Located at the end of the , Disney’s Riverside is a truly charming .
Inspired by , Louisiana, this Disney has a laid-back feel. Riverside pays homage to the rural areas of Nola, with buildings inspired by quaint cottages, and white-column stately mansions.
A little further up the ! This is also where you will find the popular quick-service restaurant, French Quarter ., Disney’s French Quarter, as the name suggests, acknowledges New Orlean’s historic French Quarter. Think cobbled streets and wrought-iron balconies, lit by gas lamps and surrounded by colorful blossoms. Get ready to celebrate all year round at
Additionally, the EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s is the only that is located a little further away. is located in a perfect spot. Classed as a Disney Springs Area , it is also only a short distance away from ,
Disney’s is split into 4 sections:
Riverside Levee Marina, where you will find the Lobby, restaurants inside of Disney Springs, previously known as ., gift shop, and arcade. The boat landing is also located here, where Guests board the boats to
Ol’ , featuring the pool, fishing hole, campfire, playground, and pool bar.
, with Guest rooms themed as quaint cottages, surrounded by picturesque greenery.
, where Royal Guest Rooms are set in stately mansions.
If you haven’t yet taken a visit to , without missing out on the . Riverside, then let us inspire you to spend an evening there. It’s the perfect way to take a break from the theme parks whilst visiting
Here are our favorite activities to enjoy at the !
Riverside offers the perfect location to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride with a . You’ll ride along charming pathways, taking in the views of the leafy , the grand buildings of , and the peaceful .
Carriages leave from Riverside Levee Marina and can seat 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 small children. Each ride costs $55, and to avoid disappointment, we recommend booking ahead.
Grab a Front Porch Freeze
Served up at Muddy Rivers Pool Bar, the Front Porch Freeze is a drink for the adults in your party. Bayou Silver Rum, pineapple, and orange juices are blended with mango puree to make this smooth, frozen drink. At $19.00, it is served in a souvenir glass, displaying the logo, which is yours to keep. It makes for the perfect glass to sip from at home when you’re missing the magic of Disney!
Campfire on de’ Bayou
Join Cast Members and fellow Guests to toast your own marshmallows around the crackling fire. Marshmallows and sticks are complimentary, but bring your own Graham crackers and chocolate to make the perfect s’mores.
You’ll need to head to the campfire around sunset to enjoy this fun activity. The campfire is located just behind the pool, and next to the playground on Ol’ . Check by the lobby for campfire times, if you arrive earlier in the day.
If you’ve filled up on s’mores before dinner, then the is a great place to visit. This restaurant offers a great selection for the whole family to enjoy.
Expect Louisiana-style cuisine, such as Jambalaya and Chili served up in a Bread Boule. If you’re in the mood for pizza, order a Large Pizza for the whole family to share. It’ll be served up in the famous Disney pizza boxes!
Boatwright’s Dining Hall
If you’re looking for something a little more formal for dinner, then stop by Boatwright’s Dining Hall. You’ll get the feeling you’re sitting right in the middle of a shipbuilding yard, surrounded by tools, and with a huge hull of a fishing boat hanging overhead. This is a full-service restaurant, serving up Louisiana-inspired cuisine. Don’t miss the Mississippi Mud Creme Brûlée for dessert – this is perfect for chocolate lovers!
Enjoy a Piano Show with Yeeha Bob Jackson
Every night, Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning at 8:30 p.m., Yeeha Bob Jackson is the star of Riverside. You won’t want to miss his show! Each night, Bob takes to the stage in the cozy and treats Guests to a musical and comedy show. Prepare to laugh at kid-friendly jokes, and boogie, clap along and sing to favorite Disney songs and storybook classics. Yeeha Bob Jackson really is a local legend, in !
We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before showtime begins to grab a seat. There is a full bar service available at , so take a look at the menu and order something to sip on during the show. If you’re partial to Disney cocktails such as the Pina CoLava or Magical Star, then this is the perfect spot for you.
Feeling a little peckish as the night goes on? There’s no need to go hungry! serves a selection of appetizers through to 10 p.m. – we recommend sampling the Loaded Potato Puffs!
Take part in Disney Trivia Night
If you’re spending a Tuesday night at to see if trivia night is taking place. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night, this quiz is open for all ages to enjoy. Hosted by a Recreation Cast Member, the trivia is split into 3 rounds of 15 questions. Riverside, it’s worth checking by the
The best part – the quiz changes each week, so it’s a new experience no matter how many times you take part. Within each round, there are 3 sections of 5 questions. Some rounds really do test your Disney knowledge, past and present, whilst others will test how well you know nursery rhymes or other general knowledge topics. If multi-choice questions are your specialty, look out for them too – be careful though; they can be tricky!
Now, they say that it isn’t all about the winning but the taking part that counts, right? Well, that’s certainly true for the Trivia! All groups that participate in the trivia are entered into a draw for the chance to win something on offer at .
This could be anything from a credit for the arcade to free fishing for the family, and even a Surrey Bike ride. We were lucky enough to win this when we took part! Look out for bonus questions too that are asked throughout the trivia – you can win prizes for these as well!
An activity that was offered pre-March 2020, this was a popular night with both die-hard Disney fans and also newbies! As such, seats were taken very quickly. We’re hoping that if it hasn’t yet made a return to , it will do soon!
Spend as little or as long as you like at Disney’s Riverside. If you’re anything like us here at Disney Tips, you won’t be disappointed!
In fact, we think you’ll be sad to leave and planning on a return visit pretty soon after! This could even make for the perfect to stay in on your next Disney vacation.