Port Orleans Riverside Pool
  • On Apr 4, 2024
    Charlotte Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we visited last summer for the first time and stayed at AoA, we loved getting back after a long day at the parks and going in the pool late into the evening. Is this something offered at all resorts or do some pools close early? Looking at port Orleans

    Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there! Welcome back to planDisney where you are as welcome as can be.

    I am so glad to see you back here, planning a return trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. There is nothing more relaxing at the end of a day at a Walt Disney World Resort theme park than hopping in a pool. After all the steps, my feet love floating in the water.

    There are two resorts at Port Orleans: Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. These resorts are connected by a lovely path, making walking between the two easy, breezy. At Port Orleans - French Quarter's Doubloon Lagoon, you can slide down a sea serpent's back and make a splash. Port Orleans - Riverside has 'Ol Man Island with a 95-foot-long rustic-styled slide. This resort also has 5 leisure pools, perfect for soaking away the day. Although schedules are subject to change, these pools tend to stay open late. Today, for example, they do not close until 11 pm. 

    I have stayed at these resorts several times, including when the parks closed with Hurricane Matthew in 2016. I know them well. If you stay at either resort, I hope you build time in your schedule to enjoy all they have to offer. Did you know you can go fishing at the Fishin' Hole on 'Ol Man Island? My son learned his love of fishing here with a great guide and their catch-and-release fishing. These resorts also have Movies Under the Stars, Campfire on de' Bayou, bike rentals, and even horse-drawn carriage rides

    I love the proximity of these resorts to each other, and shopping and dining at Disney Springs are a short water taxi ride away. 

    These resorts are perfect for starting and ending a day at Magic Kingdom ParkEPCOTDisney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. They also have so much on-site that you could be entertained all day without leaving the Bayou. 

    Please come back to planDisney with any other questions. We are here to help bring some jazz to your vacation planning!

    Let the good times roll!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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