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: Bob Jackson will be on vacation seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska from Saturday 21st March until 28th March. He will be back for his regular nights at the Port from Wednesday 1st April.

NEW 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 opens at 4pm, with live jazz music starting at 7:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (days subject to change). Music was initially offered five nights a week but has been cut back to three as of early 2020. Currently “Big Ezee Swag” are the featured jazz quartet.

The new Jazz 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.

Port Orleans Recreational Activities & Movie Schedules for March 2020

The main feature swimming pool operating hours are 10am—8pm until sometime in March. 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 officially open 9am—10pm, but they are not locked and are generally available at any time within reason.

Movies Under the Stars will be screened at 7:30pm four nights a week at Riverside’s Magnolia South pool deck, between buildings 90 & 95 (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), and five nights a week at French Quarter on the Green between buildings 5 & 6 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays). There are no movie screenings on Tuesdays this month.

Evening Campfire Activities will take place from 5:30pm-6:30pm every night at Riverside, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at French Quarter. 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.

Other activities to watch out for (on select days, see schedules for details) are as follows:

Note: For the past ten years, cast members from the resort’s recreation team have been kind enough to send me a quick email at the end of each month with the new recreation schedules, so I can provide this information in a timely manner for upcoming guests on the 1st of the month. Unfortunately, at the end of January 2020 I received an email saying that have been given “direction from the company” that they are no longer allowed to send out this information — even though the same sheets are given out in Welcome Packs to every arriving guest, and they even can be picked up on request at the front desk. They have said I’m more than welcome to still upload those, but sadly as I’m based in the UK, that isn’t really an option...

Luckily the internet being what it is, I can still point you to the very helpful website, where they do still host every WDW Resort’s Recreation Schedule from the start of each new month, so please give them a visit and support their site. This is what they have on their page for Port Orleans for March:

Port Orleans Riverside (click for larger version)

Port Orleans Riverside (click for larger version)

Port Orleans French Quarter (click for larger version)

Port Orleans French Quarter (click for larger version)


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

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2020
March 2020 Riverside French Quarter
February 2020 Riverside French Quarter
January 2020 Riverside French Quarter

Port Orleans Recreational Activities Schedules — 2019
December 2019 Riverside French Quarter
November 2019 Riverside French Quarter
Halloween 2019 Riverside
October 2019 Riverside French Quarter
September 2019 Riverside French Quarter
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.