Disney Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

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

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Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
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    Disney's Port Orleans Riverside


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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Port Orleans Riverside

by SueWarwick

When I stayed here it was known as Dixie Landings
A lot more 'normal' than the cheaper All Star Resorts.

The rooms are based around a the Sassagoula River.
There are several swimming pools or you could take to the water in a hired boat.
Keep out the water altogether and do a spot of fishing

Food is available at the Riverside where you meal can be taken in fast food or resturant style. Also, pizzas can be delivered to your room Take the free bus to the Disney theme parks

In the moderate price range,...

by DoctorDon

In the moderate price range, the best place I've stayed in is Dixie Landings, (now called Port Orleans Riverside), a moderately priced resort at WDW. Ask for Building 14 in the Alligator Bayou section -- it's near the bus stop, restaurant, pool, everything, but feels remote and surrounded by trees.
Approx. US$129 - US$179, depending on season. Specials (namely the Disney Club card) can cut the price somewhat. Free boat connection to Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney and Disney West Side shopping & entertainment areas. Great pool. It really feels like you're staying in a lot 'classier' place than you're paying for. Open grounds, plenty (!) of greenery, and a good restaurant.

Incredible Port Orleans

by A TripAdvisor Member

Port Orleans Disney is incredible. In fact, it was such a terrific place to stay, the kids wanted to spend most of their time there, instead of the theme parks! It is convenient and family friendy. The rooms are wonderful- more like condos than a hotel. The Riverside is also wonderful- a great place to "fish," walk and eat. The staff is exceptional- kind, courteous and so organized. What a wonderful vacation!!!

Port Orleans (now called Port...

by DoctorDon

Port Orleans (now called Port Orleans/French Quarter)
US$129 - US$145?, depending on season. Those with a Disney Club card, annual passholders, may find discounts at selected times of the year. Relaxed, French Quarter (in a Disney way) feel. Nice food court (although the Riverside food court seems bigger). Fun pool.

Port Orleans, which is in the...

by laylapop

Port Orleans, which is in the Disney Resort area.
Moderately priced for the resort area. Approx. $300 a night. Port Orleans, as you might have guessed recaptures the spirit of life on the Mississippi Delta. The food court is dressed up like Mardi Gras with giant masks, clowns, and lollipops hanging from the ceiling. Then there is Bonfamille's Cafe which is a full service restaurant, featuring Cajun!
Get into the mood and purchase beads at Jackson Square Gifts and Desires.
The pool is famous for the large serpent slide and gator band.

Forum Posts

Where to find DISCOUNTS on DISNEY'S PORT ORLEANS RESORT Riverside or French Quarter?

by JamieJeremy

I have tried expedia, travelocity, etc but these disney resorts are not available July 5-9...Could someone please tell me what websites or travel agencies offer great deals on disney resorts? Also, if you have a suggestion on which hotel we should pick please let us know. (Port Orlean Riverside or French Quarter)-we will be on our honeymoon.
Thanks :)

Re: Where to find DISCOUNTS on DISNEY'S PORT ORLEANS RESORT Riverside or French Quarter?

by Agraichen

Disney (aka Michael Eisner) has been getting mighty cheap on the discount side of the house. About the only thing I've seen are on the Disney web page and that'a not much.

Just got back from Anaheim and it's even gone in quality. Walt is probably rolling over in his grave as it's not the place it was in 1956 or '60 or .... I've been away for 2 years and ugh....good luck with your search.

Re: Where to find DISCOUNTS on DISNEY'S PORT ORLEANS RESORT Riverside or French Quarter?

by pbuyse2

How about the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Wake up in the morning overlooking wild animals.

Re: Re: Where to find DISCOUNTS on DISNEY'S PORT ORLEANS RESORT Riverside or French Quarter?

by pulgaron

Try www.mousesavers.com for everything one needs to know about D.


Re: Where to find DISCOUNTS on DISNEY'S PORT ORLEANS RESORT Riverside or French Quarter?

by barbdenise

Have you tried AAA??

My daughter and I just booked a package deal for Sept 18th to 27th on Port Orleans French Quarter.

We have air fare from Erie Pa, airport transfers, a package with hopper tickets good for all the parks from the minute we get there to the minuter we leave.

a couple of pins, and someother goodies. total for the 9night package was $2396.04

July will be more expensive but try AAA.
Also calling Disney and asking for the best possible rate sometimes helps.

You can also call the hotel direct.

Good luck,
Happy marriage.

Re: Where to find DISCOUNTS on DISNEY'S PORT ORLEANS RESORT Riverside or French Quarter?

by Lazyandfair

July fourth week will be SLAMMED!!!

Lots of people...good luck, hopefully weekdays will slower.


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