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Port Orleans Resort Riverside

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Port Orleans Riverside

Take a step back to a simpler time and a slower pace and enjoy the relaxed feeling of a stay at the Port Orleans Riverside. 2,047 guestrooms make up this sprawling Old South themed resort. A meandering river, the Sassagoula, cuts through the property providing unique room views and scenic walking paths. Native southern trees grace the spaces between buildings, giving this resort a wonderfully immersive, escapist feel.


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The resort's feature pool area is in the center, on Ol' Man Island, a sprawling complex featuring a pool, waterslide, playground, fishing, a bar, and more. Take a relaxing tour of the resort on a rental bicycle. For a more unique experience, horse drawn carriage rides can be reserved. The main building houses the Riverside Mill food court, one of Disney's best. In addition, a full service restaurant and bar are also here. If you're looking to be entertained, take a seat at the River Roost bar and listen to piano player "Yeehaw" Bob Jackson tickle the ivories and sing some favorite tunes. Port Orleans Riverside is one of Intercot's favorite resorts!

Main Building at Night

The Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter are "sister resorts." This means that they share recreational facility access and guests may utilize the swimming pools at either resort. Each resort has its own main building, food court, gift shop, and front desk, but only Port Orleans Riverside has a full service restaurant.

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What can I expect to pay for a room?
Rooms range from $175-$321 per night. Rates fluctuate based on season and are higher on weekends and holidays.


Size of Rooms: 314 square feet

Number of beds:
Most rooms have 2 queen beds. King bed rooms may be booked. Accessible rooms are available. Murphy bed offered for a (small) 5th guest in the Alligator Bayou section only.

Features of Room
: Free Wi-Fi, armoire, nightstand, c
refrigerator, TV, alarm clock, small table with 2 chairs, luggage rack

Roll away bed - $15.00 per night night
Cribs are available upon request.

Bathroom: 2 pedestal sinks with mirrors that are in a vanity area separate from the tub and toilet, hairdryer

Balcony: No

Occupancy: Maximum four-person occupancy per room (except in Alligator Bayou, where it is five people per room). If there are more than 2 adults in a room, there is an additional charge of $15 per adult, per night. 

Choose from one of three room types. All rooms are the same size:

Mansion rooms feature elegant decor and are housed in sprawling buildings reminiscent of the large plantation mansions found in the South. Elaborate fountains, stately columns, and elegant staircases evoke grandeur of the affluence these mansions represent.


POR Mansion Standard Room

POR Standard 2  POR Bathroom


Alligator Bayou
Bayou rooms have a rustic, down home rural feel. Housed in tin roof, weathered wood buldings hidden away among the trees, these rooms can sleep 5 using a clever fold down bed tucked away in the dresser. Decorative touches in these rooms include wood and tin accents, crates, and brass fittings.

Alligator Bayou Room

Murphy Bed  Bathroom


Royal Rooms
Royal Rooms are the newest addition to the Riverside. These rooms are fit for kings, queens, princes, and princesses of all ages. Special decorative touches inspired by Disney Royalty adorn every inch of the room. Tapestries, drapes, carpet, and special fiber optic headboards all come together and give these rooms a regal appearance. These rooms (500 in all) are constantly in high demand, so make your reservations early if you want to score one! 

Royal Room

Royal Room 2  Royal Bathroom



Food Court

Riverside Mill Food Court
Six stations serve up a large variety of items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast items are served at all stations from 6am to 11am.

Bakery: pastries, ice cream, yogurt parfait, breads
Carving Station: freshly sliced roasted turkey and more
Specialty Shop: soups and sandwiches
Pizza 'n' Pasta: pasta (create your own), pizza, breadsticks
Grill Shop: fried fish, chicken nuggets, burgers
Acadian Pizza Express Room Delivery 4p.m. to midnight


Boatwright's Dining Hall
Southern favorites such as blackened fish, hearty pork chops, steaks, chicken, and pasta dishes.
ADR: Accepted
Hours: Dinner 5:00PM-10:00PM
Boatwright's Dining Hall
Muddy Rivers
Full service pool bar offering specialty cocktails, frozen blended drinks, beer, wine, and sangria. Non-alcoholic specialties are also available.

Hours: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Muddy rivers
River Roost Lounge
Full service bar and light snacks

Hours: 4:00PM-12:00AM
River Roost
Pizza Delivery: Available from 4:00PM-12:00AM. Pizza Delivery




Swimming: The main pool is located on Ol' Man Island and features a water slide and water sprayers. There are 5 quiet pools scattered around the resort.
Playground: A kid's playground is located at Olí Man Island.

Bayou Pirate AdventureBayou Pirate Adventure: This excursion for kids aged 4-12 launches from the fishin' hole on Ol' Man Island at the Port Orleans Riverside every day at 9:30 a.m. The 2 hour voyage takes young pirates down the Sassagoula River, where they will hear the legend of Captain John Lafitte, one of the most infamous pirates to sail the waters around New Orleans. At the conclusion of the voyage, pirates will discover treasure and divide up the booty! A small snack is provided. Reservations are required. The cost is $37 per child. Children must be potty trained.

Games: Medicine Show Arcade is located in the main building.
Fitness: Jogging and walking trails are located along Sassagoula River and wind throughout the resort.

Bicycle Rentals: A marina located along the Saasgoula River offers bicycle and surrey bike rentals.

Carriage Rides are also offered. See our Horseback Riding & Hayrides for more details.

Shopping: Fulton's General Store offers Disney character merchandise, clothing, sundries, snacks, and souvenirs. It is located in the main building.

FFishingishing: Excursions are available.

Inquire at the marina for pricing and hours.

Cane pole fishing near Ol' Man Island
$4.00 per half-hour per pole.

Family special (four to six poles) - $12.50 per half-hour.

Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance.





Boats: You may reach Disney Springs by traveling on the Sassagoula River Cruise. The Marina is near the main building.

Bus: Bus transportation is available to all theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.

Approximate Duration:
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 15 minutes
Epcot -- 10 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 10 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 15 minutes
Disney Springs -- 20 minutes

Room Location:

What Building is closest to the pool area?
Alligator Bayou building 27 & 38 or Magnolia Terrace.

What buildings are closest to the main bus stop?
Alligator Bayou - Building 14 & 15 

What buildings are closest to the food court?
Alligator Bayou buildings 14, 15, or 18.

What is the Closest Attraction?

Virtually equidistant to all the Parks. Disney Springs is the closest destination.

Is there Childcare at the resort?
There is no supervised place for childcare.  For childcare options visit our page on Childcare facilities.  

Check In/Out:
Check in time is after 3:00 PM. Check out time is by 11:00 AM.


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Port Orleans Resort-Riverside
1251 Dixie Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Telephone: (407) 934-6000
Fax: (407) 934-5777

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