Port Orleans Riverside
at Walt Disney World
Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings) is one of our favorite WDW "moderate" resorts. The atmosphere is kind of like "Huck Finn meets Scarlett O'Hara." We like the rooms in the "Alligator Bayou" section of the resort better than those in the "Magnolia Bend" section of the resort, they are cute (especially the "log" beds and the pie safe). These rooms are also less expensive than the rooms in the "Magnolia Bend" (front) section. In addition, if being near the bus stops is of importance to you, stay in the standard view rooms. The water view rooms are not worth it (small windows, no patios or balconies), and they are much further from the bus stops. If you need a handicapped accessible room, however, the "Alligator Bayou" Lodges have no elevators.