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Old 06-10-2010, 11:17 AM   #16
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I LOVE your pics!! We stayed at POFQ last September and loved it! The boat ride sealed the deal for me. I'm also interested in your off-site hotel. We are doing a split stay in May (4 or 5 nights off-site and 6 on-site) to force us to go to Seaworld and this looked awesome!
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:22 AM   #17
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I agree!! portorleans.org is a great website! I really like POR but next time, we would not stay there! The French Quarter caught my attention. I love Bourban St. I am going in 2 weeks for my friends bach. party all weekend. Makes me crazy waiting to go!!lol

Next time, we are talking about a monorail resort or even Wilderness Lodge. We ate there 2 years ago, and it was so nice. We may skip a year or 2, to save and take a diff. vacation next year. Bahamas, Mexico.. so maybe I am dreaming.. not sure!! Don't get me wrong.. POR is super pretty, and the food court has the BEST pasta and Salads.. to die for!!!!!!!

But I am a girl that likes change. I wanna stay in all the resorts before I die. I really would love DVC... but we would not spend that kinda money in this economy. One of the best things to us is the pool slide at Ole Man Island!! We all went down that slide alot!! It is super fast and winding.. Really Fun!!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:33 AM   #18
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I LOVE your pics!! We stayed at POFQ last September and loved it! The boat ride sealed the deal for me. I'm also interested in your off-site hotel. We are doing a split stay in May (4 or 5 nights off-site and 6 on-site) to force us to go to Seaworld and this looked awesome!
Thank you. DH bought me a Nikon SLR so I was picture happy for this trip. I didn't even do Photopass this time. You couldn't go wrong with Quality Suites! Several families were doing the stay b/f and after the resort, and really liked it too!! The location is really good. Right outside the Disney property. I got my deal off of Hotwire.com and use betterbidding.com to find out what hotel it is before buying. I do this everywhere we go. Saves alot of $$$$$$$$$$
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #19
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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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Old 06-10-2010, 12:20 PM   #22
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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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Old 06-10-2010, 01:57 PM   #23
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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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Old 06-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #24
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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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So you are the maker of that Fantastic website?? AWESOME!! It really helped me out on my trip to POR!!!

That trip was the first one of the day... can't remember the time it starts?? 9:00 maybe.. But, it was always like that for us. Except the midnight trip back after a few too many.. it was packed!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #25
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We'll be at POR in 11 days and I'm super excited. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for the info!
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So next off is some pics of some good eats. Yum yum!! Wish I would have taken more!!! The pasta at POR is made right in front of you. Kinda cool!!



Wolfgang Puck's is Delicious. There is two of them!! Both are good but the one down by Goofy's .. umm Marketplace I think, has a bigger choice. Hubby likes the other one for the pizzas and music. Its close to Disney Quest.. her's some pics!!





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We'll be at POR in 11 days and I'm super excited. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for the info!
No problem. Yall will have a blast!!
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Next off is Flame Tree Barbeque at Animal Kingdom... my second fave.. yum yum!!



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I wish that I had more food pics. We also enjoyed Sunshine Seasons at Epcot!! To us the food was better than Garden Grill, but the charactar exp. there is TOP NOTCH in my book!! I'll have to post some pics of an earler visit later!!

Up next, is the pool at POR. We swam at the quiet pool several times, but the kiddos were always asking to go to Ole' Man Island for the slide!!

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #30
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Awesome Pics! Keep them coming. I don't want to wish the summer away but I can't wait for vacation in August!!!!
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