YeHaa Bob Jackson Entertains at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

November 18, 2009 at 2:26 am 2 comments

YeeHaw Bob Jackson's Piano Sing-Along at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside ResortAre you ready to try something new on your next trip to Walt Disney World? If you’d like to do something fun without having to purchase a special ticket, check out Bob Jackson – who leads a great boogie-woogie sing-along at the River Roost Lounge in Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.   This can be a great way to spend an evening if the weather is bad or the theme parks are just too crowded to be fun.   If you do go, please tell Bob that Steve  at Build A Better Mouse Trip told you about the show.   We really like Bob Jackson – Disney hires a lot of really great people but Bob stands out even in that high caliber group.


What to expect from YeeHaw Bob’s Boogie Woogie Sing-Along at the River Roost Lounge

  • Expect a tall man in brightly colored pants playing a ragtime piano and leading songs that everybody knows –  songs like Hey, Jude; Piano Man; I Got You, Babe; Sweet Caroline, and The Addams Family theme song. Bob is an energetic performer with a gift for encouraging audience participation.  
  • The atmosphere is fun and energetic. It might not appeal to the very dignified but is probably perfect for people who enjoy a good time and who don’t take themselves too seriously. You’ll get to beat your chest and yell, “Charge!” at the end of a bugle call, and you might get to do the hand-jive, or swing your arms in your best Elvis style.   Did you ever watch “Cheers” or do you have some kind of vague idea of a friendly Irish pub?   That gives you something of what to expect.
  • Bob signs autographs, poses for photos, and seems genuinely interested in every person who comes up to say hello during the intermissions.  He has quite a knack for remembering names and including people in the fun.   It doesn’t matter where you’re from, everyone in the room will yell “Me Too!”  when you name your hometown.
  • The show is family-friendly. The night I was there, there were several kids present until about the second intermission. The River Roost has a bar but I didn’t observe anyone in an intoxicated state. The wait staff are available for drink orders but there was no pressure. I recently purchased two sodas over the course of the evening and that didn’t seem to be unusual. It is probably a good idea to tip very generously if, like me, you are there for several hours. There is a no smoking policy at the River Roost.
  • Cost: no admission charge, no cover charge.
  • If you want to take the fun home with you, there are five different CD’s available for about $10 each.
  • Schedule: Bob is usually at the River Roost Lounge Tuesday through Saturday nights and plays from 8:30PM – Midnight but the schedule is subject to change. I’ve  included his current schedule at the end of this email.  
  • You do not have to stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort to enjoy these activities. If you drive, just tell the gatekeeper that you’re going to be visiting the resort for a few hours and they’ll direct you to the visitors parking area.
  • If you are using Disney transportaton:   You can take a bus from any of the Disney theme parks to Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort.   The resort shares a bus with Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter resort so don’t get off the bus too early.  If you’re feeling unsure, ask the driver to tell you when you should exit.
  • You can also take a boat from the Downtown Disney Entertainment and Shopping district to Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort.

Please contact Build A Better Mouse Trip with all your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning needs.

Thank you,


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. renetta  |  July 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    We will be there Oct/Nov 10′. Do you know what Bob’s Jackson’s schedule will be?

    • 2. wdw4christians  |  July 11, 2010 at 1:37 am

      I don’t know – he typically posts it on his site at the beginning of the month. You can try emailing him or sending him a message via Facebook. Bob is genuinely nice and tried to reply to emails when he can.


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