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Old 06-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #2416
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We have never requested a particular location at POFQ. So far we have always had a ground floor room, in buildings 2,3 and 7. Never had a problem with any noise in any of them.

There are elevators in the center of each building, so you don't always have to use the stairs.
I LOVE your siggie!! My family sits by while I ask for a knife to get every last bit of the Lapu-Lapu soaked pineapple!! Not leaving ANY of it behind!!!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #2417
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Anyone know when all the refurbishments will be done?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #2418
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Anyone know when all the refurbishments will be done?
Should be finished sometime mid-July. When I know more detail, I'll update the FAQ in the first post.

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Old 06-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #2419
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Oh good! When we go to wdw in August I'll have to drop by for a look! I always have to get my POR pasta even when I'm not staying there, and love the walk along the river to FQ!
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:17 PM   #2420
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What's the best way for a group of 12 without a car to get from POFQ to universal for a couple of days? Not sure if there are taxis that can take us all , and what it would cost, or if we should hire a minibus for a couple of days. If we do hire, do rental companies come to the hotel?
Alamo & National are in the Wdw car care centre near MK. They do have resort pick up. Not sure if they have 12 passenger vans or you'll have to rent 2 vans.
If you have a Costco membership check on their web site. I just saw minivan for low price but can't remember if it was Alamo or Budget I'm checking prices for our August trip. But don't want minivan, just 2 of us!
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #2421
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Thanks Andre. Another question for the board, if we use the Magical Express, why would we need to request an early check in for FQ when using online check in? We would get to FQ around noon and may just go directly to the pool or DD, that being said wouldn't early check in (which may negate any special room request) be useless if ME is handling all of our luggage regardless?
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #2422
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I LOVE your siggie!! My family sits by while I ask for a knife to get every last bit of the Lapu-Lapu soaked pineapple!! Not leaving ANY of it behind!!!!
I always bring a spork or two with me when I visit. No telling how many Lapu Lapu's I will be drinking.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #2423
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Thanks Andre. Another question for the board, if we use the Magical Express, why would we need to request an early check in for FQ when using online check in?
There's no such thing as early checkin per se. Just use the online system to tell them what sort of time you are likely to be arriving; if a room is ready when you get there, that's great - if not, they'll let you know when it's available.

A lot of people like the idea of being given their room immediately, rather than being "dispossessed" for a few hours. If having your requests met is more important to you than just having a room ready for when you arrive, just select that option in the online checkin process.

It won't affect your luggage though, that will find its way via ME to your room whichever option you choose.

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For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #2424
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There's no such thing as early checkin per se. Just use the online system to tell them what sort of time you are likely to be arriving; if a room is ready when you get there, that's great - if not, they'll let you know when it's available.

A lot of people like the idea of being given their room immediately, rather than being "dispossessed" for a few hours. If having your requests met is more important to you than just having anroom ready for when you arrive, just select that option in the online checkin process.

It won't affect your luggage though, that will find its way via ME to your room whichever option you choose.

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Great, thanks again.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #2425
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I always break the sporks!

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I always bring a spork or two with me when I visit. No telling how many Lapu Lapu's I will be drinking.
Not proud, I ask for a steak knife!!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #2426
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Just booked POFQ for our first wedding anniversary! First time staying at this resort, any suggestions or tips when staying here? Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #2427
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When did the make your own pasta become available at French Quarter? I know that Riverside has it, but in all my stays at French Quarter -the last in May this year- they only had pasta with meatballs.
The beignets are always freshly made when ordered.
Great question! I'd also like to know if FQ's food court has the make-your-own pasta now

Also looking forward to trying the beignets!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #2428
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I like building 5 it's close to everything right in the middle =) we are going Aug 30-sept 7 can't wait it will be our 5th time at POFQ we love it there
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:41 AM   #2429
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Just booked POFQ for our first wedding anniversary! First time staying at this resort, any suggestions or tips when staying here? Thanks!
You've picked a lovely place for it, very relaxed and pleasant place to stay. As for tips and suggestions, well apart from have a good read through this rest of this thread, taking a horse-drawn carriage ride one evening in the first thing that spring to mind, and the boat ride to Downtown Disney is nice too.

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Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:56 AM   #2430
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Resort Hopping and Getting to Early ADR's

We are very excited - we have not been to Disney World in 10 years and this is our first time ever staying on site. We will be there for 13 nights this December.

We have a few early ADR's for breakfast and was wondering what is the best way to get there:

- Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom
- Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary
- Kouzinna at The Boardwalk
- 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian

By early, I mean between 9 and 9:15.

Also, we have 2 non-park days and would like to see many of the resorts and what is the easiest way:

The resorts we have dining reservations at are: The Grand Floridian, the Boardwalk, The Contemporary and Fort Wilderness.

Our must see other resorts:

The Polynesian - this will not be a problem since it is a Monorail resort.

Wilderness Lodge
Yacht and Beach Club
Caribbean Beach
Coronado Springs
Pop Century
Art of Animation

and if we have time the other resorts not mentioned.

Thanks for your help.
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