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Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside Resort reviews

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Posted: May 17, 2007

Formerly known as "Dixie Landings,", this resort offers more than 2,000 moderate rooms in two themed areas, Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou.

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55 votes, so far

I stayed at Port Orleans on my last trip to Disney World in 2010 and have reservations for there this fall. The grounds are serene and well manicured, and the rooms were spacious and clean. I really enjoyed the river running thru the property, and one of my favorite things about Port Orleans was being able to ride the Water Ferry to Downtown Disney. - David Baker

Having been to Disney 10 times I have stayed at most Disney Hotels including the Premium ones - but I have a real soft spot for Port Orleans Riverside. As others have commented - the grounds are beautiful and relaxing - necessary when you've been in the parks all day. Food choices are great - especially in the mornings when you can get away with a cheap and healthy breakfast in the food court (lots of fruit, bagels, etc.). Rooms are a good size for a family with little ones - but probably a little small for teens...but room rates are reasonable enough that you could purchase a second room for your teenagers. I highly recommend this resort hotel. - Peter Kerr

For the price, not only is POR our favorite moderate resort, it jumps ahead of quite a few of the deluxe resorts in the rankings as well. After a long day in the parks this on-site property offers a peaceful, old south setting to really relax in. You feel at times like you're not on Disney property at all, which is very rare in WDW and gives your brain and body a chance to "de-Mouse" for a while. The grounds are beautifully maintained and there are multiple water and walkways to enjoy with fishing and bike rentals available. There is also a riverboat that takes you on a nice 15-20 minute shuttle to and from DTD. The distance from guest rooms to lobby/dining/bus areas is never too cumbersome (see Coronado Springs) with the resorts, centrally located, themed pool "Ol Man Island" acting as a central hub. - Alex White

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