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Old 11-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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I can't get excited about POFQ!

We are leaving in a matter of days for the World. Originally we were staying at AKL, but due to unforeseen circumstances we had to switch to POFQ to save a little money. I am super excited about our trip in general, but I can't seem to care about the resort. I don't know what my deal is, but it just doesn't do it for me! What's wrong with me?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Nothing is wrong with you! This resort does nothing for me either. We have visited it and have stayed when there was Dixie Landing and I have no urge to go to it. Is there another resort that you can switch to that maybe atad more exciting. I think it will be hard since you are coming down from AKL (one of my favorites). Once you get there you will find yourself in the moment that you will not care about this.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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you are obviously still yearning of a deluxe lifestyle, as oppose to a moderate one!

but like pp said, once you get there, and all absorbed it the magic, it will be fine.

it actually looks really nice, we wandered around there in august, and have booked for next august-so it better be good?!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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you are obviously still yearning of a deluxe lifestyle, as oppose to a moderate one!

but like pp said, once you get there, and all absorbed it the magic, it will be fine.

it actually looks really nice, we wandered around there in august, and have booked for next august-so it better be good?!
I'm spoiled is the problem! Haha! Y'all have a very good point, though, when all is said and done we'll be in Disney!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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Glad we can help!!!!!!!! Seems you are alittle better with it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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Nothing is wrong with you! This resort does nothing for me either. We have visited it and have stayed when there was Dixie Landing and I have no urge to go to it. Is there another resort that you can switch to that maybe atad more exciting. I think it will be hard since you are coming down from AKL (one of my favorites). Once you get there you will find yourself in the moment that you will not care about this.
I thought of that... AOA would be about the same, with adding dining (we currently have free dining), but my husband is actually pretty excited about POFQ, so I'm sucking it up! Like you said, it's just hard to come down from AKL, which we loved last year! Maybe it just spoiled me!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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This resort does nothing for me either. We have visited it and have stayed when there was Dixie Landing and I have no urge to go to it.
POR is what used to be Dixie Landings, not POFQ. POFQ used to simply be called Port Orleans.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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I love POFQ, I was considering staying somewhere else on my next trip, but decided to stick with what I love.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #9
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totally understandable if you were geared up for AKL you would probably feel a little let down about POFQ. Luckily you might find that the boat to DTD, the incredibly short walks and the ambiance is worth it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
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POR is what used to be Dixie Landings, not POFQ. POFQ used to simply be called Port Orleans.
Correct but they both are basically the same in my opinion.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #11
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We love AKL and have been fortunate enough to stay there a couple of times. POFQ is our absolute favorite moderate resort though. We love the smaller size, the boat to DTD, the dedicated bus with only 1 stop, and the food court. The walkway that links POFQ with POR is a lovely walk too. I have to say there isn't one thing I didn't like about the resort. Now that they have queen size beds I'm really excited!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:32 AM   #12
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We've only stayed at POFQ, so I can't compare it to any other resort ,but we absolutley loved it. I have read on here people complain because it's so small, but that's what we loved about it. We are debating where to stay next year, but I am almost certain we will end up back there.....But like the other posters have suggested, if it's upsetting you so much, can you change resorts?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #13
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It's simple, if you're not excited about staying at POFQ, then see if you can switch resorts once you get there. I'm sure someone else would love to have your room.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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We are owners at AKL so obviously we love it there BUT we also LOVE POFQ! When we bought into DVC our guide couldn't believe that we said we were sad because we would never stay there again. It's romantic and smaller and quieter which can be a nice change of pace from the parks.
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We are owners at AKL so obviously we love it there BUT we also LOVE POFQ! When we bought into DVC our guide couldn't believe that we said we were sad because we would never stay there again. It's romantic and smaller and quieter which can be a nice change of pace from the parks.
Exactly...and living 100 miles from the REAL New Orleans, it does a great job at capturing the essence of that wonderful town. It is a beautiful, serene resort but with a spark of Mardi Gras. It reminds me a little of the River Walk mall down at the end of Canal Street on the MS River.

Their beignets are not quite as good as the Cafe DuMonde--but they try very hard.

We own at AKV, but I would rate POFQ my fav moderate by far. We had a great trip there.
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