TPT logo

Your guide to theme parks in Orlando and beyond


Main menu

Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside at Walt Disney World

Key information

User rating:
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (53 votes)

Park / Resort:

Opened in 1992 as Disney's Dixie Landings Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside was merged into the broader Disney's Port Orleans Resort in 2001. It boasts more than 2,000 guest rooms, a number of which are currently being converted into "Royal Rooms".

Dining options (which are shared with Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter) include the Boatwright's Dining Hall (serving Southern-style cuisine), the Riverside Mill Food Court (offering a variety of fast food options), River Roost (offering live musical entertainment), Muddy Rivers (serving snacks and alcoholic drinks), Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (another food court), Scat Cat's Club (hosting live jazz performances) and Mardi Grogs (located poolside in the French Quarter area).

More information about Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside:

Monday, January 30, 2017 04:39

If you’re looking to splurge in comparison to Disney’s value resorts, but you can’t quite seem to justify spending the money for a deluxe, the moderates (approximately $165 - $350/night) can be the perfect fit!

Photos of Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside

There are currently no photos of Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside. Why not add one?

Reviews of Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside:

Amazing Resort
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 03:20

I would rather stay at Port Orleans, Riverside, Alligator Bayou than any Disney Resort - second runner-up, the Wilderness Lodge, simply because of the boat. The grounds are lush and beautiful. It feels like Fort Wilderness without the campers. The scent of the air when you walk out of your room is that of pure nature. There are small pools with tadpoles and minnows along the scenic walk-ways. There are beautiful trees everywhere with moss dripping down. The scenery is stunning. Walking over the bridge is a sensory delight. Bring your camera. Crossing over the bridge, you come to a fishing hole - go early when the fish are biting. It feels like you might have gone back in time. My grandchildren loved the pool and waterslide. The food court has tons of selections. The full service restaurant is top notch - great evening entertainment. One of my favorite things is the boat ride to Disney Springs. Not only is it convenient, but the ride is lovely. Other resorts may be more plush, but nothing can compare to the grounds here. I love the Wilderness Lodge, but the grounds here make this a better choice.

A nicely themed resort
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Friday, September 06, 2013 03:04

Port Orleans Riverside is a moderate hotel and I thought it was a huge step up from the value resorts. The interior of the room was wonderfully themed. The pool and lobby areas were also well done. I recommend staying in a Disney resort, especially if you have kids, just for the Disney Magic. That includes all the little things they do that you don’t expect that add up to make your stay more fun and memorable, such as arranging the towels in the shapes of Mickey Mouse or other cute animals, giving you pins to wear that say “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary”, and much more! Port Orleans Riverside is connected to the Downtown Disney shopping area via a half hour boat ride down a winding river (relaxing but feels like it takes forever).


Connect with Theme Park Tourist: