• On Dec 29, 2015
    Brittany from VA 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.

    We will be driving to Orlando to visit WDW in May 2016. I was wondering does the Port Orleans Riverside hotel have bell service that takes your luggage to your room upon arrival? Also does this hotel have elevators? I have a family member with poor knees.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Brittany! Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside is such a perfect choice!

    Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside offers many Walt Disney World Resort amenities, including Bell Services. Upon your arrival at the resort center, Sassagoula Steamboat Company, drop your luggage off with Bell Services (to the left of the main entrance doors), who will deliver your luggage to your room.

    Elevators are available only in the Magnolia Bend section, not in the Alligator Bayou section of the resort. If you are set on staying in Alligator Bayou, may I suggest you note your room requests at the time of your booking, or during your Online Resort Check-In. Cast Members that allocate rooms always take noted requests seriously, and do their best to accommodate.  

    For added convenience, you may wish to consider staying at Magnolia Bend’s Oak Manor, which is nearest to the resort center, Sassagoula Steamboat Company ( offering Guest Services, Concierge, Bell Services, gift shops and dining). In the Alligator Bayou section, you’ll find that buildings 14, 15, and 18 are closest to the resort center. 

    Brittany, you’ll greatly enjoy your stay at this picturesque resort and benefit from the helpful Cast Members throughout your visit. Spring is a wonderful time to visit, and you’ll find the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in full bloom!

    Wishing you a most magical, unforgettable vacation Brittany, thank you for consulting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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