Many people don’t realize how great Disney World resorts can be for adults. Disney is known for being the top family destination in the world, but it’s also a ton of fun for adults with or without kids.

Disney World resorts are packed with outstanding restaurants, top-notch amenities, and beautiful outdoor areas. They are also connected with efficient transportation, making it simple for guests to enjoy all of the resorts even if they aren’t staying in them. No matter your age, you’ll never run out of things to do.

From top to bottom, this guide will give you all the info you need to get the most grown-up enjoyment out of Disney World’s resorts.

#1. Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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  • Disney World’s Flagship Resort
  • Deluxe Resort
  • Victorian Theme
  • Located on the Monorail Track

In my opinion, the Grand Floridian is overall the best Disney World resort for adults. You’ll realize the moment you walk through the doors of the Grand Floridian resort that this isn’t any old run-of-the-mill theme park hotel. This is Disney World’s flagship resort and it’s the finest you’ll find on property. The Grand Floridian is best deluxe Disney World resort for adults and offers the ultimate grown-up getaway.

I actually like this one so much that I spent the first night of my honeymoon here before leaving for Europe.

Grand Floridian Theme

The entire Grand Floridian property is a perfect display of Victorian grandeur. It’s refined and tasteful- perfect for an adult escape from the typical Disney World themes.

The center of the main building is its five-story lobby, one of the most beautiful places in all of Disney World. It features Italian marble floors, massive chandeliers, an open cage elevator, and more. You’ll see performances from the resort’s pianist and performances from the orchestra at night.

Looking up in the lobby you’ll notice the upper floors wrapping around the room. These upper floors contain many of the Grand Floridian’s best rooms. It’s a lot of fun to be able to walk mere steps from your accommodations to overlook such a magnificent lobby. The resort’s other rooms are spread among six buildings, each named after islands in the Florida Keys. Grand Floridian rooms are some of the largest and most well-appointed at Disney World.

Outdoors, you’ll find that the grounds of the Grand Floridian are as beautiful as the resort’s indoor areas. Upscale pools, lounging areas, and recreation areas dot the landscape. The entire resort is situated along Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon, providing guests with a nice waterfront view. In the evening, you’ll also have an awesome view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant.

Grand Floridian Dining Highlights

The Grand Floridian is the best Disney World resort for dining. The number of excellent on property restaurant is downright impressive.

  • Victoria and Albert’s: This is the crown jewel of Disney World fine-dining. It is also one of the few restaurants in Florida to receive a AAA Five Diamond Award. The meals range from 6 to 10+ courses and feature some of the finest foods from all over the globe. An evening at V&A’s comes at a hefty price, but it creates one of the most special experiences Disney has to offer. This is the ultimate adult date spot.
  • Citrico’s: This is a newly renovated restaurant with a charming Mary Poppins Returns theme. Small details from the modern movie will delight those familiar with the story, and the menu is full of upscale American dishes.
  • Narcoosee’s: an upscale waterfront restaurant located on edge of the Grand Floridian’s property. It has some of the best views of any Disney resort restaurant and serves some of the best seafood. It’s also a perfect place to watch the nightly fireworks after dinner.
  • Grand Floridian Cafe: a casual, moderately-priced restaurant located on the first floor of the Grand Floridan’s main building. It serves a variety of refined American classics and is the perfect place for a nice brunch or lunch.
  • The Enchanted Rose: it’s the newest addition to the Grand Floridian Resort located on the second floor of the main building. It’s themed after the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie with rococo styled furniture, golden decor and a giant rose chandelier. It’s a great hangout for an upscale bar.

Grand Floridian Amenity HIghlights

The Grand Floridian has some of the best amenities of any Disney World resort. Grown-up guests will love the higher-than-average amount of more mature offerings.

  • Monorail: The monorail system runs through the resort, giving you easy access to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and the other monorail resorts.
  • Pools and Beach: There are several pools with one pool, in particular, having a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. Children tend to congregate at the resort’s mini water park, leaving the pools quieter than they would be otherwise. There is also a very nice beach area complete with white sand and beach chairs.
  • Spa & Salon: The Grand Floridian’s on-site spa is a perfect place for adult relaxation. There is also a full-service salon next-door to the spa.
  • Rentals: Boat rentals in bike rentals are both available. A tour of the Seven Seas Lagoon or a ride around the bike trails is a great way to enjoy part of a day.
  • Shops: There are a large number of shops in the main lobby selling everything from cosmetics to resort wear to everyday necessities.

