Port Orleans Riverside Pool
  • On Jan 25, 2022
    Karina from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to purchase a fishing permit to fish dockside in Port Orleans-Riverside?

    Greetings from planDisney, Karina!

    A trip to Disney's Port Orleans Riverside is like a vacation within a vacation. I have stayed at this resort on several occasions, and it is one of my favorites in the Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel group. 

    You ask a great question about one of the many recreational activities available at this location. Dockside fishing takes place at The Fishin' Hole on Ol' Man Island, located in the heart of this beautiful resort. Follow the winding path past Muddy Rivers Pool Bar and you will find a secluded and peaceful dock right in the middle of the Disney magic. Great news, you do not need a fishing permit to enjoy this relaxing vacation experience!

    There are a few notes worth mentioning about fishing at The Fishin' Hole.
    • This experience is catch-and-release-only.
    • All the gear you need is available for rental at this location. No need to pack your pole!
    • Hours may vary, so be sure to check the recreation guide when arriving at your resort. 
    Karina, while you are spending time being charmed by this resort, be sure to plan an evening at River Roost. This charming lounge is a totally different type of watering hole. There are delightful cocktails and mocktails for your entire travel party. And the Boudin Balls are delicious and unique. While the drinks and the dishes are amazing the biggest draw of this hot spot is Yehaa Bob Jackson. It's not often I make a recommendation based entirely on one person's performance. Bob is that exception. His charismatic comedy and unbelievable piano skills will make you a lifelong fan. This show is hilarious, engaging, and So. Much. FUN. His performance is perfect for anyone and any age. There are Disney classics, kid-friendly activities, and the occasional audience performance. You won't be able to leave without laughing and planning a trip back. 

    I hope you have the chance to reel in some fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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