Port Orleans Riverside Pool
  • On Feb 6, 2022
    Krystal from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at Port Orleans riverside. Is there a difference between the size of the Murphy sleeper in a preferred room and the 5th sleeper in a woods view? Also is there any other room differences or is it only that the preferred room is closer to main

    Hi Krystal! Thanks so much for popping by planDisney with your question!

    It sounds like you are ready to take the whole family all the way down the bayou! Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside was my family's "go-to" Resort when I was younger, and I have so many fond memories of walking the beautiful, lush pathways that follow the Sassagoula River. You must be so excited to head on down and immerse yourselves in the southern charm atmosphere of the Resort. 

    All Disney Resorts Collection hotels come with perks, but there is just something about this Resort that pulls us back again and again!  I love having the option of a "5th sleeper" room when staying at a Moderate Resort.  We are a family of five and even though my little guy could still fit in a crib he would rather snuggle than sleep on his own, so that extra bed is a lifesaver!  It sounds like your family would also enjoy an "extra" sleeping space.

    All the 5th sleeper rooms at Port Orleans Resort - Riverside are located in the Alligator Bayou section.  This area of the Resort trends toward a more rustic side of the South, as opposed to the Mansion buildings located in Magnolia Bend. I happened to notice that when you go to book your reservation on the Walt Disney World Resort website you won't be able to choose a category that specifically states "5th sleeper, Preferred Room" but that's a-ok! All of the preferred rooms in Alligator Bayou include a pull-down child-sized bed, so if the preferred room is what you're looking for grab that as quick as you can! 

    In all of the 5th sleeper rooms, regardless of their view, the size of the pull-down Murphy bed is the same.  The bed measures approximately 66" long by 33" wide and seems to comfortably fit someone up to about five feet tall.  

    Buildings with preferred rooms are numbered 14, 15, 18, and 27.  If you have a minute, check out a map of the Resort and put in a request for the specific building you're aiming for!  While requests are not guaranteed, Cast Members always do their best to help Guests out.  You can speak with a Cast Member at Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at (407) 939-1936 to make this request, or you can even add it to your existing reservation in your My Disney Experience account.  Preferred rooms are an excellent choice for many reasons because they are conveniently located within a short walking distance of the main buildings and lobby of the Resort as well as restaurants and transportation.  When you're carrying a couple of sleepy children home at the end of the night, you'll be happy you chose a Preferred Room location! In all other ways, they are similar to standard rooms. 

    Since you're so close to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter make sure to stop by the Scat Cat's Club and enjoy some delicious beignets, shaped like none other than Mickey Mouse himself!

    Have a wonderful trip!
    Ashley M

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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