We love the Moderate resorts at Walt Disney World because they have a luxury feel to them, without a luxury price tag. Each of the resorts in this category offers a different theme and vibe throughout the respective resort. The rooms at Moderate resorts are also a bit larger than those at Value resorts. Enchanting Moments Travel’s top Moderate Resort pick is (drumroll)… Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside!
Favorite Moderate Resort
At Port Orleans Riverside, you will feel right at home. While the resort does boast a stately manor, it also has a charming quaintness about it. From the magnolia trees that sprawl across the property, to enjoying a stroll down the Sassagoula River, you feel like you’re home away from home.
Whether you choose to stay in a Standard Room or a Royal Room on the bayou, you really can’t go wrong. The Royal Rooms are a favorite for any Princess fan! The Royals Rooms have pictures of the Disney Princesses, as well as a headboard that lights up at night! The Standard rooms are just as lovely. With crisp white linens, and functionality as a priority, the Standard rooms will fit the bill quite nicely.
Dining & Recreation
The food at Port Orleans Riverside is delicious! If you’re looking for a place to sit down and enjoy a nice meal after a long day in the parks, then Boatwright’s Dining Hall is just the ticket! Here you’ll enjoy the comfort food of Southern cooking. Did we mention they have beignets? Yum! Looking to grab a quick bite to eat? Not a problem. You can grab something from Riverside Mill Food Court and take it back to your room or dine in! And yes, there is a large watermill out front!
There is nothing quite like relaxing by the pool for a midday break from the parks, and Port Orleans Riverside knows how to accommodate! Did you know, you can go for a swim at one of Port Orleans Riverside’s five pools, but you can also swim at Port Orleans French Quarter pools? That’s right! These are sister resorts, which means you can dine or swim at both resorts.
While you will have to take a bus to get to the parks, Disney Springs is just a boat ride away! That’s right! Have a dinner reservation at Disney Springs? Hop on the boat, and float down the Sassagoula River. It’s as serene as it sounds and really sets the tone for your evening.
Port Orleans French Quarter is just a stroll away from Port Orleans Riverside! This is a big reason why we love Port Orleans. It feels like you are getting twice the amenities when you stay at Port Orleans Riverside. If you want to soak up the atmosphere, you can also take a carriage ride on the property! It’s a great way to get off your feet for a bit and enjoy the scenery that Port Orleans has to offer.
Port Orleans Riverside is as picturesque as it sounds!
If this resort is one you would be interested in, contact us and we will get you a free quote!
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