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Old 06-09-2010, 11:16 PM   #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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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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Old 06-10-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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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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Sounds like a great trip! Wow there's a lot of space in that off-site hotel room! It's amazing how all of us are willing to pay so much more for such a smaller space-- but there's just something about staying on Disney property that you can't drag yourself away from! Glad you had a good trip.
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love the pics!! My boys would LOVE Star wars weekend!!!
Thank you!! Star Wars weekends is super fun!!My DH and DS really like it!!
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Sounds like a great trip! Wow there's a lot of space in that off-site hotel room! It's amazing how all of us are willing to pay so much more for such a smaller space-- but there's just something about staying on Disney property that you can't drag yourself away from! Glad you had a good trip.
You are so right!! Just all the amenities of POR make it awesome. We have stayed at Pop and All star Sports too. I really like Pop!! We do the QSDP or the reg. one, so have to stay on Disney property.
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You are so right!! Just all the amenities of POR make it awesome. We have stayed at Pop and All star Sports too. I really like Pop!! We do the QSDP or the reg. one, so have to stay on Disney property.
Yes, we're trying a dining plan for the first time this trip so we have to stay on Disney property too. Not that we ever wouldn't!
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I'm going to try subbing to this report, which I've never done before, so we'll see if it works. DH and I love the South and try to do a mini-tour every time we go to DW. But we've never stayed at or even visited POR, so I'm looking forward to hearing more about the resort.
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I'll be staying in FQ in July! Would love to hear more about your trip and POR!!!

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:55 AM   #13
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Soo.. I have some readers!!! I was so worried that I wouldn't!!lol

One of my favorite things to do at Port Orleans Riverside is to take the boat ride to Downtown Disney. We do the QSDP and I love love love Wolfgang Pucks. We probably took the boat 4 or 5 times. When you look like its gonna be a long wait, it really isn't. After 4:00 the boats come around every 10 minutes so its much faster! One night we went to Downtown Disney at about 7:00 to eat and ended up staying there. DH and I had some drinks and the kiddos danced the night away.. till midnight. It was a BLAST!!!
Hope that doesn't look bad!! hahaha..

They have music all over and people on stilts. The kids got to be involved with the action, which was great!! Boat ride is super relaxing!!





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and more pics of the boat ride.. when you reach DD is gets super neat!!







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I'm going to try subbing to this report, which I've never done before, so we'll see if it works. DH and I love the South and try to do a mini-tour every time we go to DW. But we've never stayed at or even visited POR, so I'm looking forward to hearing more about the resort.
This fantastic guy named Andre put together a fabulous webpage called portorleans.org. He is always very up-to-date on information. I use a lot of his pics for my background on my computer at work; I am daydreaming about my next trip to POR.
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