• On Aug 26, 2017
    Sarah from WI 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.

    If we stayed at port orleans French quarter are we allowed to use the pools at riverside?

    Hi Sarah,

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is my family's favorite Disney Moderate Resort hotel. It boasts a Mardi Gras themed-pool featuring King Neptune riding atop an impressive 51-foot-long snaking sea serpent slide. Furthermore, it has a fabulous water play area that is conveniently located next to the whimsically-themed Doubloon Lagoon.

    The idea of using the pool facilities at a different Disney Resort hotel, other than the one you booked, is generally not permitted. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule of complementary alternative pool use. As it happens, "pool hopping" is allowed between Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

    The "pool hopping" benefit between the two sister-resorts will also grant you access to the 6 splash-tastic fun pools at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. You'll find 3 in Alligator Bayou, 2 in Magnolia Bend and Ol' Man Island – which is fashioned after an abandoned sawmill. Therefore, if you book a stay at either resort, your family will be able to enjoy 7 pools altogether!

    All of the above being said, the "pool hopping" perk between the two sister-hotels can exclude peak periods, when Walt Disney World Resort reserves the right to restrict pool access only to Guests staying at a specific resort. To find out about pool-access availability, please check with a Cast Member at the time of your visit.

    Wishing you a splash-tastic time at the place where The Magic is Endless!

    Ritzy ºOº
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