Port Orleans Resort Room Rates

(To review an archive of 2017 and older historical room rates, please click here)

All of the Port Orleans rooms feature either two Queen sized beds or one King size bed. Riverside’s Alligator Bayou section also features an extra pull-down Murphy bed (approx. 63" x 30") over the banquette bench seat, suitable for a child or small adult. Specially themed Royal Guest Rooms are available in Oak Manor and Parterre Place at Port Orleans Riverside. Please see the Guest Rooms page for further descriptions of the room amenities, photos and a detailed room plan layout.

Effective for reservations made from 21 March 2018 onward, overnight car parking will no longer be the inclusive perk that it has been for resort guests at Walt Disney World for more than forty-five years. Self-parking at Port Orleans will now incur a nightly fee of $19, which will be applied to your hotel folio upon check-out. Theme park parking will remain “complimentary” for resort guests who have already paid the $19 fee, and self-parking at the water parks, Disney Springs and the ESPN Wide World of Sports remains free for everyone. Complimentary self-parking is also available to day guests and visitors who want to visit any of the Disney Resort hotels to experience the dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation offerings.

Port Orleans Resort Room Rates — 2019

The 2019 Room and Package Rack Rates were released at 6am Eastern on 19 June 2018 for bookings made directly with Walt Disney World in the USA. Other markets may vary. More details will follow, but you should probably expect the website and app to be somewhat flaky for a few days while the new availability settles down.

There are now two new room categories for Port Orleans Riverside bookings, for stays commencing from 1st January 2019. Because the resort had been getting more and more pre-arrival requests from guests who would prefer to have the fifth fold-down bed (just as, in the past, building 14 was a highly-requested option) Disney appears to have decided that there is enough demand for them to make it a premium offering, for which people can pay extra to guarantee.

“Standard View – 5th Sleeper” and “Garden View – 5th Sleeper” are pretty self-explanatory in that they assure you of getting a Standard or Garden room in the Alligator Bayou section, giving you the extra fold-down bed no matter how many people are in the room. Previously, it was only possible to guarantee an Alligator Bayou room by booking Preferred Location.

I had assumed that the old Standard View and Garden View options would not be shown for parties in excess of four guests (aged 3+), thus forcing you to select the new categories for parties of five, but oddly that does not seem to be the case as yet. It’s possible the new options are still propagating their way through the system though.

These new options should make it easier for the room allocation team when assigning parties of five to Alligator Bayou, except for Pool View and River View bookings, which will still be managed booking-by-booking.

The one downside is that people who don’t book these categories might conversely assume they are 100% guaranteeing themselves a mansion building room, but since the original categories will now be less expensive these may well get overbooked and the team might need to juggle some groups into the more expensive 5th sleeper category rooms anyway — meaning Alligator Bayou, which in some cases may not be regarded by the guests as an upgrade.

Port Orleans Resort Room Rates — 2018

 Click here to download Full 2018 Rack Rates as a Spreadsheet 

The USA ‘rack rates’ for Rooms and Packages in 2018 were released on Tuesday 20 June 2017, roughly the same time that they have been issued for the past two years. You can now book rooms and packages with Disney online or via their telephone Reservations Center for 2018 vacations, up to the normal maximum of 499 days in advance.

For the first time ever, the highest daily rates at Port Orleans — a ‘moderate’ resort — exceed $400 per night, which is over the Christmas period in a Royal Pool View or Royal River View room. Ouch! It looks like at French Quarter, King Bed and Pool Views are still considered the premium options now, way higher than River View. Also the variations within the four Royal Room categories often remain fairly minor, so if you’re planning on splurging on a Royal Room then you might want to consider the excellently-located Pool View, or River View, options.

Overall, room prices have risen by an average of 5.54% from last year’s rates, which equates to +13% from two years ago, and +18.4% since 2015. The breakdown by category (included taxes) is as follows:

Riverside Regular Rooms Standard Garden King Pool Preferred River
Lowest Price in 2018 $218.25 $231.75 $265.50 $237.38 $271.13 $271.13
Highest Price in 2018 $339.75 $345.38 $366.75 $351.00 $375.75 $380.25
Daily Average for 2018 $270.69 $278.78 $312.43 $298.31 $318.56 $324.54
Average Daily Increase vs. 2017 6.00% 6.02% 5.19% 5.63% 5.24% 5.22%
 
Riverside Royal Guest Rooms Standard Garden Pool River
Lowest Price in 2018 $272.25 $277.88 $277.88 $277.88
Highest Price in 2018 $390.38 $396.00 $409.50 $409.50
Daily Average for 2018 $335.43 $341.16 $345.97 $342.91
Average Daily Increase vs. 2017 5.07% 5.01% 5.20% 5.23%
 
French Quarter Rooms Standard Garden King Pool River
Lowest Price in 2018 $218.25 $223.88 $247.50 $238.50 $235.13
Highest Price in 2018 $339.75 $345.38 $371.25 $365.63 $356.63
Daily Average for 2018 $271.07 $278.45 $311.64 $303.65 $291.17
Average Daily Increase vs. 2017 6.15% 6.31% 6.01% 4.93% 6.52%

I’ve been having real difficulty trying to understand and differentiate the seasonal grouping blocks this year, as many of the blocks now seem to include up to three weekly price points (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday being the cheapest, then Sunday & Thursday, and finally Friday & Saturday at a really hefty premium). This is what is causing all the wild fluctuations in the graphs below. Once I know the seasonal grouping dates I can create average weekly rates for each season type, which should make the graphs more readable and useful.

In the meantime, I’ve created a spreadsheet covering each of the sixteen room categories at Port Orleans for every day in 2018, which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. I did observe that some of the initial prices released on 20 June had changed two days later, so while that list is accurate as of 22 June 2017 there may be some further modifications over time.

 

POR Rack Rates Graph

POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph

POFQ Rack Rates Graph

 

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To review an archive of older historical room rates, please click here.