• On Nov 13, 2019
    Pamela from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've booked a Royal room at the Port Orleans Riverside hotel for the last week of March. Do you know if renovations will be finished by then? How and when should I request a refurbished room?

    Hey, Pamela! My daughters love staying along the Sassagoula River at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. The Royal Guest Rooms are especially a favorite, with the fireworks lighting up the bayou on the headboard. This resort has been undergoing enhancements for around a year and I am pleased to tell you that they should be nearing completion. There is no set timeline published for the refurbishment work, but I do have some information to share with you that I have discovered on my own.

    From what I understand, the Alligator Bayou rooms are completed and the buildings of Magnolia Bend are now being refined. Acadian House and Magnolia Terrace have just recently been completed, which leaves Oak Manor and Parterre Place to be addressed. Note that these remaining two buildings house the Royal Guest Rooms. The section currently being enhanced is always closed off and work is limited to daylight hours. The room enhancements really should not interfere with your stay at any of the resort's buildings. Still, if you would like to request to stay in a specific area, give Disney Resort Reservations a call as soon as possible and ask that they note on your reservation that you would like a room away from the refurbishment being completed. Please understand that this is simply a request and cannot be guaranteed.

    Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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