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
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Express Checkout
  • 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)
  • Breakfast (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

Tripster 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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Houston, Texas
"Beautiful resort with stunning scenery "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2019 NEW
This was my 6th trip to Disneyworld and our first stay at Riverside. We had joining rooms in Alligator Bayou bldg 27. The resort is absolutely stunning with scenic river walks and beautiful gardens. We enjoyed the peaceful environment and quiet pools available. The resort is very large so we took advantage of the Disney Mobile App for directions. I also loved the chat available on the app and used it to ask for help or any questions we had while we were out at the parks etc. We will definitely stay here again and enjoyed the great customer service!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
"Love Port Orleans Riverside - Welcome Home"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
I’ve stayed at this resort a total of 4 times with my Mum, and to be honest, we just can’t see past it. It is a beautiful place, wonderfully themed, based on the Princess and the Frog film (worth watching before you go to get you in the mood!). We stayed twice in the white Mansions, which are lovely, and twice in Alligator Bayou, which was our favourite. In my opinion, staying in a Disney Resort allows you to get the 100% authentic Disney experience, as all the staff (aka cast members) provide the same Superlative level of Disney service and charm back at your resort. It really makes you feel like you never left the Magic Kingdom, which is definitely something we enjoyed. You can also get your Disney purchases delivered to your room, which is like getting a present every time you go back to your room - from Fulton’s General Store! Brilliant fun and very convenient. As we have various food issues to contend with ( allergies, vegetarians...) we tend to buy supplies from Wal-Mart then make up packed lunches to take to the parks. This does save money but really we just do this as it is easier than queuing for food in the Parks. We’ve eaten at a few of the restaurants at the resort and they have been great. One neat touch for several of the rooms is that the washbasins are outside of the actual bathroom, meaning Mum can skip around in the shower for hours (what is she doing in there?) while I do my hair and teeth in the sink! Overall, one of the nicest resorts I’ve ever stayed in - we just live Port Orleans Riverside. As it says on the entrance - Welcome Home!
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Lee P
"Amazing Resort - can’t recommend highly enough"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 10, 2019 NEW
We’ve stayed here almost ten times travelling from the UK. This resort is so much more than just a hotel with its superb, relaxed customer service to the amazing facilities, the way the accommodation is laid out in mansions along the river, the pools, the food court. It’s amazing and totally family friendly. I love our morning walks along the river to get the park bus or evening walks to the dock to get the boat to Disney Springs. There are so many facilities here and the staff are so kind, welcoming and helpful. Just awesome.
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
"Beautiful hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2019 NEW
We have just returned from a wonderful 16 nights at this hotel. We stayed in lodge 14, the closest to the dining room. Even though the hotel is large, it is so peaceful and quiet. You hardly see anybody wondering around. The cast members treat you like friends and always seem pleased to see you. I would personally like to thank Bobby at the quick service restaurant, as he went out of his way to find us the beverage we were after to go with our meal, if was very much appreciated by us. We had no problem with the buses, they would always turn up at a regular interval and never full. On a morning off from the parks we decided to give the fishing hole a try. Myself and my daughter just fatted the fish up, but my husband caught a sun fish ( I think, that's what it is called). Definitely worth trying. Now, the reason I can not give 5* Housekeeping- we were given the opportunity to opt out of housekeeping when we checked in, but since I was on holiday I didn't want to even think about cleaning and it's part of the holiday, having someone come in a clean for you. To be honest, I wished I had opted out and received $150 gift card. Because all they do is make the bed, change the towels and empty the bin. I don't think the floor was ever swept, the bathroom certainly wasn't cleaned, nothing was dusted and I always had to go to the restaurant for more cups. By the end of the 16 nights, things were rather grubby. Has this put me off staying here again? No!! We will back in a couple of years, this time armed with cleaning products. Riverside is one of the most beautiful, tranquil resorts Disney have. We spent a fair amount of time resort hopping this trip and we definitely made the right decision to stay here.
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Clare W
Guildford, United Kingdom
"Memorable part of holiday"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019 NEW
Yes, quite price but the hotel had the Disney magic and I liked the theming and the landscaping and was part of a wonderful week at WDW for me and my 12 year old. All the staff we met were helpful and friendly. Alligator Bayou room was large for me and my son- and loved that we were able to check in despite arriving at 7.30 am ready for a full day! Very clean and comfy and good in-room amenities. Nearish to the lobby (lodge 16)- shame it was the last bus stop after several long days...! Quick service restaurant meals were tasty and the dining room was clean. Loads of staff running kids activities at the pool on the day we used it- given the size do they really need 3 livesavers on duty though?!. Appreciate that the concierge rearranged our magic express back to MCO when our flight was delayed by 5 hours so able to relax until we left.
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