Port Orleans Riverside Resort Facts and Fun
Port Orleans Resort Riverside opened on February 2, 1992.
took hundreds of people working over 48 hours to plant the live oak
tree (Quercus virginiana) on Ol' Man Island. It is the largest living
oak tree ever to be transplanted, with an original height of 55 feet
and a weight of approximately 85 tons (including box and dirt).
Fishin' Hole at Ol' Man Island is stocked with Catfish, Blue Gill and
Bass. Fishing is catch and release only.
cotton press featured at Riverside Mill Food Court is powered by an
authentically reproduced 35-foot water wheel.
The partially built sailboat located inside Boatwright's
Dining Hall is actually an authentic reproduction of the flat-bottom "New
Orleans Lugger" that sailed the Mississippi River in the 1820s.
Sassagoula is the
Indian word for "Mississippi."
Look up at the latticework
near the ceiling, in the guest services / registration area.
On the railings
at each building.
On the bedspreads