• On Mar 24, 2019
    Dan from WA 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 are looking forward to our trip to Disney World at the end of May 2019. We are staying at Port Orleans-Riverside. Is there an update on refurbished buildings at PORS? We want to stay in the Alligator Bayou section and would like a refurbished room.

    Hi Dan, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    My family had a magical stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside last spring. What we loved most was how tranquil the resort is; we loved strolling the paths that wind through both Riverside and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, exploring the pools at both resorts, and wandering over to French Quarter for beignets and coffee. Take me back!

    Dan, the refurbished rooms in the Alligator Bayou section of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside really look terrific. There are some great practical touches, like the addition of USB charging ports, and many whimsical touches that nod to Tiana, Naveen, and friends. Currently, the refurbishment is still underway in the Alligator Bayou section, with the "mansions" section next up. 

    While a refurbished room cannot be guaranteed, my advice is to call the Walt Disney World Resort Reservations Cast Members at (407) 939-1936 to make the request and have a note added to your reservation. I also like to call the resort on the morning of my check-in to politely ask if I may be assigned a refurbished room if at all possible. Cast Members want to make your trip wonderful, and they will do their best to work with your wishes.

    There are so many fantastic recreation options at the Port Orleans resorts, so definitely check in with a Cast Member for a recreation calendar. From painting to fun runs to fishing, there's really something for everyone!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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