Port Orleans Riverside Pool
  • On Aug 21, 2022
    Jennifer from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside in October in the suites because there are 5 of us. Do you know how far the lobby is to the suites to get on the bus to the parks. Or is there a close bus stop without having to go to the lobby.

    Hello Jennifer! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    You're planning to stay at one of my very favorite Disney Resorts Collection hotels! When I was younger my family and I often switched between staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  Both of these Resorts have gorgeous views of the Sassagoula River and now the sweet smell of blooming flowers instantly transports me back to walking the winding trails between the buildings to find a quiet pool to sunbathe!

    Since you mention traveling with a party of five I'm betting you've reserved a "5th Sleeper" Guest room at Port Orleans - Riverside. Now that we have a fifth member of the family I LOVE having the choice to have everyone sleep comfortably in the same room! Even though our newest addition is still little one of my older children will love sleeping in the child-size pull-down bed!

    Since all of the "5th Sleeper" Guest Rooms at Port Orleans - Riverside are located within the Alligator Bayou section of the Resort you know you'll be in that section and not in a mansion in Magnolia Bend. If you would like to do a quick internet search for a map of the Resort you'll be able to see the locations of these buildings which are numbered 14-39.  

    Unless you have booked a Preferred Room, which are located a very short distance from the Resort's lobby, dining, shopping, and bus stations, your "5th Sleeper" Guest room may be in any section of Alligator Bayou.  However, even though the Resort is beautifully spread out I don't recall ever feeling like the walk was too much, even at the end of a long and magical day! The best part is that there are four bus stops located around the Resort, meaning you're able to hop on and off at whichever location is closest to your Guest room.  All rooms in the Alligator Bayou section will be close to the main bus station (South Depot), West Depot or North Depot.  From memory, I would say that a ten-minute walk would get you from the furthest Guest room to the main locations for dining and shopping

    Enjoy every moment of your magical vacation!
    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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