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Old 09-20-2009, 09:37 PM   #1546
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Wifey, How wonderful! So glad you are having a great time...FQ is so pretty.

If possible, would you post a link to your food review? Would like to follow along!

Thanks for taking time during your stay to pop by.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #1547
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I just clicked your link. Are you on the Moms Panel? Btw, I grew up in Baltimore, just north of the no-longer-there Memorial Stadium.
No, I'm not on the Moms Panel, that would be really cool. My wife applied for the 2010 panel. I miss Memorial Stadium.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:50 PM   #1548
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Wifey, How wonderful! So glad you are having a great time...FQ is so pretty.

If possible, would you post a link to your food review? Would like to follow along!

Thanks for taking time during your stay to pop by.
Let me see here it should be at ...
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2204927
I'm going to try and pop it into my siggie soon
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:05 PM   #1549
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It's a shame that they made the fountain a smoking area it would have been a perfect spot to enjoy a coffee as the sun comes up.
Yes, that would be my one disappointment. It seems that some of the nicest locations for just sitting are now smoking areas. I would have liked to have sat down by the water on the covered dock area, but that is a smoking area now too. And even with these areas designated for smoking, I saw way more people standing outside their rooms smoking than actually using the smoking areas. Two girls (underage and without chaperones) sat right outside our ac vent and smoked. My husband has a lung disorder and we spoke to the girls but they acted like we should apologize to them. Oh well. POFQ is great in all other aspects and you can't blame the resort for the behavior of the guests.
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Ok you two -- get your Lime Green Mickey Heads from Home Depot and put them in your window and on your backpacks / waist packs / side bags and wherever else you can think of so you can find each other! And then come back and tell us about it.
That's a good idea!
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #1551
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Just back - observations

Just got back from a fabulous week! The FQ is still my favorite though in places it is showing a little wear and tear. Also noticed more smokers in random places this year. My kids were disappointed that the slide was always closed while we were there...it was closed before 10pm. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful all week! Beingets were as yummy as we remembered. Mousekeeping was just ok.

The biggest difference we saw this year was the bus service. In the past, we rarely shared a bus with riverside. This year we shared about half the time and sometimes it went to Riverside first and sometimes FQ first both with pick up and drop offs. I found they still ran pretty frequently so the wait was minimal either way.

This is still my fav resort!
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #1552
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Just wondering-how easy/hard is it to get towels at the pool at FQ? Would it be best to bring our own?
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #1553
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Just wondering-how easy/hard is it to get towels at the pool at FQ? Would it be best to bring our own?
There are free towels at the poolside, use as many as you need. You can drop them off at the pool again, or if you take them back to the room the maids will collect them for you the next day.

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:42 PM   #1554
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re pool slide closed @ 10 pm, assume it was due to lifeguards being off duty. Just wondering (doubtful we'd swim late, moreso the early birds in the water), is the pool open 24-7 or does it close entirely @ a particular time?
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:19 AM   #1555
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The pool remains open late but the slide closes when the lifeguards are not on duty.
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thanks should've asked, re temp in the winter.

jmho, in the early fall the pools r chilly @ night onsite, don't seem as though they turn up the heat until Dec. I've been happy with the pool temps @ the values then and most of the DVC resorts during Dec trips...always like how the pools look @ night with the mist coming off them.

anybody go last year in early Dec & remember how 'toasty' the pool was in evening & am?
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:09 AM   #1557
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thanks should've asked, re temp in the winter.
All WDW pools are kept at 82 degrees year-round. I guess the summer sun probably warms them up beyond that at times though.

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Thanks for the reply about the towels, Andre...good to know I'll have more room in my luggage for souvenirs.

Anyone know if there's a hottub at FQ? That's the one thing DH and I were disappointed about at POP...no hottub. And after a LONG day in the parks, it would've really come in handy.
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Anyone know if there's a hottub at FQ? That's the one thing DH and I were disappointed about at POP...no hottub. And after a LONG day in the parks, it would've really come in handy.
Yes, there's a nice hot tub in a secluded area near the pool (and in front of the Mardi Grogs pool bar, if my memory is correct).

I'm looking forward to trying it out in about three weeks!
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There's a few pics of the POFQ hot tub here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....849928&page=27

Scroll about half-way down the page.

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