provides a great opportunity for a stroll with the family. Dine on hearty Southern-style specialities and family-friendly American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with its sister property, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, Disney's Port Orleans Resort offers great value for money for a fabulous Disney holiday.

  • Magic Touches

    Take advantage of the unlimited complimentary transportation to the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks either via road or water. When away from the magical parks, take time to cycle around the resort, take a boat journey or better still relax on a horse-drawn carriage!

  • Dining

    Enjoy Southern-style cuisine at Boatwrights, the resorts full-service restaurant which is modelled after a boat-making warehouse or sip a late drink in the River Roost Lounge, an old farming exchange where southern gentleman would meet to discuss their deals on harvest wares. 

  • Room Upgrade

    • 5th Sleeper - extra space for larger families
    • Woods, Pool or River View
    • Preferred Room (Standard Room, but closer to all the resort amenities)
    • Royal Guest Rooms
  • Location

    Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts is located in the Disney Springs Resort area with direct access to the waterways for water taxi transportation to restaurants, entertainment venues and shopping. Epcot is the closest Walt Disney World Theme Park and guests have regular bus transport which runs approximately every 15 minutes.

  • Parking Charges

    Complimentary self-parking is available at this hotel.

  • Leisure Facilities

    • Ol' Man Island Feature Pool including a 95-foot waterslide
    • Children’s wet play area
    • Whirlpool hottub
    • 5 leisure pools - 3 in Alligator Bayou and 2 in Magnolia Bend
    • Playground and bike rental
    • Mile-long jogging trail along the Sassagoula River
    • Disney Movies Under the Stars
    • Campfire on de' Bayou - nightly old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire
  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible are rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking.
  • Resort Address

    1251 Riverside Drive

    Lake Buena Vista

    Orlando

    32830

Why we love it

The theming is grand and classical, yet still very Disney at the same time. Aside from all the wonderful dining and leisure experiences that this Moderate Hotel offers, one of our absolute favourite things has to be the decor of the rooms. The very special Disney princess themed Royal Guest Rooms really add a little extra magic to your holiday.

Hotel Facilities

  • Babysitting Service (additional charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Bike Rentals (additional charges apply)
  • Children’s Playground
  • Concierge Services
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Games Room (additional charges apply)
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Jogging Trail
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool with Slide
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table-service Dining
  • Wheelchair Access

Our top tips

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours – these give you the opportunity to escape the crowds and visit the parks outside of regular opening hours at no extra charge.

Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours

Dining

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall

    Boatwright’s Dining Hall

    A Giant boat hangs overhead in this restored warehouse once used for building ships. The casual dine restaurant overlooks the Sassagoula River and serves breakfast and dinner. Menu items include hearty breakfasts, steaks, prime rib, seafood dishes with delicious cajun flavours, Southern specialties plus there is a full-service bar. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made 180 days prior to your stay.

  • Riverside Mill Food Court

    Riverside Mill Food Court

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

  • River Roost

    River Roost

    River Roost is a typically old-fashioned southern style lounge that offers live entertainment by the ever popular Yehaa Bob. Light snacks and other refreshments are also served. Open daily from late afternoon to midnight.

  • Pizza Delivery Service

    Pizza Delivery Service

    Perfect for that relaxed night in. Pizza, wings and more are available direct to your room during evening hours. 

  • Muddy Rivers Pool Bar

    Muddy Rivers Pool Bar

    Located next to the pool on Ol' Man Island, Muddy Rivers is the perfect place to relax. Sit back and enjoy the tranquil settings with one of the pool bar speciality cocktails, while the little ones have fun in the pool. 

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  • 5 stars:

    It took a good hour after parking to actually get in to the park so allow extra time. Once inside it was everything you expect from Disneyworld - magical! All cast members are so friendly and helpful, excellent facilities throughout park. Just be prepared to queue for the popular rides.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Magic Kingdom Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Absolutely beautiful and so much to look at. Frozen ride not worth the queue for our older children but for smaller kids they would love it.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    My favourite park. Set across a large site it feels spacious and relaxed. The safari was a really special experience, and there is so much to look at we spent two days in this park. Some excellent rides too.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    An absolute must do for any Star Wars fans.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Hollywood Studios 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Fabulous day out. Felt very safe for the children. Clean and lots of facilities.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Great park mixture of adult and children’s rides

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Hollywood Studios 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Easy transaction, no issues with any tickets Friendly and supportive staff - highly recommended

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Magical place

    Trusted Customer reviewed Magic Kingdom Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Great updates fun park

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Much more adult focused park

    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Hollywood Studios 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Trusted Customer reviewed Magic Kingdom Park 13 Apr, 2024

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    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 13 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    We spent another excellent few days here during our stay in Florida. The safari ride was very good and Avatar ride was the highlight.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 12 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Epcot was very interesting, we visited several days during our stay and the fireworks were fantastic. The groups playing live were excellent and even The Orchestra, formerly E.L.O. played for several days.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 12 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    A great day for any age.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Magic Kingdom Park 12 Apr, 2024

  • 4 stars:

    Liked it but think some of our group found it boring.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 10 Apr, 2024

  • 4 stars:

    Was good but extremely busy.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Magic Kingdom Park 10 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Fantastic time had here. We went twice. Going early evening had lower waiting times. We didn’t have Genie plus etc

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Hollywood Studios 10 Apr, 2024

  • 4 stars:

    Blizzard beach was not open during the 14 days we were there.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park 10 Apr, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    Had an amazing time here. Avatar is superb. We went twice during our trip.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 10 Apr, 2024

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