• On Jun 23, 2017
    Claire from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi we are thinking of staying at Port Orleans Riverside in November 2018, but have only ever stayed at Saratoga Springs previously. Where is best to stay at Riverside thats near to the food and pools! Many thanks Claire x

    Hello Claire!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I hope you enjoy Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside as much as I do! There are so many great recreation and dining options, and I just love how you can choose to stay at Alligator Bayou or Magnolia Bend where the enchanting Royal Guest Rooms are located.

    I believe the rooms closest to the lobby, dining options and Ol’ Man Island, where the main pool is located, are the preferred rooms located at some Alligator Bayou buildings, especially building 14. If you decide to stay in Magnolia Bend, try booking a room in Magnolia mansion building 85, but please note this is not considered a preferred location.

    While staying at this great moderate Disney Resort hotel, don’t forget to take advantage of complimentary transportation to all theme parks and Disney Springs, where you can get to by boat from Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. There are many other benefits when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, so don’t forget to check them out! My favorite is being able to make FastPass+ selections starting 60 days before check-in.

    I hope this helps you while planning! Please stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions!

    Best magical wishes,
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