Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside
Elegant manors and quaint bayou lodges pay tribute to Dixie at this relaxing, moderate Disney resort.
Formerly known as Dixie Landings, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside captures the look and feel of the Mississippi Bayou and the Old South. The resort’s buildings resemble old plantation mansions in Magnolia Bend and smaller, more rustic lodges in the Alligator Bayou area. Like its French Quarter sister hotel, accommodations are modest, but rooms are comfortable with homey décor---more classic in Magnolia Bend and woodsy in the Bayou. There are two double beds and two pedestal sinks in each room, the latter of which are separated from the shower/toilet. Located close to Downtown Disney, the popular night spot is easily accessible by the Sassagoula River Ferry that leaves from the resort’s main building every ten to twenty minutes. All other Disney attractions can be reached via bus from one of the four stops---but keep in mind that buses stop at the French Quarter, causing added travel time and crowding. The hotel’s main building houses Boatright’s Dining Hall, a casual nautical-themed restaurant complete with an unfinished wood hull hanging from the ceiling. The Riverside Mill food court resembles an old cotton mill. The Ol’ Man Island pool is large and offers a water slide, but isn’t as impressive as other Disney offerings. Make sure to check out a resort map when making your reservation to request an area that best suits your needs.