Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is located at:
1251 Riverside Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
At Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside (previously Dixie Landings), guests enjoy the charm of the antebellum south with plantation-style mansions or rustic cajun- style cottages surrounded by magnolia trees and southern oaks. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort sits on 200 vast acres and offers 2,048 rooms complete with southern hospitality. Divided into two sections, Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou, each area offers the tranquility of the rural Louisiana Bayou and the old south.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort offers more upscaled amenities than the value-tiered resorts do. The vast main lobby area is home to Riverside Mill Food Court, Boatwright’s Dining Hall, The Medicine Show Arcade, River Roost Lounge and Fulton’s General Store gift shop. The resort features several water sports opportunities such as fishing or Pirate Adventure Cruises and also offers relaxing horse-drawn carriage rides along the scenic banks of the Sassagoula River.
All of the amenities at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts – French Quarter and Riverside – are shared, so guests are able to hop between resorts to enjoy everything they have to offer.
Port Orleans Riverside Resort Rooms
The rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside are approximately 314 sq. ft and have 2 queen beds or one king sized bed. Maximum capacity for each room is 4, or 2 in a king bed room. Each room features dark wood accents surrounded by the muted blues, mossy greens with headboards that reflect the scenes from around the resort. Each room offer a small refrigerator, nightstand, wall mirror, armoire, table and 2 chairs, an open closet area, wall safe and a vanity with a double sink that is separate from the bathroom area so guests can get ready while another showers.
Room categories at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort include Standard View, Water View, River View, Pool view and Garden view. The resort is surrounded by Sassagoula River offering tranquility and simple pleasures of the days of river boats and garden parties.
Riverside Mill – This quaint foot court is themed after a southern cotton mill complete with working gears that are powered by the authentic reproduction water wheel located outside. The Riverside Mill food court offers six separate stations featuring american cuisine with a cajun flair. The stations offer something to satisfy any palette from burgers, pasta, pizzas, chicken dishes, a carving station, a salad station and fresh baked goods. There is also a grab-and-go area for snacks, sandwiches, beverages and desserts. Click here for complete menu.
Boatwright’s Dining Hall – This rustic shipyard warehouse is reminiscent of The Big Easy and the N’alwins flavor. Enjoy table-service dining and savor the flavor of New Orleans cuisine like Cajun crawfish bites, gumbo and jambalaya . Other entrees include voodoo chicken, sweet tea-brined pork chops, prime rib or andouille-crusted catfish. For dessert, bananas Foster angel food cake, bread pudding and pecan pie are abound. Click here for complete menu.
Boatwright’s Dining Hall is only open for dinner and reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance of your arrival by calling 800-WDW-DINE.
River Roost Lounge – Offering a full bar, River Roost is a great place to relax and unwind and enjoy the comical delights of cabaret performer Yehaa Bob while sipping on the signature cocktail – Southern Hurricane.
Muddy Rivers Pool Bar – This hidden gem offers and outdoor patio area surrounded by a lush wooded area as found in the old south. Located on Ol’ Man Island, this poolside bar offers specialty drinks Miss Melonie’s Colada to savor as the kids splash in the nearby pool.
In-Room Pizza Delivery – Order an easy meal the whole family will enjoy and have it delivered directly to your room. Pizzas, wings, desserts and beverage are delivered right to your door from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am.
Pool – The Port Orleans Riverside offers 6 pools throughout its vast acreage. Modeled after and old fashioned swimming hole, the main pool is located on Ol’ Man Island, is a 3.5 acre hideaway and features a 95-foot sawmill waterside to entertain. Kids delight in the various falling water stations and kiddie pool as well as a hot tub for the adults. Located on Ol’ Man Island is a massive live oak tree that was located from the site of what is now the Animal Kingdom and is known to be the largest live oak tree ever to be transplanted.
The five remaining pools on the property are considered quiet pools. Two pools are located at the Magnolia Bend area and the other three can be found in the Alligator Bayou area.
Bayou Pirate Adventure – Specifically for pirates ages 4 – 12, young swashbucklers sail down the Sassagoula River and hear tales of the legendary Captain Jean Lafitte – one of the most infamous pirates to haunt the waters of New Orleans. The Bayou Pirate Cruise departs from the Fishin’ Hole on Ol’ Man Island located at neighboring Port Orleans Riverside Resort and is only for young swashbucklers, leaving a little downtime for parents. Cruises are available from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Pricing is $37.00 per child.
Cajun Campfire Activities – Gather ’round the campfire with your entire family for stories and roasted marshmallows.
Jogging Trail – Enjoy a scenic run or walk along the 1.0-mile paved path along the tranquil Sassagoula River.
Playground – Located adjacent to Ol’ Man Island pool area, kids can run and play in a safe environment featuring soft and textured surfaces, swings, tunnels and slides designed just for them.
Fishing – Enjoy traditional cane-pole fishing at the Fishin’ Hole at Old Man Island at Port Orleans Riverside Resort. All fishing at Walt Disney World is catch and release.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides – Take in the magnificent scenery with a relaxing ride along the banks of the Sassagoula River. Carriage can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children. Carriage rides depart from the Riverside Levee Marina and trot along for 25 minutes.
During the Christmas Holiday season, the horse-drawn carriage rides turn into a horse-drawn sleigh ride – a wonderful holiday treat!
Pricing for the horse-drawn carriage rides is $45.00. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.
Bicycle Rentals – Enjoy a leisurely bike outing along the 1.0 mile paved path at the banks of the Sassagoula River. Both adult and children’s bikes are available – even bikes with training wheels. Bikes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and helmets and child seats are complimentary with bike rentals.
**Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 years of age to wear helmets, and Guests must remain within the Resort area where the bike has been rented.
Surrey Bike Rentals – Ride a bike the whole family can enjoy. Guests can rent a 2-person, 4-person or 6-person surrey bike and pedal around the Sassagoula River. Surrey bikes rentals are available at the Riverside Levee Marina.
Medcine Show Arcade – This arcade located in main lobby area, offers state-of-the-art video games and air hockey for kids’ enjoyment. The games require a Game Card that can be obtained at the kiosk in the arcade, are rechargeable and can be used at other Disney resorts. Guests with a Magic Your Way package receive 100 credits for gaming. Some of the games in the Goombay Games Arcade reward players with tickets that can be redeemed for prizes.
Fulton’s General Store – Fulton’s General Store is named after steamboat pioneer, Robert Fulton who built the first steamboat. This general store carries Disney souvenirs, apparel and accessories, housewares, resort logo wear, plush animals, snacks and drinks.
Disney Bus Transportation – The Port Orleans Riverside Resort offers bus transportation to transport its guests to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom. Bus stops are located in front of Colonel’s Cotton Mill Building and various locations around Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou. The buses also transport guests to Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and Downtown Disney. Guests that are trying to get to the Boardwalk area will either have to board a bus that is heading towards a park or Downtown Disney and transfer to a Boardwalk marked bus.
Water Taxi – The Port Orleans Riverside Resort offers complimentary water taxi transportation to the Downtown Disney area, the Old Key West Resort and the Saratoga Springs Resort as well as the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.