Port Orleans Riverside Pool
  • On Jan 30, 2022
    Sarah from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Leaving in two weeks for our first Disney trip and staying in Port Orleans Riverside! I’m going to begin packing soon. I know they have shampoo/conditioner/soap, but are there any additional toiletries included that I should not bring like lotion?☺️

    Hey there Sarah and welcome to planDisney! 

    You've only got 2 weeks until your first trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth! To quote my fellow Louisiana girl Princess Tiana, "You're almost there!" If you're anything like me, at this point, you're trying to figure out how many full-size skincare products you can fit in your suitcase and still keep that bag underweight at the airport. Disney Resorts Collection hotels do offer shampoo, conditioner, and soap to lighten the load. But Sarah, pack your lotion of choice because dry skin is not the type of Enchanting Extra we're adding to our vacation. I always fill up at least 2 travel bottles for lotion alone because with all the handwashing and sanitizing it can go pretty quickly. 

    Pro tip: Don't forget your sunscreen! Florida weather can definitely be notoriously unpredictable(I'm looking at you current cold snap). But when I was there last year in February, the sun was just as formidable as it would be in May so it doesn't hurt to be prepared. 

    Now for two very important instructions for your arrival at Disney's Port Orleans  Resort-Riverside. These are absolutely non-negotiable.
    1. Take a leisurely stroll along the river to Disney's Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter and pop into Scat Cat's Club for some Baton Rouge Beignets! And while you're at it grab a Southern Hurricane off the cocktail menu. It is Mardi Gras season after all.
    2. Get some "First Visit" buttons! I always get all my Celebration Buttons at the Front Desk of my Disney Resorts Collection hotel but you can also get them at Guest Relations locations at all the Disney Parks. Cast Members can spot those buttons a mile away and they love to make magic for first-timers of all ages.  

    Sarah, I'm beyond thrilled that you're so close to your first trip. Have a magical Mardi Gras time!

    Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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