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24-Jun-20: Walt Disney World releases 2021 Resort hotel availability and prices - but not Port Orleans [Full Story...]

22-Jun-20: New theme park daily reservation system commences on the My Disney Experience website on 22 June [Full Story...]

21-Jun-20: Disney announces gradual reopening plans for more Walt Disney World Resort Hotels during 2020 - however Port Orleans and several other locations are not included. [Full Story...]

28-May-20: Disney submits proposals for a gradual re-opening of Walt Disney World theme parks starting on 11 July 2020. [Full Story...]

20-Apr-20: Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, there are currently no plans to resume any of the remaining Royal Room refurbishments during 2020. [Full Story...]

22-Mar-20: Port Orleans musicians entertain ‘virtual guests’ with live video gigs from home during Walt Disney World closure. Next shows: Jason & Billy on Sunday at 3pm ET and “Ye Haa” Bob Jackson on Sunday at 6pm ET. [Full Story...]

20-Mar-20: CoronaVirus 2020: all Walt Disney World theme parks, hotels, and other locations are CLOSED as from 20th March 2020 [Full Story...]

01-Mar-20: The March 2020 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available [Full Story...]

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

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Walt Disney World theme parks now open, but with very limited capacities and major restrictions. Daily advanced reservations required.
Some WDW resort hotels are gradually reopening, but Port Orleans is scheduled to remain closed for at least the rest of this year, and possibly well into 2021.
See COVID-19 Updates Page for more details.

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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