Nighttime Snacks And A Show At The River Roost Lounge

If you and yours are looking for a fun way to spend a night at Walt Disney World Resort that's just off the beaten path, head over to Port Orlean's Riverside for a fun time at the River Roost Lounge. There not only can you can indulge in some hearty pub fare and Louisiana brews, but you can catch one of the best shows on property.

Nighttime Snacks And A Show At The River Roost LoungeNighttime Snacks And A Show At The River Roost Lounge

A full bar serves a charming an old fashioned urban southern saloon where guests can gather on spindle-back chairs set around tables beneath and embossed tin ceiling. Frosted Globe lanterns shine overhead loveseats with deep cushions offer a place to cozy up by a fire, and the kitchen is open for light snacks as you wait for your carriage or steamboat to whisk you away.

An often quiet lounge located just off the Lobby at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside, five nights a week River Roost is home to one of the most uninhibited nights you can spend along the Sassagoula River. Well - while still being family friendly that is. There are about 30 table tops sharing two open-to-each-other rooms and when the house is full the staff is kept on their toes. Expect to eat and drink at a leisurely pace, it just gives you more time to enjoy the show.

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River Roost Lounge serves the standard collection of Disney Cocktails that have been developed by the "mixology" team that handcrafts every drink with unique and quality ingredients. To ensure guests can enjoy the slow southern style of the Port Orleans Riverside, specialty selection from the American South bring a traditional taste.

Abita Brewing Company is located 30 miles outside of New Orleans and three of their small batch brews are on the menu at River Roost. You can order a pint of one, or go for an Abita Beer Flight to try them all. Specialty cocktails include two drinks that are practically synonymous with The Big Easy, a Sazerac and a Southern Hurricane.

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The River Roost Lounge serves up hearty bar fare with a decidedly Louisiana twist. Appetizers are available here from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. The menu includes options such as Bayou Wings, Southern Fish and Chips, and a Bourbon Burger with Cajun Steak fries for savory selections. On the sweet side guests can indulge in a Hummingbird Cake or Mississippi Mud Pie.

For those who want a snack to share order up the Loaded Potato Puffs smothered in Carolina Pulled Pork, Abita Beer Cheese, and Pico de Gallo. These stick to your ribs tots feature pulled pork soaked in a vinegar based barbecue sauce that is best tempered by washing it down with one of Abita's fabulous brews.

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While I had heard about how great the YeeHa Bob Show is from Disney friends, I had surprisingly not be to see it myself. I can tell you all that putting it off so long was a HUGE mistake.

Bob Jackson "has been bringing laughter and music to audiences at Walt Disney World for more than twenty one years." This Legacy Award Cast Member is a true treasure to the Resort; entertaining guests with a hilarious combination of boogie woogie piano, comedy, and singalong he reaches out and takes the whole room into his heart. The room gladly goes along, whooping and cheering all the way. I don't think I have ever seen a performer that connects with people and has the room faster than Bob.

Bob has a strong voice and a great vocal range. He switches between song and comedy easily while keeping the audience engaged both emotionally and physically for more than an hour. You can catch the YeeHa Bob Show at Wednesday - Saturday at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside River Roost Lounge at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM.

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Everyone Gets Into The Act With Yee Ha BobEveryone Gets Into The Act With Yee Ha Bob

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