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25-Feb-20: Mardi Gras, Tuesday 25 February 2020. Port Orleans Resort mini-parade and other activities. Includes Live Video links. [Full Story...]

31-Dec-19: The January 2020 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available [Full Story...]

29-Dec-19: Happy New Year! There will be plenty of fun activities for all the family at the Port Orleans Resorts on December 31st to help you ring in the New Year. [Full Story...]

22-Dec-19: Merry Christmas Everyone! Some fun activities and greetings are planned for Port Orleans during Christmas week. [Full Story...]

01-Dec-19: The December 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available [Full Story...]

01-Oct-19: The new expanded Scat Cat's Club Lounge and Cafe is open, including evening jazz music and beignets [Full Story...]

17-Sep-19: Scat Cat's Club at Port Orleans French Quarter will be closing as we know it, and re-opening inside the old Bonfamille's Cafe location - sadly minus the current highly popular musical act Jason Thomas & Billy Varnes (final night 29 Sept). [Full Story...]

16-Jul-19: Walt Disney World announces time-limited free Disney Dining Plan offer for Fall 2019, but once again it excludes both Port Orleans Resorts. Separate "Fall & Holiday" room offer is available for many dates from 1 Sep to 24 Dec 2019 though. [Full Story...]

19-Jun-19: 2020 Room Rack and Package Rates were released 18 June at 6am Eastern time. [Full Story...]

11-Mar-19: Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks to get their own dedicated bus routes starting from 17 March [Full Story...]

20-Jun-18: Arneil the popular Greeter at Port Orleans French Quarter retires [Full Story...]

18-Jun-18: Live bus wait times now available to resort guests via newly redesigned My Disney Experience mobile app [Full Story...]

05-May-18: Port Orleans Riverside Guest Room “Soft Goods” Refurbishment starting in July [Full Story...]

14-Mar-18: Guest car parking at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will no be longer be a free perk. Effective for all bookings made from 21 March 20018 onward, parking at the Port Orleans Resorts will cost guests $19 per night. [Full Story...]

16-Feb-18: "Minnie Vans" coming to Port Orleans Resorts starting from Monday 19 February [Full Story...]

14-Feb-18: New General Manager, John Berko, settles in to his role at Port Orleans after replacing Suzette Noble and Punam Dayabhai-Jairambhai. [Full Story...]

08-Feb-18: The first newly refurbished rooms opened today at Port Orleans French Quarter, featuring a clean and understated look. [Full Story...]

13-Oct-17: Port Orleans Riverside will become one of four trial ‘dog friendly resorts’ starting on Sunday 15 October 2017, allowing guests to bring a maximum of two pet dogs on vacation with them. [Full Story...]

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All Alligator Bayou and regular mansion building rooms at Port Orleans Riverside have now been refurbished. Work on the Royal Rooms will commence at the end of March 2020, see Refurb Page.

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 want to stay right in the heart of the magic, so Disney provides more than twenty resort hotels within its 47 square mile boundary — from economy venues such as the Value All Star Resorts up to the deluxe (and expensive!) Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

The middle ground is served by a series of ‘Moderate’ resorts offering more comfort and amenities than the Values, but still at reasonably affordable prices. Widely regarded as the best of these is the twin complex of Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter. Nestled along the banks of the Disney-created Sassagoula River, these two resort hotels are probably the best themed, and certainly the most picturesque, places to stay within Walt Disney World without breaking the bank.

Completely unofficial and unbiased, PortOrleans.org should provide you with absolutely everything you need to know for your stay at either of these beautiful resorts. Enjoy exploring, and have a magical day!

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