Two Popular Disney World Resorts May Reopen Soon

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Though many Disney World Resort hotels have reopened since the temporary closure last year, there are still some hotels that remain closed. In fact, the Port Orleans Resorts — Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter — have yet to reopen its doors to Guests.

Now, Disney may be thinking of finally reopening these Resort hotels as several construction permits have been filed recently.

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Interior of Royal Guest Room at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside
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Disney filed several permits all relating to general construction on both Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter. These permits include:

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Though we do not know exactly what these permits are for, Disney could potentially be working on reopening these hotels to Guests. These Resort hotels have been closed since March 2020 when Walt Disney World closed due to the ongoing pandemic, meaning they would have to ensure the Resort hotels are in their best shape, so Guests can visit safely and comfortably.

Inside the Magic will update you as we get information regarding Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter.

More About Port Orleans at Disney World

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Disney describes Port Orleans French Quarter as:

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.

Disney describes its sister Resort, Port Orleans Riverside, 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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