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Old 10-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #1021
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Talking First Family Trip to Disney

We're booked at the POFQ for January 6-12!!! I originally booked the LM room at AoA, for my [then] 4yo daughter and I still hope to get there one day. But when the P/S/D packages came out, I saw the week in a moderate was actually cheaper than the week in the AoA LM room by $158. After waiting a few too many days, I called my agent to make the switch. We had to "settle" for a Garden View because the standard rooms were not available. That dropped my savings to about $28 but hey it's still cheaper than a value.

I'm sure I made the right decision! Figured since my husband is not a Disney fanatic he'd need a little "off" time at the hotel and this seemed just perfect for that. I'm super excited about the switch. Now to read all I can about the PORFQ. I've already requested a high floor, but now have to check out which buildings are the quietest since I'm a light sleeper.

Any tips for a newbie are certainly welcome! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #1022
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We're booked at the POFQ for January 6-12!!! I originally booked the LM room at AoA, for my [then] 4yo daughter and I still hope to get there one day. But when the P/S/D packages came out, I saw the week in a moderate was actually cheaper than the week in the AoA LM room by $158. After waiting a few too many days, I called my agent to make the switch. We had to "settle" for a Garden View because the standard rooms were not available. That dropped my savings to about $28 but hey it's still cheaper than a value.

I'm sure I made the right decision! Figured since my husband is not a Disney fanatic he'd need a little "off" time at the hotel and this seemed just perfect for that. I'm super excited about the switch. Now to read all I can about the PORFQ. I've already requested a high floor, but now have to check out which buildings are the quietest since I'm a light sleeper.

Any tips for a newbie are certainly welcome! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Building 4 is right next to the bus stop and closer to the food court. That's the one I requested. Take a look at the map on the first post of this thread, my guess building 1, 6 and 7 are your best options.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:04 PM   #1023
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We're booked at the POFQ for January 6-12!!! I originally booked the LM room at AoA, for my [then] 4yo daughter and I still hope to get there one day. But when the P/S/D packages came out, I saw the week in a moderate was actually cheaper than the week in the AoA LM room by $158. After waiting a few too many days, I called my agent to make the switch. We had to "settle" for a Garden View because the standard rooms were not available. That dropped my savings to about $28 but hey it's still cheaper than a value.

I'm sure I made the right decision! Figured since my husband is not a Disney fanatic he'd need a little "off" time at the hotel and this seemed just perfect for that. I'm super excited about the switch. Now to read all I can about the PORFQ. I've already requested a high floor, but now have to check out which buildings are the quietest since I'm a light sleeper.

Any tips for a newbie are certainly welcome! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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We just stayed in a garden view room in Building 5. It was perfect! We requested a top floor room and it was nice and quiet. Our room overlooked the courtyard where they have the nightly movies, but we never heard any noise. The movies started at 8:30 and they never went past 10pm. One night, my DD and DH went out there and my DD was in her pajamas! I suppose we could have watched from the railing outside our room too.

The other side of our building faced the pool and we were a very short walk from the food court and buses. We would cut through Building 4 and were at the buses in seconds.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #1024
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Why no POFQ Deals?

The current special offers from WDW do not include POFQ in their list of hotels.

Why is that?

The up to 35% off room only nor the staty/play/dine note POFQ - Only POR is listed along with other moderates.

Why would this be?

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #1025
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The current special offers from WDW do not include POFQ in their list of hotels.

Why is that?

The up to 35% off room only nor the staty/play/dine note POFQ - Only POR is listed along with other moderates.

Why would this be?

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1. It's a very popular resort even without discounts

2. It's a small resort.

3. When you combine 1 + 2 you end up with a pretty high occupancy rate at the best of times. Simply put, they don't have to discount this resort (often) in order to fill rooms.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #1026
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The current special offers from WDW do not include POFQ in their list of hotels.

Why is that?

The up to 35% off room only nor the staty/play/dine note POFQ - Only POR is listed along with other moderates.

Why would this be?

Thanks,
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I noticed that as well, but was able to book the s/p/d for 3/1-3/8. Super excited...I love the FQ!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #1027
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The current special offers from WDW do not include POFQ in their list of hotels.

Why is that?

The up to 35% off room only nor the staty/play/dine note POFQ - Only POR is listed along with other moderates.

Why would this be?

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Hi,

We booked the s/p/d offer for this resort and I just checked on-line and it's still available for the offer (at least for my dates). I don't think the resort is all together excluded, perhaps some dates are sold out.????
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #1028
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The current special offers from WDW do not include POFQ in their list of hotels.

Why is that?

The up to 35% off room only nor the staty/play/dine note POFQ - Only POR is listed along with other moderates.

Why would this be?

Thanks,
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Hi,

We booked the s/p/d offer for this resort and I just checked on-line and it's still available for the offer (at least for my dates). I don't think the resort is all together excluded, perhaps some dates are sold out.????
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #1029
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I have a question about meeting up with someone staying offsite. My family (me, DH, DS13, DD11, and Ds1) will be staying at POFQ in Feb 2013. We will be meeting up with my parents everyday to go to the parks together. They are staying offsite.
1. Can they use our parking pass (we won't have a car) and park at the resort and use the buses with us?
2. If DS1 gets tired my mom said she will take him back to the hotel room to rest so we can stay at the parks with the older kids. Can I just give her my room key? Will the hotel give us an extra room key if we ask?

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #1030
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The current special offers from WDW do not include POFQ in their list of hotels.

Why is that?

The up to 35% off room only nor the staty/play/dine note POFQ - Only POR is listed along with other moderates.

Why would this be?

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It isn't excluded from the S/P & Dine promo. It is the same exact price as POR Riverside.
I just switched from a 20% AAA room only discount, to this package with 1 day park tickets, we have APs.
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Do they have any plans of setting up chairs for movie night? At some of the resorts we've stayed at they do. There's no way I could sit on the ground on a towel for the length of a movie ESP in January! Bad knee.
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1. Can they use our parking pass (we won't have a car) and park at the resort and use the buses with us?
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2. If DS1 gets tired my mom said she will take him back to the hotel room to rest so we can stay at the parks with the older kids. Can I just give her my room key?
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Do they have any plans of setting up chairs for movie night? At some of the resorts we've stayed at they do. There's no way I could sit on the ground on a towel for the length of a movie ESP in January! Bad knee.
No chairs, but there are benches around the perimeter of the courtyard that you could sit on.
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