Port Orleans Riverside by rickpilot_2000
Discover the Port Orleans amenities at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The French Quarter is compact and quaint with neatly laid out green public squares. The French Quarter has a food court, but no sit down restaurant. Most of the resort recreation is in the Riverside section. The Riverside section is larger with more amenities, but is also huge and spread out. Riverside has a larger food court, sit down restaurant, more pools and a larger gift shop.
Riverside Waterfront by tfduesing
Port Orleans offers the following amenities:
Bus service to the parks is average from the resort. French Quarter
has only one stop, but most buses also stop at Riverside. Riverside has
four bus stops. The Riverside South Depot near the main resort building is usually
the busiest bus stop. Bus service is better from the French Quarter as
it is usually picked up and dropped off first. However, most buses make five
stops, which is time-consuming.
It can be challenging to get to other resorts from Port Orleans without a car. Consider hiring a taxi if you have dining reservations at another resort.
French Quarter Boat by HarshLight
French Quarter Lobby by HarshLight
The Mint is the main building at the French Quarter. The Mint contains:
Sassagoula Floatworks Factory Food Court by rickpilot_2000
Port Orleans French Quarter has the following dining options:
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory food court is one of the best food courts at Walt Disney World. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner is a warehouse setting. Mardi Gras masks and characters create a festive atmosphere. The food court features American and Creole food. Disney's refillable mugs are available for purchase and refills at the food court.
Scat Cat's Club entertains with jazz music in the evenings. Appetizers are available.
Mardi Grogs pool bar serves alcohol and light snacks near the pool.
Pizza, wine and beer delivery is available to the rooms.
Riverside Lobby by Best of WDW
The Sassagoula Steamboat Company building houses the elegant Riverside lobby. The building is themed after a steamboat ticket station. The following are found in this building:
Medicine Show Arcade is in the Colonel's Cotton Mill building and is one of the largest at Walt Disney World. The arcade does not accept cash, so you must purchase a renewable play card.
Boatwright's Dining Hall by Best of WDW
Riverside has a large foodcourt and a sit down restaurant.
The Food Mill Food Court has a functional cotton press that is powered by a water wheel with large mechanical gears. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers five stations, including a build your own pasta station and also Grab and Go items. The food court is expensive, but larger and better than the Port Orleans food court. The Food Mill Food Court is hectic during busy periods, especially breakfast and dinner. Disney's refillable mugs can be purchased and refilled here.
Boatwright's Dining Hall is a full service restaurant that is themed like a shop building yard and has a view of the Sassagoula River. A partially contructed boat sits in the dining hall. The restaurant serves American and Cajun food and is open only for dinner. Reservations are suggested.
Boatwright's Dining Hall by rickpilot_2000
The River Roost Lounge is located adjacent to Boatwright's Dining Hall. Alcohol and light snacks are available. This is a fun place to watch Monday Night football on large screen televisions. A fun piano sing-along comedy show takes place on Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
A pool bar, Muddy Rivers, is located near the pool on Ol' Man Island.
Pizza, soda and beer delivery is available to the rooms.
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