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Old 10-13-2012, 05:30 AM   #1036
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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?
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?
Your folks can use your parking pass if you don't have a car yourself - they can even drive you to parks and get free parking there too, which might be easier if they are going to bring DS1 back to the hotel for you (not such a good idea for the MK though, better to use the buses for that park).

You will be given room keys for everyone staying in the room if you ask for them, so just give one of the kids' keys to your mom, no problem at all.

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We are in our way to airport. Can't wait to check in. Just got engaged yesterday looking forward to a great vacation!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:01 AM   #1038
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Going on Thursday for 2 weeks from the UK! What time, in general, would you suggest us to be at the Port Orleans FQ bus stop for (assuming 9am official opening*) and aiming to be among the first to hit a headliner ride? I was thinking 8am?

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*I am hearing that the Parks, except MK, are opening unofficially 15-20 minutes early so would want to get there for that.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:04 AM   #1039
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No milk or orange/apple juice in the dispensers, but you can get Hi-C fruit punch and pomegranate lemonade. See http://www.portorleans.org/floatworks.php#Drinks

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No milk as such, but I'm pretty sure that last time at POR I asked a CM about milk for mixing with the tea and they told me to get one of the little cartons about of the fridges. So, we did that the rest of the time (for tea, not to drink it as milk!).
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #1040
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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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I was able to boom s/p/d for FQ with no problem, although I read the RO discount was unavailable for FQ or it was only 5%.

This is a small resort with fabulous amenities (good bus service, the boat to DTD, pool hop option to POR) and I'm sure they have no problem booking it to its capacity with no discount at all.

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Going on Thursday for 2 weeks from the UK! What time, in general, would you suggest us to be at the Port Orleans FQ bus stop for (assuming 9am official opening*) and aiming to be among the first to hit a headliner ride? I was thinking 8am?

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*I am hearing that the Parks, except MK, are opening unofficially 15-20 minutes early so would want to get there for that.
FQ has a very solid bus situation but my suggestion is to take the bus to MK around 7:40am to find a good spot to the rope drop show and be one of the first to enter the park. To all the other parks, 8am should give you plenty of time.

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FQ has a very solid bus situation but my suggestion is to take the bus to MK around 7:40am to find a good spot to the rope drop show and be one of the first to enter the park. To all the other parks, 8am should give you plenty of time.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #1043
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Your folks can use your parking pass if you don't have a car yourself - they can even drive you to parks and get free parking there too, which might be easier if they are going to bring DS1 back to the hotel for you (not such a good idea for the MK though, better to use the buses for that park).

You will be given room keys for everyone staying in the room if you ask for them, so just give one of the kids' keys to your mom, no problem at all.

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Thank you, that's very helpful!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #1044
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King Bed Rooms?

Hi everyone! All of the information available on this thread is amazing. Thank you!
I have a king room booked at POFQ and I am wondering where these rooms are located. I know they can be "anywhere in the resort", but are there king rooms in each building? I was thinking of adding a request for an upper floor room in building 5 to my reservation, but if that building has no king rooms it wouldn't make any sense.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #1045
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I have a king room booked at POFQ and I am wondering where these rooms are located. I know they can be "anywhere in the resort", but are there king rooms in each building?
Yes, "anywhere in the resort" means in any of the buildings.

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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.
20%? I thought AAA was 10%. That's what they gave me. How would you get 20?
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #1047
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So excited! I booked our first stay at POFQ to celebrate our anniversary. We will be there in February and can't wait. We were able to use the new s/p/d discount. We upgraded our roon and bought the dining plan for around $230 more than we originally paid. So with the discount, we got around $900 in extras for $230. I will take it!
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:11 AM   #1048
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20%? I thought AAA was 10%. That's what they gave me. How would you get 20?
I booked it early to get the best discount. I've heard as time goes on the discounts get lower. Guess kinda like wdw discounts. They must allow x amount of rooms for each discount tier. I booked directly with wdw reservations.
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I booked it early to get the best discount. I've heard as time goes on the discounts get lower. Guess kinda like wdw discounts. They must allow x amount of rooms for each discount tier. I booked directly with wdw reservations.
I booked in Nov. 2010 for April 2012 trip which was then cancelled and moved to April 2013, so I think I booked pretty early! All I got was the 10%. I even called yesterday to see if there was a better AAA discount available or if I had a PIN code. Nope! The guy did tell me to call back toward the end of the month and then added, "but you know that cast members don't really know anything either," with a chuckle. So I'll be on the phone again in a few weeks.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #1050
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We will be staying at POFQ 1/28-2/7. We got the s/p/d discount. This will be our first time staying here. Actually it will be our first time staying anywhere besides Pop.

We are very excited!! I do not have a ticker since this is a surprise trip for the girls. We are doing Universal too, before WDW.
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