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Old 06-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #2461
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Thank you both! I'm armed with new material to get on with now
(to add to research about pin codes, chances of bargains from the uk, working out where we can eat... I'm so new to this and completely lost!)
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #2462
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #2463
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Ah, that's the DISboards own podcast. Yes, it sounds like Pete had a bad day there. They went back more recently and had a completely different experience. Check out
http://www.disunplugged.com/2013/02/...-orlando-show/ for the update.

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #2464
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Here now...loving this resort!! We are in building five, second floor. The pool is great, grounds lovely, staff is very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed taking the boat to downtown Disney. A great day at a great resort!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #2465
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Is the POFQ food court going to be closed for refurb starting Nov. 30? Just read that on the Dec DISers FB page and IF its true, I need to change resorts. That doesn't make me happy. Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #2466
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Is the POFQ food court going to be closed for refurb starting Nov. 30? Just read that on the Dec DISers FB page and IF its true, I need to change resorts. That doesn't make me happy. Can anyone confirm or deny?
If it's not on Andre's website I'd have a hard time believing it's true.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #2467
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Ah, that's the DISboards own podcast. Yes, sounds like Pete has a bad day there. They went back more recently and had a completely different experience. Check out
http://www.disunplugged.com/2013/02/...-orlando-show/

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I listened to this show and they didn't review the resort. Is there a way to search the podcasts?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #2468
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Is the POFQ food court going to be closed for refurb starting Nov. 30? Just read that on the Dec DISers FB page and IF its true, I need to change resorts. That doesn't make me happy. Can anyone confirm or deny?
For the second time, totally false
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:08 AM   #2469
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I listened to this show and they didn't review the resort.
Yes they did, it's in the first "7 Resorts in 7 Days" segment (episode number 569, part way down the page) not the initial weekly news/updates part.

They covered both POFQ and POR in fact, and I seem to recall that Port Orleans came out as the team's overall favourite from all of the resorts they visited.


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Is the POFQ food court going to be closed for refurb starting Nov. 30? Just read that on the Dec DISers FB page and IF its true, I need to change resorts. That doesn't make me happy. Can anyone confirm or deny?
It is untrue, as Backstage Gal has said (and believe me, she should know!). Could you let us have a link to the FB page in question? (Is it this one: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/122010097961024/ ?)

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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
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:53 AM   #2470
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For the second time, totally false

OK. Sorry. Didn't see the first post about this and yes, I searched before I asked.


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It is untrue, as Backstage Gal has said (and believe me, she should know!). Could you let us have a link to the FB page in question? (Is it this one: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/122010097961024/ ?)

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It is. And the person that stated it has since said she was incorrect. What is your website that I should be following? This will be our first stay at POFQ (even though I've booked there 3 times in the past and then bail for a deluxe with a good PIN.). We are looking forward to giving it a try!
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Yes they did, it's in the first "7 Resorts in 7 Days" segment (episode number 569, part way down the page) not the initial weekly news/updates part.

They covered both POFQ and POR in fact, and I seem to recall that Port Orleans came out as the team's overall favourite from all of the resorts they visited.




It is untrue, as Backstage Gal has said (and believe me, she should know!). Could you let us have a link to the FB page in question? (Is it this one: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/122010097961024/ ?)

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I listened to 568. Thanks for the exact episode number.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #2472
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I listened to this show and they didn't review the resort. Is there a way to search the podcasts?
You want to view the video of episode 569.About half way down the page.
The POFQ review starts around the 12:00 mark or so.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #2473
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If possible I would like to know which options are given for room location when doing online check-in. We are able to do online check-in in 3 days and we have already booked pool view but would also like to request building 5! thanks!
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:24 PM   #2474
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If possible I would like to know which options are given for room location when doing online check-in. We are able to do online check-in in 3 days and we have already booked pool view but would also like to request building 5! thanks!
Not much, handicap, pack in play ... Stupid stuff but nowhere to address view, building location.... Total waste if you ask me... We called and had it, location, building etc floor listed on our reservation.... Only reason we did the on line reservation was to list our arrival time hoping to get an early check in, like 10am vs 3pm....

We have got our building , floor and corner room and as for early check in, room ready earliest 11:00am
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #2475
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What is your website that I should be following? This will be our first stay at POFQ (even though I've booked there 3 times in the past and then bail for a deluxe with a good PIN.). We are looking forward to giving it a try!
Andre's website is www.portorleans.org. Great site, with almost everything you need to know! (If it were really everything, we wouldn't need this thread, now would we? )
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