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Old 10-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #2551
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:46 PM   #2552
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OK, hopefully any explosions can now be averted.

I've just posted a new updated POFQ FAQ Thread for 2008, hopefully to gradually replace this one. Please see: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1975035

Many thanks to Traci (IloveDMB) for the original thread.

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Old 10-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #2553
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I have never heard Bob play at POR but if you are staying at POFQ give Elliot Dyson a try. He plays in the ScatCat Lounge which is in the lobby of the POFQ. He plays Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 to midnight and is really great.

This coming November we are going to try to get to see both Elliot and Bob.

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Does Elliot Dyson play jazz? If so, is the ScatCat 'kid' friendly like the River Roost? The reason I ask, my 14 year old son is an avid jazz musician & I know he would seriously love hearing some jazz on our trip.

I'm a HUGE Bob Jackson fan - I wouldn't miss his show! You'll love his show - I've sent so many friends to see him & they've all enjoyed him.

Can you tell me if they 'pipe-in' music along the walkways & public areas at POFQ? And if so, is it jazz?

I asked this on another POFQ thread, but haven't received any replies.

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Does Elliot Dyson play jazz? If so, is the ScatCat 'kid' friendly like the River Roost? The reason I ask, my 14 year old son is an avid jazz musician & I know he would seriously love hearing some jazz on our trip.

I'm a HUGE Bob Jackson fan - I wouldn't miss his show! You'll love his show - I've sent so many friends to see him & they've all enjoyed him.

Can you tell me if they 'pipe-in' music along the walkways & public areas at POFQ? And if so, is it jazz?

I asked this on another POFQ thread, but haven't received any replies.

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If it is like it was when we were there 18 months ago I would have no problem taking a child or a teenager to the Scat Cat lounge. There was a bar but it was not in the same little vicinity of the lounge. It seemed as though it was an area to itself. I saw several families with kids at tables enjoying the music. I will be honest, I have no idea if the music was jazz. It was wonderful and "jazzy" to me but I can't tell you if it was really jazz. I have no doubt that your son will appreciate the quality of the musician, he was wonderful.

There was music piped to the walkways. I loved the music when I was walking to the food court for coffee in the mornings. The sidewalks were still damp from cleaning, The plantings seemed to carry some heavenly smell, the fountain quietly bubbling and soft music in the air.

Gosh I can't wait until I go back!
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If it is like it was when we were there 18 months ago I would have no problem taking a child or a teenager to the Scat Cat lounge. There was a bar but it was not in the same little vicinity of the lounge. It seemed as though it was an area to itself. I saw several families with kids at tables enjoying the music. I will be honest, I have no idea if the music was jazz. It was wonderful and "jazzy" to me but I can't tell you if it was really jazz. I have no doubt that your son will appreciate the quality of the musician, he was wonderful.

There was music piped to the walkways. I loved the music when I was walking to the food court for coffee in the mornings. The sidewalks were still damp from cleaning, The plantings seemed to carry some heavenly smell, the fountain quietly bubbling and soft music in the air.

Gosh I can't wait until I go back!
Nan, you have such a way with words. I am SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!!
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Nan, you have such a way with words. I am SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!!
Kat- this is the closest I will get to NoLa for a long time so I am excited too. There are benefits to being an early riser and the morning ambiance of this resort is one them
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If it is like it was when we were there 18 months ago I would have no problem taking a child or a teenager to the Scat Cat lounge. There was a bar but it was not in the same little vicinity of the lounge. It seemed as though it was an area to itself. I saw several families with kids at tables enjoying the music. I will be honest, I have no idea if the music was jazz. It was wonderful and "jazzy" to me but I can't tell you if it was really jazz. I have no doubt that your son will appreciate the quality of the musician, he was wonderful.

There was music piped to the walkways. I loved the music when I was walking to the food court for coffee in the mornings. The sidewalks were still damp from cleaning, The plantings seemed to carry some heavenly smell, the fountain quietly bubbling and soft music in the air.

