Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Quick Resort Overview

Resort Category: Moderate

Resort Size: 2048 rooms, divided into two sections: Alligator Bayou and Magnolia Bend

Bed Options: 2 Queens with an optional pull down Murphy style bed (sleeps up to 5) or 1 King Bed (sleeps 2 adults and an infant).

Transportation Options: Bus transfers to all Disney parks, ferry boat transfer to Disney Springs and Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.

Dining Options: 1 Table Service Restaurant, Food Court, Lounge, Pool Bar

Pools: 1 feature pool with slide, 5 quiet pools, hot tub, kiddie pool (coming soon: kids splash area)

Overall Vibe: The resort’s setting is modeled after the Louisiana Bayou communities along the Mississippi River. It has its own beautiful, winding Sassagoula River running through. Choose from 3 “styles” of rooms here: Alligator Bayou, Magnolia Bend Mansion or Disney Princess themed (very popular among visiting little princesses!)

Detailed Review

Although you can check in as early as you would like, your room is not guaranteed to be ready until 3:00 pm.

Upon entering the lobby in the Sassagoula Steamboat Company building, you are already immersed into the Old South!

Resort Map

See a better view of the map HERE.

Resort Grounds

Ol’ Man Island: Have a good ol’ time at Ol’ Man Island, a 3.5-acre refuge with a swimmin’ hole and a fishin’ hole. Fashioned after an abandoned sawmill, this pool is accessible by 3 wooden bridges and includes a 95 foot-long rustic waterslide built into the millworks.

Nearby, a whirlpool tub, the Muddy Rivers pool bar and a kiddie pool provide entertainment for all ages. A daily pool party plus an evening campfire and movie screening (on select nights) keep the fun going all day long.

5 Leisure Pools: Five leisure pools—3 in Alligator Bayou and 2 in Magnolia Bend—are available throughout the Resort. Offering a more relaxing respite, these pools are perfect for Guests looking to lounge the day away.

Pool lifts and other access options are available for Guests with disabilities or limited mobility. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.

Poolside Activities: Let’s make a splash at Ol’ Man Island Pool! Join us for family-friendly activities each day, like themed pool parties and other cool activities. Fun offerings include themed pool games, relays, trivia and more! See a Recreation Host for additional details.


Ferry Boats – a quick trip over to Disney Springs via Disney water transportation is very convenient!

Bus – Take bus transportation to all theme parks!

Room Types

There are two room types at Riverside, each coming with different views or locations on property: 

Standard Room, available in both Alligator Bayou or Magnolia Bend: 

  • Standard View
  • Standard View with 5th Sleeper
  • Woods View
  • Woods View with 5th Sleeper
  • Pool View
  • River View
  • Preferred Location (only in Alligator Bayou)

Royal Guest Rooms, available in Magnolia Bend only. 

  • Royal Guest Room with Standard View
  • Royal Guest Room with Woods View
  • Royal Guest Room with River View

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