Monthly Recreational Activities Schedules
If you don’t feel like a day at the theme parks there’s still plenty to do right on your own doorstep at the Port Orleans resorts. Both resorts provide various poolside activities, evening campfires and outdoor Disney movie screenings — all of which are complimentary and available every day of the year.
Outdoor activities are subject to change, and obviously can be cancelled or moved due to poor weather, but the current schedules should be posted in the resort lobbies and also provided in printed form in your welcome pack. For more details of other resort activities, please see our main Recreation page.
Reminder: As from 2 March 2014, the Port Orleans Riverside Levee boat rental facility was permanently closed. Cycle and Surrey Bike rentals are still available.
From 11 January onward, the feature pool on Ol’ Man Island at Riverside will be CLOSED for refurbishment work and is not due to reopen again until approx 4 March. The closure includes the children’s splash pool, the hot tub, the Muddy Rivers pool bar, and the evening campfires — however the fishing hole and children’s playground will remain open. During the work, Riverside’s Recreational Activities will move over the main building area, and campfires will be held at French Quarter.
The access bridges leading to the island will remain open for most of this period, however you may find some individual bridge closures at times. The five quiet pools at Riverside will continue to operate normally, and there is a free shuttle service for guests wishing to use the main swimming pool at French Quarter (departing from next to the gazebo in front of the Magnolia Terrace mansion building).
Port Orleans Recreational Activities for February 2016
Update on 2 Feb: I’ve just been informed that the afternoon Mardi Gras activities planned for Port Orleans French Quarter on Tuesday 9 February, including the character greetings, have been CANCELLED for this year. The cut-down version of the cast member pargo parade will still take place at 10am though. The Recreation Activity Schedules that had already been printed for this month have been withdrawn, so I’ve removed them from this page. I’ll provide further updates as soon as I know more.
The Doubloon Lagoon swimming pool opening hours remain at 10am—9pm during February, and the evening campfires will start at 5pm daily (at French Quarter only).
Riverside's afternoon activities include:
- 1:30pm—3:00pm : Courtyard Games. Join us for Arts & Crafts, Trivia, Hula Hoop Games, a Dance Party and more at the Courtyard near the Riverside Levee.
- 3:30pm—4:30pm : Family Challenge Hour at the Medicine Show Arcade.
Movie Schedules for February 2016
|Day||Riverside, 7pm||French Quarter, 7pm|
|Sunday||The Little Mermaid||Cinderella, 2015 (with Frozen Fever)|
|Monday||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||The Incredibles|
|Tuesday||Aladdin||The Princess and the Frog|
|Wednesday||The Tigger Movie||Ratatouille|
|Friday||Big Hero 6||Up|
|Saturday||Brave||Inside Out (with Lava)|
Port Orleans Recreational Activities for January 2016
The main feature swimming pool hours will reduce to 10am—9pm from 3 January.
The evening campfires will commence at 5pm this month and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7pm daily at both resorts. Until 10 January the campfire events will take place on alternate days at the two resorts — Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at Riverside, and Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at French Quarter. From 11 January onward, the campfires will take place daily, but at French Quarter ONLY.
Continuing this month: The Disney Junior Pool Party (4pm daily) features music and activities from some of your favourite Disney Junior shows. Join in with awesome activities and games such as Sofia Says, Doc McStuffins Trivia, sing-alongs and much more! Note: available at French Quarter ONLY from 11 January onward.
Archive of Historical Recreational Activities Schedules (downloadable as PDF files)
Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2016
|January 2016||Riverside (Jan 1-10)
Riverside (Jan 11-31)
Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2015
|December 2015 (inc. Xmas & New Year)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|November 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
|October 2015 (inc. Halloween)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|September 2015 (inc. Labor Day)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|August 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
|July 2015 (inc. Independence Day)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|June 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
|May 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
|April 2015 (inc. Easter Sunday)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|March 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
|February 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
|January 2015||Riverside||French Quarter|
Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2014
|Christmas / New Year’s Eve 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|December 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|November 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|October 2014 (inc. Halloween)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|September 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|August 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|July 2014 (inc. Independence Day)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|June 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|May 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|April 2014 (inc. Easter Sunday)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|March 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|February 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
|January 2014||Riverside||French Quarter|
Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2013
|Christmas / New Year’s Eve 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|December 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|November 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|October 2013 (inc. Halloween)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|September 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|August 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|July 2013 (inc. Independence Day)||Riverside||French Quarter|
|June 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|May 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|April 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|Easter Sunday, 31 March 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|March 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|February 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
|January 2013||Riverside||French Quarter|
Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2012
|Christmas, 24/25 December 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|December 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|November 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|Halloween, 31 October 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|October 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|September 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|August 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|Independence Day, 4 July 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|July 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|June 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|May 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|Easter Sunday, 8 April 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|April 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|March 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|February 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
|January 2012||Riverside||French Quarter|
Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2011
|Christmas, 24/25 December 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
|December 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
|November 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
|Halloween, 31 October 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
|October 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
|September 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
|August 2011||Riverside||French Quarter|
Older Movie Schedules and Special Activities
With grateful thanks to the resort cast members who generously help to keep this page updated.