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‘Old South’-Themed Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside Gets a New Look at Walt Disney World Resort

Michelle Baumann

by , Walt Disney World Public Relations

There’s been a lot of refreshing going on over at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside lately.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Newly Refurbished

Earlier this year, the majestic royal rooms opened and many of the guest rooms were renovated. Now the resort’s main lobby has a fresh new look. The two-month refurbishment included new tile, colorful rugs, decorative period lighting and some new furniture. The space is very inviting – it sure seems brighter and more spacious to me. Take a look.

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  • Nice! Really looking forward to seeing this firsthand in Sept. for our first stay at POR. Also looking forward to experiencing the recently renovated Alligator Bayou rooms!

  • Looks nice! That resort is my Disney home away from home. It’s great to see it looking so good.

  • We will be arriving at the end of August and can’t wait to see all of the changes!

  • 32 days until my daughter and I check in for the first time at this resort. Can’t wait – and a royal room on top of the new lobby – is this just for us Princesses? 🙂

  • So excited to see these!! We are also staying in September and cannot wait. My kids are “Princess and the Frog” fans (10 and 15, believe it or not) and helped us choose this resort.

  • We have stayed here twice and just loved it. We’ll be staying here again in September, so we are excited to see the new updates

  • We are bringing my husband’s whole family the day after Thanksgiving – it will be our first time at this resort, and it looks spectacular!

  • I am so excited to be staying there in December. This will be the first time we have stayed at this resort. Looks beautiful!

  • Can’t wait to see it! My hubby and I are staying here for the first time. 34 days!!! (But who’s counting!)

  • Christine — looks like the page is messed up. Same for me — fyi, using Google Chrome 10.0.648.205

  • the text is all in white and on top of the picture.

  • Is it just my computer, or did all the text change to white? I can only read the comments if I highlight them…

  • I thought the lobby looked beautiful in February! Love the Mickey cutouts! We had a great visit thanks to the staff!

  • I can’t wait to see it…in 109 days!! 🙂

  • Can’t wait to see it in person this September!

  • I LOVE this resort – my husband and I spent the better part of our honeymoon here back when it was Dixie Landings 🙂 A few years later, we stayed again when we were with my Mom. We checked into the Dixie Landings, but checked out of Port Orleans Riverside 😉 These renos look fantastic 🙂

  • Can’t wait to see it for myself next month!

  • I was there in May at the start of the renovation and half of the lobby was finished. I’ll miss the old look but the new was looking excellent. I will have to make a stop there on my next visit.

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