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Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort

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Lake Buena Vista
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  • Ranked #2 for resorts in Lake Buena Vista
  • christy r.
    "Book a royal room if you have a little girl."(4 Tips)
    John T.
    "South Depot loads last and can be full before stopping there."(5 Tips)
    Aundrea S.
    "1/4 mile walk to bus depot and 3/4 mile walk"(4 Tips)
    Chris O.
    "Don't miss Yehaa Bob !"(3 Tips)
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  • Lawrence P.
    Lawrence PowersJuly 26, 2014
    This place is beautiful! The grounds are awesome, staff is very friendly, pools are great (though we preferred the "quiet pools" over the main one) and the Mill food court has some great food!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJuly 1, 2014
    Beautiful area for such a relatively cheap resort option. This is a snapshot taken with a cell phone. They're short on amenities and descent dining but it's hard to beat for the price within Disney.
  • Bleu S.
    Bleu StarrFebruary 4, 2015
    When you check in to ANY of the resorts ask the CONCIERGE for a list of OUTDOOR movies being shown each night of your stay! Really a blast!Free,& U will meet lovely people frm all corners of the world
  • Travisimo!
    Travisimo!July 28, 2013
    The food court area is very large with a great variety of food at relatively affordable prices. If you don't mind sharing drinks, get a refillable mug and use it all week long for your whole family!
  • Susy M.
    Susy McLaughlinJanuary 26, 2013
    When getting of the bus from the parks make sure you know which depot they are stopping at. We stayed in Paterra Place and got of at the North Depot. Big mistake. Was a 15 minute walk to get back.
  • Paulina L.
    Paulina LanzJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A great resort with an amazing ambiance. Before you buy at the parks, make sure you visit Fulton's. You can find pretty much all you need and even things that the parks have ran out of.
  • Karla R.
    Karla RamirezNovember 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The resort is beautiful! I noticed the staff wasn't as attentive compare to other resorts. The plus was that when we checked in, we had a room available! Multiple pools, plus a boat to Disney Springs
  • Ronald P.
    Ronald Patterson JrAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice resort. Very popular with families. Food court has good food. Staff is great. The biggest con is the bus transportation. They come once every twenty minutes during peak season. It was 45 mins.
  • Dana S.
    Dana SmithSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It has been Awesome!! This was out first visit to WDW!!!!! The resort was so nice there was six of us so we had connecting rooms they were royal rooms which my kids loved. FREE WiFi available NOW!!!!!
  • Travisimo!
    Travisimo!July 28, 2013
    Take advantage of the ferryboat that runs to Downtown Disney. Better yet, rent a Sea Raycer boat with another person and enjoy a self-guided drive to Downtown Disney and back! Not too expensive.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LongFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff at Disney's resorts and parks are accommodating and patient, even when dealing with exhausted tourists possessed with a sense of entitlement. When possible, give them a break and be nice.
  • Penny K.
    Penny KulenguskeyJuly 22, 2013
    Love how some rooms can easily accommodate a family of 5 with this pull down bench. When it's up it's extra seating as a bench
  • Katie H.
    Katie HDecember 14, 2011
    Make sure you get a room towards main lobby. Makes everything easier. Riverside is very nice, clean and has pretty grounds! Pools are nice too. Although wasn't a fan of quick service food inside.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RauschNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hotel. We stayed in the mansions and loved it. The riverside mill even made thanksgiving dinner for those of us away from home! I would highly recommend staying here.
  • Heather L.
    Heather LJune 18, 2011
    Get a room close to the main pool or lobby. Busses better up front. Great housekeeping, great food 5$ kids meals, piano bob in the bar. Only downside is it is a long bus to anywhere.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MApril 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    After 2 days here this is my favorite Disney resort. A very spacious, beautifully landscaped property. Even at full capacity, there's still a lot of areas for peace and quiet.
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GarroMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fulton's General Store (right next to the lobby) is one of the best stores in all Disney area. No need to go from store to store looking around.
  • Leah K.
    Leah KimenhourMay 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're celebrating a special occasion, ask concierge for a pin! They have birthdays, anniversaries, etc. or will write what you are celebrating on the pin. Very neat.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SantosuossoMay 31, 2015
    Really like this resort but it tends to cater to the older crowd. We stayed in room 2821 and it was pretty quiet and about a 10 min walk to the main building.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VincentNovember 10, 2014
    Really nice resort, south depot is for the main building. WiFi is spotty in public areas and some buildings.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RApril 9, 2015
    Very spread out, nicely themed. Ride the boat to Downtown Disney. The dining hall has made to order omelets, pizza, pasta, and salads.
  • Tifanee M.
    Tifanee McCallSeptember 13, 2013
    Nice hotel but very large and spread out. If you are planning to spend a lot of time at the hotel this is the one. Lots to do here, otherwise pick another hotel.
