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

 Click here to download Full 2019 Rack Rates as a Spreadsheet 

The USA ‘rack rates’ for Rooms and Packages in 2019 were released at 6am Eastern on 19 June 2018, roughly the same time that they have been issued for the past three years. You can now book rooms and packages with Disney online or via their telephone Reservations Center for 2019 vacations, up to the normal maximum of 499 days in advance. Other markets may vary (e.g. UK guests have been able to book their 2019 holidays since April).

There are two new room categories for Port Orleans Riverside bookings for stays commencing from 1st January 2019 onward. Because the resort had been getting more and more pre-arrival requests from guests wanting to ensure they get an extra fold-down bed — just as in the past building 14 was a highly-requested option which led to the creation of the Preferred Location category — Disney has decided that there is enough demand to make it a premium offering, so people can pay extra to guarantee getting an Alligator Bayou room with that extra fold-down bed. Previously, it had only been possible to guarantee an Alligator Bayou room by booking Preferred Location, or by having a party of more than four people aged 3+.

“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 fold-down bed no matter how many people are in the room. The pricing premium varies a bit throughout the year, but on average the new categories are about $13.50 (just under 5%) more expensive than their regular Standard/Garden counterparts.

I initially assumed that the old Standard View and Garden View options would not be displayed for parties exceeding four guests (aged 3+), thus forcing you to select the two new categories for any 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, for which guests will still need to submit pre-arrival requests which will be managed on a booking-by-booking basis.

The one downside is that people who don’t book these categories might conversely assume that they are 100% guaranteeing themselves a mansion building room, however 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.

Other than those two new Riverside categories, the pricing structure has risen somewhat less markedly than it has in previous years, averaging just under 3% higher than 2018. For the past few years, average increases have been between 5% and 7% annually, so this is a welcome change. The lowest nightly price (Standard View for weekdays in January) is $232, and the highest (Christmas week in a Royal River View room) is $422.

As with last year, Disney have split the rates for most seasons into three nightly pricing bands — the cheapest being Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, then Thursday/Sunday, and finally the most expensive nights are Fridays & Saturdays. This makes the old tidy tabular layouts more confusing than ever, although the folks over at MouseSavers.com have made valiant efforts with their Riverside and French Quarter pages.

If you want to see the complete list of daily prices for all 17 Port Orleans room categories for 2019, please download our 2019 Rack Rate Spreadsheet. This was accurate as of 25 June 2018, but it›s not unheard of for Disney to make minor adjustments after the annual prices have been set.

Riverside Regular Rooms Standard View Garden View Standard 5th Sleeper Garden 5th Sleeper King Bed Pool View Preferred Location River View
Lowest Price in 2019 $231.75 $244.13 $245.25 $257.63 $272.25 $249.75 $283.50 $283.50
Highest Price in 2019 $349.88 $355.50 $363.38 $369.00 $376.88 $361.13 $385.88 $390.38
Daily Average for 2019 $279.58 $287.32 $293.08 $300.82 $321.68 $306.68 $327.72 $333.53
Average Daily Increase vs. 2018 3.28% 3.06% n/a n/a 2.96% 2.80% 2.88% 2.77%
 
Riverside Royal Guest Rooms Standard Garden Pool River
Lowest Price in 2019 $286.88 $292.50 $292.50 $292.50
Highest Price in 2019 $401.63 $407.25 $421.88 $421.88
Daily Average for 2019 $344.95 $350.96 $355.28 $352.54
Average Daily Increase vs. 2018 2.84% 2.87% 2.69% 2.81%
 
French Quarter Rooms Standard Garden King Pool River
Lowest Price in 2019 $231.75 $237.38 $262.13 $252.00 $252.00
Highest Price in 2019 $349.88 $355.50 $381.38 $376.88 $366.75
Daily Average for 2019 $279.58 $286.55 $320.99 $311.75 $300.37
Average Daily Increase vs. 2018 3.14% 2.91% 3.00% 2.67% 3.16%
 

POR Rack Rates Graph

POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph

POFQ Rack Rates Graph

 

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 fifteen 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.