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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 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.

Dip into one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including a waterslide and a fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and supervised childcare/activities. 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, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.

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. 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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

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 
  • Bicycle rentals 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 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 


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 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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

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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.

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