• On Sep 23, 2018
    Jeffrey from IN 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.

    We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside for the first time soon. We are going to put in a room request, but are clueless as to the best location. We like to be close to a drink station and fairly close to the main pool but not too far from the bus.

    Welcome to the Moms Panel, Jeffrey!

    You will enjoy Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside with its overall southern charm, stately mansions and serene atmosphere.

    Not knowing if you have booked a Preferred Room or a Standard View, I'll dispense general information pertaining to the areas of the Resort meeting with your specified criteria. Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is divided into two distinctly themed areas, Alligator Bayou and Magnolia Bend. Peek at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside map HERE.

    Alligator Bayou features accommodations in two-story Cajun-styled rustic buildings. Whereas Magnolia Bend consists of two- and three-story plantation-style Mansions. In Magnolia Bend, Oak Manor Mansion and Parterre Place Mansion are considered the most desirable locations due to their proximity to Boatwright's Dining Hall, the Ol' Man Island main pool area, the Resort's lobby and a bus stop. In Alligator Bayou Buildings 14, 18, and 27 are similarly situated in relation to these main areas. I would recommend requesting any of those locations.

    Please keep in mind that Disney does not guarantee room requests, however. That said, you may contact Reservations at (407) 939-1936. A Cast Member will note your preferences on the reservation. Alternatively, make your room request when completing Online Check-In.

    I hope this was helpful, Jeffrey. Do come back soon with more Disney vacation planning questions.

    Wishing you a magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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