This Disney resort was inspired by rural Louisiana and is nestled alongside the picturesque Sassagoula River. Guests will feel welcomed back to a time and place where everything seems to move a little slower, and simple pleasures flourish like magnolia blossoms in the springtime. They will be surrounded by the tranquility of the Louisiana Bayou as they enjoy the hospitality of this picturesque waterfront resort hotel which embodies the traditions born of steamboat travel, formal garden parties, and mint juleps on the front porch. Guests can take a romantic carriage ride down a shady lane, dine on delicious Southern favourites or simply sit back and relax and let the cool waters of the Sassagoula River glide by. The guest rooms at the resort are divided into 2 distinctly themed parishes': the stately white-columned Magnolia Bend mansions' and the quaint backwoods cottages' of Alligator Bayou.Disney's Magical Express offers a free airport shuttle from and to Orlando International Airport, luggage delivery and airline check-in (for most airlines) for guests staying at a Disney resort. These must be arranged in advance. To book guests should follow these simple instructions: once they have a confirmation number from the resort and their flight number/arrival time they should go to one of the following websites to make a booking: For guests arriving from anywhere outside the US, UK, or Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/international. For guests arriving from within the US: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/us. For guests arriving from Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/ca. For guests arriving from the UK: www.disneymagicalexpress.com/uk.All rooms come with an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and offer a king-size bed or 2 double beds. They are equipped with a direct dial telephone, a radio, satellite/ cable TV and an Internet connection. They also feature an in-room wall safe and ironing facilities. Air conditioning and heating are both individually regulated. Preferred rooms are located close to the swimming pool and other hotel facilities.