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Old 10-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #196
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Good plan - making laps around the World Showcase!

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Beignets, I don't really like them (I know!) but I figure anything I eat is more than gone with 2 laps round the world showcase
Of course one would have to make it around the world showcase without stopping to get a bite to eat or drink. Hmm??? Thant might be a problem.

I am assuming that running on the sidewalks around PORFQ might be a very pleasant run. Is this acceptable as long as you make room for other people on the walkway? Or is it frowned upon by Disney? If it is acceptable, does anyone know what the distance around the resort would be? Just an estimate is fine.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:00 PM   #197
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Andre you wouldn't happen to know when pofq will be Xmas decorating this year.yet? Is it too soon to know that?
I haven't been to WDW in November since 2004, so things may have changed, but I stayed at POFQ that year (7th-14th) and decorations were up there. I went over to GF one day to see if the gingerbread house was up - the structure was up, but the gingerbread pieces hadn't been put on yet. When I went back a few days later, it was finished.

I found this post from easyWDW from 2011 showing the house in progress on November 7th:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...out/#more-6030
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:22 AM   #198
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Of course one would have to make it around the world showcase without stopping to get a bite to eat or drink. Hmm??? Thant might be a problem.

I am assuming that running on the sidewalks around PORFQ might be a very pleasant run. Is this acceptable as long as you make room for other people on the walkway? Or is it frowned upon by Disney? If it is acceptable, does anyone know what the distance around the resort would be? Just an estimate is fine.
I am not sure about running on the sidewalks through the resort - it might be difficult in some spots? However, there is the path between FQ and POR - many, many people use that to run. I believe Andre has the detailed mileage info on his website?

Forgive me if this has been answered already - I am trying to catch up on this thread backwards.

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:55 AM   #199
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Of course one would have to make it around the world showcase without stopping to get a bite to eat or drink. Hmm??? Thant might be a problem.

I am assuming that running on the sidewalks around PORFQ might be a very pleasant run. Is this acceptable as long as you make room for other people on the walkway? Or is it frowned upon by Disney? If it is acceptable, does anyone know what the distance around the resort would be? Just an estimate is fine.
Everyone runs along the river path
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:56 AM   #200
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I haven't been to WDW in November since 2004, so things may have changed, but I stayed at POFQ that year (7th-14th) and decorations were up there. I went over to GF one day to see if the gingerbread house was up - the structure was up, but the gingerbread pieces hadn't been put on yet. When I went back a few days later, it was finished.

I found this post from easyWDW from 2011 showing the house in progress on November 7th:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...out/#more-6030
Thanks. We are 9 th- 18. Probably would have seen some go up but with thanksgiving so late this year I'm not sure
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:01 AM   #201
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So excited! We have never stayed at POFQ before but I am really looking forward to it after reading this board. We check in on 10/18. Should I wait until Monday to do my room requests? And is faxing still the best way to do that?
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So excited! We have never stayed at POFQ before but I am really looking forward to it after reading this board. We check in on 10/18. Should I wait until Monday to do my room requests? And is faxing still the best way to do that?
I need the fax number myself
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:32 AM   #203
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Room requests via Fax is in this thread, see pg 1

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:35 AM   #204
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Room requests via Fax is in this thread, see pg 1

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....116216&page=12
Thank you scard.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #205
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I am set on POFQ for our August trip. I will be booking in January after SO gets the vacation time approved. I think we are going to do 8/20-8/29. We can always play with those dates if he has to work with certain days at work.

What kind of RO discounts are offered around this time of year?? We won't be doing the DDP anymore since it doesn't work for our family dynamics anymore (disney adult kid and we want to do less TS meals). We've always done free DDP in the past so I'm not sure what other discounts are offered around this time of year for this resort.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #206
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I am set on POFQ for our August trip. I will be booking in January after SO gets the vacation time approved. I think we are going to do 8/20-8/29. We can always play with those dates if he has to work with certain days at work.

