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Old 11-10-2013, 08:15 PM   #526
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Yes, but it's not a massive torrent sort of flow, just enough to help you slide down it. You can't go down the slide with him anyway, but you can wait at the bottom for him.

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:00 PM   #527
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I'm sorry for the long post but I am looking for some advice in planning my trip.

We are going on a Disney cruise in July 2014. Since they are still offering discounted rooms & tickets to the military we decided to add on a few days at WDW. We stayed at POR on our last tip Thanksgiving 2012 and wanted to stay there again on this trip but they don't have any standard rooms available at the military rate when we will be there. I was able to get 2 standard rooms at POFQ.

We are not morning people and are planning to visit the parks later in the day and stay until closing and let the kids sleep in. I really wanted POR since my mom would enjoy walking around the resort in the mornings while the kids sleep. I know POR is not a far walk from POFQ but due to a previous illness my mom is a slower walker and may not want to walk to POR and back to avoid getting too tired at the parks.

Would walking around POFQ be as enjoyable as POR? Are there shady walkways and places to sit at POFQ? Is the walk to POR shady or will it be in the direct sun? Since POFQ is smaller I didn't expect rooms to be available there as opposed to POR. Should I continue calling and hope that there will be 2 standard rooms available at POR or just hope POFQ will work out? Thanks for the advice and help.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #528
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Yes, but it's not a massive torrent sort of flow, just enough to help you slide down it. You can't go down the slide with him anyway, but you can wait at the bottom for him.

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the best idea is to go down just in front of him, so you are there when he gets down, and you know there is no one between you.

I don't know how many times I have run into parents waiting right at the bottom of the slide for their child, not realizing there are older kids and adults in the line, also, using the slide.

or, if you are waiting at the bottom, make SURE to stand off to the side.

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #529
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princess Michele:
since your mom is now a slowere walker, I think POFQ would be great for her. if you look at a map there are kinda 2 sides to FQ the area on the DTD side of the pool/food court, and the area on the POR side.

so depending which side you are on, she could walk all the way to the other side and back. there are places to sit in the gardens, and along the river.

ok, no shade along the river, but she could walk along the river first in the early morning, and come back through the cobblestone streets. there are benches between bldg 4 and 7 by a courtyard, benches along that huge field between bldgs 6 and 5, benches betwee bldgs 2 and 1., all over.

and the cobblestone streets are so cozy looking.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #530
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My family is planning to have our first stay at POFQ May 30-June 5, 2014. We have previously stayed at CSR and loved it, but we are hoping to have a different Disney experience on this trip. Is there a thread that has lots of POFQ pictures? We are excited!
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #531
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My family is planning to have our first stay at POFQ May 30-June 5, 2014. We have previously stayed at CSR and loved it, but we are hoping to have a different Disney experience on this trip. Is there a thread that has lots of POFQ pictures? We are excited!
There are a ton of photos at Andre's site, along with great info on POFQ and POR.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #532
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My family is planning to have our first stay at POFQ May 30-June 5, 2014. We have previously stayed at CSR and loved it, but we are hoping to have a different Disney experience on this trip. Is there a thread that has lots of POFQ pictures? We are excited!
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Are all the walkway cobblestone? Just concerned because I ride a scooter.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:29 AM   #534
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Awesome! Thanks dreamseeker9 and GrammyJudy!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #535
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Are all the walkway cobblestone? Just concerned because I ride a scooter.
No, the pavements (in both the US and UK meanings) are actually pretty smooth. See photos at http://www.portorleans.org/gallery-POFQ-Grounds.php.

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Just made a reservation for a quick overnight stay in December at POFQ. We usually stay at POR but no preferred rooms left there for our time frame, so we're trying the FQ. Can't wait. We've walked through it & taken the carriage ride through it. Booked GV & asked for building 4.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #537
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I'm sorry for the long post but I am looking for some advice in planning my trip.

We are going on a Disney cruise in July 2014. Since they are still offering discounted rooms & tickets to the military we decided to add on a few days at WDW. We stayed at POR on our last tip Thanksgiving 2012 and wanted to stay there again on this trip but they don't have any standard rooms available at the military rate when we will be there. I was able to get 2 standard rooms at POFQ.

We are not morning people and are planning to visit the parks later in the day and stay until closing and let the kids sleep in. I really wanted POR since my mom would enjoy walking around the resort in the mornings while the kids sleep. I know POR is not a far walk from POFQ but due to a previous illness my mom is a slower walker and may not want to walk to POR and back to avoid getting too tired at the parks.

Would walking around POFQ be as enjoyable as POR? Are there shady walkways and places to sit at POFQ? Is the walk to POR shady or will it be in the direct sun? Since POFQ is smaller I didn't expect rooms to be available there as opposed to POR. Should I continue calling and hope that there will be 2 standard rooms available at POR or just hope POFQ will work out? Thanks for the advice and help.
FQ has some gorgeous walking paths, and I find it very enjoyable to walk at FQ. It's very shady most of the day and there are lots of benches. It's is one of my favorite things to do - especially in the early morning hours before the resort wakes. I also have some photos that Andre posted on his site from one of my early morning strolls... Photos

I have a feeling that you will enjoy FQ just as much - or more than POR... And don't forget to try the beignets while you are there. Mmmmm.....

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Old 11-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #538
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Question: I know that it's been said that during the pool construction in early 24, people are going to be allowed to swim in the POR pool.

Is that an option when there isn't construction as well? Do the two resorts allow people to use both pools?

Part of my fitness program involves swimming, and it would be kind of fun to use both pools, if it's an option. We're staying at POFQ in December.
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Question: I know that it's been said that during the pool construction in early 24, people are going to be allowed to swim in the POR pool.

Is that an option when there isn't construction as well? Do the two resorts allow people to use both pools?

Part of my fitness program involves swimming, and it would be kind of fun to use both pools, if it's an option. We're staying at POFQ in December.
Yes, POR and POFQ are considered "sister" resorts so guests of one can use the pool(s) of the other.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #540
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I know POFQ and POR share pools, but my question is do they also share beverage machines? Meaning, can I use my refillable mug at both locations?

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