Grand Floridian Location & Transportation

The Grand Floridian is extremely well-connected to the Magic Kingdom park, as well as to Epcot. It’s part of the Magic Kingdom monorail resort track and has multiple other forms of transportation to offer guests, as well.

  • Monorail: The monorail transports you directly to Magic Kingdom and to the other Magic Kingdom area resorts. You can also use the monorail track to get to Epcot.
  • Boat: Private ferries are located at the Grand Floridian docks and shuttle guests back and forth to Magic Kingdom.
  • Bus: All guests can use the bus system to get to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.

Yacht Club Resort

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  • One of the most mature resorts at Disney World
  • Deluxe Resort
  • Nautical, Upscale New England
  • Located in the Epcot Resort Area

The Yacht Club is one of the few resorts with a theme designed to appeal to adults more than to children. The resort features beautiful architecture, tasteful decorations, and a perfect location. It’s connected to the Beach Club Resort, so many extra amenities are shared.

Epcot, the premier Disney World park for adults, is a short walk or boat ride from the Yacht Club. Disney’s Boardwalk, along with the Swan and Dolphin hotels, are also walking/boating distance from the resort.

If you’re planning on staying in the Epcot Resort Area, take a look at our Insider’s Guide to Epcot Area Resorts and Hotels. It covers every single Epcot resort in-depth, with plenty of tips and info.

Yacht Club Theme

The Yacht Club’s theme is absolutely tailor-made for a mature audience. It has all of the perks of a Disney World resort while maintaining a much quieter, more relaxed environment. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an oceanside New England country club the moment you set foot on the property.

Indoors, the whole resort is blanketed in a refined nautical style. Rich woods complement a navy blue paint scheme throughout the building. The lobby features its very own captain, talking with guests and taking care of miscellaneous tasks. The Yacht Club’s lobby is actually quite relaxing when compared to what’s typical for a Disney resort.

Rooms at the Yacht Club are equally nice. They are well decorated and are a comfortable size.

The outdoor setting at the Yacht Club is awesome, with a picture-perfect view of Crescent Lake and The Boardwalk Resort. The Yacht Club also shares Disney World’s best resort pool, Stormalong Bay. The Stormalong Bay area is directly in the middle of the Yacht Club and the Beach Club.

It’s not a stretch to say that Stormalong Bay is more of a water park than it is simply a pool. It’s absolutely massive, coming in at just over 3 acres total size. You’ll find regular pools, a sand bottom pool, multiple spas, and a lazy river. There’s also a 230ft waterslide. There’s definitely something at Stormalong Bay for everyone, adult or child.

Yacht Club Dining Highlights

The Yacht Club Resort has some great restaurants, but its greatest dining perk is its access to neighboring resort/park restaurants.

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse: Yachtsman Steakhouse is a fine-dining restaurant that serves some of the best beef at Disney World. It has a very elegant nautical theme and an awesome menu that ranges from top-notch steaks to fresh cold water lobster. The food and the atmosphere makes it easily one of Disney’s best grown-up restaurants.
  • Ale & Compass: A moderately priced restaurant, Ale & Compass is a great spot for brunch, lunch, or a casual dinner. The menu features all sorts of New England comfort food. Ale & Compass is an often overlooked hidden gem, so it’s usually somewhat easy to find a reservation.
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge: Crew’s Cup is one of Disney’s most relaxed, mature lounges to have a cocktail. It’s right next door to Yachtsman Steakhouse, so you get the benefit of a great little food menu as well.

Since the Yacht Club connects to the Beach Club Resort, you’ll also have access to all of the Beach Club’s restaurants like Cape May Cafe, Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, and Martha’s Vineyard Lounge.

Also, all the restaurants at Epcot, the Boardwalk Resort, and the Swan and Dolphin hotels are a short walk away.

Yacht Club Amenity Highlights

  • Easy access to Epcot, the Boardwalk, and other resorts: You can’t beat the Yacht Club’s location for having walkable access to so many other Disney World areas. An on-site boat launch is also available for even easier transportation.
  • Stormalong Bay: The 3-acre pool area (basically a water park) is hands down the best at Disney World. There is also a quieter pool separate from the Stormalong Bay area. The beach is also a great touch to an already awesome outdoor resort.
  • Boat rentals: Boats can be rented at the resort’s marina.

