We are heading to Magnolia Bend, where the guest houses look like mansions. My main memory of my first visit to Dixie Landings (Port Orleans Riverside) early in the 90's is seeing the "mansion" we were staying in – my expectations were a little higher than they should have been! At that time, moderate resorts were still a pretty new concept. Although I had stayed opening year at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, most of my room nights up until that time were at deluxe resorts (in my adult years, I've stayed at nearly every resort, but more room nights at the Pop Century than others).
We pass this bridge near Magnolia Terrace at 12:58pm:
A beautiful gazebo:
We are walking along the path, with the river on the right and Magnolia Bend on the left. Across the water is the main building, including the Port Orleans water towers:
Construction signs were up as workers readied the new Royal Rooms in Oak Manor and Parterre Place, which are now set to open in early March, 2012: