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Old 10-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #1096
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Almost at the end of my ticker
One day of work left, I feel like this last week always drags by so slow
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #1097
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Let it go slow when you arrive. 22 days and counting
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #1098
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I am going next week for a week at the grand Floridian and then 3 nights POR. We have booked a pool view room and were hoping to be in the alligator bayou. What room request if any should I put in? I am worried as I changed my plan from the French quarter which I had originally booked and now worried I made a mistake. Never stayed at either. Can anyone give me some advice? Or put my mind at ease! We are two friends each bringing one child each.
I think POR is very large so if you don want to be very far make sure you fax them a room request.you can see a room layout on porterlean s.org. Both resorts are very nic we are partial to POFQ because we like the serenity of it
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #1099
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Last year when we went it went slow surprisingly when we there I hope this year will be the same 😄
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #1100
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Last year when we went it went slow surprisingly when we there I hope this year will be the same dde04
We're going in November before thanksgiving its usually slow and decorated or Xmas
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #1101
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HELP!! what has been your experience at POR or POFQ? Is one resort "better" than the other?!?
Rather than re-typing this all again, my general thoughts on the subject can be found at: www.portorleans.org/faqs.php#Choice. The brief summary is that I prefer POR, just as long as the room is not too far away from the main buildings.

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #1102
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We just got back today and out of the 3 parks we visited - Epcot, DHS & MK - to us the crowds were intense. DHS was so crowded on Monday we only went to TSM that we had a FP+ for & returned to BC. Epcot was crowded due to F&W and MK we went about 5pm & I was overwhelmed by the amount of people there. Wait times for the big stuff was way over an hour & FPs were gone or super late. People mover broke down as we were walking over to get on. I can't remember October ever being like this before. Plus the weather is hotter than hot!! Have fun on your trip!
I agree. We got back Sunday morning. This was our third time in October. We were surprised by both the HOT weather (can't even imagine it in the summer if this was October!) and the huge crowds. Epcot was very crowded. MK was very crowded by late morning....I suggest being at the park at opening, taking advantage of fastpass+ and reg fastpass (assuming that's still an option), and avoiding Epcot on the weekend. We still had an awesome time, but it was definitely different than our other trips in October. Disney must have anticipated the crowds, since our week was blacked out of free dining...and POR discount was only 5%.
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Sorry, just wanted to see my ticker. Been preparing this trip forever....

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Old 10-18-2013, 12:40 AM   #1104
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The brief summary is that I prefer POR, just as long as the room is not too far away from the main buildings.

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Hi Andre,

Thanks much for responding and providing the link... truly appreciate it

Have a great evening,
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Can anyone at POR at the moment confirm whether their room has the colourful themed bed covers, or just plain white sheets? Hearing reports that they have switched (which I knew was something that Disney was planning).

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I agree. We got back Sunday morning. This was our third time in October. We were surprised by both the HOT weather (can't even imagine it in the summer if this was October!) and the huge crowds. Epcot was very crowded. MK was very crowded by late morning....I suggest being at the park at opening, taking advantage of fastpass+ and reg fastpass (assuming that's still an option), and avoiding Epcot on the weekend. We still had an awesome time, but it was definitely different than our other trips in October. Disney must have anticipated the crowds, since our week was blacked out of free dining...and POR discount was only 5%.
I hope it's not like that fir our nov week. It's usually light crowds
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Can anyone at POR at the moment confirm whether their room has the colourful themed bed covers, or just plain white sheets? Hearing reports that they have switched (which I knew was something that Disney was planning).

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We will be there in 3 weeks Andre nothing you may need pics of at that time let me know
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We will be there in 3 weeks Andre nothing you may need pics of at that time let me know
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Hello everyone

We've been to WDW tons of times, however, have always stayed offsite... got a PIN and have decided to stay on property for the first time, in February, 2014 at a moderate resort

I've read through all the posts and have decided to stay at one of the Port Orleans resorts, however, am at an impasse do we choose POR or POFQ?!? Just not sure...

HELP!! what has been your experience at POR or POFQ? Is one resort "better" than the other?!?

Truly appreciate your responses

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We and our grown kids just went to Disney. We stayed in POR and they stayed in POFQ. They are both wonderful. It was interesting to share our experiences with each other as we went/ I think POR is the most beautiful, but if distance and walking are an issue, POFQ is pretty, too, but my kids had very short walks everywhere. The store, restaurant, activities, and entertainment are better/in more supply at POR, however they are not far apart and you can use all the facilities at both.

My wife had foot surgery, so we probably would have been better at POFQ, but enjoyed our stay at POR. If not for walking issues, I would choose POR. Every walk to and from our room and crossing the river on bridges was just plain gorgeous.
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Can anyone at POR at the moment confirm whether their room has the colourful themed bed covers, or just plain white sheets? Hearing reports that they have switched (which I knew was something that Disney was planning). Andre
Just returned Oct 8 and my room in AB had all white covers on bed. Actually liked the fresh clean appearance of the room.

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