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5 Reasons You Need to Stay at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort at Least Once

One of my favorite resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, is the Port Orleans Riverside Resort. This moderate resort is priced reasonably and offers a wide array of amenities and add ons that will make your trip all the more fun! So, grab a glass of sweet tea and a plate of biscuits, and I’ll give you my top 5 reasons you need to stay at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort at least once.

1. The Rooms

Port Orleans Rooms
Photo by Brian Hubbard

The Port Orleans Riverside rooms are beautifully decorated in a Southern style based on the movie, “The Princess and the Frog.” In fact, if you look carefully at the bed sheets, you’ll see characters from the movie. One of the great features in the rooms is the pull down bed for kids. Once pulled down, you’ll see Louis wishing your kids a great nights sleep.

The resort also offers Royal Rooms which are absolutely stunning. Imagine if Princess Tiana were inviting the other princesses over to stay the night. This is the type of room you’ll be staying in if you upgrade to the Royal Rooms. The head boards light up displaying fireworks that will wow everyone in the room. When you stay in these rooms, you will really feel like you’ve stepped into royalty.

2. YeHaa Bob Jackson

If you’re staying at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort, you HAVE to make the time to visit YeHaa Bob. You can find him tickling the ivories at the River Roost Lounge located at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort.

You’ll laugh and sing along with YeHaa Bob and is an experience that the WHOLE family will love, even your kids! Take our advice, plan an evening at the Port Orleans Riverside resort to experience this. You won’t regret it.

3. The River Cruise

Photo by Anthony Trumbo

When you’re at the Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll find yourself riding buses a lot. So, why not change it up? You can actually take a river cruise on one of the water taxies from the Port Orleans Resort to Disney Springs.

I highly suggest you take this little cruise at least once. This is such a relaxing and beautiful ride and you won’t regret it.

4. The Pools

If taking a break to swim is on your list for your vacation, then you have to check out the pools at the resort. The Port Orleans Riverside boasts 5 leisure pools and 1 featured pool called “Ol Man Island.” Ol’ Man Island even features a 95ft long water slide that will be sure to please even the biggest of kids in your group.

5. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Looking for a romantic ride with your special someone? Then you a horse drawn carriage ride just might be the thing you’re looking for. Luckily for you, if you’re staying at the resort, you can take advantage of this unique amenity! The carriage rides will cost you around $45 for about a 25 minute ride, but you’ll get to enjoy some beautiful scenery as you travel along the banks of the Sassagoula River.

The Port Orleans Riverside resort offers many more amenities, but honestly, you just need to go and check it out yourself. This will be one resort you and your family will fall in love with. It’s full of both Disney and Southern charm. A combination that is always magical.

What are some of your favorite things about this resort? Comment below!

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Steven loves all things Disney. He dreams about Dole Whips in June and a snow-capped castle in December.

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