July 2017 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

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July 2017 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » June 29th, 2017, 12:19 pm

The July 2017 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter are now available, including Independence Day events. See the main Recreation Activities Schedules page for full-size printable PDF versions.

The main feature swimming pool operating hours are 9am—10pm which will continue during the peak summer months. These times are enforced and the feature pools are gated and locked when there are no lifeguards on duty, however the five Riverside leisure ("quiet") pools are generally available at any time (within reason).

Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 8:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at Riverside, but only on Friday & Saturday at French Quarter. The evening campfire activities resumed on 19 June and will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm on the same evenings as the movies. There are no movies or campfires scheduled at either resort for Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday.

Some other activities to watch out for (select days, see schedules for details):
  • SassagoulaSelfie Scavenger Hunt — Grab a map and join in on an exciting selfie scavenger hunt around Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside. To get started, visit the Riverside Levee Marina from 9:00am-5:00pm! Be sure to share your selfies with the hashtags #SassagoulaSelfie and #PortOrleans.
  • Teen Arcade Challenge — Do you have what it takes to win our Teen Arcade Challenge? Guests ages 12-17 are encouraged to compete in our exciting challenges to win prizes! Join us at 4:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays in the Medicine Show Arcade at Port Orleans Riverside.
  • “Beignet Dash” Fun Run — A quick early morning Sunday Runday dash around French Quarter resort, finished with a tasty beignet (payment required). Check-in begins at 7:30am on the riverwalk between building 5 and the Doubloon Lagoon Pool. The run begins at 8:00am.
  • Fat Tuesdays — Let the good times roll! Join us every Tuesday at Doubloon Lagoon Pool for activities celebrating the spirit of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. There’s Mardi Gras magic for all ages!
  • Mardi Gras “Mask”-erade — Sashay your way down Alligator Alley to join in on Mardi Gras fun! Located near the Musical Alligators at French Quarter, our Mardi Gras fun will include dance parties and mask-making ($)
  • Family Game Night — Join us at the Mardi Grogs patio seating at French Quarter for a night filled with games and fun for the whole family.
    Glow with the Flow Pool Party — Come glow with the flow at our nighttime pool parties, at both Port Orleans Resorts.
  • Arts & Crafts or Mickey Tie-Dye T-shirt decoration — Explore your creative side with themed poolside arts & crafts / Create your own Mickey Tie-Dye shirt to commemorate your Walt Disney World Resort vacation (payment required).
Independence Day (Tuesday 4th July) Activities

Note: There is no afternoon Barbecue event occurring on Ol’ Man Island this year.

Ol’ Man Island (Riverside)
  • 1:00pm Beach Ball Boom!
  • 1:30pm Red, White & Water Balloon Games
  • 2:00pm Watermelon Eating Contest
  • 3:00pm Star Spangled Scavenger Hunt
  • 3:30pm All-American Pool Party
  • 4:30pm Mickey Tie-Dye ($)
  • 6:30pm–7:30pm Stars, Stripes & S’Mores! Join us at our evening campfire for complimentary marshmallows with s’mores kits available for purchase.
  • 8:30pm–9:30pm Red, White & Glow Pool Party. Join us as we light up the night to celebrate the Fourth of July with our Red, White & Glow Pool Party! There will be lights, dancing, games and prizes for all!
Doubloon Lagoon pool (French Quarter)
  • 1:00pm Beach Ball Boom!
  • 1:30pm Mickey Tie-Dye ($)
  • 3:00pm Red, White and Blue Balloon Toss
  • 3:30pm Patriotic Pool Party
  • 4:30pm Watermelon Eating Contest
  • 5:30pm Stars and Stripes Scavenger Hunt
  • 6:30pm Backyard Bash Lawn Games (on French Quarter Green, by buildings 5 & 6)
  • 7:00pm All-American Campfire (on French Quarter Green, by buildings 5 & 6)
  • 8:30pm Light Up the Night: Red, Blue and White Pool Party
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 be playing all of his regular shows throughout June, July and most of August. However he will be away on vacation commencing Friday 25th August and returning to the Port on Wednesday 6th September.

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.


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Re: July 2017 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Unread post by MardiGroggy » July 6th, 2017, 10:39 am

I'm not sure exactly where this should be posted, but I'll stick it here and Andre can move it if need be.

For those who are interested, both Riverside and French Quarter now have "fuelrod" brand portable charger dispensing stations in their lobbies. Here are couple of photos. (The one from Riverside is provided by John "RiverRooster" Schmidt.)

Riverside:

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French Quarter:

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