Disney Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

1251 Riverside Dr, (formerly Dixie Landings), Orlando, Florida, 32830, United States
(4 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Port Orleans French Quarters - Really Nice!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 27, 2014

Ok, All of Disney's resorts and properties are really nice, but we fell in love with the ambiance of these grounds. The rooms were really nice, ultra modern, and clean. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. The theme is supposed to be Mardi Gras related, but honestly it gives off a really nice southern comfort/Big Easy/New Orleans feel. We loved the manicured grounds and the wrought iron work that is abundant throughout. The restaurants were exceptional. The shuttle buses arrived frequently, and there is even a riverboat ferry that will transport you to Downtown Disney (the only of it's kind in the Disney World Resort). Disney lists it as a "Moderate" price resort, and it really is a gorgeous relaxing property in that price range. When I'm in Disney, I know that I will spend only a limited amount of time in the hotel room, but I still want somewhere nice to lay my head at night. This is the place!

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Disney's Port Orleans Riverside

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 31, 2009

I stayed at this hotel last year for 19 nights and had such a fantastic experience there that I am returning again this year. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. I could not fault the maid service, "mousekeeper". During a 19 night stay, we had towel animals left every day except for two, which turned out to be our regular maid's day off. The food court was convenient and although it was busy at times, (bearing in mind we were there for Easter/Spring Break) there was plenty of seating. The grounds were beautiful. There is a main swimming pool with water slide but also 6 other smaller pools scattered around the complex. This meant that we could just step outside of our room and be swimming within 2 minutes if we chose not to use the main pool. Having 3 children, I used the launderette often which was reasonably priced and very efficient. The bus service to the Disney parks was great and we rarely had to wait long for a bus. There is a shop where you can buy essentials such as drinks, snacks and first aid items, aswell as gifts and clothing. There is a boat ride to Downtown Disney which is a very pleasant alternative to taking the bus. This is a great place to stay and I can't wait to return!

Poor Housekeeping

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 31, 2007

We loved the resort, but the poor housekeeping will likely keep us from returning. Excuse the graphic description, but there were stray hairs in the shower when we arrived, and the shower curtain was moldy. The toilet, sinks and shelf above the sinks were not cleaned daily. I know this because the same stains and makeup residue were there for days. Basically they only hung fresh towels and made the bed, and even at that they didn't make the bed properly. One day the bottom sheet only covered half the mattress. We escalated our complaints through 3 levels of housekeeping managers. They were very polite and seemed intent on making sure the room condition improved, but I can tell you we left that creepy hair behind after NINE DAYS. Seriously, how hard is to clean shower tiles especially when you've been told where the hair is?

Disney Resort

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 3, 2004

Very nice, comfortable atmosphere.

Unique Quality: Nice rooms, nice pools, boat rentals, bike rentals, restaurants, shops, transportation to all Disney locations.

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Port Orleans Riverside

by written on November 17, 2003

This part of the Port Orleans resort is scheduled to close for rehab when the French Quarter opens up. Reservations are still being accepted and if the hotel becomes scheduled to close during a time that you have reservations, Disney will get ahold of you and make new arrangements.

Formerly Dixie Landings, Riverside is designed to look and feel like living along a Mississippi River-bayou in the south. The hotel buildings sit along Sassagoula River which surrounds Ol' Man Island. The hotel has two areas, the Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou. The Magnolia Bend's rooms are housed in buildings designed to look like elegant plantation-style mansions of the south. The rooms at the Alligator Bayou are housed in rustic lodges. In either case, the theming here is superb! Ol' Man Island has the hotel's main swimming pool, a kiddie pool, spa, playground, and even a geyser! There are 5 other quiet pools spread around the hotel grounds. The hotel has two places to eat. A sit-down restaurant called Boatwrights, and a food court called Riverside Mill. Boatwrights specializes in Cajun meals and is open for breakfast and dinner, but not lunch. Riverside Mill is a typical Disney food court with an excellent theme. Built inside a cotton mill, the place is filled with giant gears that are turned by the outside waterwheel.

Directions: In the Epcot and Downtown Disney area

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Port Orleans French Quarter

by written on November 17, 2003

This part of the Port Orleans resort is currently closed indefinitely for rehab. Disney isn't saying when it will reopen. Port Orleans Riverside will close for rehab once the French Quarter section opens. Reservations are NOT being taken at this time for this hotel.

Port Orleans French Quarter room buildings are designed to look like mansions in the French Quarter of New Orleans and they reside alongside the renamed Sassagoula River. The famous pool here is called Doubloon Lagoon and features the Greek god Neptune riding a seaserpent, which doubles as the pools waterslide. I'm not going to speculate what the hotel will look like when it reopens so I'll just leave the tip at this for now.

Directions: Located in the Epcot and Downtown Disney area

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Address: 1251 Riverside Dr, (formerly Dixie Landings), Orlando, Florida, 32830, United States

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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