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Old 08-04-2012, 07:13 AM   #496
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Once time my hubby asked for a few extra coffee packets (before they started the Keurig pods) and they brought him a whole garbage bag of coffee packets!!!
WOW!!! I would have been super happy with a bag full of coffee!
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I currently live in the Hot Springs area. Thanks for the info! That's quite a haul!
I know Hot Springs very well. I used to live in Little Rock in the Pleasant Valley area, I went to Central High School. We visited our relatives living on Lake Hamilton, they had a house right on the lake. Sue and David Stone, David was a lawyer for the Government, Both passed away many years ago...
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #498
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I thought I read this awhile ago somewhere else....can anyone else confirm that you can transfer to another boat for the West End?
You can get off the Port Orleans boat and then join the second line on the same dock for the internal Downtown Disney water taxi, which will take you over to DTD West Side, yes.

(I'd love to be able to transfer to/from the West End too by the way, but that's in London England )

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Smile Wishes dessert party

Staying at POFQ November 23-December 2, I would love to do the Dessert party with my mother. Do you know when the November reservations will be opening up? I read that the reservations open up in the afternoon, do they sell out fast as I will be at work?
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Just back from POFQ

I just returned last night from 4 nights at POFQ.....Here are a few random facts for anyone needing them:

Rooms: We had three rooms booked Garden View, and had requested first floor, but were thrilled to be given three rooms 1st floor (with two of them connecting and the other one adjacent) in Building 6 River View. (6133, 6134 and 6135 to be exact). They were just steps from the fire pit (for the marshmallow roast) and around the corner from the nightly movie. In about 10 visits to POFQ and having stayed in lots of different buildings/floors/rooms, these were our most favorite rooms!

Buses: 1st day to EPCOT @ 5 p.m. shared the bus with Riverside
2nd day to HS @ 8 a.m. shared the bus with Riverside
3rd day to MK @ 8 a.m. did not share with Riverside
4th day to Animal Kingdom shared with Riverside ( and dropped off and picked up at Blizzard Beach both ways.)
5th day To Polynesian @ 8 a.m.; the driver dropped off one family at the TTC for their breakfast reservation at the Contemporary, then took us directly to the Polynesian for our reservation. (There were no other passengers on the bus)
We did not share any buses on any of our return trips from the parks.

Pool: Was great for the first 4 days, then was closed on the fifth day. According to cm's the pump "blew up" overnight, and it would be a major repair. The lifeguards drove families up to Riverside via golf cart which was a nice way to go! But of course the pool there then was very crowded with guests from both resorts so we only stayed about an hour, then had another golf cart ride.

Food: We only ate twice at French Quarter, but were happy with both the "make your own" salad the first time, and the dinner options as well (pot roast, and fried chicken were both very good. But are favorite quick service meal was Downtown at Wolfgang Puck's... the roasted vegetable pizza was amazing.

Housekeeping: was good the first few days, but they skipped two of our rooms on the fourth day, and we had to call for them to service the room about 5 p.m. They did do a good job though, and left one towel bunny.

Weather: Hot but not unbearable, with an occasional storm that never lasted too long.

Parks: Never felt overly crowded to us, and we only ran into the infamous tour groups at Magic Kingdom. They filled the entire bus queue area so that it was very difficult to get past them to our bus lines, and of course their loud chanting was not what anyone wanted to hear on leaving the park at 10:30 p.m.

Observations: Love POFQ and can't wait to go back again!
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I just returned last night from 4 nights at POFQ.....Here are a few random facts for anyone needing them:

Rooms: We had three rooms booked Garden View, and had requested first floor, but were thrilled to be given three rooms 1st floor (with two of them connecting and the other one adjacent) in Building 6 River View. (6133, 6134 and 6135 to be exact). They were just steps from the fire pit (for the marshmallow roast) and around the corner from the nightly movie. In about 10 visits to POFQ and having stayed in lots of different buildings/floors/rooms, these were our most favorite rooms!

Buses: 1st day to EPCOT @ 5 p.m. shared the bus with Riverside
2nd day to HS @ 8 a.m. shared the bus with Riverside
3rd day to MK @ 8 a.m. did not share with Riverside
4th day to Animal Kingdom shared with Riverside ( and dropped off and picked up at Blizzard Beach both ways.)
5th day To Polynesian @ 8 a.m.; the driver dropped off one family at the TTC for their breakfast reservation at the Contemporary, then took us directly to the Polynesian for our reservation. (There were no other passengers on the bus)
We did not share any buses on any of our return trips from the parks.