Shops: There are a large number of shops in the main lobby selling everything from cosmetics to resort wear to everyday necessities.

Yacht Club Location & Transportation

The Yacht Club is a part of the Epcot Resort area and sits on Crescent Lake. The Crescent Lake resorts have an easy walking trail that leads straight into Epcot.

  • Walk: Guests can easily walk from the Yacht Club to Epcot. You can also use a longer walking trail to get to Hollywood Studios from here.
  • Skyliner: The new Disney Skyliner transports guests from Crescent Lake to Hollywood Studios and other nearby resorts.
  • Boat: The Friendship Boats are special ferries that take guests from the Crescent Lake resorts to Epcot.
  • Bus: All guests can use bus transportation to get to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.

Riviera Resort

  • The newest resort at Disney World
  • Deluxe Resort
  • European, French and Italian flair
  • Located in the Epcot Resort Area

Disney’s Riviera Resort is one of the most exquisitely designed resorts on property. Inspired heavily by French architecture with Italian flair mixed in, you’ll be in awe of the intricate tile mosaics on the walls and the intimate boutique style of this resort.

It seems to be made for adults, especially couples, on a romantic weekend away. Everything from the delicious food, coffee shops and reading nooks tucked away in corners of the lobby and around the main building creates an inviting and cozy environment for couples.

Riviera REsort Theme

This is another quieter and more relaxed environment than you’ll find in most other Disney resorts. The deluxe rates prices out a lot of families with young children and has a more mature feeling to the decor, food options and overall atmosphere.

The exterior is reminiscent of Parisian apartment buildings and the interior has a European boutique hotel feeling. The entryway is refined but approachable and the lobby is one of the smallest on property, making the experience much more intimate.

Rooms at the Riviera are absolutely beautiful and much more conducive to a couple’s getaway than a family vacation.

The pool area is fairly small, but what the resort lacks in amenities, it makes up for in pure style. The public bathrooms are some of the most gorgeously decorated we’ve seen, the library corners and quick service eateries feel like Parisian cafes and the overall appearance of the resort appeals to an older, more refined audience.

What guests will enjoy most about the resort is the secluded feeling. It’s beautifully decorated with a homey, hospitable feeling and the resort itself is fairly small compared to other Disney resorts. With fewer rooms and fewer draws to interest the public, there’s significantly less foot traffic.

Riviera Resort Dining Highlights

The Riviera Resort is equipped with a few dining spots that have very European menus that adults will love.

  • Topolino’s Terrace: This signature dining is most closely compared to California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, but maybe one step down. The food is excellent and the experience is similar – you can view fireworks after dinner from both Hollywood Studios and Epcot, but they don’t pipe in the music like California Grill does. Breakfast is another must-do at Topolino’s. The food is delicious and Mickey, Minnie and Donald are fully dressed in French Riviera street artist clothing.
  • Primo Piatto: This little eatery is your go-to place for quick service meals during your stay. Their Croque Madame and Croque Monsieur sandwiches are highly recommended, along with their Hearth Baked Pizzas. The room has floor to ceiling windows on its perimeter allowing you to catch an expansive view of the lagoon.
  • Le Petit Cafe: Le Petit Cafe is a little coffee shop located on the main floor, serving up delectable treats and expertly crafted pastries. We’d expect nothing less of a very French cafe. They also carry a multitude of alcoholic beverages, coffees, teas and beer and wine. After 4pm, they have small plates available to pair with your aperitif.

In the event that you’d prefer to eat outside the resort, you can take the Skyliner to the Boardwalk or the Beach and Yacht Club resorts to experience popular restaurants like the Yachtsman Steakhouse or the Flying Fish. A quick bus or Minnie Van ride will get you to Disney Springs in about 5 minutes.

Riviera Resort Amenity Highlights

  • Private Pools: Disney’s Riviera Resort has some of the most exclusive and enchantingly designed resort pools. They have a beautiful 1940’s Fantasia theme with bronze statues and poolside games.
  • Disney Art: This new signature resort is where you’ll find some of the most beautiful artwork on property. You can get an art tour map from the front desk in order to discover all the art locations at the resort.

Riviera Resort Location & Transportation

The Riviera is conveniently located between Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The Skyliner is the easiest way to get to one or the other, but there are other forms of transport available, too.

