• On Feb 14, 2019
    Aimee from MI 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.

    When were the preferred rooms at P.O. Riverside last renovated? We visited last in 2012 and they were carpeted..wondering if anything has been updated since then. Thanks!

    Hi, Aimee! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your question. Walt Disney World Resort is constantly refreshing and even reimagining their resorts. I have stayed in a few of the resorts that have converted their flooring and, I have to say, I do love the hardwood-style flooring! We were please to find them in our room at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter last year. The building we were in had just completed a full refurbishment, from top to bottom it seemed!

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is also undergoing a "soft goods" refurbishment at this time. This usually involves linens, draperies, and such decorative touches. The one being done at Riverside will be in progress for a while, so you may find that your room will be just as magical as it was when you last visited. If you prefer to have an updated room for your next visit, then I encourage you to check for availability at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. While I do adore both resorts, I actually prefer French Quarter to Riverside for its small resort size. All resort amenities, from the pool to the food court, are just a short walk away from any resort room. There is also only one bus stop, making travel to and from the parks super simple. Since you are looking at the Preferred rooms at Riverside, these are also very centrally located at that resort. Your choice will basically be how much you desire a different type of room since your last visit to Disney's Port Orleans Resort.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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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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