We'd never been to Disney so can't compare to other resorts or villas. However, we had an amazing time and it's the first holiday where we weren't ready to go home at the end.
Staff were outstanding and so welcoming (not had this type of customer service before in European/Mediteranean hotels).
The complex is so well maintained. The gardens were tidy and hygiene very good.
It was very easy visiting all Disney parks as the hotel is fairly central and bus services run frequently (the guide time s every 20 minutes but we waited no longer than 10 minutes).
If you fancied a day off from the parks (we needed a rest every now and then) the pool is a good option with plenty of sun beds available from 9am until 11pm.
I was disappointed with the repetitive nature of the dining arrangements (same menu every day with just basic foods). Maybe the "quick service dining plan" is meant to be just that - quick no frills food. It was a cafeteria style place where you would choose what you wanted and then queue up at that service area for it. However, I found it to be really slow at times, not fast. For example, on one counter I wanted burger and fries for dinner. There was 2 people serving but just one person cooking the food - the proportion of chefs to servers was wrong at times and made queues very long. Having said all this, the hotel does so well in all other areas that it wasn't really a major problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a place where simple pleasures flourish and Southern hospitality abounds. From the stately white-column mansions of Magnolia Bend to the quaint backwoods cottages of Alligator Bayou, delight in this picturesque Resort hotel that evokes the romance and tranquility of the rural Louisiana Bayou. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Port Orleans Riverside Resort
- Port Orleans Disney Resort
- Orlando Port Orleans Resort
- Riverside Disney
- Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort
- Port Orleans Hotel Disney
- Port Orleans Resort Riverside
- Port Orleans Resort Disney
- Disney Port Orleans Hotel
- Disneys Port Orleans Resort Riverside