  • Skyliner: The Skyliner takes guests to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, along with other nearby resorts.
  • Bus: The bus can take guests to all the Disney parks, as well as to Disney Springs.

Polynesian Village Resort

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  • Disney World’s most overall beloved resort
  • Deluxe Resort
  • Hawaiian/Polynesian Island Theme
  • Located on the Monorail Track

Even though the Polynesian Village Resort is massively popular with families, it’s appeal for adults can’t be ignored. It may not be the place for you if you’re trying to avoid children, but it’s perfect if you’re simply looking for one of the best overall resort experiences.

Polynesian Village Theme

If you polled all Disney World guests on their favorite resort theme, I’d wager that the Polynesian would win. It’s the most popular resort and possesses that classic Disney World aura with an added tropical Hawaiian vibe.

The Great Ceremonial House (the Polynesian’s main building) is one of the coolest central building at any Disney resort. It’s home to some of the best resort dining, drinking, and shopping available. The lobby is also home to Maui, the beloved little tiki-dude that is pretty much a required photo-op.

Outdoors, the Polynesian has some of the best resort activities and landscaping. The sandy beaches are perfect for daytime fun. At nighttime, they are some of the premier spots for watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Great pools, scenic bungalows, and tiki-torch-laden walkways are scattered around the resort.

Overall, the Polynesian is 50% Golden Age of Hawaii and 50% Golden Age of Disney. It’s a great choice for adults who really embrace what Disney World is all about.

Polynesian Village Dining Highlights

  • Ohana: Ohana is one of Disney World’s most popular restaurants. In the morning, it’s an all-you-can-eat character dining breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. For dinner, it’s an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian feast with live entertainment and spectacular views of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks. The first course, a basket filled with potstickers, noodles, wings, is so good that I usually have a hard time saving room for the main entrees.
  • Kona Cafe: Kona Cafe is one of my go-to resort restaurants. It’s a Pan-Asian restaurant that does a great job of blending Asian and island cuisine. Coffee rubbed pork, stir-fry,
  • Trader Sam’s: Trader Sam’s is one of my favorite places to be. It’s the best bar/lounge at Disney World by a ridiculously large margin. The whole bar is an interactive experience complete with animatronics, hilarious bartenders, and delicious drinks. All the drinks are served in special ceramic tiki mugs that are also offered for sale. My collection of these tiki mugs keeps growing at an alarming rate…
  • Captain Cook’s: Captain Cook’s is a 24-hour quick service restaurant. Good for grabbing a quick burger or a Mickey Bar late at night.

Polynesian Amenity Highlights

  • Monorail: The monorail runs through the Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House.
  • Beaches: The Polynesian’s beaches are some of its best features. They make a great spot for daytime lounging and an even better spot for nighttime fireworks viewing.
  • Pools: Several great pools on-site. The largest has a 120ft waterslide.
  • Rentals: Bike and boat rentals are both available.

Polynesian Village Location & Transportation

The Polynesian is a part of the Magic Kingdom monorail track and gives guests easy access to Magic Kingdom. There are multiple other forms of transportation that make this resort extremely well-connected.

  • Monorail: The monorail takes guests to the Magic Kingdom, but you can also get to Epcot via monorail. Simply go to the nearby Ticket and Transportation Center and hop on the Epcot monorail track.
  • Boat: Ferryboats will take guests from the docks at Polynesian Village straight to Magic Kingdom.
  • Bus: The bus will take you from Polynesian Village to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or over to Disney Springs.

Animal Kingdom Lodge

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  • One of the most impressive resort themes
  • Deluxe Resort
  • African Themed
  • Located next door to Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom Lodge’s location is a bit out of the way when compared to most other Disney World resorts, but it should absolutely not be overlooked. It’s an awesome place for grown-ups and easily has one of the best themes. Where else can you find great accommodations, top-tier dining, and live African animals all in one place?

Animal Kingdom Lodge Theme

No doubt about it- the theme at Animal Kingdom Lodge is absolutely outstanding. It blends African design and culture beautifully into an upscale Disney resort. Everything at the resort was crafted to make you feel like you’re staying on a South African wildlife preserve.

