Shane G. (NDI#121) (4 Posts)

Shane grew up in a small town called Snellville, Georgia. He can’t really place a finger on why he’s such a huge Disney fan- it’s just always been there, starting with the first film he ever saw in theaters being Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Shane’s family went to Walt Disney World almost every year, but his fascination definitely peaked when he met a lighting Imagineer on a Disney Cruise. Seven years later, Shane finally moved down to the Magic as soon as he graduated from high school. He has been living in Orlando since the summer of 2009 and loves every second of it. He also writes the “Tales from the Bench” blog for Studios Central and is a frequent contributor and personality on Touring Plans’ mobile application, Lines. Shane is known in the parks for his signature red hat and favorite bench in Disney Hollywood Studios.

This week we head to the River Roost at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort for our hidden gem: Yehaa Bob. Bob Jackson is a very hilarious pianist who has been working in Walt Disney World for over 12 years. He performs nightly, Wednesday through Saturday, between 8:30 pm and 12:00 am. It is highly recommended you get there early.  Not only do you need to get a good seat, but Bob will arrive at Port Orleans at 8:00 and make his way around the room to meet everyone.  It’s amazing how well he can remember everyone’s name and where they’re from! He uses this information to make the show extremely interactive and to call on people during his songs for any number of reasons, from having them lead a conga line to kicking it up like the Rockettes! The show is absolutely family friendly, and I emphasize the word “FAMILY.” Bob’s range is so wide you could be singing John Denver and Frank Sinatra one minute then Spongebob Squarepants and Disney numbers or the Oscar Meyer commercial songs next!

Below is video of just some of the highlights from a recent visit with Chris (NDU#8) and Shalon (NDI#167). If you would like to see the whole first set we filmed, you can go to this playlist:

You can also check out his website at for updates, schedule and merchandise!

Contributed by: Shane Grizzard (NDI#121) Shane is the DDL Hidden Treasures Blogger. He is also a contributor at Studios Central.


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