I have always loved Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. If the walls could talk, they would have some crazy stories about our family. We have shared so many precious memories from our stays there when we were a family of five.
The trip I just returned from resolidified this moderate resort’s special place in my heart. So, what’s so special about POR (as I call it)? Here are my top 10 reasons you gotta love it:
1. Wide-open spaces
We like the wide open spaces at POR. The grounds are beautiful, lush and tranquil. The setting is absolutely perfect for morning quiet time. Plus, I really enjoy being outdoors and this resort is perfect for that! Rabbits, squirrels, and sometimes a chipmunk or two can even be seen lurking about.
2. The Rooms
I like the rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. It’s great having 2 queen-size beds and the fold-down murphy bed when we need it. Also, I enjoy having the sink in the main area while the toilet and shower are located in the bathroom. It makes it so convenient since one person can be applying make-up or brushing her teeth while another is using the restroom or showering.
3. Special touches
There are little special touches you receive, like a letter and a card from the General Manager welcoming you to Disney and to his resort. There is nothing that says “Welcome back” like some warm, southern hospitality.
4. Food Court
The Riverside Mill Food Court has a great selection of entrees and desserts. It’s large with a lot of seating and has a good flow. I enjoy having my coffee here and looking out the window or eating meals here. And, I must say that I especially love their cupcake selection.
5. The Staff
The cast members at POR are friendly and courteous. There are some cast members who are extraordinary but, in general, all are very friendly at this property.
6. The Guests
I like the guests that stay at moderate resorts. They are friendly and easy to start a conversation with and are usually very happy to be enjoying the resort as well. I enjoy people-watching and it makes me happy seeing families enjoying their time together, whether dining, swimming or just playing outside.
I love the theming at POR. From the architectural details, to the plants and flowers chosen specifically for the landscape, to the themed-pools — everything is beautiful. You can even enjoy theme-approprate music being piped in around the resort. Disney has done a fantastic job with the theming.
There is great entertainment to experience at POR. If you have not been to Bob Jackson’s (Yeeha Bob’s) show, add it to your list for your next trip. He is awesome.
9. The Website
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside has its own website. It is updated all the time with the latest news and I find myself going to the page sometimes just to see what’s going on.
10. Boat Rides
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside offers a boat ride to and from Disney Springs, which is a very enjoyable little trip.
These are my top 10 reasons to love Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. To find out more about this or any of the wonderful resorts at Walt Disney World contact me anytime. Let me know your thoughts on your own favorite resorts.