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Old 05-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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POFQ in 5 days

Hello- I'm new to the boards. My friend has never been to WDW and we decided to take a spontaneous trip. We are both adults. Any fun suggestions? We are staying in POFQ the 14th -18th. We are playing everything by ear! Thanks for the help!
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Welcome to the DIS!

POFQ is a nice little resort with rooms that have been updated fairly recently. There is a decent food court and there is just one bus-stop at the front of the resort. The pool is not anything outstanding for adults, but you could go over to Port Orleans Riverside and use any of their pools (the resorts are sister resorts). There is a boat that goes to the Downtown Disney shopping/entertainment complex and many DIS-ers like that.

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Definitely check out Ye Haa Bob at Port Orleans Riverside. It's a nice walk if the weather's nice. POR has carriage rides that I've heard are very nice, but I've never gone on one myself.
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Thanks so much. Any must dos in the parks? How are the crowds?

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Definitely check out Ye Haa Bob at Port Orleans Riverside. It's a nice walk if the weather's nice. POR has carriage rides that I've heard are very nice, but I've never gone on one myself.
What is Yee Haa Bob?
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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I know you are playing it by ear, but I highly suggest you pick up The Unofficial Guidebook to Disney. It is huge and intimidating, BUT you can easily use it. Promise! You can get it at the library. last year's will work. There are sections for each park. Focus on that. You won't need to look at the other stuff. Again, don't let the size intimidate.

For each park they call them "headliners." Those are the ones, such as "Soarin'" at Epcot (the front) that many people love. I can't emphasize enough that just a little pre-trip planning will really make your trip special.

Nope you don't have to over plan every single minute, but my best friend and her family went, without any planning. They missed so many headliners that they would have loved. YES they still had a blast, but I think it should be a choice to skip attractions, versus you never "ran into it," so didn't know about it.

You can also easily survive eating from all the counter service, but I would go to the Disney web site, and see if you can get one or two sit down meal reservations. It is so nice to sit in air conditioning and take a break for your feet.

Be sure you understand how Fast Pass works and use it.
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If you are planning on using the pool during your stay I would go with Port Orleans Riverside. They are both excellent resorts; we have stayed at both but I would go with POFQ with young children in tow. And I would definitely make sure to walk to the FQ if you decide to switch, it's an easy, nice walk from Riverside. The theming is fun.

My wife and I did the horse drawn carriage ride and loved it. We had a great Cast Member driving the carriage and the ride through the parts of the resort that we have not seen (Alligator Bayou) was fun. This was our first stay at Riverside. Yee Haa Bob was nutso, crazy crowded but everyone was having a blast.
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I know you are playing it by ear, but I highly suggest you pick up The Unofficial Guidebook to Disney. It is huge and intimidating, BUT you can easily use it. Promise! You can get it at the library. last year's will work. There are sections for each park. Focus on that. You won't need to look at the other stuff. Again, don't let the size intimidate.

For each park they call them "headliners." Those are the ones, such as "Soarin'" at Epcot (the front) that many people love. I can't emphasize enough that just a little pre-trip planning will really make your trip special.

Nope you don't have to over plan every single minute, but my best friend and her family went, without any planning. They missed so many headliners that they would have loved. YES they still had a blast, but I think it should be a choice to skip attractions, versus you never "ran into it," so didn't know about it.

You can also easily survive eating from all the counter service, but I would go to the Disney web site, and see if you can get one or two sit down meal reservations. It is so nice to sit in air conditioning and take a break for your feet.

Be sure you understand how Fast Pass works and use it.


FastPass isn't to be understated.

Also, I agree woth above poster; a sit-down meal or two. Epcot has the most
choices for sit-down places.

Going thru a guidebook before you get there is a VERY GOOD IDEA!!!!

I hope you have a great vacation
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