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7 Reasons You Will Love Staying At Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Of the Moderate Resorts in Walt Disney World, a favorite of many guests is Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort which aims to bring the delights and charm of the South to life for guests. Those who enjoy a stay at or visit to the Disney Resort can enjoy its unique theme, dining, shopping, amenities, recreation, architecture, entertainment, landscaping, and much more. With so much to see and enjoy while at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, it is no wonder why so many guests love to spend plenty of time there. From special rooms and complimentary Disney transportation to unique recreation and dining options, this Moderate Disney Resort is an amazing option to stay in on a Disney vacation. Here are the top seven reasons why guests will love staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort on their next Walt Disney World vacation.

7. Boatwright’s Dining Hall —

Guests who stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort are sure to love dining in Boatwright’s Dining Hall. The full service dining option is open daily for dinner and serves up Cajun options mixed with traditional American meals. Guests who enjoy a meal at Boatwright’s Dining Hall can dine on menu options like Voodoo Chicken, The Louisiana Lugger, Turbodog Barbecued Ribs, Ponchatrain Pasta, and Cajun Bayou Catfish. With such amazing dining options and a wonderful décor filled with charming and rustic details, guests are sure to love their meals at Boatwright’s Dining Hall.

6. YeHaa Bob Jackson —

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is also home to unique entertainment which can be found most nights at the River Roost Lounge. YeHaa Bob Jackson entertains the crowd with familiar songs, hilarious jokes, and a piano which is always rocking. With delicious drinks and wonderful entertainment, YeHaa Bob Jackson at the River Roost Lounge is an experience which can’t be missed!

5. Ol’ Man Island —

The main pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort was inspired by the tales and adventures of Tom Sawyer and is named Ol’ Man Island. The unique swimming location is themed to look like an abandoned sawmill and boasts wooden bridges, a waterslide, fishing hole, hot tub, and nearby Muddy Rivers pool bar. Guests who are looking to cool off and enjoy time relaxing and splashing in the sun are sure to love Ol’ Man Island at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.

4. Royal Guest Rooms —

Guests who are looking to enjoy the royal treatment are in luck when staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Royal Guest Rooms are decked out in plenty of touches that the Disney Princesses would approve of and are sure to make guests feel like royalty. With opulent touches like magic lamp faucets, intricate murals, and plenty of princess touches, the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort are sure to make all guests feel like royalty!

3. Bike Rentals —

In addition to pools and other forms of recreation, guests who say at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort can opt to rent bikes to further explore the Disney Resort. For a fee, guests can rent bikes of all sizes and even Surrey Bikes for a certain period of time and then pedal all around the Disney Resort enjoying beautiful views, architecture, and scenery. Guests can even pedal all the way over to Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort to enjoy the other half of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.

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2. Sassagoula River —

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is nestled along the banks of the mighty Sassagoula River. Guests who wander the grounds of the Disney Resort can enjoy the river’s gently gurgling water and beautiful views. Those who wish to wake up to the Sassagoula River each morning can even opt to pay extra for a River View Room which is guaranteed to offer them spectacular views to enjoy throughout the length of their vacation. In addition to enjoying views of the Sassagoula River, guests can also wander up and down its banks on a winding walking path.

1. Boat To Disney Springs —

While the Sassagoula River is wonderful to look at, it also serves as a functional mode of complimentary Disney transportation. Guests who stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort or Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort can wander down to small docks on the Sassagoula River and board tiny boats which continuously run back and forth between the Disney Resort and Disney Springs. Guests who opt to take the boat can kick back and enjoy gentle breezes, beautiful views, and a relaxing mode of transportation to get from one place to another. There is no better way to travel to Disney Springs from Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort than these small boats on the Sassagoula River!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.