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Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Laundry facilities

With a stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside in Lake Buena Vista, you'll be on a river and convenient to Epcot® and Disney Springs®.

This family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Grand Cypress Golf Club.

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. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands. 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. Free self parking is available onsite.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

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 concierge desk and tours/ticket assistance. 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 .

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website or by calling:
U.S. and Canada reservations: 407-939-1936
United Kingdom reservations: 0800-16-90-730

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 56.25 per accommodation, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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
Pet Policy: Reservations in the Standard View and Garden View room category booked after October 15, 2017 for arrivals through October 15, 2018 may include up to 2 dogs per room (surcharge). Pets are not permitted in any other room category. Guests must request a dog-friendly room at time of booking, or by contacting the property in advance of arrival. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 56.25 per accommodation, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information 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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