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Louisiana charm at Walt Disney World® Resort
With a stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside in Lake Buena Vista, you'll be on a river and convenient to Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and Epcot®.
This family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 2,048 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with voice mail.
Dip into one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including a waterslide and bicycles to rent. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside features a Mississippi-style waterway and Southern-inspired decor. The resort encompasses two themed areas: an antebellum-style mansion in the Magnolia Bend area and rustic, country-style lodges in the Alligator Bayou section.
The resort's registration area has the look and feel of a steamboat, while the three-and-a-half-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 five other swimming pools along with an arcade, a restaurant, food court, and a snack shop. Concierge desk and tours/ticket assistance 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 privileges at the Doubloon Lagoon pool, game arcade, and playground at neighboring Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. The resort also offers complimentary motorcoach service throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort and complimentary water launch service to the Downtown Disney® Area.
- Marina on site
- Swimming pool - children's
- Poolside bar
- Airport transportation (complimentary)
- Room service (limited hours)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Free parking
- Cell phone/mobile rental
- Total number of rooms - 2,048
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Security guard
- Medical assistance available
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Laundry facilities
- Babysitting or childcare
- Television in lobby
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Wedding services
- Concierge desk
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
- Number of outdoor pools - 6
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free Wi-Fi
- Shopping on site
- Supervised childcare/activities
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
- Room Amenities
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Access via exterior corridors
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Voice mail
- Coffee/tea maker
- Wake-up calls
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Electronic check-out
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room safe
- Clock radio
- Daily housekeeping
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Cable TV service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
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.
An old-time water hole, complete with waterslide, is located on Ol' Man Island, along with a spa, 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.
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is located within minutes (two miles) of the resort via complimentary motorcoach. The guest service desk can assist guests with reservations on any one of Disney's five tour-caliber golf courses, all located at Walt Disney World® Resort. A nine-hole walking course is also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golf - miniature nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Golf - driving range nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Tennis nearby
- Racquetball/squash nearby
- Volleyball nearby
- Horse riding/rental nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Skydiving nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Bird watching on site
- Boating on site
- Dock on site
- Fishing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Kayaking on site
- Motor boating on site
- Playground on site
- Rowing or canoeing on site
- Running track/path on site
- Swimming on site
- Segway rental/tour nearby
- Paddle boats (pedalos) on site
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Braille or raised signage
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Resort Airline Check-In Service allows guests to check luggage and receive boarding passes at the hotel. This service accepts one bag per passenger on JetBlue. Guests wishing to check multiple bags on JetBlue or any bags on AirTran, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, or US Airways 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. Guests must pre-book Disney's Magical Express, a complimentary transfer from the Orlando airport to the hotel. Visit www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/USA for registration. 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.
Check-out time is 11 AM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
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.
- Additional Details
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.
Awards & Affiliations
- A Green / Sustainable Property - First Party CertifiedThis property has performed a self-assessment, also known as First Party certification, of its sustainable tourism practices through Florida Green Lodging Program thus taking steps to understand its impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy. The property's claims have not been independently verified by a second or third party certification program.