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.

Important Information

You must present a photo ID and E-ticket when checking in. A valid credit card required for incidentals.Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property. Disney Dining Plans not valid.

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
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"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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"Not Worth it the money, not what I expected as a Disney Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
I was there in January 2020, stayed on Alligator Bayou at.building 17. When I booked I didn't find a good explanation why I should pay more for a preferred room. Let me tell you, if you don't pay you get stuck on the buildings that are far from the bus stop and far from the main building.But what really make me want to write a review and rate average (it should be poor) is that you pay a lot of money for a Disney Resort, expecting amazing rooms. The rooms were not up to par. I stayed in 1742. Second floor, and only stairs. You carry your own suitcases upstairs. The bedroom claim to be to 5 people We were 3: myself, my husband and my elderly mother *87 year-old). She is very active not your average 87 year old. We had basically no place to storage our clothes nor lay down our suit cases to use as our own storage. We had to use the little bench that if you have to lay down the bed they claim it is for the 5th person, I have no idea what the rest of belongings go to. The beds were very uncomfortable and unusual high. I am 5'7" and my husband 6' tall We couldn't seat on the bed and tie our shoes with our feet on the ground. My mom had a very hard time getting on and off the bed. I think with small kinds they may climb but really never being in a hotel with a bed like that. For some oddly reason that I couldn't get an explanation from the manger, they do not use fitted sheets, when you pull the comforter and cover sheet out of the folding they do, the sheet covering the bed come out. I had to fix the bed every night. My mom was drinking the tea they provided with the little coffee machine. They have 2 kinds but she likes the earl gray. The room service didn't put any back. My husband had to walk (5 min) to the main lobby to get the tea and they gave him the green tea. He has to fight to get Earl Gray. Then the hotel send tea to my room, 6 packs of green tea. I called the front desk and said we need Earl Gray not Green Tea. Get at the hotel after the park, and guess what? 6 more packs of Green Tea. And they tell you to have a magical day on the phone. Just get me the right tea and I may have a magical day. The other thing the air conditioner unit is under the window and very loud and noisy. And if you close the "nice" touch of the curtain to separate the sink are from the rest of the bedroom, you just have your own sauna. They may want you to have your own bayou heat. I don't think worth the money to stay in this hotel. You need to really to know so many details that requires lots of reads of people that stay there and can give a honestly opinion. The Disney Vacation website do not help you with these. For example, the West Depot is the first bust stop when you get inside the Riverside Property. Being in Building 17, I had to go to the last stop (South I guess), the one next to the main lobby and walk 3 to 4 min to get to my building, and take the stairs up. The reason for average rate is that the grounds are beautiful, But Really, I felt I waste my money. The Extra Magical hours is one of the benefits but be aware, not all attractions are open. And if you don't plan everything in detail it is hard to hit the 8:00am to 9:00am because you stay late at the park, need to walk to grab some kind of breakfast at the main lobby, plan for 30 min to 1 hour to walk to the bus station, wait for the bus, walk to the park entrance and then clear security and scan you magic band to finally be there. And the bus start only 45 min before the park opens. I used one extra hour in Epcot and wait 45 min to ride the Frozen attraction cuz everybody else wants to do the same thing and you have this as basically the only worth ride open. Most of the park closed at 9pm and the extra hours were from 9pm to 11pm. I think I could have stayed in a room with decent storage space, better quality of mattress and a decent bed and payed the $100 for after hours. That you really don't have lines. I would not recommend any of my friends to stay at this hotel. I tried to place a formal complain with the hotel manager, but I had a dinner reservation at Sanaa and she wanted to call me like 11pm to the bedroom where my mom was already sleeping. I will persuit to make my complain with Disney. They charge a lot of money for everything there, so they need at least give me what I can get in a Holiday Inn in any corner of this country.
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Niceville, Florida
"DVC members trying a non-DVC resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
We are Disney Vacation Club members with our home resort being Wilderness Lodge. We booked our stay for the year already. We decided to offer our twin sons the choice of a party or a Disney trip for their 9th birthday. They selected a trip to Disney. I tried to rent DVC points but none were available. We decided to try Port Orleans Riverside instead. The property was beautiful, our view of the river was nice. We got a studio so it felt a little like just a nicely decorated hotel room. The pool was nice and the boat going to Disney Springs was nice. However, we missed our deluxe amenities. There is a slide at the pool but not comparable to the slides at the deluxe resorts. We had to pay for parking (DVC members staying on DVC properties don’t pay for parking). There was no DVC community center for us to play a game of checkers or do a craft. We mostly missed having a kitchen. Would we stay at Riverside again? Yes. Do we prefer to stay in a deluxe resort? Yes. PS-The hammocks were awesome!!
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Audrey Z
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
"Secluded and Quiet But. . ."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
A quiet, secluded resort on Disney property. Several pools which allow for quiet reading, napping or lap swimming or a music filled pool with a walk up food and drink bar, with slides and fountains for kids. Lush vegetation makes the whole area feel cool and tropical. Downside, dated, small rooms which supposedly sleep 5, it was very crowded with little space to handle the things 5 ppl would bring to a vacation of more than 1 day. Can be quite a long hike to room if you are there without a car. With your own car, there is plenty of parking close to the rooms. I would stay again but book only 2 ppl per room.
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Richland Hills, Texas
"Amazing Resort!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2020 NEW
I have never been to the Louisiana Bayou but I assume this is exactly what it looks like. Beautiful grounds to take a stroll on. The restaurant on the grounds is amazing. We loved everything about this resort and have plans to stay again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
"5th trip to this resort - still the quietest and more charming of th Disney Moderate Resorts"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2020 NEW
We did have a few challenges on this trip where we were celebrating some big birthdays. The reception were not responsive to these issues as they usually are, until we went to the management team via online media outlining how we were not having a magical day on some occasions. The management team reacted really well and put out gifts on our beds and balloons for our Birthday girl and offered us a free room for a week to return with park tickets. They were determinded that they would make it magical and we really appreciated it. We like it here, as the resort is relatively relaxing and spaced out, which is great when you come back from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. You can also get a quaint river boat to Disney Springs from the Riverside and French Quarter resort, which makes a nice change to getting the buses, The renovated rooms are clean and set in Southern colonial style - however like most Orlando trips - you don't spend much time in it! The staff were friendly around the resort and allowed for baggage storage before our flight.
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