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Christmas 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted on Tuesday 16th December 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The Christmas / New Year 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedules page for full-size printable PDF versions.

The evening campfires commence at 5pm over the holiday period this year and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7pm. These will both take place four days a week, with the other three days featuring indoor activities at 5pm instead.

There are lots of other free festive activities for all the family planned too, including live performers, character greetings (with Santa himself making an appearance at Riverside) on Christmas Eve, cookie decorating, a cast member gingerbread house competition, and a New Year's Eve Party at Riverside.

French Quarter Holiday Activities
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December 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The December 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedules page for full-size printable PDF versions.

The evening campfires commence at 5pm in December, and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7pm. Extra Christmas Eve / Christmas Day schedules will be posted closer to the time.

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Trial Food and Cocktail Service at Muddy Rivers

Posted on Sunday 16th November 2014 by RiverRooster

Today food is available at Muddy Rivers [the pool bar on Ol' Man Island]. They are now offering a selection of sandwiches, including: Tuna Salad Croissant ($10.49); Cajun Turkey Club ($10.49); Muffeletta ($10.49); Ham & Cheese Croissant ($9.99); Kid's Meal Turkey Sandwich ($6.99); and Kids Meal Uncrusted PB&J ($6.49). A cocktail server is also walking the pool deck. I'm told this will be in place for a trial period.

[Update from Admin] The trial period is currently scheduled to end on 10th of January, coinciding with the end of Marathon weekend. All of the food offerings are cold, and are being premade at the food court and sent over, available between noon and 6pm daily. Currently there are no plans to allow guests to use refillable mugs at the pool bars.

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New Themed Menus at Boatwright's and River Roost Lounge

Posted on Friday 7th November 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

On 29 October 2014, Port Orleans Riverside launched new updated food menus at its Boatwright's Dining Hall table-service restaurant and the River Roost Lounge (the famous home of "Ye Haa" Bob Jackson). While many of the food offerings have remained similar to previous menus, several new Appetisers and Entrées have been added and a number of the options have been renamed to fit in with the resort's elaborate themed backstory (see the Back Story Pages).

You can now start your meal with appetisers such as Colonel Peace’s Crawfish Pieces or Ol' Man Island Oysters, and then continue with General Fulton’s Prime Rib, Jackson Square Étouffée or Sassagoula Short Ribs - not to mention the signature Boatwright's Jambalaya - and finish off with Brew du Krewe or Doubloon Bread Pudding.

For the full menus and prices, please see the Boatwright's Dining Hall and River Roost Lounge pages.

Also recently updated are the menus for the Riverside Mill and Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory food courts, plus the Muddy Rivers and Mardi Grogs pool bars.

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November 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted on Friday 31st October 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The November 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedules page for full-size printable PDF versions.

The evening campfires commence at 5:30pm in November, and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7:30pm.

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New Disney Parks Port Orleans Videos

Posted on Sunday 19th October 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The Disney Parks YouTube Channel has just posted a couple of fun Port Orleans videos, one showcasing the resort in general and the other highlighting the Alligator Bayou rooms. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltRUt8X ... Un_Tp597hQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybzmj57 ... Un_Tp597hQ

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October 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted on Saturday 27th September 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The October 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedules page for full-size printable PDF versions.

The evening campfires commence at 6pm in October, and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 8pm.

Lots of special Halloween activities will be hosted on Friday 31 October, but if you wish to watch a movie please note that French Quarter will be presenting Toy Story of Terror at 8:30pm and Nightmare Before Christmas at 9pm, while Riverside will be hosting “Madame Medusa’s Moonlit Campfire” on Ol’ Man Island at 9pm instead of a movie.

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September 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted on Thursday 28th August 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The September 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedule page for full-size printable PDF versions.

The outdoor movies will start at 8:30pm and the daily campfires commence at 6:30pm this month.

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WDW 2015 Rack Rates Released

Posted on Wednesday 30th July 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

Walt Disney World has just released their hotel room 'rack rates' for the whole of 2015, including both of the Port Orleans resorts. See http://www.disneyworld.com and enter your required dates for a quote.

The full breakdown of all the 2015 rates for all room categories at Port Orleans are now available on the Room Rates page. Here's a quick overview of how they break down by season.


Riverside’s River View rooms are at their most expensive on Memorial Day ($340/night), when even at Christmas they are only $331! Even a Royal River View room is cheaper over that weekend. And in the Spring/Summer, the incremental increase from Standard View to River View is now as much as a whopping $78/night extra (it used to be about $25/$30 a few years ago):

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This year the Royal Rooms seem to be going for much less of a premium than before — for example during the summer, Garden, Pool and River View Royal Rooms all cost exactly the same, just $6/night more than a Standard View Royal Room. So if you’re paying for a Royal Room anyway, definitely consider upgrading to River View:

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The French Quarter premium rooms generally seem quite a bit cheaper than Riverside’s for similar dates, and there is somewhat less of an increment when moving up between categories. And during the summer, French Quarter’s River View is actually cheaper than Pool View:

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August 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted on Thursday 24th July 2014 by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The August 2014 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedule page for full-size printable PDF versions, or click on the images below.

The outdoor movies will start at 9pm and the daily campfires commence at 7pm this month.

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