Port Orleans French Quarter Q&A Thread, New for 2012 (thread now FULL and CLOSED)

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  1. pooch

    pooch Still feeling special!!

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    DD and I stayed at this lovely resort several years ago and I am very much looking forward to returning! Then when Disney called ME to offer free dining, it was pretty much a lock (even though I had already made off site arrangements!!) We will be there 11/29 through 12/6.
     
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  3. skriegerjr

    skriegerjr Monorail Maven

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    Building 5, facing the grass courtyard is our fav location. Close to pool, main building and short walk to the bus stop.

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  4. ICMDGO

    ICMDGO Earning My Ears

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    Yum on the Tonga Toast!!! Can't wait until October when I'll be having some too!
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  5. Helsie

    Helsie Earning My Ears

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    Booked 3 rooms for our party of 12, and have asked for interconnecting rooms for 2 of them as there will be unaccompanied minors in there. Should we fax and ask for the third room to be next door or will it happen automatically as all rooms were booked together. Getting excited.com! In need of sunshine as spring seems to be avoiding the east of England right now.
     
  6. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Can't do any harm to fax of course, but they'll probably catch the three-room booking anyway.

    Andre
     
  7. CJK

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    Just back from a quick 4 night stay at Port Orleans French Quarter! :thumbsup2 Thanks to everyone on this thread for all the wonderful advice during these last few months. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thanks to all of you!

    A few thoughts:
    Our room location was fabulous! We did the online check-in and did send a fax 7 days in advance (the last chance I had to fax prior to check-in). We arrived at 10am, but our room wasn't ready until 4pm. We were told that they would text us when our room was ready, but for some reason a text was never sent. When dh went to check on our room, the CM remarked that it is usually noted on reservations when the text was sent, but for some reason it wasn't noted on our reservation despite the fact that they confirmed our cell number when we checked in. No problem. We booked a standard room but were thrilled to get a beautiful courtyard view, 3rd floor in building 1. We requested a non-parking lot view, high floor in a quiet location. This suited us perfectly.

    Mousekeeping was fine, but a couple strange things did happen. We never had a kleenex/tissue box in our room for our entire stay. Don't they supply tissue boxes anymore? I kept forgetting to request one. Also, mousekeeping threw out our soap at the sinks & showers EVERYDAY! What a waste! Every day we'd be forced to open a new soap. I could have left a note asking to keep our soap, but again, I kept forgetting. It was so strange to have this happen everyday. Other than that, the rooms were lovely, beds comfortable and we did love our location.

    We loved strolling the grounds at night and enjoyed a few quick service meals at both the POFQ and POR food courts. We enjoyed everything, especially the beignets at FQ! We enjoyed some of the evening campfires and outdoor movies, and just simply enjoyed the beautiful grounds. My dh only had one small complaint. He likes the feature pools with water slides, but we also learned on this trip how much we enjoy the quiet pools at some of the other moderate resorts. We like having a little bit of quiet while reading by the pool which you often can't get at the feature pools. We did finally go to one of the quiet pools at POR, but he thought it was too far from our room. We got caught in a huge rain storm, reinforcing his issue with distance.

    At any rate, we LOVED POFQ and have now completed a stay at all of the moderate level hotels. We will definitely be back! Thanks again for all the help!:cool1:
     
  8. bankgirl05

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    Glad you enjoyed your stay!!! about the soap, I have two opinions on this:
    1. It is easier for them to throw it away then to have to "clean around" and have it leave a goopy mess on the sink/tub etc.
    2. all kinds of germs and bacteria collect on bar soap so consider yourself saved form any extra "ick". (as if you are not all ready exposed to enough via handrails,buses, food trays,etc,etc)

    I can't wait for the beignets! We have stayed at POR and they don't serve them there, so I am definately looking forward to this. Do you know if they can be purchased with a snack credit?
    I hope I am not going to miss the quiet pools, it was nice to be able to let my kids swim without actually having to worry the would get clobbered by tons of other rowdy kids, plus it was easy to do a quick load of laundry while there!!!
     
  9. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    CJK--Glad you enjoyed your stay at POFQ. It is one of my favorites!

    I wanted to let you know that during my stay at CBR this last year, they kept throwing the soap away on me too. The second day of our trip we came back to the room, I went to wash my hands, and I was like "I know I opened that soap!!":rotfl2: Must be a new thing, but I agree, it seems pretty wasteful at resorts that try very hard to be green.

    The horrors we have to deal with when staying at a Disney resort, right?? ;)
     
  10. Pixiedust34

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    We weren't on the dining plan during this trip, but I'm fairly confident that you can buy 3 beignets for a snack credit! Enjoy!!
     
  13. edinburghlass

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    View from our standard room, building 4, room 4213, just perfect, quick walk through this garden to the back of the bus stop.
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  14. edinburghlass

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    And our lovely doorman...

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  15. Kathy Z

    Kathy Z Counting my Blessings

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    Andre, I have a question as to what exactly is the area shown on the resort layout diagram of POFQ towards the parking lot side of building #4? It appears as a rectangle intersected by an X with a circle in the center of the X. Is that a garden area or something else? Thanks!
     
  16. NJRRK

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    Check the picture two posts before yours (from EDINBURGLASS) it shows a picture of EXACTLY what you're questioning.
     
  17. Kathy Z

    Kathy Z Counting my Blessings

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    Thanks, now that I look again at that photo I see that is EXACTLY what I was questioning.

    Does anyone know if that section of building 4 gets much noise from the food court and bus stop?
     
  18. bookgirl

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    No soap dish is a huge pet peeve of mine. I'd rather they throw it away then let it sit around goofy on the counter.
     
  19. GoofyMB

    GoofyMB Mouseketeer

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    I loved talking to Arneil (sp) everyday. He was so nice and always had the doubloons for my son to throw in the fountain. I am terrible with names but he made such a good impression I remember it nearly 6 months since I was there
     
  20. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    He's great isn't he? He's part-Dutch, and speaks several European languages fluently. He's quite a character, and a lovely person to chat to.

    Andre
     
  21. GoofyMB

    GoofyMB Mouseketeer

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    Definetly stop and say Hello. One of our conversations he commented on how even on vacation so many people are in such a rush. At least a hello and thank you when he opens the door. Remember he is a person and not just a door stop
     
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