Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort Guide

Every time we’ve gone to WDW we’ve always overextended ourselves and ended up exhausted after our vacation. This time, we’re doing things differently. We’ve decided to do 2 full days at the theme parks and rest in between. That way the kids AND adults won’t be grumpy at the by the end of the vacation. This was the main reason we picked Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort. Because it’s considered a moderate resort, it had more amenities than their value resorts. The boys loved their large pool with water slide, the arcade, and a food court that can accommodate any picky eater.

The resort is big but, small enough where the boys could walk to the food court and grab a snack without getting lost. My favorite part of the pool area was being able to grab an adult beverage and enjoy my hammock while watching the boys play. Christian and Daniel took turns jumping in the pool, enjoying the hot tub, and then relaxing on the hammock. If your kids are younger, don’t worry, the resort has a pool just for your kiddies and it’s fenced off!

After playing in the pool and enjoying the arcade, we were off to enjoy a round of miniature golf. Our vacation package included a round of golf at Winter Summerland Mini Golf located at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water park. They have 2 different golf courses to pick from: Summer or Winter. The summer course lets you enjoy golf amid surfboards, sand castles and ornaments hanging from palm trees. The winter course offers Merry obstacles including giant peppermints, hockey sticks and the drawbridge of a fantastical, melting castle. The courses combine for the last holes, and after sinking the last putt on Hole 18, golfers receive a special message from Santa Clause. Who could pass up Christmas in July? This was the perfect distraction on a hot day! Don’t forget to grab a Mickey Mouse ice cream bar while you’re enjoying the course.

While Daniel was eating his Mickey Mouse Ice Cream, his tooth fell out! He was so excited to have the tooth fairy visit him while on vacation. I hope she can change a $10 bill. 😉

When we returned to our resort I asked the lady at the front desk if they can do something special for this occasion? She said they usually have “pixie dust” for the parents to spread around the resort room so the kids will know the tooth fairy stopped by but, they had just ran out. She did have a little wooden container for Daniel to put his tooth inside. It was actually shaped like a tooth as well. Nice, touch Disney! Daniel loved his new tooth shaped box and carried around with pride!

For dinner, we decided to journey to Disney Springs again. The boys loved the 20 minute boat ride from our resort to Disney Springs and I loved being able to look at the other resorts along the way. This time, I couldn’t resist Sprinkles cupcakes and opted for a creamy, red velvet favorite! This was a perfect way to end our day. Daniel was eager to go to bed early to see what the tooth fairy would bring him. BTW…someone forgot to get change to their $10 dollar bill, but we’re on vacation so the tooth fairy is more generous.. right?- Dot



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