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Old 01-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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Just back from Port Orleans French Quarter...

We just returned from our first stay at POFQ. We've stayed at almost all of the other Disney resorts except for the values, just Pop in that category.

I went with the assumption that it would be OK, that we were only there for a short 6 night stay and we could go back to our favorites next time. Well, we absolutely loved it!!! After staying at some of the largest Disney resorts, we found the size of this resort to be perfect. The word that kept coming to mind was quaint. The narrow streets, all the ironwork, the various colors on the buildings, it was a very pleasant surprise. I had requested building 5 and we looked out onto the area they play the nightly movies, room 5343. This was a wonderful location, close to everything. My DH would go down to get coffee every morning and round trip from our door and back was 4 minutes! The boat ride to DTD was a perk we enjoyed when we stayed at POR, and used it 3 times.

One evening we went over to Riverside to see Bob Jackson. We saw him a few years back and he seemed even more energetic this trip. I really don't know how he keeps that level, but he is absolutely great entertainer! I can't wait to plan our next trip to POFQ!!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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I totally agree with your description that the French Quarter is a quaint, lovely resort
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Me too.
I'm almost positive my next planned trip will be at a MODERATE resort and I want to go back to POFQ becaused I loved it that much!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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we're going in 2 weeks and i can't wait!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for your review. We will be there in 10 days, and am looking forward to trying FQ. I requested building 4 or 5. Glad to hear its a good location.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for your review. We will be there in 10 days, and am looking forward to trying FQ. I requested building 4 or 5. Glad to hear its a good location.
We requested 5 or 6 because I noticed on the map that those 2 buildings were close to the bus stop, but we wouldn't get a parking lot view. View isn't THAT important to me, but I thought it might be nice to have the river or gardens to look at. We would absolutely request building 5 next time. Have a great time and enjoy FQ!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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Have fun, and I hope you enjoy FQ as much as we did!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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We are excited to give another try! Didn't care too much for POR, too big for us, and we don't like the AB section so the Pref. there doesn't work. We do like CBR and the size there doesn't bother us because we book Pref. Thanks for the review, makes us even more excited!!!!
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Thank you for the post. We will be there this Saturday 😊😊😊
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We just returned from our first stay at POFQ. We've stayed at almost all of the other Disney resorts except for the values, just Pop in that category.

I went with the assumption that it would be OK, that we were only there for a short 6 night stay and we could go back to our favorites next time. Well, we absolutely loved it!!! After staying at some of the largest Disney resorts, we found the size of this resort to be perfect. The word that kept coming to mind was quaint. The narrow streets, all the ironwork, the various colors on the buildings, it was a very pleasant surprise. I had requested building 5 and we looked out onto the area they play the nightly movies, room 5343. This was a wonderful location, close to everything. My DH would go down to get coffee every morning and round trip from our door and back was 4 minutes! The boat ride to DTD was a perk we enjoyed when we stayed at POR, and used it 3 times.

One evening we went over to Riverside to see Bob Jackson. We saw him a few years back and he seemed even more energetic this trip. I really don't know how he keeps that level, but he is absolutely great entertainer! I can't wait to plan our next trip to POFQ!!!
Our sentiments are absolutely the same. We tend to stay Deluxe, our fav being YC, but since we'd taken mulitple trips this year, and this last trip was for Christmas week, we decided to try POFQ. And we LOVED IT! Loved it so much we booked the bounceback and we'll return for the nephews' April vacation. The size, the tranquility, the themeing, the boat to DTD, the transportation...we loved it all.

Maybe we'll see you there one of these days!
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Thank you for your review. I can't wait to go there. We will be staying at the POFQ in July for 19 days.

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #12
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Our family loves POFQ. We have stayed there 5 or 6 times. It is our favorite of the moderates and probably one of three resorts over all that we love when staying at WDW. Love the size, theming, food court, pool, and boat to Downtown. We have stayed in building 5 all but one time. Then we stayed in building 6. It was just as nice and close to everything. That is one of the great things about staying at this resort. No matter which building you're staying in you are just a quick walk to everthing. When coming back at the end of a long day the walk back your room is short. We have always had a court yard view. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:14 AM   #13
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I always stay at POR, but I always love the view of POFQ from the water taxi on the way back from DTD in the evening. I always end my day at a resort for dinner and take the bus back to DTD. I normally leisurely wind my way over to the Marketplace dock with a brief detour through the Christmas shop every night.....

I just love the entire vibe of POFQ at night; it does really look so quaint and beautiful.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #14
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I am lovin' reading all these positive comments about POFQ!

Hubby and I are booking our first couples only trip soon, and wanting to do something different this trip, we are strongly leaning towards FQ.
I have been hard pressed to find many negatives at all
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #15
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its a beautiful resort. We still prefer the POR tho. Although the size is so much larger, we request preferred rooms, so we always get where we want, AB 18 14 or the building next to it. We love the idea of the Xtra quiet pools and the larger more expansive food court, plus the restaurant (we think) has better options..the store is also larger and for a shopper thats also a Plus, lol
One last thing, the main pool are at fq is more Kiddo like, versus POR...once again whats so great about disney....a resort for everyone...The DTD boat is such a PLUS from both resorts...and we too, walk between them, even sometimes take the bus from MK to fq, as they seem to always get faster bus service....we just take the leisurely walk to POR along the lighted path...

have an AMAZING time at the Port Orleans....FQ or Riverside!
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