• On Feb 13, 2017
    Stephen from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello !!!! We are visiting next month and staying at Port Orleans Riverside. Our 3 year old has never done Disney. We have 2 other children as well. How can we be close to the action at the resort and not away from everything ??

    Hello Stephen!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Rest assured that staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside will put you right into the middle of great action.  

    While Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is my favorite of the moderate offerings at Walt Disney World Resort, it is a large and sprawling resort that can put you far away from the main building or even too far from the added benefit of being a sister resort to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter.  When booking your room, you'll be interested in a Preferred Room in building 14 in the Alligator Bayou section or building 90 or 95 in the Magnolia Bend section.  

    You can make a personal request for rooms when you check-in online up to 60 days before your arrival on your My Disney Experience Account.  As well, I contact the resort 5 days before our arrival and politely ask that a request be added to my reservation for said room.  Guest Services always mentions that they cannot guarantee a particular room, but I find it doesn't hurt to ask. 

    When we stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, we try to book a River View Royal Guest Room in Building 90.  This puts us equal distances away from the Ol' Man Island Pool Area, the Main Building (with Dining and Shopping options) and a 10 minute walk from Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter.  At the sister resort, you little ones will love the new Mardi Gras-themed water play area.

    Have a Magical Vacation!
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