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Old 04-07-2009, 09:50 AM   #271
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This is such a pretty resort! I love the look of the buildings and the river that is next to it. I would probably pick this resort over any other moderate resort. I am really confused, though- who are those alligators and the mardi gras clown supposed to be? Are they from a Disney movie or story?

I think they are just meant to be fun, colorful things to tie into the theme of the resort. We last stayed here a llllooonnnggg time ago though, so maybe another DIS-er can answer better...
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #272
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I believe that's all just meant to be New Orleans/Louisiana theming - Mardi Gras parades and floats have those large heads and adornments like in the food court, the gators are something very common to the Louisiana swamps, and they are done up in mardi-gras-like colors and caracatures, and they are playing musical instruments as a take on the 'jazz' theme, which New Orleans is famous for.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:02 PM   #273
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Ah, I see! I just really love it when Disney goes that extra mile and they add their famous characters to the resorts! I think it makes the resort more special to have official Disney themes than generic characters that any resort could have. (Plus I think we could pay a lot less money to stay somewhere else if Disney themes aren't a necessity) I think the alligators are really cute... I thought I saw them in a Disney movie... But I think that Mardi Gras clown/jester guy is really creepy. (Just like the clown slide at Boardwalk Inn).
Speaking of themes and other resorts, it looks like Disney is removing a lot of the Disney! I remember seeing pictures of the rooms at Grand Floridian and they had themed Disney Rooms with the fairys and Alice - what ever happened to that? I've never been to Disney World before, but I've been researching for a while now and a lot of their resorts to me are losing the magic and just becoming kind of generic.
If anyone is really familiar with the resorts and could give me some of the best choices for generous Disney themes. That'd be great!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #274
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Thanks to everyone for sharing....LOVE POFQ!!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:04 AM   #275
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Leaving in 20 days!

I have my cameras ready! Video, DSLR, and an Olympus Tough...which I will most likely use the most. I am looking forward to some "wet" shots...pool and water rides.

Any requests? Get them in now....we are there for 11 days. So, I will have time for some wandering pics.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:49 PM   #276
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Cool Pofq

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Leaving in 20 days!

I have my cameras ready! Video, DSLR, and an Olympus Tough...which I will most likely use the most. I am looking forward to some "wet" shots...pool and water rides.

Any requests? Get them in now....we are there for 11 days. So, I will have time for some wandering pics.

Pretty much teh same here. Leaving in 23 days for 05/04-05/14. Not bringing as many cameras as above, but we are planning on taking lots of pics especially since it's our 1st stay at POFQ!!
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:57 PM   #277
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Well tomorrow is my final payment so that means the honeymoon is almost here keep the pics coming help me get through the next month and a half
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:08 AM   #278
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Any requests? Get them in now....we are there for 11 days. So, I will have time for some wandering pics.
Any Port Orleans pics are always great to see! There's a similar thread for Riverside too, if you happen to take a stroll over there on one of your wandering days.

On a more specific note, so probably of less general interest here, if you (or anyone else) get a chance to take some snaps of any of the price boards and/or information signage (such as menus in the restaurants or bars, facility operating hours, etc) that helps me to keep the Port Orleans unofficial website up to date with any changes at the resort.

Have a great time!

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Old 04-18-2009, 05:59 PM   #279
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We just came back from the POFQ and the resort is just beautiful. I think this might be one of my favorite resorts

When we arrived on our first day we had this in our room.


This is a view of the back of Bldg 3 by the parking lot.


These were taking from across our balcony. Facing Bldg 2 maybe


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Old 04-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #280
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Here's one more:

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Old 04-19-2009, 08:03 AM   #281
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Miprender - thanks for posting the pics! We'll be there in 3 days! Can't wait!!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:20 PM   #282
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:24 PM   #283
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:14 PM   #284
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Boohoo...all these pictures make me miss the French Qtr! Everyone that is going soon wont be disappointed. I just loved this resort and think I want to stay there again.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #285
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riverfront view from second floor

Gaters at pool

Street musician gators

I love the street signs

More street signs

Misty morning view of the river

Jester in food court

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