The Port Orleans resorts are two of the most popular and beloved places to stay in Disney World! Sadly, both Port Orleans — French Quarter and Port Orleans — Riverside have not reopened since March 2020. It’s been a while!
Luckily, these moderate resorts are set to reopen starting in October! In the meantime, Disney has been preparing for the grand reopening of these resorts!
Thanks to eagle-eyed reader @laurajeaneich on Instagram, we’ve got some photos of Disney Cast Members preparing the Sassagoula River Boats!
It looks like some Cast Members were in training; we bet it would take some serious practice to navigate the Sassagoula river! If you look closely, you can spot a sign that says “Training” on the boat.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Riverside will reopen on October 14th and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter will reopen on October 28th!
The Sassagoula River Boats take guests from the Port Orleans resorts to (and from) Disney Springs. It’s a super convenient and speedy way to get to Disney Springs and it also stops at Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa! Disney hasn’t announced when these boats will return for guests, but this is so exciting to see!
We can’t wait for the Port Orleans resorts to reopen, and all this boat talk has us even more excited for October! Be sure to stay tuned for more Disney news and updates, and thanks again to @laurajeaneich for the photos!
Have you ever stayed at a Port Orleans resort? Did you like it? Let us know in the comments!
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