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Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Epcot® Area ·
1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

About Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Make yourself at home inside this Southern resort by the Sassagoula River. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage or take a dip in the swimmin’ hole.
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Amenities

  • Monorail Transport
  • Boat Transport
  • Bus Transport
  • Skyliner Transport
  • Suites
  • Waterslide
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Early Theme Park Entry
  • Free 2025 Water Park Admission on Arrival Day

EPCOT® 1.2mi
Disney's Hollywood Studios® 2.4mi
Magic Kingdom® Park 4.0mi
Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park 4.2mi
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Rooms Offered at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Standard & Preferred8 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Fridge
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table & Chairs
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
  • Vanity Area
  • Voice Mail
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play (available upon request)
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Standard View

  • 2 Queen beds 
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • View of the parking area 
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$342
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$253
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River View

  • 2 Queen beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed or 2 queen beds
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Riverfront
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$418
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$310
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Woods View

  • 2 Queen beds 
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of landscaping, Courtyard or Bayou 
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$357
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$265
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King Bed

  • 1 King bed or 1 king bed and 1 child-size pull-down bed
  • Sleeps up to 3 guests
  • Views of landscaping, courtyard, garden, bayou, riverfront or courtyard pool
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$394
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$293
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Pool View

  • 2 Queen beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed or 2 queen beds 
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child in the pull-down bed
  • Views of Courtyard Pool
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$391
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$290
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Preferred Room

  • 2 Queen beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child in the pull-down bed
  • Views of landscaping, courtyard, garden or Bayou
  • Close to Sassagoula Steamboat Company, dining, shopping and transportation 
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$418
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$310
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Standard View - 5th Sleeper

  • 2 Queen beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed 
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child in the pull-down bed
  • Views of the parking area 
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$364
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$270
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Woods View - 5th Sleeper

  • 2 Queen beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child in the pull-down bed
  • Views of landscaping, courtyard or Bayou 
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$372
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$276
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Standard & Preferred3 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Fridge
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table & Chairs
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
  • Vanity Area
  • Voice Mail
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play (available upon request)
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Standard View - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of the parking area
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$342
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Pool View - Hearing Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests
  • Views of the Courtyard pool
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Woods View - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 4 guests 
  • Views of landscaping, courtyard or Bayou 
Save $92 or More
$357
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$265
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Royal Guest Rooms3 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Room:
  • Special Headboards Create a "Fireworks" Display
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Fridge
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table & Chairs
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
  • Vanity Area
  • Voice Mail
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play (available upon request)
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Royal Guest Room - Standard View

  • 2 Queen beds
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of parking 
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$435
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$323
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Royal Guest Room - River View

  • 2 Queen beds
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Riverfront
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$450
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$334
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Royal Guest Room - Woods View

  • 2 Queen beds
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of landscaping, courtyard or Bayou
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$444
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FROG FAMILY REVIEW
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside*

What we love

  • Tom Sawyer himself would feel right at home in the swimmin' hole on Ol' Man Island
  • Some standard rooms sleep five, with a trundle bed
  • Within 20 minutes of all resorts by bus and a short boat ride to Disney Springs™
  • Beautiful grounds with manicured magnolias and bayou "swamps"
  • Above-average table-service dining at Boatwright's Dining Hall
  • Princesses will love the theming of the royal rooms
  • Mom and dad (and tadpoles too!) can enjoy a romatic horse-driven carriage ride along the banks of the Sassagoula River
  • Free parking!
  • Overall Frog Family's best pick of Disney World's Moderate Resort Hotels

Keep in Mind

  • There are several bus stops; the resort often shares bus service with French Quarter
  • Although not as far as most of the other Moderate Resort Hotels, your walk to the lobby, pool, and dining areas can be quite long if your room is far away

Notable Facts

  • The food court is themed after a Southern cotton mill and includes a 35-foot, working water wheel
  • The grand lobby is meant to look like the inside of a river boat, with various ports of call listed above
  • Tiana's friends, the other Disney princesses, have left "gifts" in the decor of the Royal guest rooms. See if you can find them!
  • No room is more than a four-minute walk to a bus stop

