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31-Jul-19: The August 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available [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...]

31-May-19: The June 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available. [Full Story...]

01-May-19: The May 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available. [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...]

03-Jan-19: New discount offers for Summer 2019: Free Disney Dining Plan, and also Sun & Fun Offer [Full Story...]

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

19-Jun-18: 2019 Room Rack and Package Rates were released today at 6am Eastern time. Two new room categories, which guarantee a room with a fifth fold-down bed, have been added. [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...]

24-Apr-18: Walt Disney World announces free Dining Plan offer for Fall 2018, but excluding both Port Orleans Resorts. "Enchanted Escape" room offer is available for Aug/Sept though. [Full Story...]

23-Mar-18: Incredibly Delicious Kid-Size Package Offer - Children can get the Disney Dining Plan for FREE during Summer 2018 [Full Story...]

21-Mar-18: Summer Walt Disney World Discount Offers released - this time including both Port Orleans resorts, but only at 10% [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-Nov-17: New menu options coming to Boatwright's Dining Hall and the River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside from 14 November 2017 [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 guest rooms at Port Orleans Riverside have now been refurbished, and work commenced 8th July on the first of the Magnolia Bend mansion buildings.

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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