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October 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available

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The October 2019 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.

The main feature swimming pool operating hours are currently 9am—10pm as from 29 September. Outside of these times the main feature pools and hot tubs are gated and locked as there are no lifeguards on duty. The five leisure (quiet) pools at Riverside are not locked, and are generally available at any time within reason.

Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 8:30pm five nights a week at Riverside (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays), and at 8pm/8:30pm four nights a week at French Quarter (Mondays 8pm, Tuesdays 8:30pm, Thursdays 8pm and Saturdays 8pm).

Evening Campfire Activities will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm every night at Riverside, and from 6pm-7pm four nights a week at French Quarter (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). You can roast marshmallows for free, or you can optionally purchase full s’mores kits, all in the warm glow of a night-time campfire.

Specific Halloween activities will be announced nearer to 31 October, but there are some other activities to watch out for (on select days, see schedules for details):
  • “Beignet Dash” Fun Run ($) (French Quarter, 8am Sundays) — Craving beignets? Join us on Sunday Runday for a quick 1½ mile dash around the Resort. Complete your race with a tasty beignet! Check-in begins at 7:30am on the Riverwalk between Building 5 and Doubloon Lagoon Pool and the run begins at 8am. Be sure to share your photos with the hashtag #FQBeignetDash. Cost is $15+tax, including three beignets and a souvenir “medal”. To reserve your spot, please call 407-WDW-PLAY or visit the Concierge Desk.
  • Painting on de’ Bayou ($) (French Quarter, 2pm—4pm Wednesdays. Note the change of time and venue) — Learn to paint at at Port Orleans French Quarter! Join us in Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm for an instructor-led painting class to design your own take-home masterpiece. Our instructor will help you walk away with a painting you’re proud of, whether you’re a beginner, an expert or somewhere in-between! The class is for guests aged 12 and up, and costs $35 per person, plus tax. Registration is limited to 16 guests per session, please call 407-WDW-PLAY or visit the Concierge desk for additional information or to reserve a spot in the class. Share your masterpiece with the hashtag #PaintingOnDeBayou.
  • Glow with the Flow Pool Party (Wednesdays & Fridays at French Quarter; Tuesdays & Thursdays at Riverside. 8:30pm-9:30pm) — Dance on down to the pool for an exciting evening of party games and dancing that will light up the night!
  • Arts & Crafts ($) 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 (cost is $18+tax, including the T-shirt).
  • Trick-or-Treat Thursdays (French Quarter, 2pm—8pm, Thursdays) — We’ll be celebrating Halloween all month long! Join in the spooky fun with Bewitching Bingo, Terrifying Tie-Dye, and more on the Doubloon Lagoon Pool Deck. Later in the evening, be sure to not miss our Chilling Campfire or the feature presentation of Hocus Pocus on the French Quarter Lawn.
  • Villainous Saturdays (Riverside, 1pm—8:30pm, Saturdays) — Join us for a spooky celebration of all things villainous. Treat your family to a fun day of Villain-themed activities and experience all the “Ways to be Wicked”!
  • SassagoulaSelfie Scavenger Hunt (Riverside, 9am—5pm daily) — 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 from 9am—5pm. Be sure to share your selfies with the hashtags #SassagoulaSelfie and #PortOrleans.
  • French Quarter Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt (French Quarter, daily) — Fall has arrived at Port Orleans French Quarter and we’re inviting you to join in on the festive fun by joining us for a pumpkin hunt! We’ve hidden 13 pumpkins around the Resort, each one featuring one of Disney’s most mischievous villains, and we need your help to find then! To join in on the fun, visit the Front Desk to pick up your clue guide. Find all 13 villains and return your completed clue guide to the Front Desk to collect a seasonal surprise!
Note: Poolside Yoga, Dockside Drawing and the Trivia Nights at Riverside, plus the “Let the Good Times Roll Dance Party” at French Quarter, have been discontinued.

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: “Ye Haa” Bob has an extended vacation travelling in China from 16—30 October, returning to the Port on Thursday 31 October.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see the new live jazz entertainment at Scat Cat’s Club Lounge in the newly renovated space next to the main Lobby (the old Bonfamille's restaurant). The Lounge will open at 4pm, with live music on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 7pm. You can also pick up your favorite tasty treat, Beignets, and specialty coffee in the new Scat Cat’s Club Cafe, open all day from 6am.

These new offerings replace the popular evening musical duo Jason Thomas and Billy Varnes, whose four-year tenure at Scat Cat’s Club unfortunately came to an end on Sunday 29 September 2019. Good luck with your next gig guys, wherever that may be, you will be sadly missed at the Port.

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Re: October 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available

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Just looking at this as we are going to be at Riverside from Oct 20th and see “Ye Haa” Bob is on vacation the whole time we are there :cry:

Do you know if there is going to be someone else filling in for him in some capacity while he is away?
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Re: October 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available

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Yes, they always put on some sort of replacement entertainment when Bob is away. Who it is varies depending on who is available to book at the time.

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Re: October 2019 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules are now available

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Thanks Andre
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