What kind of RO discounts are offered around this time of year?? We won't be doing the DDP anymore since it doesn't work for our family dynamics anymore (disney adult kid and we want to do less TS meals). We've always done free DDP in the past so I'm not sure what other discounts are offered around this time of year for this resort.
Historically, POFQ has had much smaller RO discounts than the other moderates if they are included at all. For example CBR, POR and CSR will have a 20-25% RO discount and POFQ will have 5%. And the rooms at that 5% off go fast. Disney uses discounts to fill rooms. With POFQ being very popular and small, they are running near capacity without offering discounts.

That could change for your dates, but that is how it's been in the past.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #207
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Historically, POFQ has had much smaller RO discounts than the other moderates if they are included at all. For example CBR, POR and CSR will have a 20-25% RO discount and POFQ will have 5%. And the rooms at that 5% off go fast. Disney uses discounts to fill rooms. With POFQ being very popular and small, they are running near capacity without offering discounts.

That could change for your dates, but that is how it's been in the past.

I was really hoping for a 20-25% discount. Might have to change our resort. We do love CBR also so we shall see.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #208
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Hi everyone,
Hopefully I'm posting this is the right spot. We will be travelling to POFQ in March for 4 nights with my parents. My father is 75 and will just have completed cancer treatment (both chemo and radiation) about 9 weeks prior to our trip. Our family as a whole has been undecided about whether or not the trip will be too much for him, but he really wants to go and it is giving him something to look forward to as he ploughs through the ugliness of this disease.

I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice on which building to request (I know nothing can be guaranteed, but a request can't hurt). View is not as important as location - something that is easily accessible to the pool, food court and bus stop. I have never been to this resort so I'm a little at a loss.

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Hopefully I'm posting this is the right spot. We will be travelling to POFQ in March for 4 nights with my parents. My father is 75 and will just have completed cancer treatment (both chemo and radiation) about 9 weeks prior to our trip. Our family as a whole has been undecided about whether or not the trip will be too much for him, but he really wants to go and it is giving him something to look forward to as he ploughs through the ugliness of this disease.

I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice on which building to request (I know nothing can be guaranteed, but a request can't hurt). View is not as important as location - something that is easily accessible to the pool, food court and bus stop. I have never been to this resort so I'm a little at a loss.

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I would ask for building 5 bottom floor ! Explain the situation they are very nice there and usually grant our request =) good luck and have a great trip !
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #210
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Hopefully I'm posting this is the right spot. We will be travelling to POFQ in March for 4 nights with my parents. My father is 75 and will just have completed cancer treatment (both chemo and radiation) about 9 weeks prior to our trip. Our family as a whole has been undecided about whether or not the trip will be too much for him, but he really wants to go and it is giving him something to look forward to as he ploughs through the ugliness of this disease.

I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice on which building to request (I know nothing can be guaranteed, but a request can't hurt). View is not as important as location - something that is easily accessible to the pool, food court and bus stop. I have never been to this resort so I'm a little at a loss.

Thanks in advance!
My wishes and prayer for a successful treatment for your dad. If you booked directly through Disney please call special needs (reservation numbers handy) at 407-939-7807 x 1. Explain the situation and ask if they could help with room assignment on the first floor of bldg 4 or 5 close to the food court/lobby/bus. This will also keep you quite close to everything. When you call, if they are not helpful...please, please pm or email me and I can try to help.
Would it help for him to have a bathroom with handrails? The resort has fully handicap accessible rooms (wheelchair bathroom) and rooms for those who need some assistance, like bathroom handrails. With something this serious, Disney will help.
If your dad finds he is tiring easily, the resorts do have wheelchairs for guests to use for the length of stay, free of charge or one can be rented at the park with a small discount if you pay for multiple days. It will stay in each park and if you park hop, just take the receipt to the next park wheelchair rental.

God bless your family as you walk this very challenging and often scary journey with your dad.
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