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24-Jul-14: The August 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available. [Full Story...]

09-May-14: Building floorplan layouts now updated to include full details of every Connecting Room at Port Orleans. [Full Story...]

03-May-14: Free Disney Dining Plan offer announced for September-December 2014 bookings, but sadly NOT for Port Orleans guests [Full Story...]

13-Apr-14: Oak Manor roof refurbishment work on track for completion approx. 18th July [Full Story...]

27-Feb-14: The Riverside Levee boat rental service at POR will be permanently closed from Sunday 2 March. [Full Story...]

19-Feb-14: The Downtown Disney Marketplace ferry dock (next to Rainforest Cafe) will be closed from 22 February 2014 until the fall. Port Orleans ferry boats will temporarily use the Pleasure Island dock. [Full Story...]

02-Feb-14: Resort Airline Check-In Service extended to include International Travellers from 24 February 2014. [Full Story...]

23-Oct-13: Touringplans.com has just unveiled a complete photographic tour showing the views from the windows of every single guest room in the entire resort. [Full Story...]

18-Oct-13: The beautifully themed decorative comforter bedspreads in Port Orleans guest rooms have been replaced with plain white top sheets. [Full Story...]

28-Sep-13: Real-time Bus Estimated Arrival Time Display now operating at Port Orleans Riverside's South Depot [Full Story...]

19-Jul-13: Tom Casey becomes Port Orleans French Quarter's new resident musician, replacing Elliot Dyson [Full Story...]

[More News...] 

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is the world’s number one tourist destination, welcoming tens of millions of visitors every year. Many of those visitors wish to stay as close as possible to the heart of the magic and Disney provides more than twenty varied hotel complexes within the 47 square miles of its property. These range from economy venues such as the Value All Star Resorts right up to the deluxe (and expensive!) Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Between these, the middle ground is covered by the ‘Moderate’ resorts which offer more comfort and facilities than the Values but still at a reasonably affordable price point.

Widely regarded as the best of these Moderate resorts is the twin complex of Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside. Nestled along the banks of the Disney-created Sassagoula River, these two resorts are probably the best themed, and certainly the most picturesque, places you can stay within Walt Disney World without breaking the bank.

“Readers consistently rank Port Orleans Riverside as one of Disney’s best resorts in any category, and it’s not hard to see why.”

After fifteen years of visiting Port Orleans, and continually finding myself answering the same sort of questions about this popular destination within the online Disney communities, I thought it was probably time for someone to create a one-stop dedicated information guide to help out potential visitors and returning fans alike... and so here it is — Welcome to PortOrleans.org!

So what can you expect to find here? Hopefully enough information to answer just about any questions you might have about these two resorts — the amenities, restaurants and bars, recreational facilities, transport, prices and even the theming & history — all in one convenient site. Please use the menus on the left to navigate around, but some of the more popular features are:

“Easily the most romantic and intimate of Disney’s moderate resorts, Port Orleans French Quarter is a perennial favorite of Unofficial Guide readers.”

By its nature, this site will constantly remain a “work in progress” and there will always be more to add, or sections to adjust and update, but I hope you find it a useful resource and will bookmark this page and return regularly to see it evolve. Any questions, comments or suggestions are very welcome via our Discussion Forums — or if you’ve already written a trip report about a stay at Port Orleans in the past, why not help out other visitors and post a version here too? Many thanks!

Please enjoy your visit to PortOrleans.org and I look forward to hearing from you. Have a magical day!

 

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