Port Orleans Riverside Glistens with New Beauty After Remodel

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The lobby at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside reopened this summer following a two-month renovation. The fresh new look includes new tile, colorful rugs, decorative period lighting and new furniture.  This  2,048-room resort depicts the lifestyle of the great Old South with wandering paths, picturesque waterways and the sounds of Cajun music, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside includes mansion-style accommodations and rustic retreats. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Two colorful new rugs decorate the lobby at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. The design is part of a recent lobby renovation that included a new check-in,  new tile, furniture and decorative fixtures evocative of the period.  The new design scheme showcases the essence of the South. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside showcases new lighting fixtures, reflecting the romance of the South, as part of its recent lobby renovation. The moderate resort has a fresh new look in its expansive lobby. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

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  • Port Orleans Riverside is our "home away from home" whenever we visit WDW.  With its meandering waterway and beautifully landscaped pathways, it truly reflects the charm of the "old south".  At night it is so quiet, except for the crickets singing their welcome to all the guests. I love this resort, and is the only place we will stay when we visit WDW.  I love all the new renovations and am anxious to visit here again so I can view them in person.

  • Port Orleans Riverside is our “home away from home” whenever we visit WDW.  With its meandering waterway and beautifully landscaped pathways, it truly reflects the charm of the “old south”.  At night it is so quiet, except for the crickets singing their welcome to all the guests. I love this resort, and is the only place we will stay when we visit WDW.  I love all the new renovations and am anxious to visit here again so I can view them in person.

  • I still have my Dixie Landings badge – unused and pristine – in my jewellery box!  I've been 3 times, but this time going to the Wilderness.  However, have booked dinner at Boatwrights one evening.  Afterwards, we'll take a boat to DTD for some shopping before getting on the bus to go 'home'.  Looking forward to seeing the spruced-up Riverside.

  • I still have my Dixie Landings badge – unused and pristine – in my jewellery box!  I’ve been 3 times, but this time going to the Wilderness.  However, have booked dinner at Boatwrights one evening.  Afterwards, we’ll take a boat to DTD for some shopping before getting on the bus to go ‘home’.  Looking forward to seeing the spruced-up Riverside.

  • I’ve stayed at Riverside many times and loved the look. The photos are great and the renovations are gorgeous! I’m looking forward to hopping over to that resort and checking out the changes in September!

  • I’ve stayed at Riverside many times and loved the look. The photos are great and the renovations are gorgeous! I’m looking forward to hopping over to that resort and checking out the changes in September!

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