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 complimentary poolside activities, evening campfires and outdoor Disney movie screenings, along with a range of extra activities (some of which have a separate charge).

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. We are usually able to update the new recreation schedules here on the evening of the last day of the previous month, and for other resorts it’s worth checking out the Kenny the Pirate website. For more details of other resort activities, please see our main Recreation page.

Reminders: As from March 2nd 2014, the Port Orleans Riverside Levee boat rental facility was permanently closed. Also the “Bayou Pirate Adventure” riverboat activity cruise for children was discontinued on March 30th 2017. Cycle and Surrey Bike rentals are still available.

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 a few personal event days coming up, and will not be performing his regular sessions at Port Orleans Riverside on: Fri 9, Sat 10, Thurs 29, Fri 30 & Sat 31 August. He will also be away on Fri 20 & Sat 21 September, and then for an extended vacation travelling in China from 16—30 October, returning to the Port on Thursday 31 October.

Port Orleans French Quarter’s Scat Cat’s Club does not currently have ‘official’ resident musicians, but filling the gap admirably for a number of years now are the talented 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) or other musicians will sit in, see their Facebook Group for updates. You can normally find them playing at Scat Cat’s on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30pm until 11pm, and recently you may even find them there on Fridays too. So if you happen to be around for one of their evenings why not do yourself a favour and pop along, they are highly recommended.

Port Orleans Recreational Activities & Movie Schedules for August 2019

The main feature swimming pool operating hours now and throughout the summer months are 9am—11pm, outside of which times the 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 three nights a week at French Quarter (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays). There will be no movies at either resort on Tuesdays.

Evening Campfire Activities will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm every night at Riverside, and four nights a week at French Quarter (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 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.

Some other specific activities to watch out for (on select days, see schedules for details):

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. The reference to Dockside Drawing in the Monday daily activities list for Riverside appears to be an error.

Port Orleans Riverside (click for printable PDF version)

Port Orleans Riverside (click for printable PDF version)

Port Orleans French Quarter (click for printable PDF version)

Port Orleans French Quarter (click for printable PDF version)


Archive of Historical Recreational Activities Schedules (PDF files, right-click to download)

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2019
August 2019 Riverside French Quarter
Independence Day, 4 July 2019 Riverside & French Quarter
July 2019 Riverside French Quarter
June 2019 Riverside French Quarter
May 2019 Riverside French Quarter
Easter 2019 Riverside French Quarter
April 2019 Riverside French Quarter
March 2019 Riverside French Quarter
February 2019 Riverside French Quarter
January 2019 Riverside French Quarter

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2018
December 2018 Riverside French Quarter
November 2018 Riverside French Quarter
Halloween 2018 (JPEG) Riverside French Quarter
October 2018 Riverside French Quarter
September 2018 Riverside French Quarter
August 2018 Riverside French Quarter
Independence Day 2018 Riverside
July 2018 Riverside French Quarter
June 2018 Riverside French Quarter
May 2018 Riverside French Quarter
April 2018 Riverside French Quarter
Easter 2018 RiversideFrench Quarter
March 2018 Riverside French Quarter
Mardi Gras 2018 French Quarter
February 2018 Riverside French Quarter
January 2018 Riverside French Quarter

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2017
New Year, 31 Dec 2017 Riverside  
December 2017 Riverside French Quarter
November 2017 Riverside French Quarter
POR Halloween 2017 Riverside
October 2017 (inc POFQ Halloween) RiversideFrench Quarter
September 2017 Riverside French Quarter
August 2017 Riverside French Quarter
July 2017 (inc. Independence Day) Riverside French Quarter
June 2017 Riverside French Quarter
May 2017 Riverside French Quarter
Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017 Riverside & French Quarter
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.