Is Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts reopening this July?

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Disney's Port Orleans Resorts

Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts has been the topic of rumors and innuendo yesterday, and we are here to speculate a little. Reports were circulating online yesterday about Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter having an opening date change to August 1, 2021. Trip Advisor had made a change to the resorts taking reservations, saying it would allow reservations to be made Aug 1. There has been no official word from Disney.

Both the Port Orleans resorts have been closed for well over a year now. They shut down along with the rest of Walt Disney World resort due to the pandemic last year and never reopened. Riverside remains the largest moderate resort not open.

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With the new changes to the CDC guidelines, and with Disney loosening mask mandates around the resort area speculations are running wild about when or if these still closed resorts will re-open soon. As of right now we only have a limited number of Resorts reopening, as you can see in the photo below. Unlike some reports about reopening, we have not heard from Cast members being recalled to work at these resorts.

We recently posted some areal photos from an empty Port Orleans resort area, which can be viewed HERE.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts Riverside is my personal favorite resort on Disney property, and I am glued to any info that comes out online hoping for that elusive date when I can book a stay! Bayou rooms are well themed, the relaxed atmosphere of the old Mississippi feel, Old Man Island is one of the best pools and relaxation areas. Plus the Royal Rooms are comfortable, and a princess’s dream come true. Little ones and grown ones. Oh and let us not forget the walk between the resorts to get beignets.

Disney's Port Orleans Resorts

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Riverside – From the stately white-column mansions of Magnolia Bend to Alligator Bayou’s quaint backwoods cottages, delight in a picturesque setting that evokes the romance of rural Louisiana. Take a short walk along the Sassagoula River to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, known for Southern specialties like gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets.

French Quarter – Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Moderate Resort hotel. Discover cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies, and fragrant magnolia blossoms, along with colorful Mardi Gras characters and the sounds of jazz. Then stroll along the lushly landscaped Sassagoula River to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, where the bayou beckons, as do Cajun and Creole specialties.

Again, this is all rumor and speculation at this time until we get direct word from Disney.


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