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Old 09-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #901
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We're not 1st floor people.... Thru all our visits (47), we've seen too many guests leave either their sliding room door or main door open which leaves entry to all sorts of critters. And from our experience, third floor is best, no one above you to create noise.... As for elevators, even at POFQ last trip we had 2nd floor rooms, elevator was just down the way... Nothing outlandish of a walk...
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Thanks for your reply abut the elevator locations in each building. Yes, I was able to see the elevator bumps on each building and it seems that the elevators are located in the furtherest section of the building from the main building and food court. My friend wants to stay on 2nd floor because she feels 1st floor is noisy due to outside traffic, but has problems with her knee and prefers to not do stairs. After seeing the elevator locations, I think 1st floor would be better than either the stairs or walking all the way to get to an elevator and then walking back to get to your room. Any opinions of 1st vs 2nd floor? Any building suggestions?

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You should let reservations know about the knee problems and ask them to note a request for Buildings 4 or 5, first floor, in the sections closest to the food court. That also puts you closest to the bus stop.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #903
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Well we are all set to check in on Saturday....

My daughter hurt her thumb in volleyball last night, my stomach has been acting crazy for 2 weeks, my (future) in-laws will be at POR, and the weather looks terrible....but by golly we are going to Disney World!!!

Must stay positive!!!!

Go and have a blast. Is this the first time meeting the future in-laws? Can't think of a better place to do that than at WDW!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:25 AM   #904
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I called to make a payment and added building 4, ground floor as a request. How feasible is that to be honored? I did explain my mom has a slight mobility issue and I'd like to be closer to the bus station.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #905
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pwdebbie,

Thanks for your reply abut the elevator locations in each building. Yes, I was able to see the elevator bumps on each building and it seems that the elevators are located in the furtherest section of the building from the main building and food court. My friend wants to stay on 2nd floor because she feels 1st floor is noisy due to outside traffic, but has problems with her knee and prefers to not do stairs. After seeing the elevator locations, I think 1st floor would be better than either the stairs or walking all the way to get to an elevator and then walking back to get to your room. Any opinions of 1st vs 2nd floor? Any building suggestions?

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I stayed on 1st floor building 4 a week ago. Very quiet. I have trouble with knees and enjoyed not doing steps.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #906
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I called to make a payment and added building 4, ground floor as a request. How feasible is that to be honored? I did explain my mom has a slight mobility issue and I'd like to be closer to the bus station.
It's possible to get your request (so it's always good to make one) but it's impossible to determine how likely your request will be honored.

We've never gotten any of our requests met. However there are lots of people who always get their requests met.

But I have to say the CM 's at the front desk have always worked hard to try to get us a room that sort of meets our needs or desires.

my advice is to always have a back up plan if you don't get your request.
Ex. Ask for building 5 ground floor, or maybe building four, second floor, or even building 2 or 3 main floor - closest to the gift shop would be good.
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This is the first time staying @ a moderate resort. Stayed at POP and All Stars in the past. The value resorts have a dedicated queue for each park. Noticed there is just a general bus stop for all the parks. Is there a CM at the bus stop in the morning helping in the boarding of the buses.
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This is the first time staying @ a moderate resort. Stayed at POP and All Stars in the past. The value resorts have a dedicated queue for each park. Noticed there is just a general bus stop for all the parks. Is there a CM at the bus stop in the morning helping in the boarding of the buses.
It's not necessary; the buses have electronic signs indicating which park they're going to.
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Just got home last night from our first stay at POFQ. We loved it! All of our requests were met (building 4 or 5, top floor) and when we arrived at 10 am our room was ready! We were in room 5338 and it was awesome. We overlooked the courtyard where they have the nightly movies, but the sound never bothered us. We could only hear the loudest noises from "Meet The Robinsons" and "Up". The room was wonderful and our mousekeeper was awesome!

Food court was great...very yummy beignets! We only had an issue with the buses twice. First night, we waited for a DTD bus for 30 minutes. 5 Epcot buses came by in that time period. We couldn't take the boat because it was raining. Monday morning, the MK/DHS stop was a mob scene. Everyone was going to MK...they had to call for a second bus! That is why you don't go to MK on a Monday! We only stopped at the Riverside stops a few times and it was always in the afternoon.

We loved the boat to DTD...very relaxing. The captains were all awesome too. We loved seeing the treehouse villas along the river.

All of the CM's were lovely too. We loved the greeters/doormen in their festive outfits. The CM from luggage services was great when we needed help yesterday. We got to ride in the golf cart! He was so helpful and nice to talk to.

The pool was never crowded and my DD loved the pool games. She even won some prizes! There were always empty chairs too. It was a nice place to relax and cool off. My DS loved the kiddie pool too. It was nice and warm and he liked that he could stand in the water.
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there a CM at the bus stop in the morning helping in the boarding of the buses.
Sometimes there is a CM from the transportation team at the bus stop in the morning to monitor queue levels and buses for each park - but their function is more to help check bus times and routings rather than a direct guest-assistance role (although of course they will help out if they can). There are two covered waiting areas for buses at POFQ, with the different park buses each departing from their own area.

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I saw the post about the windows at POFQ, there are 12 panes so I know how many decorations to make, can anyone tell me the approx size of the panes or the dimensions of the entire window so that I make sure I have enough lights to bring with me? Thanks in advance.
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I can't believe the time has finally come. Telling my two kiddies tonight we are leaving for Disney in the am. Defiantly the hardest secret I have ever kept!!! I can't get wait show them how magical it is. My last visit was 8 years ago on my honeymoon. Woohoo!!!!!!
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I can't believe the time has finally come. Telling my two kiddies tonight we are leaving for Disney in the am. Defiantly the hardest secret I have ever kept!!! I can't get wait show them how magical it is. My last visit was 8 years ago on my honeymoon. Woohoo!!!!!!
That is so exciting!! Have fun :-)
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #914
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Jumping in! We returned from CSR yesterday, and booked a BB to POFQ for next September. Port Orleans is our "home resort" (we like both Riverside and French Quarter) and we're looking forward to staying there again!

Is the Marti Gras greeter still at the front doors?
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