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Old 09-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #16
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We are at 62 days. Ordered our magicbands next week we can do online check in and fastpass
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:07 AM   #17
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Chipping in another THANK YOU, ANDRE! Your site and these threads were a big factor in selling me on POFQ for this year's trip, and I am excitedly counting down to my return trip next year.

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Fantastic, as always! Thank you, Andre!

Let the planning begin!

Hoping FQ rooms look less garish in person - my favorite was the last refurb, of blue and yellow. It was very pretty... If we are not too fond of the inside, we will have a lovely river view.
This year was my first stay at POFQ, so this is the only room decor I know, but I liked it and thought it looked nice. I think Andre was trying to get it nice and bright for his photos to emphasize the colors and details, but I think you'll find it more subdued in person.

(Not sure that came out right... I think his colors are good, but you're probably not going to be in the room that often with all drapes open, lights on, etc. Maybe that's still not coming out right. Anyway, I liked the room. )
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #18
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Yay for our new thread! Thanks Andre

Minnie & Nana in person the rooms are quite nice.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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Fantastic, as always! Thank you, Andre! Let the planning begin! Hoping FQ rooms look less garish in person - my favorite was the last refurb, of blue and yellow. It was very pretty... If we are not too fond of the inside, we will have a lovely river view.
Me too! Only 66 days to go! I can't wait, I know I'll love our Riverview sooo pretty there!
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #20
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Thanks Andre! Hopefully you can help me with a question that has been bugging me since yesterday morning - what is the name of the POFQ doorman? I love him but my memory is failing me.........
thanks!
128 days to go til we are back at POFQ (home) again!
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #21
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Yay for a new thread! I was wondering how much longer till we reached 250 pages!

I want to thank you Andre for all the hard work you do for all of us POFQ fans. I'm SO glad I found that thread and for all the information you provided, it made my choice very clear when I was booking my first onsite vacation and now I can't see myself staying anywhere else. BEST.DISNEY.RESORT.

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I uploaded a batch of in-room photos of POFQ, which can all be seen at www.portorleans.org/gallery-POFQ-Rooms.php. The colour-calibration for those purple bedspreads with both natural and artificial light and flash was a nightmare, but I think I've got them just about right now.
Don't I know that *sighs*, my photography skills are not that great but with Lightroom I was able to correct some of those ugly dark pictures. It's one of my only complains about FQ, the room lightning does not lend itself for good pictures.

Now I just have to wait 406 days more till I'm back home
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:29 AM   #22
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Me too! Only 66 days to go! I can't wait, I know I'll love our Riverview sooo pretty there!
Yes, our River View will be the icing on the cake!
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #23
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This year was my first stay at POFQ, so this is the only room decor I know, but I liked it and thought it looked nice. I think Andre was trying to get it nice and bright for his photos to emphasize the colors and details, but I think you'll find it more subdued in person.

(Not sure that came out right... I think his colors are good, but you're probably not going to be in the room that often with all drapes open, lights on, etc. Maybe that's still not coming out right. Anyway, I liked the room. )
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Thank you, Sue M and karly05!

Good to know it is more subdued in person! We do keep the drapes and blinds open - I like seeing people walk by because everyone usually looks so happy! This year we have a river view, so even more reason to keep the drapes/blinds open.

Actually, one of the things I especially enjoy about the moderates, is that we often get to see our neighbors. At the Deluxe resorts, sometimes you can come and go and never see another guest. While I do love most all of the deluxe resorts....the dark halls at Poly, WL and AKL can be a bit creepy at times.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #24
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Thanks Andre! Hopefully you can help me with a question that has been bugging me since yesterday morning - what is the name of the POFQ doorman? I love him but my memory is failing me.........
thanks!
128 days to go til we are back at POFQ (home) again!
His name is Arniel

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Old 09-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #25
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Me too! Only 66 days to go! I can't wait, I know I'll love our Riverview sooo pretty there!
We our at 355, until I return to my home with a river view
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We our at 355, until I return to my home with a river view
That is a long wait! Hope you returned recently!
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:46 PM   #27
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The new firepit area (previous thread) look very nice but did this replace the fountain? Or is the fountain still there and I'm just not seeing it?
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #28
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I was just there there is a meadow and a fire pit the fountain is there they actually painted it this week.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #29
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First stay wdw left today fq loved it next time would do building 5 we had 6 had carting a sleeping 6 year old lol but compared to other hotels I here it's nothing. Buses to me fast we were first stop at night . We had a fridge. The hot tub felt great after the park. It was so quite ,shady peaceful. The parks were very overwhelming for us first timers it was nice to come back to pofq. My daughter loved the doorman !!! Every one was great!!!!
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The new firepit area (previous thread) look very nice but did this replace the fountain? Or is the fountain still there and I'm just not seeing it?
The fountain is still there, the new campfire is at the other end of the lawn - just next to building 5, nearer to the river.

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