  • jiresell
    jiresellFebruary 19
    Large but quiet resort. Great transportation options throughout Disney World. They have a large food court and a sit down restaurant too.
  • Jessica Lee R.
    Jessica Lee ReyesNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to tip your bellman or mousekeeper! You packed your bags, so you know how heavy they are. Your mousekeeper also cleans up after 16 other families (rooms). Be nice!
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MaldonadoOctober 6, 2014
    Great atmosphere if you want some peace and to be in a more nature themed setting. Jogging trail n pools are awesome.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CandlerApril 26, 2014
    Breakfast is crazy in the main cafeteria. Don't bother getting thd oranges they aren't good. Go figure Florida oranges. Bananas are. Also omelettes snc the line is short for healthy omelettes
  • Tony B.
    Tony BrownMarch 16, 2013
    Busses shmusses. This resort is almost perfectly positioned between all four parks and DTD. Drive to the parks and be at the gate faster than Disney transportation can get you there.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJuly 4, 2014
    The bounty breakfast makes me sad. It's one notch better than a McDonald's breakfast platter. The eggs are generic, the bacon anemic, etc. :(
  • Jim M.
    Jim MinorApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can get a lot of the stuff you're looking for right in the Port Orleans store, without having to wrangle money, kids and stuff at the parks. So check the General Store before or after you go.
  • Ryan
    RyanAugust 26, 2015
    It is easy to get to the Disney World parks by bus, and you can take a free boat ride to Downtown Disney!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrazeltonOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the only resort we stay at when we come to WDW. Why? Because of the relaxing atmosphere! We love it here!
  • Mel R.
    Mel RuppNovember 9, 2014
    Very spacious. Area for dining is amazing. Awesome pools and very nice rooms! Great place!
  • Jeremiah G.
    Jeremiah GoodMay 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Most nights at 9pm they show any range of Disney or Pixar classics! They have towels for you to sit on.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly H.June 10, 2014
    Acadia rooms weren't that special. Boring decor of Steamboats. Very long walk to room and felt like a maze. I prefer the French Quarters of the two resorts. Better pool at FQ, more kid friendly.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DriverOctober 22, 2013
    Forget the mansion pools. Walk to the island for the big pool and waterslide. And the Bar is there!
  • Creighton-Elizabeth B.
    Creighton-Elizabeth BoggsMay 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Royal Rooms are so convenient to the main building and bus depot, and the theming is gorgeous!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJune 30, 2014
    The lunch selection is not so great at the dining hall. However the muffaletta flat bread is not too shabby. Otherwise, prepare to get price gouged for only so so food. :(
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay ContrerasSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bus Stop- Returning from the parks it goes in this order 1st North Alligator Bayou 2nd West Arcadia House 3rd Magnolia Bend and last is South the main dining hall and Check in area.
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HanilyAugust 31, 2014
    The pool and the atmosphere is fun. Great with kids especially if you like the outdoors
  • Aundrea S.
    Aundrea SmithDecember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge resort, 1/4 mile walk to bus depot and 3/4 mile walk to main pool no lobby. All this after walking 16+ miles at the parks.
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BlackSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Take the boat from Riverside to Downtown Disney at night. It's a nice way to start or finish the evening with that special someone!
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GarroMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure your keys to the world are working before heading to your rooms. I got there at night and after a long walk to our rooms, we found out that the keys wouldn't work... Awful surprise
  • Jessica Lee R.
    Jessica Lee ReyesMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a MODERATE resort people! Don't expect all the luxuries of a deluxe, but do expect Great customer service and hospitality.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FullerNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My daughter just got a hair wrap and Kelley(one of the girls working there) did a very nice job.
  • Mel R.
    Mel RuppAugust 19, 2014
    Great place to spend the day by the pool if you just want a chill/relaxed day in Disney!
  • Orlando Informer
    Orlando InformerNovember 1, 2011
    Did you know that this resort was originally called Dixie Landings? I like that name better than Port Orleans Riverside.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJuly 4, 2014
    The steak sandwich is the same price as the hot dog. WAT.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MccumberNovember 17, 2014
    Very clean and nice rooms. Beds are very comfy. Love this place.
  • Ven A.
    Ven A.April 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a little one who can't swim, go to the boathouse right outside the lobby to rent a life-jacket for free.
  • Bridgette Anne B.
    Bridgette Anne BerberMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a ride on a surrey bike! The view is amazing, and it's good exercise. $20 for thirty minutes. :)
  • Shauna M.
    Shauna McConechyJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't expect any extras. Asked for a bathrobe 2 days ago, still waiting. Had to also ask for moisturizing lotion. Definitely no bells and whistles, BUT it's a gorgeous property! Stunning really.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CisekMarch 4, 2015
    Awesome resort. Good restaurants and rooms are nice.
