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ARCHITECTS: FUGLEBERG KOCH ARCHITECTS with DISNEY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (1989, 2001)

Port Orleans Riverside is located on a waterway north of Lake Buena Vista and Downtown Disney, now called Disney Springs, which can be visited by boat from the resort.
Port Orleans is a huge complex of many two and three story accommodation units in two different areas called Alligator Bayou and Magnolia Bend.
Both accommodation sections are strung out along a waterway across two bridges from the main lodge and restaurants.
Between the lobby complex and the rooms is Ol' Man Island with a large pool and play area. There are other, more standard pools between some of the units.
In 1999 and 2012, we stayed in Magnolia Bend in the "colonial" style units. In 2015 we stayed in the less formal poolside units in Aligator Bayou, which I liked better.

TRAVEL:
1999 - March
2012 - December
2015 - December

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Lobby and Restaurant facilities flank the little harbor, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



Water wheel at the food court, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.
The pseudo-mechanics of the wheel can be seen inside the food court.



Entrance to our building, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



Grandchildren, Alex and Justice, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



Suite buildings and walkways flank the river, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



View from the river of rooms, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



Our building in 2015, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2015.



The pool outside our room 2015, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



Alex enjoying the pool, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2012.



Waiting for the boat to Disney Springs, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2015.



The main pool at night, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2015.



Night view of the mill and lobby complex, Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, 2015.





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