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🙂 My friend Snowbird went to Walt Disney World today. She’s staying at Port Orleans Riverside, a resort that’s very close to Downtown Disney and very easy on the eyes. It’s also a resort that has a good deal of red in the architecture, so what better subject for Ruby Tuesday? This is the roof of the car port that you drive under to drop off your luggage and maybe have the valet take your car away and park it for you. I love the fancy script of the logo; it harkens back to a different time, which is what the entire resort aspires to do.
The Sassagoula is a river that flows from Port Orleans Riverside all the way down to Downtown Disney. Along the way there is a stop at Port Orleans French Quarter (which is my favorite Disney resort). Another line of the Sassagoula Steamboat Company makes stops at Disney’s Old Key West and Saratoga Springs resorts before depositing guests at Downtown Disney. I’ve written previously about Cruising the Sassagoula River, so click that link if you want to check it out.
The first thing I thought of when I heard that my friend would be staying at Port Orleans Riverside was that she would get to eat at Boatwrights’s Dining Hall. I am partial to the spiced shrimp and the warm sweet potato salad, but there is much more than all that on the menu, which you can review by clicking here. In days past, Boatwright’s was also open for breakfast, and the sweet potato pancakes were to die for – tasted exactly like pumpkin! Sadly, breakfast is no longer an option there, but I like to reminisce 😉
The resort’s gift shop is called the Riverside Mill and Market. The offerings there are pretty standard – Disney logo resort clothing, pin trading stuff, autograph books, a selection of stuffed animals and Disney characters, sundries, a little “grocery” section full of snacks and a refrigerated section where you can get milk, yogurt, beer and all that to take back to your room. The Port Orleans resorts are moderates, which means the room has a small fridge to keep such items in. I find it invaluable because for me, nothing but real milk will do in my morning coffee. I do like the way the exterior of this shop was themed to resemble the local country store.
I hope Snowbird and Mr. Snowbird are having a fabulous time at Disney and come back with lots of pictures and great memories! Me, I’ve got 10 more sleeps before my next trip. 🙂
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