Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside was inspired by rural Louisiana and is nestled alongside the picturesque Sassagoula River. You’ll feel welcomed back to a time and place where everything seems to move a little slower and simple pleasures flourish like magnolia blossoms in the springtime. The Guest rooms here are divided into two distinct themes: the stately white-columned Magnolia Bend “mansions” and the quaint backwoods “cottages” of Alligator Bayou.
The Colonel’s Cotton Mill building houses the Resort’s Main Lobby that resembles a steamship ticket station with soaring columns and a high ceiling. Inside the Mill, you’ll find a variety of places that offer shopping, dining and entertainment. Boatwrights’ Dining Hall serves dinner and features southern specialties. Located in the center of the resort is the 3.5-acre Ol’ Man Island which is encircled by a bend of the Sassagoula River. Tom Sawyer would love Ol’ Man Island—it features an extensive pool complex, a wooded playground and an old-fashioned fishing hole with a catch-and-release policy.
This resort has four bus stops located at points around the resort to provide easy access from your building. A Preferred room at this resort will put you in a building that is closer to the Main Lobby. Rooms have two queen-size beds or one king bed. This is one of only two Moderate resorts that can accommodate a family of five – rooms are available in the Alligator Bayou section that will sleep four, with an additional child (age 3-9) on a fold-down bed. All rooms are approximately 314 square feet. Royal Guest Rooms are also available in the Magnolia Bend section. There are magnificent touches in these rooms with custom drapes and linens, ornately decorated beds, and headboards the glitter with your own personal “fireworks” display. Feel like you are a prince or princess when you choose to stay in one of these rooms brought to life by celebrated Disney Royalty!