Port Orleans Resort-Riverside resides right next door to Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter. Instead of celebrating the festivities of Mardi Gras, Port Orleans Riverside evokes the romance of rural Louisiana. It’s a quiet Resort filled with greenery and the peaceful sound of the Sassoulga River. Stately white-column mansions of Magnolia Bend to Alligator Bayou’s quaint backwoods cottages delight in a picturesque setting. This Resort offers up genuine Southern hospitality!
The resort has 2000+ guest rooms, and different view options include the garden, the courtyard, the bayou, the river, and the parking lot. All rooms include either 2 Queen-size beds or a King-size bed. This Resort also offers magical Royal guest rooms that boast fun regal touches from Tiana and her prince and other beloved Disney Princesses.
Port Orleans Resort-Riverside offers one table-service dining option-Boatwright’s Dining Hall. Guests can bring their hearty appetite and enjoy some southern hospitality and hearty New Orleans-style home cookin’ down at the shipyard!
There is one quick-service dining option-Riverside Mill Food Court. This spot is hard to miss as there’s a big landmark mill wheel. Here you can find six soul-food stations to satisfy your appetite.
Bars and Lounges
If you’re looking for some cocktails and entertainment, you can head to Muddy Rivers on Ol’ Man Island. You can enjoy drinks at this secluded bar and lounge and relax by the pool!
If you’re looking for something a little more lively, head to the River Roost watering Hole that provides live entertainment and a full bar.
Splash about on your way to Ol’ Man Island, a 3.5-acre refuge with a swimmin’ hole and a fishin’ hole. The pool area was designed after an abandoned sawmill and is accessible by three wooden bridges, and includes a 95 foot-long rustic waterslide built into the millworks. You can also relax at a more leisure setting in their five other pools around the Resort-3 in Alligator Bayou and 2 in Magnolia Bend.
Many family fun activities take place on the beautiful grounds if you’re looking to have a fun and relaxing day at this Resort. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and try your hand at the Painting on de’ Bayou painting class at Sassagoula Floatworks next door at Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter. All skill levels are welcome, and an instructor will be there to guide you. Classes take place every Wednesday at 2:00 PM and costs $35 a person, plus tax. This class is for those 12 and over. Be sure to let your Academy Travel Agent know if you’re interested in adding this popular art class to your Port Orleans Resort-Riverside experience!
Everyone of all ages is invited to participate in the Beignet Fun Run that runs most Sundays at 8:00 AM. It’s $15 per person, and you can get your morning cardio in with a quick dash next door around Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. After completing the scenic, 1.5-mile course, you’ll receive a finisher’s medallion and with a tasty beignet-what a great way to start the morning! Be sure to let your Academy Travel Agent know if you’re interested in adding this popular art class to your Port Orleans Resort-Riverside experience!
If running or early mornings aren’t your thing, you can also get some cardio and fresh in by renting a bike, and you can ride around the Resort’s picturesque waterfront walkways.
Want a really memorable experience? The Resort offers horse-drawn carriage rides where you can relax and enjoy a scenic route amidst an idyllic woodland or along the scenic Sassagoula River.
If you want to plan for something fun in the evening, you and your family and friends can gather for some old-fashioned fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire.
Parking and Disney Parks Transportation:
If you’re looking to get to Disney Springs from the Resort, take a leisurely cruise on a complimentary water taxi.
Complimentary bus transportation is also available to and from all Disney theme parks and water parks. Buses also run to Disney Springs and Disney′s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course.