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Old 07-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #2716
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That is very cool! I hope you will write a trip report and compare the two. Obviously, in reality, there is very little comparison, however, in your view did Disney get the ambiance or "spirit" of the French Quarter? I will look foward to your observations after your POFQ stay!
I will be sure to comment, Bourbon street was just gross, I guess if you drank the foot long drinks you would not care( I'm not a drinker). We did enjoy Decatur St.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #2717
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OK, here are a first few photos of the new POFQ Lobby to be going on with:













(thank you to the person who kindly sent them to me this morning)

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #2718
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Wow it look great
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #2719
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It looks wonderful...
Thanks for sharing the pics Andre!!

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #2720
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I've just gone through all of the 2014 seasonal rates from the WDW website and entered them into a table for POR rooms (that's three hours of my life I'm not going to get back! LOL).
OK, I've done the rest of the 2014 room rates now. They are still on a temporary page at the moment (www.portorleans.org/roomrates2014.php) but it now contains all of the Port Orleans room categories for 2014 - POR regular rooms, POR Royal Rooms, and POFQ rooms. That took some doing!

There are some oddities though, for example a King Bed room at POFQ in Peak season is $21 dollars/night more expensive than River View for the same period! I even made a graph in Excel to check (I must have far too much time on my hands!!)

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Andre, what you can accomplish in 3 hours would take me at least 12! Thanks for all of your incredible attention to details that keep us easily informed both here and on portorleans.org.
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Thanks sooo much Andre 😉
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #2723
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Quick question would a double/ full air matress fit or would I better off with a single air matress for the room and where do most people put them?

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #2724
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Ok, I hate to bring up a the Refrigerator debacle, but I have a question and Andre, you seem to be the Answer Guy for POFQ and POR. I have a DH and DD with a few medical related issues and I called Reservations yesterday as soon as the news broke about having a refrigerator available for me if possible. DD has struggles with Epilepsy (gran mal seizures) and blood sugar issues, so it is imperative that I be able to keep a refrigerator with cheese, crackers, peanut butter, fresh fruit and a few other items so her sugar doesn't drop too low and then she have a seizure. When I called the young lady I spoke to said if it was available, it would be a beverage cooler type refrig. But now I'm reading on so many threads how it is a small medical cooler type thing that is used to house injectable medication. If this is the case, this just isn't going to do. Do I need to go on and rent a small dorm type refrigerator to have brought in or should I see what happens. We will only be there for 7 nights, but I just don't want to run into any issues especially with her walking in the parks all day long and trying to adjust her sugar. Does anyone have any advice? I just don't know what to do, I've been back and forth on this all day, and DH says just wait and see what happens. But I'm a planner and I like to have all my ducks in a row, KWIM. Help.....anyone.
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Quick question would a double/ full air matress fit or would I better off with a single air mattress for the room and where do most people put them?

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I really can't imagine being able to fit a full-sized one. The only place I would think you could put an air mattress is between the door and the bed closest to the door.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #2726
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Ok, I hate to bring up a the Refrigerator debacle, but I have a question and Andre, you seem to be the Answer Guy for POFQ and POR. I have a DH and DD with a few medical related issues and I called Reservations yesterday as soon as the news broke about having a refrigerator available for me if possible. DD has struggles with Epilepsy (gran mal seizures) and blood sugar issues, so it is imperative that I be able to keep a refrigerator with cheese, crackers, peanut butter, fresh fruit and a few other items so her sugar doesn't drop too low and then she have a seizure. When I called the young lady I spoke to said if it was available, it would be a beverage cooler type refrig. But now I'm reading on so many threads how it is a small medical cooler type thing that is used to house injectable medication. If this is the case, this just isn't going to do. Do I need to go on and rent a small dorm type refrigerator to have brought in or should I see what happens. We will only be there for 7 nights, but I just don't want to run into any issues especially with her walking in the parks all day long and trying to adjust her sugar. Does anyone have any advice? I just don't know what to do, I've been back and forth on this all day, and DH says just wait and see what happens. But I'm a planner and I like to have all my ducks in a row, KWIM. Help.....anyone.
Tell them exactly what you need the refrigerator for and be specific. Besides medicine from what you have listed only the cheese would need to be kept cool. Also, I would fax the request a few days before you arrive.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #2727
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This is our first vacation at POR and we're staying at FQ pool view. I am BEYOND excited at how pretty the resort looks. I adore New Orleans and by looking at the pics of the resort and reading the reviews, I think I'm going to LOVE this resort. So excited
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #2728
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Tell them exactly what you need the refrigerator for and be specific. Besides medicine from what you have listed only the cheese would need to be kept cool. Also, I would fax the request a few days before you arrive.
I did that already, but fax as well? Ok, I can do that, but what do I do per say I get there and there isn't a frig available? Do I have a rental on stand-by? I am so worried about this. I know that they couldn't predict that this would happen, but this is really putting a kink into my worries that I thought I wouldn't have to worry about. This is why we have always stayed in the Mod's instead of Values because for the longest time frig's weren't available there. I feel like this is just another hurdle for me to try and get over. We are on DME and will have no rental car to get a cooler somewhere either. Oy Vey!!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #2729
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Thank you Helsie! I hope the rest of your trip is magical!

Thank you Andre for posting pics of the lobby. It looks very nice to me! Thank you also for all the work you have put into your site and this thread.
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Just booked our package for March 22 to 28. Staying in an accessible room at PoFQ. So excited.
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