Gosh I can't wait until I go back!
Thank you so much for the input! You certainly make it sound lovely. I'm so torn, I don't know what to do! The room decor looks a bit warmer/cozier to me than POR, but I'm only going by photos. But I seriously love those mansions! I'll make up my mind eventually, LOL. Thanks again!
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Jessica, I have not been to POR so I have no way to compare. I can say that some say the pool is geared for younger kids so you may want to consider that. POR also has a TS restaurant onsite, it that important to you? POFQ is small and compact, for me this was the kicker. I stayed at CBR and had a preferred room so we were close to Old Port Royal but it still seemed very large to me after staying at POFQ.
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I won't be much help to you since I loved both. It is such a short walk from one to the other that you really can't go wrong with whichever resort you choose. POR has the beautiful landscaping, the boat/bike rentals, and the quiet pools. POFQ is so small and cozy with such a nice relaxing theme. The rooms at POFQ are so sunny looking and cheerful, and the theming and colors in the AB section at POR are so warm and welcoming.

I would say go with your gut, and you will still get to experiance the best that both have to offer.
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There was music piped to the walkways. I loved the music when I was walking to the food court for coffee in the mornings. The sidewalks were still damp from cleaning, The plantings seemed to carry some heavenly smell, the fountain quietly bubbling and soft music in the air.

Gosh I can't wait until I go back!
OMG Nancy, you've almost got me in tears! Your description is SO accurate my heart literally is aching to go back...
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OMG Nancy, you've almost got me in tears! Your description is SO accurate my heart literally is aching to go back...
I loved it. We stayed at the Poly after I took my DGD to POFQ and I can honestly say that I liked POFQ better. My DGD did as well. I was with my Sis IL, my 20 YO niece and my little DGD, all who slept later than I did. I loved the early morning walk to the food court for my coffee. We go back in December and I cannot wait, Kady is looking forward to the pool and I am looking forward to everything.
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Oh how awful to have found out 3 days before the holiday and to lose the free dining too I just don't know how I would have coped with that, I was upset enough and I had only just booked for next year.

I thought POFQ looked much more intimate too, which is why when I went to re-book I chose this resort. I could have got OKW (which is what we had originally booked) for not much more, but for some reason, POFQ looked so much nicer, I hope this is the case when we get there.
Still haven't heard anything about getting my money back, I know they must be busy with all the people who were let down by TCD, but its been 3 weeks already, I thought I might have heard something by now. I still haven't received my booking paperwork from Disney yet either for the new holiday,, is everyone on a go slow lately

Its true what you said about Florida prices going up, I got my holiday for next year for £3700, but checked it out again a few days later and it had gone up by £300. Checked it out 2 weeks later and it had gone up by £800
I'm so glad that I re-booked the same day that I heard about TCD!

Hope you have a great time, please post and let us know how POFQ was when you get back
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It's good to know its not just us that hasn't heard back from ATOL yet! I'm going to phone them tomorrow though and DH work colleague got her money back today (she had booked with Seguro).
I will definately let you know how POFQ is when we get back - I can't wait to go now!
The way the Florida prices have gone up is shocking!! They have to watch though, if they put them up too much no-one will be able to go!

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Oh my, I cannot believe how lucky I am, not only am I getting to spend ten wonderful days at POFQ in Dec but I found out yesterday I have to attend a four day conference in NEW ORLEANS the week before Mardi Gras. And my hotel is on the parade route. Somebody is smiling on me. :
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Oh my, I cannot believe how lucky I am, not only am I getting to spend ten wonderful days at POFQ in Dec but I found out yesterday I have to attend a four day conference in NEW ORLEANS the week before Mardi Gras. And my hotel is on the parade route. Somebody is smiling on me. :
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I've just posted a new updated POFQ FAQ Thread for 2008, hopefully to gradually replace this one. Please see: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1975035

Many thanks to Traci (IloveDMB) for the original thread.

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