• On Aug 16, 2017
    Tammy from PA 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 you are staying at Port Orleans-RIverside are you allowed to go and swim at Port Orleans-French Quarter?

    Hi Tammy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for sending us this excellent question.

    My family really enjoys Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, which boasts a total of 6 splash-tastic fun pools. These include 3 in Alligator Bayou, 2 in Magnolia Bend, as well as, Ol’ Man Island – which is fashioned after an abandoned sawmill.

    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 - Riverside and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter.

    The "pool hopping" benefit between the two sister-resorts will grant you access to Doubloon Lagoon too. Therefore, your family will be able to enjoy 7 pools altogether! The Mardi Gras themed-pool, at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, features King Neptune riding atop an impressive 51-foot-long snaking sea serpent slide.

    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 most memorable vacation at the place where The Magic is Endless!

    Ritzy ºOº
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