Frog Family Tips

  • If you need room for five select a room in Alligator Bayou, which offers pull-out beds
  • Consider upgrading to a preferred room in building 14, 15 and 18 in Alligator Bayou if you want to be closest the lobby and dining areas
  • Request a standard room in buildings 17, 26 or 28 in Alligator Bayou if you want to be closer to the lobby and dining areas (not all requests are guaranteed)
  • Book a room in Oak Manor in Magnolia Bend if you want to be closest to the lobby and dinning areas
  • Go for a swim while you're waiting on laundry; each of the laundry facilities is located near a quiet pool

Best For

  • Families of five; those who want more amenities than the Value Resort Hotels offer but don't need multiple on-site table service options and the other amenities of the Deluxe Resort Hotels

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Information

Return to the charming days of riverboats and Mark Twain and discover this moderately priced resort. Courtly pillars, grand staircases, and splendid gardens blend with the Mississippi-style waterways and gracious Southern hospitality. "Mosey over" to Alligator Bayou and discover its rustic architecture, front porches, and meandering walkways. A country-style pool, flowered fields, and two-story cottages create the nostalgic romance of down-home charm.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS:
  • Early Theme Park Entry for Resort Hotel Guests - guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks—for each day of your stay, subject to capacity
  • Start Your Stay with a Water Park Day in 2025 - Unwind and start your vacation as soon as you arrive! Registered Disney Resort hotel guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy water park admission to either Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park on check-in day—included with your stay!

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Amenities

General Room Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 2,048 Guest Rooms 
  • Accessible rooms available
  • Non-smoking establishment 
  • Buildings offer elevators and stairs (elevators in Magnola Bend Mansion section)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
Dining:
  • Riverside Mill Food Court, food court 
  • Boatwright's Dining Hall, full-service restaurant
  • Muddy Rivers Pool Bar, pool bar
  • River Roost, bar and lounge 
Recreation:
  • 6 Pools 
  • Feature Pool with a waterslide
  • Children's pool 
  • Whirlpool spa
  • Children's playground
  • Movies under the stars
  • Campfire on de' Bayou
  • Arcade
  • Jogging trail 
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Bike and surrey Bike Rentals
  • Fishing
Motorcoach transportation:
  • Disney Theme Parks
  • Disney Water Parks
  • Disney Springs™
  • Official Walt Disney World® Hotels (requires one transfer at a Disney Theme Park or Disney Springs™)
Water launch to:
  • Disney Springs™
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Walking Distance to:
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Other Services:
  • Merchandise location (gifts, sundries)
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service
  • ATM and banking
  • Mail services

General Walt Disney World® Resort Benefits

Staying on-site at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel gives you several great complimentary benefits, including free transportation and more. 

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity - You can easily go back to your hotel from the parks if you need a break or want to relax at the pool. It's just as easy to head back to the parks after relaxing at your hotel for a couple of hours.
  • Free Park Transportation - Overnight self-parking at the hotel is free and depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Disney Skyliner, monorails, water launch and/or bus transportation. Many of the Official Walt Disney World® Hotels are also within walking distance to the parks and other resorts.
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations - Disney Resort guests can make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for their entire vacation 60 days in advance, giving them the earliest access to the most popular restaurants such as Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest.
  • Free Wi-Fi - When staying on-site, you'll have access to complimentary wi-fi, available in your room and select public areas, such as the pools, arcades, restaurants and more.
  • Recreation and Fitness Activities - Disney Resort hotels offer a variety of wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball!
  • Travel Light with MagicBands - Guests of Official Walt Disney World® Hotels can check out MagicBands that let them into the theme parks, unlock their Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, make purchases and more – just with a tap of their band! Disney Resort hotel guests also have the option to purchase a MagicBand+ at a special discount before they arrive for their stay, allowing them to be an interactive part of the magic.
Want to learn more about other Walt Disney World® properties? Compare all Disney properties here.

Mobility Features for Guests with Mobility Disabilities:
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Route in Room
  • Grab Bars at Toilet and in Shower

Optional Communication Features for Guests with Hearing Disabilities Include:

  • Visual Alarm
  • Visual Door Knock/Doorbell Alert
  • Visual Telephone Call Alert
  • Telephone with Volume Control
  • Electrical Outlet Near Telephone Jack
  • TTY Available Upon Request at Check-In

These features are guaranteed and do not require an extra charge

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