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThiesfeldJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Preferred Rooms are worth the extra $$ per night. Building 14 is closest to the good court!
  • Adam Y.
    Adam YoungbloodMarch 13, 2011
    The coffee is actually really good. Get the 15 dollar plastic cup and get unlimited refills.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ColbyJune 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Stayed here 19 years ago on our Honeymoon when it was Dixey Landings. Now it is Riverside. Different name, same great place.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MangumSeptember 4, 2015
    Resort is beautiful. Cast members could use some 4 keys training though, starting with the security kiosk. So rude.
  • Mashable
    MashableMay 10, 2011
    Stop here to see musician and comedian Yehaa Bob, playing shows four nights a week at 8:30. He's been doing his thing for almost 15 years! - Chad Parizman
  • christy r.
    christy roschenApril 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Book a royal room if you have a little girl. She will love the princess theme.
  • Amy
    AmyDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place to eat and hang out. Nice music in the background.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SadlerFebruary 27, 2012
    Ask for complimentary lotion. It's like glue, but you can get it out if you bang it hard.
  • hanibal o.
    hanibal obaidMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The perfect resort for a family of five, with the extra bed in alligator bayou.
  • Penny K.
    Penny KulenguskeyJuly 22, 2013
    The bench that folds down to a bed for the 5th family member.
  • Debbie J.
    Debbie JuniewiczJune 4, 2012
    The Royal Rooms are perfect if you are bringing your own little princess.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BellingerMay 21, 2011
    Be sure to specify Riverside or French Quarter. Such a mixup almost caused me to be late for my son's wedding!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LevyOctober 22, 2012
    This place is a nightmare. If you arrive at night, just ask them to bring you to your room, otherwise have fun roaming around in poor lighting. The cornmaze of Orlando.
  • Janelle O.
    Janelle OmodeoDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Very relaxing! A great place for the family!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJuly 1, 2014
    The best thing I can write about the omelets here is that they are not horrible like the "bounty" combo breakfast with the bad scrambled eggs and fast food bacon. Luby's is better. :(
  • Raymond T.
    Raymond ToombsSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They took care of a broken pair of sun glasses that I bought at one of the parks great service
  • Jim F.
    Jim FrazierJuly 19, 2015
    Not a very good breakfast option. Would need to leave if you are looking for a nice sit down meal
  • Steve T.
    Steve TancockAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If the creamer runs out ask for milk at the bakery
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJuly 5, 2014
    What I wouldn't give for Chick-Fil-A!
  • John T.
    John ThomasJune 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Catch bus at stops other than South if you want a seat. South Depot loads last and can be full before stopping there.
  • Alyson S.
    Alyson SwerdloffSeptember 19, 2013
    Absolutely beautiful! I'm a Louisiana native and I feel so at home here.
  • Rae A.
    Rae AJuly 24, 2013
    Lobby chandler is a copy of the one in Beauty & the Beast. 2048 rooms!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMarch 15, 2011
    So charming! If your really hungry, get the BBQ bacon burger... Soooo good!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmithApril 3, 2012
    11 at night and housekeeping is here cleaning the pubic hair and black soap scum stuff out of my bathtub... Never coming here again DISGUSTING!!!
  • Jay M.
    Jay MooneyApril 1, 2012
    Great spot, nicer than French Quarter. Have a breakfast by the pool.
  • Deborah B.
    Deborah BledsoeOctober 11, 2014
    Always good. But 10am on a Saturday is a busy time.
  • Alan S.
    Alan SebastianJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Hotel but the free guest WiFi is horrendous. My LTE is 100x faster. I expected more from Disney. :(
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StewartNovember 12, 2013
    Get to know which bus depot is closest to your room...we got off at the wrong one and had quite a walk
  • Heather S.
    Heather StainesAugust 15, 2011
    The staff took good care of us. Pool activities were great for the kids. Read more
  • Turki Y.
    Turki YMarch 2, 2015
    Good room and services
  • Jay V.
    Jay VegsoJanuary 29, 2012
    Agree: the coffee at Riverside is very good
  • Dan M.
    Dan MunozDecember 29, 2010
    It's actually Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside, "resort" comes before Riverside or French Quarter.
  • Barbara N.
    Barbara Nelson-DawdySeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The housekeeping staff make it more fun
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McDonaldJanuary 15, 2012
    Worst experience ever! So excited about starting at disney for the first time and I asked for my money back before I could even unpack.was not given the room I reserved and it took 30 mins to find it
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa Richards-PersonOctober 23, 2011
    Walk over to the adjacent Port Orleans French Quarter for Begniets!
  • Ian H.
    Ian HamerNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WiFi in most areas of the resort
  • Bob
    BobJune 26, 2011
    WTF...it will always be Dixie Landings to me.
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WinchesterOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a room 'near transportation' but NOT near the main building to board the buses before the guests at the main (South) Depot.
  • Elle W.
