It is currently being reported that there is a resort-wide power outage at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Riverside at Walt Disney World Resort.
Inside the Magic called Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside directly at approximately 5:45 pm and the front desk, unfortunately, could not give an ETA on when the power will get restored, but we will keep you updated on this story as we get more information.
Reportedly, the power is being restored gradually, although Disney couldn’t confirm with Inside The Magic an exact time.
Disney guests who are currently staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside are tweeting and stating that there is currently a power outage across the entire resort property.
POWER OUTAGE @WDWGuestService PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE ALLIGATOR BAYOU!!!!
— manda?in Disney World? (@magical_mand) February 3, 2020
Also at this time, we are unsure of the cause of the power outage but it is being reported that there is a backup generator that is being used to keep emergency lights on for safety reasons (as well as to help operate cash registers).
It is also being reported that current Disney guests with refillable resort mugs are being offered bottled beverages since the power outage has caused the soda fountains to not operate properly.
And since the power is out, Riverside Mill is unable to prepare and cook food at this time.
More About Port Orleans Riverside Resort
The official Walt Disney World website describes the Port Orleans Riverside Resort as:
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.
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