Pool: Was great for the first 4 days, then was closed on the fifth day. According to cm's the pump "blew up" overnight, and it would be a major repair. The lifeguards drove families up to Riverside via golf cart which was a nice way to go! But of course the pool there then was very crowded with guests from both resorts so we only stayed about an hour, then had another golf cart ride.

Food: We only ate twice at French Quarter, but were happy with both the "make your own" salad the first time, and the dinner options as well (pot roast, and fried chicken were both very good. But are favorite quick service meal was Downtown at Wolfgang Puck's... the roasted vegetable pizza was amazing.

Housekeeping: was good the first few days, but they skipped two of our rooms on the fourth day, and we had to call for them to service the room about 5 p.m. They did do a good job though, and left one towel bunny.

Weather: Hot but not unbearable, with an occasional storm that never lasted too long.

Parks: Never felt overly crowded to us, and we only ran into the infamous tour groups at Magic Kingdom. They filled the entire bus queue area so that it was very difficult to get past them to our bus lines, and of course their loud chanting was not what anyone wanted to hear on leaving the park at 10:30 p.m.

Observations: Love POFQ and can't wait to go back again!
Any idea how long the pool will be down?

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Oh no we r coming from the uk on tues. ALL my dd gies on about is the slide in the pool :-(
Any news plse???
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Staying at POFQ November 23-December 2, I would love to do the Dessert party with my mother. Do you know when the November reservations will be opening up? I read that the reservations open up in the afternoon, do they sell out fast as I will be at work?
http://http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2699362

Yes, they do sell out quickly. Subscribe to the link above - lots of good info on when dates have historically become available. Also, people will post when they've made their ressies so it will give you a good idea of when your date might come up. I stalked for weeks until I was lucky enough to snag a reservation for 7/4. Sure hope you get to experience this - it was phenomenal!
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Andrew, do you havs any information about the pool plse???
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Thanks for the reply Andre! ( One day I will get to the West End !)

Does anybody know if they sell distilled water in the gift shop?


I know they have bottled water but distilled is needed for some medical equipment a family member will have.

If not I will order it online but it would be great if they had it onsite.

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I just returned last night from 4 nights at POFQ.....Here are a few random facts for anyone needing them:

Buses:

5th day To Polynesian @ 8 a.m.; the driver dropped off one family at the TTC for their breakfast reservation at the Contemporary, then took us directly to the Polynesian for our reservation. (There were no other passengers on the bus)
We did not share any buses on any of our return trips from the parks.

Observations: Love POFQ and can't wait to go back again!
How did you snag your own bus to the Poly? Pretty neat!
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I know they have bottled water but distilled is needed for some medical equipment a family member will have.
No idea, but try the WDW Special Assistance line (1-407-939-7807) who should be able to find out for you.

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Thanks for the reply Andre! ( One day I will get to the West End !)

Does anybody know if they sell distilled water in the gift shop?

I know they have bottled water but distilled is needed for some medical equipment a family member will have.

If not I will order it online but it would be great if they had it onsite.

Thanks!!!!
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Margaret - they do not offer Distilled water. Try Wego Shopping.com. - In my opionon it is the most affordable and no minimum. You choose the store, brand and the product. They will shop and deliver to your Resort. I use to order from other Groc delivery companies but I ended up ordering thing I did not use to reach the minimum. Ended up giving it away as we left the Resort.
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Margaret - they do not offer Distilled water. Try Wego Shopping.com. - In my opionon it is the most affordable and no minimum. You choose the store, brand and the product. They will shop and deliver to your Resort. I use to order from other Groc delivery companies but I ended up ordering thing I did not use to reach the minimum. Ended up giving it away as we left the Resort.
Oh this is great news!!! Thank you so much for responding

I too have used the other grovery delivery...trying to save a few bucks then buying things to reach the minimum!!

I really appreciate it.
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sorry Andre....... I "guessed" your name....


Just you always have so much info on the hotel, I wondered if you knew about the pool please?
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