    Elle WooMay 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The rooms in the Alligator Bayou have a pull-out trundle bed so it can sleep 5
  • Michael O.
    Michael O'NeillApril 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get great use of the fridge with leftovers from the dining plan.
  • Karen C.
    Karen ChuFebruary 28, 2011
    Need a Starbucks fix? The Nescafe coffee from the dining hall is actually quite good.
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZenasFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the complimentary shower caps.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrunstApril 1, 2011
    Make sure you call the bellman desk to get your luggage.
  • David V.
    David VelezFebruary 28, 2011
    Swing on over to the River Roost Lounge and see Piano Bob! Read more
  • Casey S.
    Casey ShawMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The boats to downtown disney are slow unless you get Vin Diesel as a driver.
  • Claire B.
    Claire BullerdiekMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to read the letter from Princess Tiana!
  • Debi M.
    Debi MauroNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the pasta station
  • david r.
    david rhoatFebruary 24, 2014
    Riverside the best
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SocarrasOctober 18, 2015
    Love love love love love
  • Chris O.
    Chris OsbornAugust 9, 2014
    Don't miss Yehaa Bob !
  • Raymond T.
    Raymond ToombsSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a great playground for the kids
  • Steve R.
    Steve ReynoldsOctober 6, 2012
    The concierge's here are worthless and rude!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MartinezFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave early....for everything!
  • Jenn ❤️☀️👙🌴🍷🐾 B.
    Beautiful resort!
  • Lee W.
    Lee WoodmanMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have FREE WIFi now
  • Mary J.
    Mary JunckerNovember 4, 2010
    Be sure to see YeeHaw Bob in the River Roost.
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FatigaAugust 9, 2016
    Everything and one bus
  • Jason H.
    Jason HegerNovember 20, 2012
    Don't miss Yehaa Bob! Read more
  • Elwin F.
    Elwin FullerSeptember 12, 2011
    Best place for the money...
  • Lindsaye
    LindsayeMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice boat ride to dtd
  • Dave G.
    Dave GSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The better of the two "Port Orleans" resorts
  • Alexis C.
    Alexis ColemanMay 19, 2012
    Their wifi sucks! It says that you have wifi, but it doesn't even work!
  • Brittany A.
    Brittany AndersonAugust 14, 2014
    my favorite!
  • Laura W.
    Laura WilsonJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have free WiFi now.
  • Marla R.
    Marla ReschkeDecember 11, 2011
    Great ride thru riverside.
  • Micki M.
    Micki MicMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try not to step on the lizards!
  • Andie S.
    Andie SeagerJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The WiFi sux here!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BurlinApril 27, 2012
    The water under the bridges stinks really bad... Don't worry, it's not you! Lol
  • Heather L.
    Heather LarsonApril 6, 2012
    Just don't try to get them to bring your luggage up after 10pm or you'll wait 3 hours while the only guy on staff is "on brake" :(
  • Samuel R.
    Samuel Robles Jr.September 14, 2010
    I love staying at the mansions!
  • Fernando
    FernandoAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice resort
  • Austin S.
    Austin SchaferJune 4, 2011
    See YeeHaw Bob! He's great!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrunstApril 1, 2011
    Use the west bus depot.
  • Robb S.
    Robb SchoenerDecember 1, 2010
    suggestion... upgrade the crappy rooms or stay on one of the monorail properties....
  • Starr T.
    Starr TheveninMay 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring DEET.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HeronDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Weird shower
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoJanuary 21, 2016
    Excelente opción de hotel. Hay dos tipos de habitaciones temáticas. Una de piratas y la otra de la Princesa Tiana. No olviden presionar el botón al lado de la cabecera para una sorpresa.
  • D. Mornië A.
    D. Mornië AlfaroJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Con esa bonita sensación de las haciendas algodoneras del Mississippi, este hotel si bien no es de lujo, deja un excelente sabor de boca con un gran servicio y la bonita tranquilidad en la noche
  • Gustavo P.
    Gustavo PorcenaMarch 26, 2014
    Excelente! A vantagem de ficar no Resort da Disney e o transporte para os parques gratuitos !
  • D. Mornië A.
    D. Mornië AlfaroJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    No dejen de ver los árboles en el resort! Uno de ellos te puede estar viendo
  • Mara Colombo
    Mara ColomboOctober 8, 2013
    Horel maravilhoso!!! Ótimas acomodações , Loja com muitos Produtos Lindos, boa comida!!!
  • Maria Fernanda R.
    Maria Fernanda RenaultSeptember 22, 2013
    Ótimo hotel! Pegue o barquinho para ir ao dowton Disney.
  • Karen
    KarenSeptember 7, 2012
    Melhor hotel do mundo *-*
  • Zoraya R.
    Zoraya RuizApril 26, 2016
    Llevar repelente hay mosquitos
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