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.

The “Bayou Pirate Adventure” riverboat activity cruise for children aged 4—12, which ran three days a week from the Riverside Marina, has been discontinued at short notice. The final cruise was on March 30th 2017. Similar cruises remain available from several other Walt Disney World resorts such as the Yacht & Beach Club, the Grand Floridian and the Caribbean Beach. Disney is currently in the process of contacting any guests who have already made bookings for this activity to offer them alternatives or compensation.

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 will not be playing his regular shows on Wednesday 19 April or Thursday 20 April as he will be on vacation.

Port Orleans French Quarter’s Scat Cat’s Club does not currently have official resident musicians, but filling the gap admirably for about a year now 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!

Port Orleans Recreational Activities & Movie Schedules for April 2017

The main feature swimming pool operating hours are currently 10am—9pm. These times are enforced and the feature pools are gated and locked when there are no lifeguards on duty, however the five Riverside quiet pools are generally available at any time (within reason). The evening campfires are scheduled for 6:30pm—7:30pm, and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 8:30pm, 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.

At 1pm at French Quarter and 3:30pm at Riverside there will be poolside Arts & Crafts Activities, with Mickey Tie-Dye T-shirt decoration occurring on select days as shown on the schedules (payment required for these activities). See Resort signage or a Recreation Cast Member for details.

April 11 Movie Preview: Disneynature’s “Born in China”. Join us at Port Orleans Riverside for a special advanced screening of the new film which ventures into the wilds of China, capturing intimate moments with three animal families: a doting panda bear, a two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey and a mother snow leopard.

Easter Sunday activities will be announced closer to the date.

 
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Port Orleans Recreational Activities & Movie Schedules for March 2017

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

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2017
April 2017 Riverside French Quarter
March 2017 Riverside French Quarter
February 2017 Riverside French Quarter
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.