What are the Pros and Cons of a stay at Disney’s Riverside Resort? Check here before you book your next trip to Walt Disney World!
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is a favorite among guests who love moderate resorts! Guests love the charming theme and relaxed atmosphere.
Port Orleans Riverside Pros
5th Sleeper Rooms
Many of the Alligator Bayou section rooms have two queen beds, along with a fold-down twin bed– the 5th sleeper! This room type is the least expensive option on Disney property for families of five!
Close to Disney Springs
Take a leisurely boat ride to Disney Springs and enjoy all the food options provided there! Bus service is also available, but boating down the Sassagoula River is the more relaxing option.
A Sister Resort!
Port Orleans Riverside is a “sister” resort to Port Orleans French Quarters. Within walking distance of each other, guests can visit either resort to enjoy food and recreational activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides or surrey bike rentals!
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Port Orleans Riverside Cons
There are four bus stops around Port Orleans Riverside resort. If you’re boarding during a less busy time of the day, your bus may even visit the Port Orleans French Quarter bus stop too. As always, give yourself a bit of extra time to get to where you’re going.
With four bus stops, you likely figured out this resort is spread out. Be prepared to walk! On the plus side, being spread out allows the resort grounds to be mostly quiet.
Crowding can Occur
The main pool and the main food court can get pretty busy and feel congested at times. Thankfully, there are five leisure pools located around the resort so that you can escape the hustle-and-bustle of the main pool.
Should You Stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort?
If you’re a family of 5, definitely consider staying here just for the 5th-sleeper room. The food options are plentiful, but Disney Springs is just a boat ride away!
If you’re looking for a resort with everything more centrally located, try Disney’s Boardwalk Inn!
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