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Port Orleans French Quarter Q&A Thread, for 2013/2014 (Read first posts for FAQs)

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by andrewilley, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. mdsouth

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    No apologies needed, at least from me! :thumbsup2I, too, noticed your ticker and wanted to say, great work! Keep it up! :cool1:I have never smoked myself, probably because my grandparents did a lot and I just remember the awful smell their clothes and house had. So it turned me off. But I can still recognize how hard it must be each and every day to continue to make the effort to be smoke free. So, I just wanted to say, I think the ticker is a wonderful tool to use. When you get the urge, try coming to the DIS and racking up some posts here and there to just see that ticker increase!

    I think you have inspired me to work harder on my exercise plan.

    And now back the regular scheduled program or being excited about PORFQ and all our plans for a great time at WDW.

    In that frame of mind, how long or far would I have to run do you think to burn off the calories of a beignet (did I spell that right?)
     
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  3. Sue M

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    We didn't find the sheets scratchy or beds uncomfortable. I think bed comfort is very subjective. Some like an extra firm mattress, some like soft, and any level in between.
     
  4. Sue M

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    Wow Andre, I had no idea wdw hosts dragon boat festivals!! Is this a first, or a yearly event? That would be so much fun! I used to paddle on a team. Still do, but it's an outrigger team now!
     
  5. andrewilley

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    Not sure if it's Annual at Downtown Disney, but it's certainly quite regular. Just got an update that the ferries for Port Orleans will be less impacted than the other resorts - normal POR/POFQ/DTD ferry service will be running every day except the main day of the races (19 Oct) which will have no service until 5:30pm.

    Andre
     
  6. sunset7132

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    Andre you wouldn't happen to know when pofq will be Xmas decorating this year.yet? Is it too soon to know that?
     
  7. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    Usually by Thanksgiving the resort decorations seem to be up, not sure if there's a specific timescale though.

    Andre
     
  8. Minnie&Nana

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    We were told by a resort manager that holiday decorations go up (at all resorts) by the end of the week prior to Thanksgiving...sometimes it could be the beginning of the week of Thanksgiving if it includes an elaborate gingerbread/chocolate display like BC or BWIand of course, GF..but they have their own timetable for that one.. :thumbsup2
     
  9. sunset7132

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    Ty I guess we will just miss it since thanksgiving is late this year.
     
  10. LONES

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    Can anyone tell me where the Movies on the lawn and the marshmallow roast are located? I'm thinking about my room requests... and am thinking I'd like to be away from the movies.

    Thanks!
     
  11. buzznina

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    Between buildings 5 and 6
     
  12. geckodani

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    Going back Feb 16 - 21! Can not wait!

    I find the Queen beds at POFQ hard, and the King bed just fine. :confused3

    This year if the beds seem hard I think I'll call and investigate an egg crate topper. We travel with our own pillows and cases, and I highly recommend that! It's worth the space in my suitcase IMO. I can handle a lot of sleeping surfaces, but a pad pillow... can't do it.
     
  13. epcotitis

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    Just changed my resort from POFQ to AKL. Only 100 more for 3 night package! I'm happy.
     
  14. 2Tiggies

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    Thank you so much! I suddenly thought about a DIS ticker because I am on here pretty much every day lol

    Beignets, I don't really like them :scared1: (I know!) but I figure anything I eat is more than gone with 2 laps round the world showcase :rotfl:
     
  15. Belleandtinker

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    For when?
     
  16. epcotitis

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    MLK weekend
     
  17. mdsouth

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    Of course one would have to make it around the world showcase without stopping to get a bite to eat or drink. Hmm??? Thant might be a problem.

    I am assuming that running on the sidewalks around PORFQ might be a very pleasant run. Is this acceptable as long as you make room for other people on the walkway? Or is it frowned upon by Disney? If it is acceptable, does anyone know what the distance around the resort would be? Just an estimate is fine.
     
  18. siskaren

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    I haven't been to WDW in November since 2004, so things may have changed, but I stayed at POFQ that year (7th-14th) and decorations were up there. I went over to GF one day to see if the gingerbread house was up - the structure was up, but the gingerbread pieces hadn't been put on yet. When I went back a few days later, it was finished.

    I found this post from easyWDW from 2011 showing the house in progress on November 7th:

    http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized/cinderellas-holiday-wish-up-close-move-it-shake-it-grand-floridian-gingerbread-house-progress-november-7-walkabout/#more-6030
     
  19. DMGeurts

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    I am not sure about running on the sidewalks through the resort - it might be difficult in some spots? However, there is the path between FQ and POR - many, many people use that to run. I believe Andre has the detailed mileage info on his website?

    Forgive me if this has been answered already - I am trying to catch up on this thread backwards. :thumbsup2

    D~
     
  20. sunset7132

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    Everyone runs along the river path
     
  21. sunset7132

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    Thanks. We are 9 th- 18. Probably would have seen some go up but with thanksgiving so late this year I'm not sure
     

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