Enjoy some good ol’ fashioned southern hospitality y’all!

Port Orleans Resort - Riverside ©The Walt Disney Company

Port Orleans Resort - Riverside ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide to Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Mint julep anyone? When you approach Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, that’s exactly what you’ll want. A mint julep or an ice cold glass of sweet tea. Tucked next to the Sassagoula River, it seems that things move at a different pace at the Port Orleans Resort. You’ll feel compelled to find the nearest magnolia tree or front porch and just sit for awhile watching the world go by.

Besides the picturesque setting inspired by rural Louisiana in a bygone era steeped in charm, romance and gold old fashioned hospitality, the tranquility of this property will surprise you. It’s also high on traditions of the old south from formal garden parties and steamboats to romantic carriage rides and lazy strolls down a country lane.

Spend the night in a white-columned “mansion” or a quaint cottage in the backwoods. Or for something very special, make a reservation for March 2012 or beyond to spend the night in a Royal Room!

Fit for a princess

It’s as if you’re placed right in the middle of one of your favorite stories when you spend the night in a brand new Royal Room at the Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. There are so many magical touches, you might not catch them all. Glittering headboards, custom linens, ornate bedding and more.


You must have a meal at Boatwright’s Dining Hall. The dining room focal point of this shipyard-themed restaurant is hard to miss. It’s not every day you dine in the vicinity of the large wooden hull of a fishing boat let alone one that’s hanging from the ceiling!

Feast on Southern-style food like jambalaya and red snapper. Of course you should save room for a slice of pecan pie.


If Tom Sawyer were to spend the night at the Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, he would definitely make a point of visiting the 3.5-acre Ol’ Man Island in the Sassagoula. Your kids will love it too! Well, if they like fishing holes and wooded playgrounds.

Shop, grab a bite, or find something fun to do in this Moderate Resort’s main lobby. Pick up provisions at Fulton’s General Store or go exploring with a scenic stroll on a path beside the Sassagoula to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. It will feel as if you’re arriving in the city of New Orleans from the quiet countryside.

If you feel like venturing further away from this stately waterfront hotel, you’re close to the BoardWalk Area, Downtown Disney and Epcot.

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