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POR and POFQ pool area maintenance updates

Posted Sunday 22nd November 2015, 4:36am (EST) by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The planned dates for the Port Orleans Riverside Ol' Man Island pool closure are now set as 11 January 2016 to 4 March 2016 . This includes the main and children's pools, the hot tub and the Muddy Rivers pool bar - but the campfire, kids' playground, fishing hole and through-route walkways will remain open. This work could potentially run a little longer, but that's the most accurate information I have at present.

Also, construction work on the new Port Orleans French Quarter children's water play area is running slightly behind schedule due to some permitting issues, and it is now scheduled to open on 19 January 2016.

 
 

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Content

Posted Sunday 1st November 2015, 4:59am (EST) by Admin

Denise and Jeff from MouseSteps.com visited Port Orleans for Halloween and posted this great video of the cast members' annual pumpkin decorating contest. They really went to town with the beautifully detailed and fun designs this year, and pumpkins included Muppets, Scrooge McDuck, Star Wars BB-8, Genie, Inside Out and even a candy apple design - and I especially liked the multi-layered Alice in Wonderland/Cheshire Cat creation.

November 2015 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted Wednesday 28th October 2015, 5:50am (EDT) by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The November 2015 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 evening campfires will commence at 5pm this month and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7pm daily at both resorts. The main feature swimming pool hours are currently 9am-10pm.

Mickey Tie-Dye: Please join us at 1:30pm at the Riverside lobby courtyard on Sundays and Thursdays, or near the Doubloon Lagoon pool on Tuesdays, for our Mickey Tie-Dye activity (chargeable purchase).

Continuing this month: The Disney Junior Pool Party (1:30pm daily) features music and activities from some of your favourite Disney Junior shows. Join in with awesome activities and games such as Sofia Says, Doc McStuffins Trivia, sing-alongs and much more!

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POR main pool closure from 8 Jan 2016 for two months

Posted Sunday 11th October 2015, 4:54am (EDT) by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The Port Orleans Riverside main feature pool on Ol' Man Island (including the children's pool and the hot tub) will be closed from 11th January 2016 until 4 March 2016 for maintenance work. This could potentially run a little longer, but those are the most accurate dates I have at present.

All of the five quiet pools at Riverside will remain open, as will the French Quarter "Doubloon Lagoon" pool, which may be used by Riverside guests.

Update 7 Nov: A few people have been asking which sections of Ol' Man Island will still be open during the pool refurbishment work. As far as I can tell at the moment, the closure will be limited to the pool area itself (including the kids' pool, hot tub and Muddy Rivers pool bar). All the through-route walkways, the children's playground, the evening campfire and the fishing hole will remain open. The River Roost Lounge in the main building will open a little earlier in the day to compensate for Muddy Rivers being closed (which is actually quite common during Jan/Feb anyway, when it can get a bit cold for people to sit out by the pool).

Update 22 Nov: Dates for the pool closure now set as 11 January 2016 to 4 March 2016. This could potentially run a little longer, but those are the most accurate dates I have at present.

October 2015 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

Posted Sunday 27th September 2015, 4:47am (EDT) by The Sassagoula Sentinel

The October 2015 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 evening campfires will commence at 6:30pm this month and the Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 8pm daily at both resorts. The feature swimming pool opening hours will be 9am—10pm as from 27 September.

Halloween (Saturday 31 October) will feature lots of fun activities, including Halloween Bash parties (4pm-7pm at POFQ and 6pm-9pm at POR) with Trick or Treating, Eerie Musical Games, Tricky Trivia, Bewitching Games, Monster Bash Dance Party, Costume Contest, Creepy Crawly Arts and Crafts, and Meet and Greets with Disney Characters. There will also be themed poolside games during the day, a Chilling Campfire in the evening, and over at French Quarter the movies starting at 8pm will be Toy Story of Terror followed by Hocus Pocus. There will also be displays of decorated pumpkins made by the resort cast members on Friday 30 October, and guests will be able to vote for their favourites.

Continuing this month: The Disney Junior Pool Party (1:30pm daily) features music and activities from some of your favourite Disney Junior shows. Join in with awesome activities and games such as Sofia Says, Doc McStuffins Trivia, sing-alongs and much more!

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