I am back again with another Disney World resort review. Port Orlean’s Riverside has been a favorite of my family for years. I remember when it was called Dixie Landing. This resort has been a go-to for my family because of the Princess themed guest rooms and the proximity to the parks. Is this hotel right for you? Let’s check out this review of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort review.
Facts about the Hotel
- This resort is themed as if you are in the middle of a Louisana bayou.
- The hotel room buildings are themed like old plantation-style mansions with big columns and courtyards.
- This is a Disney World moderate resort.
- This resort is in the Disney Springs Resort Area.
- This property has access to the facilities at Port Orleans Riverside.
- This resort has bus transportation to all the theme parks and Disney Springs that has stops at the different hotel building clusters.
- There is boat transportation that goes to Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney Springs.
- Uber and Disney Minnie Vans by Lyft can pick up at this resort.
- Complimentary guest Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
- On-site parking for $20 per night.
- 24 hour on-site laundry machines and dry cleaning available.
- Access to five resort pools including Main Pool, Ol’ Man Island with a water slide.
- Horse Drawn Carriage, fishing, and Bike excursions for a fee.
- Playground and Arcade on hotel property.
- Complimentary Movie Under the Stars and Campfire activities.
Food Options on Property
- Sit down meals for dinner are available at Boatwright’s Dining Hall.
- Quick Service options for all meals are available at the Riverside Mill Food Court.
- There are two bars at this resort. You have choices between the River Roost and the poolside Muddy Rivers bar at the main pool.
- Room service is available with in-room menu.
Guest Room Options
- This hotel has 5 person sleep options in both the standard rooms and royal princess rooms.
- The standard rooms come with standard, woods, river and pool views. You can also opt for a preferred room that has closer locations to the lobby and main pool.
- The Royal Guest Rooms come with standard, woods, river and pool view. These rooms are themed with gifts from all the princesses to Tiana from Princess and the Frog.
- The rooms come in King Bed and Double Queen options.
- The hotel rooms are exterior entrance.
- All rooms are equipped with a mini-refrigerator.
I love this resort! The food court has some of the best quick service options with classic Louisiana favorites. The Royal Guest Rooms are worth the splurge. The attention to detail in the decor and the light-up fireworks in the headboards make this a must if you have kids. I have personally stayed in these rooms twice. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is centrally located between the parks and is a nice step up from the moderate resorts.
Want to check out another moderate resort? Check out my review on Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
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