Just back from Port Orleans French Quarter...

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by ciera321, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Bearybear

    Bearybear A firm believer in the unbelievable

    Jul 6, 2009
    Until our last trip, we'd only stayed at Deluxe resorts, mostly because we wanted queen sized beds. Last time, trying to save a little money, we decided on POFQ. Oh, how we loved it! We liked it more than the Contemporary (although we did miss the walk to the MK). The resort was so small and quiet. We're actually staying there again in a month, per my DH's request. The only thing we didn't really like is there is no quiet pool, and sometimes the main pool would be very loud with the beach party they throw for the kids.
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  3. alex9179

    alex9179 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2010
    Ah, I'm sold! I'm taking my mom to celebrate her birthday and retirement at the end of April. She loves New Orleans and when I mentioned a resort with that theme she was excited. I was waffling between POR and FQ because of the restaurant availability, but the idea of walking the grounds over to POR sounds lovely and the small/quiet aspect is very attractive. AND the CS takes TIW, which I have from our last visit. She's not a pool person, so that doesn't matter. The launch to DTD is a big selling point for the Port Orleans resorts, for me.

    Did anyone go to the Scat Cat Lounge? I was wondering what was on the menu for munchies. Ooooh, just saw the musician's page. She's going to love all of the entertainment.
  4. wezee

    wezee Am I cheating on my husband, if I have dreams abou

    Sep 6, 2007
    They no longer serve food in the SCL but the food court is right next to it and you are welcome to bring food in. Elliot Dyson is well worth watching. He is a must do every trip for us.
  5. ncc1701

    ncc1701 Scotty I need Warp 10 to WDW

    Sep 21, 2009
    You can walk over to POR. We found the noise not as loud at their main pool(might be becos it's a bigger area). Plus one of the quiet pools at POR isn't too far from POFQ.
  6. Mickey_for_President

    Mickey_for_President My job's only purpose is to support our WDW habit.

    Sep 19, 2008
    LOVE POFQ! :lovestruc

    Greg and I have stayed there a couple times when it was just the two of us. Very romantic. Love the boat. AND the bus picks you up/drops you off before POR for the parks. So, you will have a spot to sit (on the way to the park, at least). For two of the parks, there is a dedicated bus. So... one stop with less guests than other resorts = quicker transportation.
  7. Mousemom

    Mousemom DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2005
    Our family loves POFQ. We have stayed there 5 or 6 times. It is our favorite of the moderates and probably one of three resorts over all that we love when staying at WDW. Love the size, theming, food court, pool, and boat to Downtown. We have stayed in building 5 all but one time. Then we stayed in building 6. It was just as nice and close to everything. That is one of the great things about staying at this resort. No matter which building you're staying in you are just a quick walk to everthing. When coming back at the end of a long day the walk back your room is short. We have always had a court yard view. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay.
  8. LucyBC80

    LucyBC80 DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    I arrive in ten days and I just fell a little bit more in love with FQ after your review! This is exactly why I booked this resort, quaint with amenities close by and the lovely decoration.

    My request was for building 4, corner room.

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  9. iuki

    iuki Mouseketeer

    Nov 5, 2007

    Does Ethyl still work in the FQ restaurant? She was always so friendly and always singing happy birthday to patrons. :wave2:
  10. middlesista

    middlesista Mouseketeer

    Sep 8, 2011
    Building 4 worked out great for us. Had a blast decorating our windows although I did not see alot of that at POFQ - it was fun anyway.
  11. PinkBudgie

    PinkBudgie <font color=deeppink>Expert Disneyland Snowball Ma

    Jul 3, 2008
    I'm so glad I found this thread. I have pretty much narrowed down all the choices to this one. (I really had wanted to do Poly but can't bring myself to pay that much! ) Summer 2014 will be our first trip ever to WDW so I really have no idea what I'm doing. Glad to hear that people loved it and are excited to go back to it even after trying other resorts. I'm thinking we would just do a standard view unless someone gives me an awesome reason to upgrade. ;)

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