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Old 07-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #2791
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One more movie question - do you need to bring a blanket to sit on? or can we use towels from the hotel?
They provide free pool-style towels for sitting on, and tend to discourage you taking room towels.

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Old 07-20-2013, 05:34 PM   #2792
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My TA informed me to not count on PORFQ for FD that no rooms are available as they all went to the pin group.

Is this for real?
I don't know what's going to happen as far as the new (rumored yes, but I believe it will happen) FD offer for Fall goes, but I had a standard view room at POFQ booked before FD was offered for September and had no problem having FD applied to my reservation.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #2793
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We are looking to stay here next June. How soon should we make reservations? Will June get booked up soon? Do we need to put money down when we reserve a room? We are still paying for this summer's DLR trip (the credit card bill hasn't come yet) and so I don't want to pay anything yet if we don't have to.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #2794
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We are looking to stay here next June. How soon should we make reservations? Will June get booked up soon? Do we need to put money down when we reserve a room? We are still paying for this summer's DLR trip (the credit card bill hasn't come yet) and so I don't want to pay anything yet if we don't have to.
Can't comment on the timing, but if you book a room-only reservation, you have to put down one night's rate as a deposit. If you book a package, you have to put down $200.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #2795
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I don't know what's going to happen as far as the new (rumored yes, but I believe it will happen) FD offer for Fall goes, but I had a standard view room at POFQ booked before FD was offered for September and had no problem having FD applied to my reservation.
Right now I am at a value so maybe that's why she said that. I am staying positive about it!
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #2796
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Can't comment on the timing, but if you book a room-only reservation, you have to put down one night's rate as a deposit. If you book a package, you have to put down $200.
Ok, thank you sounds like about $200 either way. I'd still love to know how quickly it fills up for June if anyone else knows.
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Pool questions

How late is the pool open at POFQ?? Is there a height limit on the slide???

Getting soooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!

Also - we have ADR at the POR Restaurant - is it good???
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #2798
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Ok, thank you sounds like about $200 either way. I'd still love to know how quickly it fills up for June if anyone else knows.
That depends on how many people book! But it is a summer month, so expect it to fill up more quickly than February would. Don't forget refunds for bookings made directly with Disney are fully refundable (up to 6 days before arrival for room-only, 45 days for packages).


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How late is the pool open at POFQ?? Is there a height limit on the slide???

Also - we have ADR at the POR Restaurant - is it good???
The POFQ pool is open as late as people want to go swimming - but the slide and life guards stop at 10pm during peak months, and 8pm off-peak. No height limit on the slide, but it is strictly one person at a time - no adults sliding with their younger kids.

I like Boatwright's, and have enjoyed several meals there. The last one the wait time was pretty long, but that could have been a one-off as it was President's Week. Reviews do seem to be a bit variable though.

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I just had to share my excitement.....my mom and I have taken an annual mother/daughter trip for the last 10 years since my dad passed away. With the exception of one really tightly budgeted year where we went Value, we have stayed at POFQ for every trip. We absolutely love it there and don't ever want to try anywhere else. We had planned on skipping this year for financial reasons, but decided to throw caution to the wind and book for the end of September to get FD. By the time we made the decision, POFQ was all booked up for FD packages, so we went with the only available Moderate, Caribbean Beach. I tried to get psyched about it, but deep down I was pretty bummed. I read up on that resort, and while the grounds look beautiful, the double beds and the blah interiors were not ideal. Neither were the multiple bus stops. I checked POFQ availability multiple times a day for about 6 weeks and finally gave up. Then last week when the Fall/Winter FD rumors started, I thought I'd give it another shot because people might be changing their plans, and VOILA! POFQ availability for my original dates! I called immediately and basically said to the CM as soon as she started with her pleasantries, "OK, I know I'm being rude but please please go right to your reservations screen and secure the POFQ FD room I just pulled up online before it disappears!!!" Thankfully she completely understood my bluntness and we both cheered when she found an opening for me. I didn't quite realize how down I was about booking Caribbean Beach until I secured POFQ, but now I'm completely excited to go!
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I just had to share my excitement.....my mom and I have taken an annual mother/daughter trip for the last 10 years since my dad passed away. With the exception of one really tightly budgeted year where we went Value, we have stayed at POFQ for every trip. We absolutely love it there and don't ever want to try anywhere else. We had planned on skipping this year for financial reasons, but decided to throw caution to the wind and book for the end of September to get FD. By the time we made the decision, POFQ was all booked up for FD packages, so we went with the only available Moderate, Caribbean Beach. I tried to get psyched about it, but deep down I was pretty bummed. I read up on that resort, and while the grounds look beautiful, the double beds and the blah interiors were not ideal. Neither were the multiple bus stops. I checked POFQ availability multiple times a day for about 6 weeks and finally gave up. Then last week when the Fall/Winter FD rumors started, I thought I'd give it another shot because people might be changing their plans, and VOILA! POFQ availability for my original dates! I called immediately and basically said to the CM as soon as she started with her pleasantries, "OK, I know I'm being rude but please please go right to your reservations screen and secure the POFQ FD room I just pulled up online before it disappears!!!" Thankfully she completely understood my bluntness and we both cheered when she found an opening for me. I didn't quite realize how down I was about booking Caribbean Beach until I secured POFQ, but now I'm completely excited to go!
This happened to us last week! We had a FD pin, so I couldn't just look at what's open for whatever resort. I had to book CBR too. I called 4 times, and they had a garden view at POFQ. I said BOOK IT!!!

So glad you got a room there too!!!
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This happened to us last week! We had a FD pin, so I couldn't just look at what's open for whatever resort. I had to book CBR too. I called 4 times, and they had a garden view at POFQ. I said BOOK IT!!!

So glad you got a room there too!!!
Fantastic! FYI, I was able to check for availability for the FD deal by going to the main website and clicking the link for the special offers. That allows you to look at resort availability specifically for the FD offer. A tip for next time!
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #2802
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I am having trouble booking POR online. It isn't letting me book a room because it says I have more than the allotted guest number for the room. We are a family of 6, but our little one will still be 2 when we get there. I thought the POR -AB rooms would sleep 5 + 1 person 2 and under. Am I wrong? It says on the site that all POR, no matter the category, only sleep 4. Could they just be out of AB rooms for my dates? (For the record, I took off the 2 year old and searched that way and it still wouldn't let me book a room saying I had too many in my party).
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #2803
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I am having trouble booking POR online. It isn't letting me book a room because it says I have more than the allotted guest number for the room. We are a family of 6, but our little one will still be 2 when we get there.
For POR, you should be able to book up to 4 adults, one child (max 17) and one infant (try selecting "Infant" as the age rather than "2", it's a glitch).

[Edit] Yes, the above search brings up all POR room types except for King Bed and the Royal Rooms.

The descriptive small print is wrong by the way, it should say "Sleeps up to 5" in the same way that King Bed says "Sleeps up to 3". That's another glitch. Oh, as is the fact that 2 adults and 1 child in a King Bed room doesn't bring up any availability even though it should. So three gliches in one page - impressive!

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Any refrigerator update? I am there end of August. No big deal either way, just curious.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #2805
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Any refrigerator update? I am there end of August. No big deal either way, just curious.
Were there in October and curious as well, we pack in tons of groceries!!
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