Port Orleans Riverside
|At A Glance
||Southern-style mansions and
idyllic bayou dwellings re-create life in the Deep South days
of riverboats and Mark Twain. Pool with water slides, food
court, full service restaurant, limited room service, bar,
laundry facilities, well stocked shop, bus and river transport
to Downtown Disney available.
[Port Orleans Riverside Property
Port Orleans Riverside (Originally the Dixie Landings
Resort) is themed as a riverboat landing from the old pre-civil
war South. The rooms of the hotel are made up to be like an ante-bellum
mansion, in the "Magnolia Bend" area or the more proletariat
homes of "Alligator Bayou".
The restaurant and entertainment area of the hotel
is themed to be the riverboat landing itself. In fact, when you
check in to the hotel, you are made to feel like you are booking
passage on a riverboat heading south down the mighty river. This
is a very large resort, only slightly smaller than Caribbean Beach,
but since it's broken up into the two areas, it doesn't seem so
overwhelming as it's slightly older sibling.
There are 2,048 rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside
Resort, split between the main mansion area, and the Bayou guestrooms.
All of the rooms are of a similar size, and each
features at least two double beds, with some king sized beds also
being available. In addition, 963 of the Bayou rooms have trundle
beds, although an additional nightly charge is made for its use.
Rooms at Riverside are a little smaller than rooms
at the more expensive hotels in Walt Disney World, but should
be relatively comfortable for a family of four.
Food and Drink
Riverside has a food court and a full-service restaurant.
"BoatWright's Dining Hall" has a fairly extensive menu
and provides top-notch service. The resort also has a couple of
Activities and Recreation
While not as extensive as River Country, "Old
Man Island", located in the middle of the resort, is a pool
area themed as an old watering hold in the deep south. It's a
fun place to swim, and it's convenient to the guests at the resort.
There are several other pools scattered about. Fishing, boating
(on the Sassagoula River), an arcade, and other activities are
available. Riverside also has it's general store to purchase sundries
Buses are the main mode of transport for Riverside
guests. However, a boat is available to carry guests to Port Orleans
French Quarter or to the Downtown Disney area. (The boat service
is usually preferable to the bus service).
Directions to the Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside resort is located
at 1251 Dixie Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000.
Telephone: (407) 934-6000, Fax: (407) 934-5777