Monthly Recreational Activities and Entertainment 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.

Live Evening Entertainment

No visit to Port Orleans Riverside would be complete without spending an evening in the company of the legendary “Ye Haa” Bob Jackson at the River Roost Lounge, playing 8:30pm—midnight four nights a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Note: Bob was off work for a couple of days at the end of December following a minor car accident, but he was back in time for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Hope you’re feeling better Bob!

Port Orleans French Quarter’s Scat Cat’s Club does not currently have official resident musicians, but filling the gap admirably are Jason Thomas and Billy Varnes, two members of the fabulous Off Kilter rock band which used to perform in Epcot’s Canada pavilion. Occasionally when one of the boys is not available, Greg Hayworth (from Mulch, Sweat & Shears) will sit in. The dates are only announced a month or so in advance (generally most Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays) but if you happen to be around for any of their evenings (8:30pm—11pm) do yourself a favour and pop along, they are highly recommended. C’mon Disney, Jason & Billy certainly deserve a permanent contract if anyone does!

Jason & Billy at Scat Cat’s: January 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9*, 10, 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22, 23*, 24, 28, 29, 30* & 31. Note: Jason will be playing with Greg Hayworth* on January 3, 9, 17, 23 & 30.

Port Orleans Recreational Activities & Movie Schedules for January 2017

Some websites are reporting a few pool refurbishment closures this month but I haven’t had any official confirmation of these dates as yet so don’t be surprised if they change:

For the next few months, the main feature swimming pools will be operating their winter hours of 10am—8pm. These hours are enforced and the feature pools are now gated and locked when there are no lifeguards on duty, however the five Riverside quiet pool are not locked so you can use these pools at any time (within reason). The evening campfires are scheduled for 5pm—6pm, and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7pm, with both activities occurring on alternating days at the two resorts — Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at Riverside, and Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at French Quarter.

From noon—1:30pm daily there will be Holiday Crafts (paid activities) including Create Your Own Picture Frame, No Sew Pillows, Create Your Own Countdown Plaque, Create Your Own Map Coasters or Ornaments, and Character Fuse Beads. See Resort Lobby signage or a Recreation Cast Member for details.

The format of the Recreation Calendar handouts changed at the end of 2016, with all of the activities for each resort now listed on one side only (a resort map is printed on the back).

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Archive of Historical Recreational Activities Schedules (downloadable as PDF files)

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2017
January 2017 Riverside French Quarter

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2016
December 2016 Riverside French Quarter
November 2016 Riverside French Quarter
October 2016 (inc. Halloween) Riverside French Quarter
September 2016 Riverside French Quarter
August 2016 Riverside French Quarter
July 2016 Riverside French Quarter
June 2016 Riverside French Quarter
May 2016 Riverside French Quarter
April 2016 Riverside French Quarter
March 2016 (inc. Easter Sunday) Riverside French Quarter
Feb 2016 (Mardi Gras events cancelled) Pics #1 #2 #3 (handouts were withdrawn)
January 2016 Riverside (Jan 1-10)
Riverside (Jan 11-31)
French Quarter

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

French Quarter Movie Schedule, June 2011
French Quarter Movie Schedule, May 2011
Easter 2011 Activities (24 April 2011)
Halloween 2010 Activities (31 Oct 2010)

 

With grateful thanks to the resort cast members who generously help to keep this page updated.