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Old 07-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #346
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We went to French Quarter this trip in February, and although I've only ever stayed in one other resort (Dixie Landings YEARS ago) this one may forever be my favorite! The beignets were DELICIOUS and the workers were all so friendly! The atmosphere was great and they had tons of "movie in the park" type things where the family could sit together to watch a movie
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #347
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Hi After 3 stays at Riverside, I am booking FQ tomorrow for my Jan 2013 trip. I read your first page Andre, I plan on booking a GV room, and requesting building 5 or 2.
My friend i meet up with at WDW is booking her room in FQ, her fav resort. So to make things a tad easier I've decided to give FQ a try!

Its fun to try new resorts, so giving it a try. And if I need a POR fix, it's a quick walk away

Anything I should know to make my stay at FQ enjoyable? I know about the beignets, walked over from POR one morning to get them :good vibes
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #348
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We are leaning towards this resort - how long does it take on the Disney transportation to get to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom from the hotel?
About 15 minutes from leaving the resort to getting to the park bus stop. Add a bit for waiting for buses and the possibility of other pickups at Riverside (mostly for AK) etc. The AK bus also sometimes stops at Blizzard Beach which adds 5 mins.

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Do they still do the fishing activity?
Not at French Quarter, but you can easily walk over to Riverside where they have an old-fashioned fishing hole on Ol' Man Island.

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We are so READY !!
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For the mini-fridges - what's the largest size milk you could fit in there? Just trying to figure out what size to pick up beforehand.

And as to recreation, anybody have any experiences with the carriage ride or the kid's Pirate Cruise at POR?

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #353
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Just booked our 2013 WDW vacation!

We'll be staying at POFQ for the first time.

Have updated my ticker below.

Have requested the time off from work already.

This gives our family something to look forward to. Any recent POFQ guests, please chime in with tips, hints, experiences!

Now I've just got to finish this year's trip report!
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:05 PM   #354
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Just booked our 2013 WDW vacation!

We'll be staying at POFQ for the first time.

Have updated my ticker below.

Have requested the time off from work already.

This gives our family something to look forward to. Any recent POFQ guests, please chime in with tips, hints, experiences!

Now I've just got to finish this year's trip report!
Me too :good vibes We booked room only for january with AAA 20% discount. I booked with WDW. Don't need to go thru AAA.
so looking forward to answers too!
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Beignets

Hi all! This will be my first stay at POFQ and I hope that someone can answer my question...do the beignets count as a snack with the Dining Plan? We'd like to have them for breakfast, but we don't want to use a QS meal for it. Otherwise, we'll just do granola bars in the room.

And my apolgies if this is answered somewhere in the thread, I haven't read all the pages yet!!!

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For the mini-fridges - what's the largest size milk you could fit in there?
A one-gallon carton will fit.

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do the beignets count as a snack with the Dining Plan?
Yes, the three-packs do anyway.

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Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney'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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Beignets

Yes, the three-packs do anyway.

Andre[/QUOTE]

Hooray! Thanks, Andre! I can't wait for our stay! Just 153 more days! (Sigh)
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #358
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room request

Does this sound ok? Bldg 5,4 or 2, outside corner room, upper floor?

My first FQ stay. I was a little sad leaving my POR, but starting to get excited about checking out FQ.
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Does this sound ok? Bldg 5,4 or 2, outside corner room, upper floor?
Sounds OK to me if you want to be near the center of things and don't need ground-floor access, but it rather depends on your own criteria...

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Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney'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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Me too :good vibes We booked room only for january with AAA 20% discount. I booked with WDW. Don't need to go thru AAA.
so looking forward to answers too!
How did you get 20%? Mine is 10%.
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