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Port Orleans Riverside
Port Orleans Riverside

Opened

February 2, 1992

Rooms

2,048

Theme

Antebellum South

Address

1251 Dixie Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone

(407) 934-6000

Location

Downtown Disney Resort Area

Category

Moderate

Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside (previously Dixie Landings) is one of a pair of resort hotels located at the Walt Disney World Resort, the other being Port Orleans French Quarter. Riverside is themed to look like the Old South. The resort is located in the Downtown Disney area and owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

The resort is connected to Port Orleans French Quarter and Downtown Disney via the Sassagoula River.

History[]

Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside was designed to reflect antebellum south along the Mississippi River. The resort opened February 2, 1992 as Disney's Dixie Landings Resort, initially with rooms located in its Alligator Bayou section, and shortly afterward the remaining Magnolia Bend section was opened. Alligator Bayou consists of 1,024 guest rooms over 16 buildings styled as rustic, weathered lodges with 64 rooms per lodge. Magnolia Bend consists of 1,024 guest rooms over four buildings styled as southern plantation grand manor homes with 256 rooms per mansion.

Beginning March 1, 2001, road signage and other theming began to change reflecting the Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Dixie Landings Resort properties becoming "regions" of a united Disney's Port Orleans Resort. As of April 1, 2001, the regions became French Quarter and Riverside, respectively. Other theme changes took place, such as the Colonel's Cotton Mill Food Court becoming the Riverside Mill Food Court.

Dining[]

  • Boatwright's Dining Hall
  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • River Roost
  • Muddy Rivers

Recreation[]

Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside has a 3½ acre recreation area called Ol' Man Island, featuring the resort's 158,000 gallon feature swimming pool, a large rustic saw-mill themed water slide, and a hot tub. The island also contains a children's playground and the Fishin' Hole, where guests can rent cane fishing poles and bait for a small fee. There are also five smaller quiet swimming pools at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside, three located within the Alligator Bayou section and two in the Magnolia Bend area. Riverside also has a marina where guests can rent personal water craft, bicycles, or surrey bikes. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available in the evening.

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