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“Everyone Needs To See YeHaa Bob At Least Once” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The River Roost Lounge

The River Roost Lounge
1251 Riverside Dr, Orlando, FL
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Ranked #75 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Steeleville, Illinois
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“Everyone Needs To See YeHaa Bob At Least Once”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

One thing I was looking forward to my entire trip was spending a night at the River Roost Lounge at the Port Orleans Riverside resort.

If taking Disney buses The River Roost is at the South Depot. Get off the bus and walk into the main building and the lounge is right there on your left.

While there I partook in a Captain's Mai Tai which was good but a bit strong (but then again I'm not a drinker), a Pina Colada which was very sweet and easily the best drink I had all week and a non alcoholic Wild Strawberry lemonade which was very sweet and very good.

But as good as the drinks are, no one comes to the River Roost Lounge on a Wednesday-Saturday Night for the drinks.

What makes The River Roost legendary is YeHaa Bob Jackson. He is the hardest working man at Walt Disney World. Twice a night 4 nights a week Bob does a very high energy, very family show that lasts and hour and a half with no breaks except a momentary pause for a drink of water.

Bob gets the whole lounge involved with singing, dancing, and all around good old fun.

Before the show he will go around and personally introduce himself to everyone in the Lounge at the time. During the show he has fun with late arrivals (which I won't go in details to avoid spoilers). After his set he will sign autographs and pose for pictures with both your camera AND his because he posts all the pictures on Facebook that night. (So if your skipping work to see Bob avoid the post show picture lol)

I've seen Bob twice now and will be going to see him again. I don't know where he gets the energy. I was exhausted just watching!

YeHaa Bob was definitely the highlight of my trip and I think he will be the highlight of yours too.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shady Cove, Oregon
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“Bob is a Hoot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The entertainer, Bob, was fantastic, as always!!!! He involves the whole audience in his routine. They have a good selection of beers and wines,

Visited December 2013
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Hemet, CA
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“Bob's a lot of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We spent 8 nights at the Port Orleans Riverside and visited The River Roost in the evening 3-4 times. Bob had the whole place singing, dancing...acting silly...adults and kids alike! It was really a lot of fun, comfy couches in front of the fireplace and a nice selection of beer and mixed drinks. Very enjoyable!

Visited November 2013
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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“Great bar, super entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

The bar is good but the staff are superb, always friendly and heloful even when the place is heaving. The star is the guy on the piano who turns the evening into a party night with unbelieveable audience participation. I have watched him perform three completely different shows in one evening, the only common factor was great humour, really connecting with the crowd and everyone having a great time. If your here you are on vacation and it really feels like one when Bob gets into his show.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Great place for a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Before/after a meal at the Boatwright restaurant.

Handy for when you are waiting to be called to your table, or just relaxing afterwards

Prompt and efficient service.

They never gave me a chance to have an empty glass!

Hugo

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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