Overview of the Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside in Orlando
Stately Mansions line the Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort as you take the water taxi to Disney Springs. As you enter the main lobby, the style is that of an elegant, southern plantation while the check-in area will remind you of a large ballroom. The Riverside Resort is very large and broken up in to smaller sections of Mansion looking accommodations of comfortable cottage styles. The whole resort is surrounded by a lush environment with perfectly groomed trees and landscaping adding to the charm of the south. When you stay at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort, you also have full access to all of the fun at the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.
There are many options to choose from when staying in one of the Guestrooms at the Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort. The accommodations are broken up in to multiple sections with two distinct themes; Mansions in the Magnolia Grove or Cottages at the Alligator Bayou. Rooms are the same size no matter what you select but they styling is very different. If you are looking to give your kids a more extravagant experience, you might consider getting one of the Royal Guest Rooms. Beauty and the Beast is what I think of when I see these rooms with royal blue trimmings and splendid carpets add to the overall charm of these rooms. The courtyards and grounds are immaculate around the entire property and you will want to take some time just to sit and take in your surroundings for a while. Of course, free WiFi covers the entire Resort and each of the rooms.
Things to do
The most prominent activity in the Port Orleans Riverside Resort would have to be Ol’ Man Island situated on an island in the middle of the Resort. This 3.5 Acre water play area has something for everyone and can only be accessed by one of 3 bridges spanning from the mainland to the island. Added for hours of fun the 95 foot water slide is built in to the Old Mill theme and kids will splash down time and time again. It is a good thing there is a large Hot Tub nearby and the Muddy Rivers pool bar for the adults. There is something fun for all ages. Since this resort is so large, each of the sections have their own, more quiet pool to get away from the excitement if needed. In the evening, the family can gather together and take in a movie together. Other fun can be had at the huge arcade at the main building or take a bike and ride along the paths to see the resort views. Take plenty of pictures.
A couple of different options are available to dine at Port Orleans Riverside Resort in Orlando. From the quick-service walk up options at the Riverside Mill Food Court to the sit down, table service at the Boatwright’s Dining Hall, whatever you are looking for you will find at this resort.