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

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  1. OThopeful35

    OThopeful35 DIS Veteran

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    33 days til we are back "home" at POFQ!
     
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  3. dawgfan

    dawgfan from georgia ya'll

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    Had a great time as usual at our "home" resort. Service was great, food court was great, room location was great, bar was great!, wish the front desk was back in order, bus service was great. Boy was it crowded. We bought AP's and are headed back to POFQ for Christmas...we can't seem to get enough. I thought/worried that as my kids got older they would lose the Disney draw. They have not and in fact it maybe larger now than ever but just changed a bit as to waht they like and want to do. One is 18 and one is 15 and they get as excited about a trip as a very young child would.
     
  4. Yellowstonetim

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    Yes, it is a great resort. Check out the pictures and information at the beginning of this thread and the Port Orleans Riverside thread and at portorleans.org where most of the information comes from. The pool and waterslide is very nice at French Quarter, and the one at Riverside is also very cool, while not as visually stunning from a distance. French Quarter is compact with half the rooms of Riverside, but very beautiful. One plus if your 11 year old specifically wanted a waterslide is that he can swim at both POR and POFQ! While pool hopping between resorts is not allowed, Port Orleans is treated as one resort so you may use all the amenties at both. This makes it the perfect place to stay because you can use two waterslides.

    I am sure you will enjoy it!
     
  5. babygirlamg

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    Oh yea I didn't know we could use both pools ... That just sold it :)
     
  6. ugadog99

    ugadog99 <font color=blue>Has been waiting patiently for a

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    Howdy, dawgfan, from another DAWG! We leave early Wednesday morning for another trip home, too! My DDs are now 22 and 19 and still are just as excited as their first trip.
     
  7. sunset7132

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    They have the best potroast my husband and I ever had. Full of gravy and mushrooms tender meat . Mmmmm so good
     
  8. Tink51196

    Tink51196 Earning My Ears

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    We just stayed June 7-14 and although I can't remember how many were given to us each day, I made the mistake of bringing WAWA K-cup type and not the soft round ones. My husband is the coffee nut and he wasn't thrilled with the taste of the food court coffee. He didn't complain (as much) about the room coffee. The decaffeinated are Cuisinart 100% arabican ; the others we received were Joffrey's regular and French roast. It is a soft round coffee pod probably about 3" diameter. The cleaning manager greeted us and said to let her know if there was anything we needed for our rooms. Why not ask them to start you out with a extra amount of pods, even if you don't use all of them the first day, put them aside and they'll think you're out of them and will keep adding daily.
     
  9. GetGlowing

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    We left a note for Mousekeeping and got extra 2-3 extra regular coffee pods each day.

    The coffee makers really don't give you a way to use your own beans. Even if you have a "brew to go" or a french press and you just ran the water through, I don't think the water would be hot enough to make a good cup.
     
  10. Yellowstonetim

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    You can buy the coffee "pods" at many places online including amazon, and in some stores.
     
  11. Tinkergurl20

    Tinkergurl20 Mouseketeer

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    Hi everyone! I haven't been on in forever, but the time has come to begin planning next years trip to the Best Place on Earth!! We have a large group broken into 3 rooms and I was wondering about one of the rooms. I was told by someone at Disney that you could have 2 adults + 2 Children + 1 infant under 3 in a room at the French Quarter. Has anyone done this? I try to look online at Disney's site to price it out but it says the occupancy is too big for the room. We have 4 adults in 2 rooms and then 2 adults/2children(5&7)/1child(2) in the other and really want to stay at the French Quarter. Any ideas? Thank you!
     
  12. Nurse_Mommy4

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    FQ rooms should hold 4 + 1 under 3, so I would suggest calling Disney and booking over the phone. The website is notorious for messing up.:rolleyes1
     
  13. kddisney502

    kddisney502 <font color=blue>P: What's the problem with Goofy?

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    My understanding is the same as the disney rep. The child under 3 is allowed with 4 others in the same room (2 adults + 2 kids). Although, it may be a little crowded, it shouldn't be a problem. Is this with the new site or old site? I'm able to get it to work on the old site with no problems.
     
  14. pwdebbie

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    Ask for more coffee and they will provide it. I left a note and we had some extra left for a few days (probably until the mousekeeper changed). When we ran out, I called mousekeeping and a bag of coffee pods was delivered. And then on our last full day, we must have had our original mousekeeper because she left an extraordinary amount of coffee pods (which of course were then left behind because we checked out the next day). So if enough isn't there, call mousekeeping and request more.

    Dh and I do not like the powdered creamers so we brought our own half and half with us. If you are driving or can get to a store, this might be something to keep in mind. That non-dairy stuff (powdered or liquid) just doesn't taste good to us.
     
  15. fantayzya

    fantayzya Earning My Ears

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    Awesome! Thanks for the confirmation everyone! Now that I know what is in store for my morning pick-me-up I can plan accordingly.

    You all ROCK!
     
  16. AussieSing

    AussieSing Earning My Ears

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    Well we finally booked our trip for Dec 9 to 17 for DH and two DS (11 and 13), so excited to see all the Christmas decorations and hoping for cold weather. This will be our second trip to WDW, last time stayed at POR, but wanted to try the different resorts.
     
  17. Tinkergurl20

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    Thank you! I thought the same thing about 2+2+1 under 3 but will double check. I have issues with the new site. Will definitely find out for sure before booking!
     
  18. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    I've just checked and it works fine if you search using 2 adults and 3 children - but you need to enter the third child's age as "Infant", it doesn't work if you select their age as 2 years (I don't know why, as 2-year-olds should be treated as infants by the booking system). You can even book four adults and one infant for POFQ if you want.

    Andre
     
  19. siskaren

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    If you're hoping for cold weather, you're most likely going to be disappointed. Typicals highs for December in Florida are low 70s.
     
  20. bas71873

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    Music to my ears. I am NOT a fan of winter and cold temps!
     
  21. snykymom

    snykymom Still tagless after all these years

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    Except, of course, when we were there - December 2010. Average I think was 35. I wore my ski jacket & gloves all day in the parks! For Fantasmic, it was 20 degrees! (We didn't go, but I bet there was no line!)
     
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