Is Disney World Forgetting About This Group of Guests?

You’ve bought your park tickets, reserved your Park Passes, and booked those flights. Now, all that’s standing between you and that Disney vacation is the daunting task of picking which Disney Resort you want to visit!

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

But, it’s not as easy as it sounds as each level of hotels has its own perks based on your budget, party size, and other needs. If we’re honest, though, there’s one HUGE group of Disney World guests that are having a bit of extra trouble compared to others.

As Disney World has continued to reopen its hotels across property, we’ve recently seen Value Resorts like Disney’s All-Star Movies reopen with dates scheduled for Deluxe Resort reopenings for spots like Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. So, why aren’t more Moderate Resorts opening in Disney World yet?

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort

When Disney World first opened, places like Disney’s Caribbean Beach and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resorts both reopened within four months of Disney World’s grand reopening. The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge were also made available to visitors, despite being a quieter part of the Disney property.

Caribbean Beach

Despite there being the least amount of hotels in the Moderate Resorts tier compared to others, two of the five available places to stay still have no sign of reopening. The biggest “double” hotel in the Moderate tier is Disney’s Port Orleans Resort with the French Quarter and Riverside sections of the resort.

Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Lobby

Disney technically counts them as two different hotel options, due to how expansive the property is. While Port Orleans may be the biggest (and arguably most popular) Moderate Disney Resort, there hasn’t been too much news about when it would be reopening to guests.

Riverside Mill Food Court
Riverside Mill Food Court along the Sassagoula River at Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort

Instead, Disney has focused more of its attention towards reopening the Value and Deluxe Resorts, as most of them are now back open for guests. Regardless of the fact that the Moderate Resorts are a great mid-level option for individuals and families, things have been quiet on the home front when it comes to when guests will have full access to Disney World’s largest hotel.

Port Orleans

So, has Disney forgotten about Disney’s Port Orleans? Will it be the LAST hotel to reopen? There’s a possibility that the resort’s reopening date hasn’t been announced because of the sheer size of the French Quarter and Riverside with over 3,000 rooms together. As Disney continues to hire back Cast Members, they could be waiting until they have the sheer manpower to handle Port Orleans.

Port Orleans Riverside Resort

As Disney continues to hire back Cast Members, they could be waiting until they have the sheer manpower to handle Port Orleans. And, that means that it very well could be the last hotel on property to greet guests again.But, we do have to admit that we hope we see it soon since we miss those AMAZING beignets!

Trio of Specialty Beignets

We’ll be sure to check up on Port Orleans, as well as the other Disney Resorts. In the meantime, stay tuned with All Ears for the latest Disney news that you need to know!

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What’s your favorite Disney Resort to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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