December 2016 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

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December 2016 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

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The December 2016 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.

For the next few months, the main feature swimming pools will be operating their winter hours of 10am—9pm. 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 5:30pm—6:30pm (please ignore the typo on the Riverside calendar), and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7:00pm, 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 3:30pm—4:30pm daily, there will be Holiday Crafts hosted in each of the resort lobbies. These paid activities include: Create Your Own Picture Frame, No Sew Pillows, Create Your Own Countdown Plaque, Create Your Own Map Coasters or Ornaments, and Character Fuse Beads. Also, for the entire month of December, every Saturday will feature Holiday-themed poolside activities.

The format of the Recreation Calendar handout sheets has changed this month, with all of the activities for each resort now listed on one side only (a resort map is printed on the back). Please check back closer to Christmas for the specific Holiday activities.

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). During December, his shows will have a distinctly festive feel.

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.

Jason & Billy at Scat Cat’s: December 5, 6*, 11, 12*, 13*, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 26, 27* & 31. Note: Jason will be playing with Greg Hayworth* on December 6, 12, 13, 20 & 27.

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