“Ol’ Man Island”

Right at the heart of the Port Orleans Riverside resort lies the 3½ acre Ol’ Man Island. This secluded, lushly wooded island is easily accessed from the various accommodation buildings via three wooden bridges and is home to many of the resort’s recreational activities, including the main feature swimming pool, children’s playground and fishing hole.

Feature Swimming Pool

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Down by the levee, just over the bridge lies Ol’ Man Island, full of water adventure. It’s an old fashioned “Swimmin’ Hole” with a large, rustic water slide fashioned after an old saw mill and built into the mill works.

The main feature pool at Riverside is a fun swimming area with waterfalls to duck under and a curved slide to hurtle down, along with sun beds and a pool bar for the adult aprés-swim time. There is also a separate shallow children’s pool and a jacuzzi hot tub right next to the main pool area.

The main feature swimming pool on Ol’ Man Island at Port Orleans Riverside — it’s not usually this empty!  (Click to scroll, +/- to zoom)

Poolside activities are organised daily, weather permitting. A full schedule is posted at the resort and a printed copy should be also provided in your welcome pack — or for this month’s details, please see the Recreation Activities Schedule page.

Jacuzzi Hot Tub

Muddy Rivers Pool Bar

The Muddy Rivers pool bar is open from 11:30am until 9:30pm and serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and hot and cold snacks. It features a pleasant shaded seating area in clear sight of the main pool.

Fishin’ Hole, Campfire and Children’s Playground

The Ol’ Man Island area also features various other recreational activities such as Cane Pole Fishing, a evening storytelling sessions round an open campfire and a children’s play area, now with a tetherball game added. For more information on these facilities, please refer to the general Recreation page.


Riverside’s Five Quiet Pools

As Port Orleans Riverside is such a large resort, in addition to the main feature pool on Ol’ Man Island there are also five smaller “quiet pools” dotted around the grounds. Each of these pools also features a Laundry Room with coin-operated washing and drying facilities — your laundry can be taking care of itself while you take a refreshing dip in the pool.

Magnolia Bend pools (two locations, see map): Alligator Bayou pools (three locations, see map):