The buildings feature all sorts of African architecture and art, from thatched roofs to authentic African artifacts. At times, the resort looks like it’s as much museum as it is a hotel.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge’s outdoor areas are some of the best at Disney World. The highlights of the property are the four “savannahs”. Each savannah is home to a number of African animals. You’ll see giraffes, zebras, ostriches, etc. There are over 200 mammals and birds roaming around the 45-acre wildlife areas. There’s nothing quite like waking up to a giraffe outside your window.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Dining Highlights

  • Jiko: The Cooking Place: Jiko is one of Disney World’s best signature dining experiences. It’s an upscale African restaurant with elegant food and wines inspired by traditional African cuisine. There are so many excellent choices, but I usually can’t force myself to order anything but the Botswana Short Rib. It’s really good.
  • Sanaa: Sanaa is a moderately-priced African restaurant located in the Kidani Village section of the resort. It’s one of the best Disney restaurants for the price and it has a large menu. I pretty much always order from the “Potjie-Inspired” section of the menu, which offers a bunch of mix-and-match entree options.
  • Boma: Boma is the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s buffet. I’ve only eaten here once, but I felt that it was definitely high quality when compared to many other buffets.
  • Cape Town Lounge & Victoria Falls Lounges: Both lounges are elegant and perfect for nighttime relaxation without the kids.
  • The Mara: The Mara is the resort’s standard quick-service restaurant. Nothing special, but it’s above-average when compared to similar quick-service restaurants.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Amenity Highlights

  • Amazing wildlife areas: The coolness of having African animals running around outside your room can’t be overstated. If you stay here, you’ll find yourself constantly going to watch the animals in your free time.
  • Outstanding pools: Since the resort is relatively new to Disney World (it opened in 2001), the public areas tend to be very nice when compared to some of the older Deluxe resorts. The pools are no exception. Both pools boast large waterslides
  • Lots of activities: Wine tastings, food tours, and more are great for adults who are looking for something fun to do in their downtime.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Location & Transportation

The Animal Kingdom Lodge is the closest resort to Animal Kingdom, but has some of the least convenient transportation options on property. But the great style and unique amenities make the trek worth it.

  • Bus: The Disney bus system is the only real way to get around Disney property from Animal Kingdom Lodge, unless you have a car or plan to use a rideshare app.

Wilderness Lodge

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  • A rustic but elegant change of pace
  • Deluxe Resort
  • Rustic Pacific Northwest theme
  • Located near Magic Kingdom

The Wilderness Lodge offers what is probably the best overall value for any Disney World resort. You can often find rooms here for a price that is substantially lower than the average Deluxe resort. That is a definite plus, even if it means that it’s more popular with families.

Price isn’t the Wilderness Lodge’s only strength though. Its rustic, elegant Pacific Northwest styling makes it one of the most charming Disney World resorts.

Wilderness Lodge Theme

The Wilderness Lodge draws its theme from classic lodges of the American National Park Service. It’s outdoorsy, but in a refined way.

The first things you’ll notice when you enter the Wilderness Lodge’s lobby are the giant fireplace and the creek that runs indoors to outdoors. It all sets the tone for the whole Wilderness Lodge experience. The whole resort really celebrates American craftsmanship in a grand way- think more along the lines of a place where Teddy Roosevelt would relax after a day of enjoying the great outdoors and less along the lines of “roughing it”.

Outdoors, you’ll find beautiful landscaping and awesome views of Bay Lake. You’ll be surprised at how relaxing it is, along with how much it makes you feel like you’re at the opposite corner of the country.

Wilderness Lodge Dining Highlights

  • Storybook Dining at Artist Point: Join Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on a whimsical journey through the enchanted forest. This is a fun character dining experience where you’ll meet Snow White, the Evil Queen, Grumpy and Dopey while dining on delicious gourmet fare.
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill: Geyser Point is an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar at the Wilderness Lodge. It’s covered by a nice structure but is open-air. Even though it’s very new, it has quickly become one of my favorite Disney World quick-service restaurants. It’s especially nice when the weather is cooler. Definitely a great place for ordering a beer and a burger while you look out over Bay Lake.
  • Territory Lounge: Territory Lounge is a nice, open lounge right next door to Artist Point. The food is good, the bartenders are friendly, and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe: I’m putting this one on the list because it’s a table-service restaurant. But, admittedly, it’s not the first restaurant I’d suggest for adult diners. It’s a bit loud and over-the-top compared the rest of the Wilderness Lodge.

