Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside in Orlando, FL

1251 Riverside DrLake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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An Old South-themed resort located just minutes from Epcot®, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside offers comfortable, themed accommodations in a rural Louisiana Bayou setting. Guests can enjoy royal guest rooms with regal touches from Princess Tiana; an old-fashioned-themed pool, waterslide, pool bar and whirlpool spa; a Southern-inspired dining hall; evening campfires; and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • 3 miles from Epcot.
  • Transportation throughout Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks included.
  • Complimentary golf club rental.
  • Boat Transportation to Disney Springs via the Sassagoula River is available.
  • Carriage rides (fee).
  • Louisiana Bayou atmosphere.
  • Southern restaurant.
  • Food court and 2 lounges.
  • Pool with waterslide.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • A self-parking fee applies.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Wedding Services
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Security Guard
  • Ice Machines
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Marina on Property
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Waterslide
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
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from Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is a family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort on a river and close to Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, Epcot®, and Typhoon Lagoon. Additional points of interest include DisneyQuest® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™.

Property Features.
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside features a restaurant and a poolside bar. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a children's pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Complimentary shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle and a theme park shuttle. Wedding services, limo/town car service, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a marina, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

Exclusive Disney Resort guest benefits include:

  • Extra Magic Hours: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have a more private park experience. Each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to two hours after regular closing time. Additionally, Disney Water Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select times of year.

  • Complimentary Transportation: Avoid the hassle of driving and the cost of parking with Disney Resort’s complimentary transportation. Disney Resort guests have free access to complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks. Travel by bus, water taxi, ferry or monorail!

  • Disney’s Magical Express Service: Let the magic begin as soon as you land at the Orlando International Airport! Climb aboard the complimentary round-trip airport transportation and head straight to your Disney Resort where vacation awaits!

  • Complimentary Golf Club Rental: Want to hit the links but didn’t travel with your clubs? No problem! Disney Resort guests are provided free rentals of golf clubs.

  • Simplify your Stay: When staying at a Disney Resort, you can use your Resort ID to charge your purchases to your room. You may also choose to have your purchases shipped to your resort.

The 2,048 air-conditioned guestrooms at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside feature coffee/tea makers and safes. Rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Cable television is provided. Ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check-out are also provided. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.

Hotel Policy.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property

Self Parking Fee:
Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

Dawn Hatch
Del Rey Oaks, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Efficient"
February, 2015
Great transportation system and available amenities, but minimal hotel room accommodations.
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Tip: Some rooms are far from the ammenities

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Monroe, Michigan
"The South, Disney Style"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
Over the years I have had the good fortune to be able to stay at several Disney resorts, but this was my first time at Port Orleans Riverside. I picked this resort to celebrate my 60th Birthday with my husband who is from the south. The grounds are beautiful, the river a nice scenic touch. The river & relaxing boat ride to Disney Springs was one of the main reasons I decided on Riverside. We also enjoyed the carriage ride, which is only one of two on WDW property, the other being over in Fort Wilderness.The nice walking trail over to the French Quarter is lovely day or night. Staying at either of these resorts is a bonus to be able to enjoy the different ambience, food, & Disney theming in such close proximity.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
"3rd time's a charm!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
This was our 3rd time staying at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside. The first time was about 17 years ago. The resort was built in 1992. We really love the location of this resort. The grounds are beautiful and the dining area is wonderful. I will say one thing about this resort now that I have stayed in a newly remodeled room at Coronado Springs, this place needs an update. I kept looking around the room trying to make a mental note of all of the things that could be improved. There are many. However, I wouldn't discourage anyone from staying here, it's a very nice resort. I just happen to know that the there are newer nicer rooms at other moderate resorts. And I like newer, nicer when I am on vacation.
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"Wonderful first WDW experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
My wife and I visited WDW for the first time in early Dec 2018. Staying at Port Orleans Riverside was a great decision for our first time visiting. The resort had really interesting but not over the top theming which allowed a little break from the craziness of the parks but still felt authentically Disney. We had a King Suite in the Alligator Bayou and the room was very nice, cozy and had everything we needed for our trip. It was alittle bit of a walk from our room to the main part of the resort but there was a bus stop near that would take you to the lobby if need be. Being farther from the lobby was actually nice for us as it felt quiet and secluded and again was a nice break from the park atmosphere. The food at the resort was as good as you would expect for a Disney Resort. We never ate at the buffet beside alittle breakfast but we did eat at Boatwrights which was really tasty! All the cast members at this resort were super helpful, they would try there best to make everything perfect for us if we had any questions or concerns and we really appreciated their help throughout our stay! By far the best thing about this resort is the Water Taxi! Its so relaxing to take a nice river cruise from the resort down to Disney Springs for the day, very cool sights on the boat ride!
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Dan T
Calgary, Canada
"First WDW trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
This was our first trip to Walt Disney World, and I booked a Royal Room as we were going for my wife's birthday. The room was very nice, but could stand for some updating. For example, the wall safe was quite small, as we could only fit our passports, and money into it. It also used a physical key to lock and unlock, something I haven't actually seen anywhere else. Because of this, I had actually left the key in the safe a couple times, forgetting that I needed it. Beyond that, we really enjoyed it. We were in a river view room, so we had a pretty nice view of the main amenities area of the resort. However, there is a drawback to this. The boats that take you to Disney Springs honk a horn as they're coming into the dock area, which you could clearly hear in the rooms. They'd do this until 10 or 11. After a couple of days you do start just tuning them out, but if you're an early sleepier, that could potentially be a problem. We did only eat at the fast service location once and it's pretty typical of fast service food at Disney properties. Not great, but not bad either. The only other resort amenities we used was the general store, which did have good stock of Disney souvenirs and toiletries if you forget them. We didn't have really any time to explore the resort, as we were only there for 5.5 days and we wanted to experience the parks as much as possible.
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West Allis, Wisconsin
"Incredible Resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2019 NEW
Loved this resort! Very clean rooms, friendly staff and great restaurant options. Grounds are kept up as well. We were in building 35, thank you to the front desk that gave us both an early check in and a map. After a few trips, it was easy to find. Multiple bus stops at this resort made for much less walking. We will be back.
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