Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – Magnolia Terrace Mansion Room Tour, Refurbished 2012
We already shared the a detailed look at a new Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room, as well as a newly refurbished room in Alligator Bayou. Here is the last room from Port Orleans Riverside we will be sharing, a Magnolia Terrace Mansion room!
We have a video with our commentary showcasing all three rooms. When we visited the rooms, we were told the Alligator Bayou room was handicapped accessible – but I was pretty sure this one was, especially with the size of the bathroom. My father is blind with friends in wheelchairs, and the bottom floor of his home is handicapped accessible, including the bathroom – I’m very familiar with what an accessible room feels like. I found out I was right, this is an accessible resort room, but without a roll-in shower.
If you’d like to see around the grounds of Port Orleans Riverside, check out my Port Orleans Riverside Photo Walk 2012! I have been delighted by the responses I’ve received about my photo walks this year, even one guest who changed his off-property reservation to Port Orleans Riverside after reading the photo walk. I really love getting mail like that! We also appreciate our friends who have opened up their rooms for us to photograph/videotape to share with our readers.
Walking up to the room:
Unlike Alligator Bayou and the Royal Room, this room is much more subtle in it’s decor. The headboards include Princess and the Frog theming, but you’d need to get close to see it. There are also at least a couple of hidden Mickeys in the room (bedspread and wall border). This room does feel elegant, but my personal favorite updated rom is Alligator Bayou. Also, beds are now queens instead of doubles.
All newly refurbished rooms have air conditioner coverings:
Hidden Mickey in the bedspread:
“MB” for Magnolia Bend on the drawer handle:
One headboard has a scene over a bridge at Port Orleans Riverside, the other is at the Mansion building. Both offer characters from Princess and the Frog, including Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.
Hidden Mickey in the border:
H20 products in the bathroom:
The accessible bathroom:
Over the years, many upgrades have been included with different types of rooms on property. Coffee makers have not always been standard in moderate rooms, but they are now – as are mini-fridges (which didn’t used to be included even in standard deluxe resort rooms). Free WiFi is now included at all Walt Disney World owned resorts. H20 products are a huge step-up from the old Mickey Mouse shampoo (the deluxe resorts get a more expanded assortment). So while room rates have gone up over the years, the amenities that are included have as well.
One last look at the headboards:
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Which of the rooms is your favorite – the Princess Room, Alligator Bayou, or the standard Mansion rooms?