Wilderness Lodge Amenity Highlights

  • Lakefront area: The Wilderness Lodge’s view of Bay Lake is quite nice. It’s unique when compared to other resorts. Much more of a “woodsy” lakefront vibe.
  • Good pools: Wilderness Lodge’s pool areas are surprisingly nice. You can almost always find at least one pool that is quiet and relaxing.
  • Bike and Boat Rentals: Bicycles and boats are both available at the resort.

Wilderness Lodge Location & Transportation

The Wilderness Lodge is located just off Bay Lake, where the other Magic Kingdom resorts are. It’s not connected to the monorail track but offers a few good transportation options.

  • Boat: The boat is the most convenient and scenic ways to get to Magic Kingdom from the Wilderness Lodge.
  • Bus: For all other destinations, we suggest using the bus system. It’ll get you to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.

Port Orleans Riverside & Port Orleans French Quarter

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  • An affordable resort with the look and feel of something much more expensive
  • Moderate Resort
  • New Orleans Plantation and Bourbon Street Theme
  • Located Near Disney Springs

Port Orleans is one of my favorite Disney resorts. It’s also the only non-Deluxe resort that I’d wholeheartedly recommend for adults.

Even though Port Orleans is categorized as a Moderate resort, it has the grounds and theme that you would expect from a Deluxe. To be blunt, Port Orleans simply blows the other Moderate resorts out of the water. Bang for your buck, it’s really hard to beat this one.

Port Orleans Theme

Port Orleans is split into two separate but connected resorts: Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter. Both are filled with beautiful landscapes and plenty of Southern charm.

Riverside consists of two areas: Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou. Magnolia Bend buildings are elegant plantation-style. Alligator Bayou Buildings are more rustic and shaded heavily by surrounding trees.

French Quarter is much smaller than Riverside. All of its buildings are intended to have Bourbon Street/Mardis Gras vibe.

A river runs along the entire Port Orleans resort and creates a beautiful backdrop. You can everything from well-manicured courtyards to heavily wooded hammocks to an island with a fishing hole. The whole resort is very peaceful, but with enough liveliness to keep you from getting bored.

There’s even a boat launch that will take you downriver, directly to Disney Springs.

Port Orleans Dining Highlights

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Riverside): Boatwright’s is a casual table-service restaurant located in Riverside that serves a variety of Southern staples and New Orleans cuisine.
  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory (French Quarter): Sassagoula Floatworks is a counter-service restaurant in the French Quarter. It serves a variety of simple but good items all day long.
  • River Roost (Riverside): River Roost is a lounge that features Yeehaa Bob Jackson on the piano. It’s a great place to hang out and have a drink.
  • Scat Cat’s Lounge (French Quarter): Scat Cat’s is a Jazz-themed bar that serves up stiff cocktails and good Southern food. Most notable menu item is the Mickey Beignets in various amounts and flavors – we highly recommend getting these while you’re there.
  • Riverside Food Mill (Riverside): Riverside Food Mill is a large quick-service restaurant along the Riverside waterfront.

Port Orleans Amenity Highlights

  • Boat transportation to Disney Springs: It’s super easy to walk down to either one of Port Orleans’ launches and hop on a boat for Disney Springs. Perfect opportunity for easy transport for some grown-up fun late at night.
  • A beautiful river backdrop throughout the resort: The river really does make the resort that much prettier. There’s a walkway that spans the entire distance of the river. It’s a great place to take a stroll or a bike ride.
  • Carriage rides and Bike Rentals: If renting bikes wasn’t enough, you can also take a ride through the resort in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • A fishing hole: If you like to fish, there is a private fishing hole in the Riverside section of the resort.

Port Orleans Location & Transportation

Port Orleans is the least connected on this list, but that’s what makes it so peaceful and quiet. It’s pretty far from the parks, but you still have a few forms of transportation you can use.

  • Boat: The ferry will shuttle guests from the Port Orleans resort docks over to Disney Springs. It’s a long ride, but extremely tranquil and worth the experience.
  • Bus: The bus will get you to all the Disney theme parks, as well as Disney Springs.

Looking for even more grown-up ideas for Disney World?

We’ve been working on a handful of guides that cover Disney World for adults. From park activities to resort dining, we’ve got you covered.

The Best Disney World Resorts for Adults