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Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by mickeystoontown, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. ohboyx3

    ohboyx3 DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2006
    Hmmm.... We stayed at POR and loved it.... The food court was a highlight. It was huge and never crowded. We loved the pool also.... We had to stay there since there were five of us. I wonder if it's a lot different than the FQ area... Honestly I never went over to look. Lol. Did you happen to check out Riverside while you were there?
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  3. racefanof88

    racefanof88 DIS Veteran

    Jun 27, 2005
    I am all caught up now!!!! I will confess that I followed the links and didn't read everyone else's post :guilty:. I know that makes me a bad, bad Diser :blush:. Seeing the pictures of POFQ I know what you mean about being like home; we have all the Mardi Gras stuff around Mobile too. I did like the courtyards in some of your earlier pictures though. I like that 'little village/town' feel you get with the breezeway type courtyards. That was one of my favorite things about CSR.

    Your check in experience was almost just like our experience when we stayed at CSR. I don't know if you remember me talking about it or not.
  4. Mndisneygirl

    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2008
    Nice room, and I like that POFQ is small, but that decor in the food court and shops is just too over the top for me! Not a fan of the big masks staring me down while I try to eat!!
    Sorry you had such lousy food there. I think the POR food court is better and has lots of good options.

    LOL at your boss's call! What did he think you were going to do? :confused3
  5. maryj11

    maryj11 DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2002
    Nice to see so many updates :thumbsup2 I was really interested in what you thought of POFQ. We have thought about staying there but I really really do not like the mardi gra or the alligator decorations :confused3 That big mask of the man's face in the food court gives me the creeps ! Oh yeah cute photo with your head in the alligator's mouth :rotfl:
  6. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

    Jul 9, 2011
    I'm so sorry that POFQ was making such a bad impression on you! There really isn't much to see, but we did love the small size. Having said that we didn't do any resort days when we stayed there, so that didn't much matter.

    I wasn't too impressed with the food court at FQ either. I did love the Mardi Gras warehouse feel though. I thought it was fun!

    Having said all that, I'm a lot like you. I want to be whisked away to something different from what I see every day.:goodvibes
  7. SusieBea

    SusieBea DIS Veteran

    Oct 9, 2007
    Enjoying it! popcorn::
  8. FancyNancy

    FancyNancy DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2012
    Great update! Those rooms look really pretty :) Did you ever get to try the POR food court during your trip? That food court is excellent and has the best "Create Your Own Salad" station. The cheese danish was pretty good in the morning too ;) I may or may not had one every morning. :rolleyes1
  9. Amy&Dan

    Amy&Dan DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2004
    Lisa, POFQ is small! Loved it and thought the feel and theme were well done, but we personally missed the spread out feel of the larger mods.

    I will be interested to hear your final thoughts on POFQ and if you got over to POR at all.

    Your mama looks great, I hope I look half that good at her age!
  10. addictedtothemouse

    addictedtothemouse DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2008
    Holy huge update! :rotfl: I love seeing your pictures of the resort. I think I would rather stay at POR, and in the Tree-houses. :goodvibes Mom and I ate at the food court at POR and really enjoyed it.
    I thought your hair looked longer, and I thought it was really cute. We always take our bath supplies also. I need lots of conditioner so you know.....it's easiest. :lmao:
  11. pwdebbie

    pwdebbie DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2007
    Love the dresses and how they were able to coordinate them with where they were each day.

    I never remember to look up when I am out and about. I don't even notice the masks in the food court. And I never noticed those headless people in the store. You should post that over at the Weird Odd Strange photo thread.

    I took a picture of snail on our trip in April at POFQ. I am 57 years old and NEVER saw a snail and shell on the move.
  12. momof2TNboys

    momof2TNboys DIS Veteran

    Oct 17, 2009
    Love the snail picture! Too bad about the rude CM and bad food. I know you are glad you tried it but now know it is not for you. I keep trying different DVC resorts to see which I like best. I am with you on scenery. I have not tried VWL because it seems so close to where I live in the Smokies.
  13. Mom&RN

    Mom&RN Mouseketeer

    May 3, 2010
    Love the funny pictures of you and hunter with the statues, I love bringing home silly pictures from vacation! I know I can always count on some silly pics in your trip reports!
  14. rndmr2

    rndmr2 DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Great pics of the resort. Love the purple in the rooms (My fave color!) I am not really a fan of the dark woods for the most part but it works in that room.

    Sorry you didn't like your dinner, I remember it being good there but it's been years. Maybe they just had an off night.
  15. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

    Oct 28, 2006
    I am loving your pictures of POFQ. To me it's just so beautiful. It's on my to do list and if it works out will be one of my 2 choices for staying on property next. I like how small it is too. Food wise....I haven't found much in the way of the food coursts that is stunning yet. I think the Values have the best ones, but even then not always fabulous, though I have a few favorites at Pop, which the ydid away with.

    I think the ribs at Disney for the most part are not that great anywhere, though WCC had some good ones last time I was there.

    I can't wait to hear more.
  16. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    I enjoyed your pictures of your room and the resort. Thanks for taking us along on the (short) tour with you!

    Love the boat ride to and from DTD. How cool that you saw fireworks- a really nice surprise. That is a great pictue looking back at DTD all lit up!

    How disappointing about your food! Not a very good average- 2 meals ok, 2 inedible. What I wouldn't pay to see you and Mama storming the kitchen and showing them what's what!!

    Very cool snail!
  17. mommytothreeboys

    mommytothreeboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2007
    All caught up again!

    We love POR...I've never stayed at POFQ, but we did walk there one morning for breakfast. Our experience in the food court was a good one, but I'm sorry to hear that yours was not. :(

    The boat ride to DTD is one of my very favorite things about POR! What a beautiful and relaxing ride! Glad you were able to experience it.
  18. Bethislucy

    Bethislucy DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2009
    Great updates.
  19. cmaee

    cmaee DIS Veteran

    Sep 11, 2008
    I just got back from our summer vacation to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg and just got caught up on your TR. We drove through Cades Cove one evening and I shared with those in my car the story of when your guys were told to put their hands in the air to avoid the mosquitos or something. Anyway, that's too bad about the Food Court experience. We stayed at POR on our first trip to WDW and I loved it. We didn't take the time to walk around POFQ, but I have read too about the small size of the resort. I just don't like the faces in the food court...way too creepy for me and my crew. On a side note, I love the photo of your mom and Hunter in the food court. I just love the dynamic between her and your kids.
  20. Katmat75

    Katmat75 DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2004
    Sorry about your food court experience. I was looking at POFQ or Riverside and opted with going to my fav CBR! So glad I did! Those big masks freak me out! I would have taken one look at them and would of run the other way!
    Love the pic of you and Hunter! Can't wait for more!
  21. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2006
    The boat ride to DTD was so nice and relaxing. We didn not get a chance to walk over to POR.

    The food court was nasty!

    Welcome aboard! I know all about the anxiousness of waiting on the next trip to Disney. I'm already counting down the days to our 2014 trip.

    My former boss couldn't even turn on the copy machine much less take an actual copy. My current boss does a lot of his own work but he's used to me keeping clients happy.

    I hadn't looked at it that way.:lmao:

    The royal rooms at POR look so pretty and I'm betting that your two girls would love them.

    Welcome! Good to see you! I did post a disclaimer....remember that when you see upcoming goofy pics.;)

    Oh thanks!

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