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Old 01-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #1291
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Love, love, love this resort!!! We just returned form our 20th DW vacation, but first stay at POFQ. We've stayed at many of the other DW resorts (only Pop in the value category) and had never really wanted to try FQ. What a mistake that was. We found this resort to be such a perfect size and so quaint!!! I've been to New Orleans a few times and this resort certainly captures that feel. We stayed in building 5 as requested, room 5343, and it was perfect. A round trip coffee trip in the morning of under 4 minutes. We only shared a bus once and that was for a return trip from Animal Kingdom. The service to all the parks was very fast, we never waited for more than 10 minutes. The boat to DTD was a really nice way to travel!!! Can't wait to go back and stay at FQ again!
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Love, love, love this resort!!! We just returned form our 20th DW vacation, but first stay at POFQ. We've stayed at many of the other DW resorts (only Pop in the value category) and had never really wanted to try FQ. What a mistake that was. We found this resort to be such a perfect size and so quaint!!! I've been to New Orleans a few times and this resort certainly captures that feel. We stayed in building 5 as requested, room 5343, and it was perfect. A round trip coffee trip in the morning of under 4 minutes. We only shared a bus once and that was for a return trip from Animal Kingdom. The service to all the parks was very fast, we never waited for more than 10 minutes. The boat to DTD was a really nice way to travel!!! Can't wait to go back and stay at FQ again!
Now where's that LIKE button! I'm glad you had such a great time and enjoyed the resort so much.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #1293
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Love, love, love this resort!!! We just returned form our 20th DW vacation, but first stay at POFQ. We've stayed at many of the other DW resorts (only Pop in the value category) and had never really wanted to try FQ. What a mistake that was. We found this resort to be such a perfect size and so quaint!!! I've been to New Orleans a few times and this resort certainly captures that feel. We stayed in building 5 as requested, room 5343, and it was perfect. A round trip coffee trip in the morning of under 4 minutes. We only shared a bus once and that was for a return trip from Animal Kingdom. The service to all the parks was very fast, we never waited for more than 10 minutes. The boat to DTD was a really nice way to travel!!! Can't wait to go back and stay at FQ again!
ya we love this resort for its size and trasportation to and from all the parks and DTD, the boat is a great way to travel but not on wet cold days lol

and we have staryed there the last 3 times we went and we have never had to share a bus with another resort and the wait times are always 10mins or less
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #1294
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So, we are getting ready to book a trip for September of 2013 and I was curious. If there were to be a promotion come out for that time frame, is POFQ usually excluded from those?

We stayed at CBR last year and was able to get free dining, but I read someone else say that POFQ was exempt from a lot of offers, possibly because it's small and not difficult to fill.

Just looking for other's experiences.. thanks.
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So, we are getting ready to book a trip for September of 2013 and I was curious. If there were to be a promotion come out for that time frame, is POFQ usually excluded from those?

We stayed at CBR last year and was able to get free dining, but I read someone else say that POFQ was exempt from a lot of offers, possibly because it's small and not difficult to fill.

Just looking for other's experiences.. thanks.
Lately POFQ has been excluded from most offers.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #1296
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That's what I was afraid of... It would be really nice if we could snag another discount like we did last year.

Is POR usually excluded too?
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POR usually tends to have more deals, but sometimes only on certain room types. POFQ does sometimes have a few, but the available rooms sell out very quickly.

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So, we are getting ready to book a trip for September of 2013 and I was curious. If there were to be a promotion come out for that time frame, is POFQ usually excluded from those?

We stayed at CBR last year and was able to get free dining, but I read someone else say that POFQ was exempt from a lot of offers, possibly because it's small and not difficult to fill.

Just looking for other's experiences.. thanks.
When we went last August there was a 20% off certain mods but POFQ was excluded. Instead we got 5% off. We saved something like $60. We could have moved but we didn't want to.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:53 PM   #1299
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I just received a PIN code in the mail for free dining!! It expires in March though. We don't love crowds though so we're considering going the last week of January!! Ack!! We've been once before and stayed at the FQ and everyone in the family (hubby and 2 kids) all want to stay there again. I called tonight and there is availability for that week., which I'm thrilled about. I'm sure our dining options will be limited at the more popular character meals, but has anyone had success planning a vacation with such short notice?


Can someone please let me know if a grill cheese is still an option at the food court at the FQ? We were there in Jan 2011 and it was on the kids menu, I think. Thanks so much!!

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I just received a PIN code in the mail for free dining!! It expires in March though. We don't love crowds though so we're considering going the last week of January!! Ack!! We've been once before and stayed at the FQ and everyone in the family (hubby and 2 kids) all want to stay there again. I called tonight and there is availability for that week., which I'm thrilled about. I'm sure our dining options will be limited at the more popular character meals, but has anyone had success planning a vacation with such short notice?

Can someone please let me know if a grill cheese is still an option at the food court at the FQ? We were there in Jan 2011 and it was on the kids menu, I think. Thanks so much!!
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Oct. 2013!

Just booked our first trip for oct. 19-25!!!!!! (Need to change ticker) Hoping for FD....sounds like I might have to change resorts for this?
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Flying out Saturday for Pre wdw stay in Ft. Lauderdale. Almost finished packing, electronics charged. Getting excited
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Just booked our first trip for oct. 19-25!!!!!! (Need to change ticker) Hoping for FD....sounds like I might have to change resorts for this?
We just got back and were able to book with the Stay, Play and Dine promo, so sometimes they do have offers. I'd call as soon as a promo comes out in case FQ is included because rooms could go fast.
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Just booked our first trip for oct. 19-25!!!!!! (Need to change ticker) Hoping for FD....sounds like I might have to change resorts for this?
We will be at FQ next week, and we were able to book the Stay/Play $ Dine too. It was the same price as POR got. It seems POFQ doesn't get the discount on room discounts, but can on package promos?
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