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Old 04-15-2009, 07:42 AM   #691
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This is our first trip to POFQ and we are only staying 2 nights.....so which building/floor would you suggest for a nice standard view? Would like to be within easy walking distance of the main pool and the restuarant.

Also, how do you book the horse and carriage rides? How much are they? And where do they take you? Looks lovely!
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:19 AM   #692
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You'll find loads of great info on the first page and on Andre's site dedicated to Port Orleans: http://www.portorleans.org/

None of the buildings are a long walk - it is a compact and lovely resort. Tree lined streets, courtyards, fountains.... If you want to be closest to the Lobby/Food Court/Bus bldg 5 is the most central, some parts of bldg 4 are very close, bldg 2 is a very nice location. Some guests enjoy bldg 3 as it is on the other side of the Lobby bldg.

Have fun and enjoy your stay at FQ!
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #693
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You'll find loads of great info on the first page and on Andre's site dedicated to Port Orleans: http://www.portorleans.org/

None of the buildings are a long walk - it is a compact and lovely resort. Tree lined streets, courtyards, fountains.... If you want to be closest to the Lobby/Food Court/Bus bldg 5 is the most central, some parts of bldg 4 are very close, bldg 2 is a very nice location. Some guests enjoy bldg 3 as it is on the other side of the Lobby bldg.

Have fun and enjoy your stay at FQ!
Just had to say that easter Sunday Pic in your signature is ADORABLE!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:27 AM   #694
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Just had to say that easter Sunday Pic in your signature is ADORABLE!!
Aw, how sweet! Thank you! First baby, first grand baby..apple of everyone's eye for sure.

Your munchkins are pretty darn cute - look at those faces!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:46 PM   #695
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Speaking of LGMH - I was thinking about making one so I can have it with me this trip. How/what do I need? I know the mickey head (in alien green) from Home Depot. But do you laminate it? What/how do you hang it from your bag?
I honestly don't know what the protocol is. I peeled some of the LGMHs off the backing, put two of them together back to back, then enclosed them with clear Contact paper (shelf liner with one sticky side). I punched a hole in two so that they will hang from the clip on my fanny pack. The others? I will figure out what to do with them when I get there. Maybe give a few away. Maybe put one in my window.
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Just saw someone mention this in another post so it got me thinking..

Is there anywhere on POFQ property (or POR) to actually get REAL coffee? Not that Nescafe stuff they try to pass as coffee?
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Just saw someone mention this in another post so it got me thinking..

Is there anywhere on POFQ property (or POR) to actually get REAL coffee? Not that Nescafe stuff they try to pass as coffee?
Allears has some info here: http://allears.net/din/coffee.htm

It looks like the only place at Port Orleans area is Boatwrights.
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Allears has some info here: http://allears.net/din/coffee.htm

It looks like the only place at Port Orleans area is Boatwrights.
yeah i was crossing my fingers that the list on allears isn't up to date. I noticed the GFC isn't on there at the GF (i know they serve 'real' coffee too) so it was wishful thinking! haha!
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I think POFQ last had a refurbishment in 2004 so it will most likely be a while before it has another one unless it drastically needs doing.
Hello we are here right now (kiddos are taking a nap) and this Resort is just beautiful. Our rooms are in Bldg 3 and are fine. No signs of wear and tear and the painting crew has been out all week sprucing up the area.
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Hello we are here right now (kiddos are taking a nap) and this Resort is just beautiful. Our rooms are in Bldg 3 and are fine. No signs of wear and tear and the painting crew has been out all week sprucing up the area.
Thanks for posting a live update! We will be arriving in just 6 days - can't wait!!!

I assume you are on a laptop computer? Is the plug in between the two beds or over by the round table (near the window)? Just curious as I'll be bringing my laptop as well!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! How are the crowds? Thinning out - I hope!!!
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Thanks for posting a live update! We will be arriving in just 6 days - can't wait!!!

I assume you are on a laptop computer? Is the plug in between the two beds or over by the round table (near the window)? Just curious as I'll be bringing my laptop as well!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! How are the crowds? Thinning out - I hope!!!

I was wondering the same thing..and does it fit in the safe?
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That's why I love this board , there are so many other guests regularly updating the information. It's great to know what is happening as it happens you are amazing We are really looking forward to our stay in September and we are hoping the weather isn't too wet at this time of year but even if it does get damp at least we'll have a nice hotel room to relax in
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I was wondering the same thing..and does it fit in the safe?
I think it will all depend on the size of the computer. At Pop, I had a 13" macbook and that fit perfectly. I don't know if I would have been able to fit my 15" IBM work laptop though. If it doesn't fit, just lock it in your luggage and put one of those TSA approved luggage locks on it. I've done that in the past with no problems!
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The safe is not very big I wouldn't want to cram a laptop in there. We took one last year and just placed it in one of the drawers during the day. It was fine we didn't have any problems. The internet is very slow there though!
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:13 AM   #705
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I booked a standard view at POFQ for our upcoming trip. I noticed that portorleans.org lists Buildings 1, 6 and 7 as the quietest. Now I'm looking for specific suggestions for quiet rooms/areas to request. I'm very senstitive to extraneous noise and would like to try and avoid it if at all possible (i.e. away from pool, walkways, food court etc.)

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