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Old 06-10-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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May 21-28 POR with QSDP and pics!!



Hi everyone. This is my first ever trip report. Let me introduce myself. I am Barbara or (Barbie) 29, Shane 34, Trevor 7, and Lexi 6. We live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast... a few blocks from the Gulf.. no oil yet, but its coming.

This was our 3rd trip to Disney World in three years!! The Disney bug has definitely hit us!! haha.. For this trip we decided to stay at Port Orleans Riverside. There is things that I liked and disliked about this resort. We always go on the last day of school May 21st or 22nd. I am a teacher. This year seemed more crowded than usual but not bad!!

Some likes: food court, fantastic pool and slide for the kiddos, boat ride to Downtown Disney, and Piano Bob!!! He is AWESOME~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some dislikes: its such a BIG resort, and the busses. One night they stopped at the French Quarter first and we accidentally got off there. It was midnight, dark, and we were exhausted!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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On day 1 we stayed at Quality suites on Palm Parkway. I got a killer deal of $50 a night. We really liked this hotel. Close to Disney, free good breakfast, and right by the big outlet mall!! We will stay here again for Universal. We also ended our Disney stay here. So much more room than POR!!







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We have come the last 3 years for Star Wars Weekend. It was super crowded this year!! Guess the word is out!!

Here is some pics from this vacation and previous!!








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Next off are some pics of Port Orleans Riverside! Such a pretty place. I live in the Deep South, and go to New Orleans alot, and it felt like home!!!










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Hope I get some readers!! I have lots more to come!!
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love the pics!! My boys would LOVE Star wars weekend!!!
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We almost stayed at POR with the free dining.

But swithced to WL after the 40% came out. We are thinking of adding the dining plan we have always done the RP. But there is only a couple of adr's we want to do this time. Did you pefer the QSDP to the RDP ?
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We almost stayed at POR with the free dining.

But swithced to WL after the 40% came out. We are thinking of adding the dining plan we have always done the RP. But there is only a couple of adr's we want to do this time. Did you pefer the QSDP to the RDP ?
Yes, we most def. prefer the QSDP over the real dining plan. We are a more go with the flow family. I don't like having to work around a whole bunch of ADR'S. Also, tipping comes into play for us. You really fork out lots of $$ if you use the RDP. I am heading to wal-mart, when I get back I will post all about QSDP. I have some yummy pics of a few of our meals!
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Yes, we most def. prefer the QSDP over the real dining plan. We are a more go with the flow family. I don't like having to work around a whole bunch of ADR'S. Also, tipping comes into play for us. You really fork out lots of $$ if you use the RDP. I am heading to wal-mart, when I get back I will post all about QSDP. I have some yummy pics of a few of our meals!
Thanks! We only have 2 Adr's one for the princess breakfest and one for garden grill so those 2 would run with tip around 200.00. That would be how much it is for us to upgrade to the RDP. Plus if we did the regular dining plan and had to buy mugs we will probably spend another 265.00 in tips and mugs. Plus we may do Rainforest the first night we are there.
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We'll be at POFQ in two days. I plan on eating at POR's food court and maybe visiting their pool once. We're also on the QSDP so I'm interested in hearing about that. We have two ADRs that we're paying for OOP, but I think the QSDP will suit us better (don't particularly find it enjoyable to plan my days around ADRs or particularly relaxing eating with my two young boys ).
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Subscribing too. Looks like you virtually got a charter boat to yourselves over to Downtown Disney - what time of day was that trip?

(Oh, and thanks to my fan club there for the kind comments earlier )

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