Disney's Port Orleans Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Enjoy good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter & Riverside. Every member of the family, from the very young to the very old, will love the relaxing vibes, as well as taking a ride on the riverboats along Mississippi-style waterways. Down at the French Quarter, the ornate architecture of New Orleans comes alive with intricate railings, cobblestone streets and courtyards filled with flowers. Mardi Gras festive fun can be had at the Scat Cat's Club, serving Creole delicacies and colourful cocktails. After a day at the parks (or a day off from the parks), there's swimming pools and activities for little ones galore.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

Where is it

In the Disney Springs Resort area, with direct access to the waterways for water taxi transportation. Disney Springs is full of restaurants, entertainment venues and shopping. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

3,056 rooms on 3 floors in 27 buildings. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Port Orleans French Quarter Standard Rooms and Port Orleans Riverside Standard Rooms feature 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Port Orleans French Quarter Standard Rooms also allow one child under 3 years in a cot.

Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter Pool View Rooms feature 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 years in a cot.

Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter Garden View and River View Rooms feature 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 years in a cot.

Port Orleans Royal Guest Rooms Standard View and Port Orleans Royal Guest Rooms Garden View offer special headboards that create a 'firework' display, feature 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 years in a cot.

Port Orleans Riverside Preferred Rooms are in a preferred location, close to dining, shopping and transportation, with 2 queen-size beds and 1 pull-down bed (for children 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 years in a cot.

Port Orleans Riverside Standard 5th Sleeper Rooms and Port Orleans Riverside Garden view 5th Sleeper Rooms, are as per Standard Rooms, but sleep an additional child under the age of 9.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay, including shuttle buses and water taxis. Self-parking available approx $20 including tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Riverside: Boatwright’s Dining Hall (southern cuisine, open for dinner). Riverside Mill Food Court (grab 'n' go food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). River Roost (bar with light bites). Muddy Rivers (poolside bar). French Quarter: Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (food court, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Scat Cat's Club (bar). Mardi Grogs (bar with specialty frozen drinks). Pizza delivery service to your room*.

Movies under the stars (selected evenings). Evening campfires poolside.

Riverside: Ol' Man Island with swimming pool, 95-foot long waterslide, whirlpool, kids' pool, daily pool party, evening campfires and movie screening (selected nights). 5 pools including 3 in Alligator Bayou and 2 in Magnolia Bend. French Quarter: Doubloon Lagoon with lagoon pool, 51-foot long sea serpent slide, water play area and whirlpool. Games arcades* in both Riverside and French Quarter. Children's playground. Jogging trail. Bike rentals*. Fishing*. Horse-drawn carriage rides*.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Disney Springs. Disney bus transportation. Disney Minnie Van™ service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Mar 29, 2020 NittanyLi0nFan State College, Pennsylvania

Absolutely beautiful place to stay at Disney. Had the feel and charm of being in Bayou Country. The boat access to Downtown Disney was an enjoyable touch as are the carriage rides if you are so inclined. Check in process is slow and we had some errors in our reservation that the resort could not fix because it was booked through an athletic… Read more
Absolutely beautiful place to stay at Disney. Had the feel and charm of being in Bayou Country. The boat access to Downtown Disney was an enjoyable touch as are the carriage rides if you are so inclined. Check in process is slow and we had some errors in our reservation that the resort could not fix because it was booked through an athletic event at the ESPN center. Prices here as with most Disney attractions is sky high but that comes with the experience I guess. Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 Cyndi G Maryland

My family and I stayed at this resort for a few days in the first week of Feb 2020. It is very quiet and peaceful. The river flows through the middle of the resort allowing for The fact that we could take a boat ride instead of a bus was also a great change from the norm, leaving quick access to Disney Springs. We are in love and plan on a longer… Read more
My family and I stayed at this resort for a few days in the first week of Feb 2020. It is very quiet and peaceful. The river flows through the middle of the resort allowing for The fact that we could take a boat ride instead of a bus was also a great change from the norm, leaving quick access to Disney Springs. We are in love and plan on a longer stay on our next big trip. Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 spicy1278 Fort Walton Beach, Florida

My best friend and I took her daughter and mine to Disney the first weekend in March and we stayed here in a Royal room with a river view. Our room was a short walk to the lobby and restaurants at Riverside. There was a beautiful courtyard next to our room with a fountain. I’m mad at myself for not taking a picture of it. Our girls were amazed by… Read more
My best friend and I took her daughter and mine to Disney the first weekend in March and we stayed here in a Royal room with a river view. Our room was a short walk to the lobby and restaurants at Riverside. There was a beautiful courtyard next to our room with a fountain. I’m mad at myself for not taking a picture of it. Our girls were amazed by all the detail in the rooms. The beds were very comfortable. Mousekeeping was amazing during our stay. We would most definitely stay at the resort again. Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 ryancA7373ZT Jarrell, Texas

My family (minus our 15 year old son who was at Disney with his HS band) stayed at Riverside and really enjoyed it. The rooms are comfortable except they do not have microwaves so you have to walk to the food court to warm up leftovers. The beds were comfortable and ours even had a pull out bed disguised as a shipping box for our 6 year old to… Read more
My family (minus our 15 year old son who was at Disney with his HS band) stayed at Riverside and really enjoyed it. The rooms are comfortable except they do not have microwaves so you have to walk to the food court to warm up leftovers. The beds were comfortable and ours even had a pull out bed disguised as a shipping box for our 6 year old to sleep on. The room itself was decorated with a room divider decorated with a scene from The Princess and the Frog and the shower curtain had Ray from the movie on it. The entire area is planted with trees, bushes and plants you might find in the bayou. There were little man-made ponds and a river that takes you, via boat, to the French Quarter resort and to Downtown Disney. It was not running while we were there due to the Coronavirus scare. There were several swimming pools and the big one on Ol' Man Island (which is accessed via two bridges) was nice. It went from 3 feet to almost 5 feet in depth and had a little water slide and buckets that poured out water. The day we went the cast member working had the kids playing games and was trying to get everyone involved. That evening we went to the S'mores campfire, which is held every night. All you can eat marshmellows or you can buy a package of chocolate and graham crackers for $5 and make your own smores . The food was good. It was the typical burgers, chicken strips, steak fries, pizza, etc but it was good. We ate at Boatwrights, the main restaurant, and I had the All you care to eat plate. It was brisket, sausage, ribs, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn and a dessert. It was really good. The staff was very friendly. I lost my magicband on a ride and the hotel gave a credit for me to get a new one. Then my daughter lost her Mickey ears and the lady in the gift shop gave her a pair free. The location is very good. You can walk to the French Quarter resort in about 10 minutes for some excellent beignets. There are also 4 bus stops located around Riverside so you don't have to use the one at the front entrance. Riverside is a really nice resort. We like staying at different locations and would recommend this one to anyone wanting to go to Disney Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 Budger82

We stayed here last week and on our way home started to get big red welts... I had told the front desk I had seen bugs in the drain but wasnt familiar with that they were. Went to the Dr yesterday to find out it was in fact bedbugs and yet when I contacted management at the facility they told me that they couldnt disclose what pests they found… Read more
We stayed here last week and on our way home started to get big red welts... I had told the front desk I had seen bugs in the drain but wasnt familiar with that they were. Went to the Dr yesterday to find out it was in fact bedbugs and yet when I contacted management at the facility they told me that they couldnt disclose what pests they found when they treated the room. GROSS ... STAY AWAY! Read less