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

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  1. peel

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    Fantastic! FYI, I was able to check for availability for the FD deal by going to the main website and clicking the link for the special offers. That allows you to look at resort availability specifically for the FD offer. A tip for next time!
     
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  3. Nixie

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    I am having trouble booking POR online. It isn't letting me book a room because it says I have more than the allotted guest number for the room. We are a family of 6, but our little one will still be 2 when we get there. I thought the POR -AB rooms would sleep 5 + 1 person 2 and under. Am I wrong? It says on the site that all POR, no matter the category, only sleep 4. Could they just be out of AB rooms for my dates? (For the record, I took off the 2 year old and searched that way and it still wouldn't let me book a room saying I had too many in my party).
     
  4. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    For POR, you should be able to book up to 4 adults, one child (max 17) and one infant (try selecting "Infant" as the age rather than "2", it's a glitch).

    [Edit] Yes, the above search brings up all POR room types except for King Bed and the Royal Rooms.

    The descriptive small print is wrong by the way, it should say "Sleeps up to 5" in the same way that King Bed says "Sleeps up to 3". That's another glitch. Oh, as is the fact that 2 adults and 1 child in a King Bed room doesn't bring up any availability even though it should. So three gliches in one page - impressive!

    Andre
     
  5. Jellybass

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    Any refrigerator update? I am there end of August. No big deal either way, just curious.
     
  6. pepe of ohio

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    Were there in October and curious as well, we pack in tons of groceries!!
     
  7. Nixie

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    Thank so soo much :) Just realized I posted this on the wrong PO thread :)
     
  8. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    No worries, it's easily done.

    It was a pretty ill-conceived idea renaming the resorts to such similar names back in 2001 in the first place, it's caused varying degrees of guest confusion ever since. Fair enough that they needed to lose the Dixie Landings name, but why not just create a "Riverside Resort" to sit next to the existing "Port Orleans Resort"? Wouldn't that have been a lot simpler than renaming them both?

    Andre
     
  9. dawgfan

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    We always make our reservations in February for our stays that June or July. Never had a problem getting a room. I would suggest using Dreams Unlimited travel to book a room only and yes you will have to pay a deposit within a few days of getting a quote from them.
     
  10. baileygirlsmom

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    Here is a link, movies are every night if weather permits, we just got back Sunday night, wonderful resort! http://www.portorleans.org/recreation-activites-schedule.php
     
  11. Jellybass

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    Anything new on the refrigerators?
     
  12. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Not since the last time you asked, 20 hours ago, no.

    Disney are still saying it could be up to four months for all of the replacements to be fitted, although I strongly suspect it might be quicker than that. Keep an eye on this thread though, and on www.portorleans.org, for any updates as and when we hear anything.

    Andre
     
  13. Jellybass

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    I only asked again because I had net seen a response or any other update in any of the other boards. I thought it was a harmless question but apparently I was mistaken.
     
  14. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    It was indeed a harmless question, don't worry. However sometimes if you don't get an instant response, it may mean that no one actually has an answer for you at the moment. I've answered you as best I can above anyway, but there's nothing firm that anyone can really say at the moment other than what Disney have released so far. Keep watching for updates.

    Andre
     
  15. Jellybass

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    No worries, thanks again.
     
  16. kcwiak

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    I do not know how accurate this is but a CM told me that POFQ would have all new by mid-sept. Again, who knows - could be earlier or later but that is what I was told. :confused3 :)
     
  17. PinkBudgie

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    Thank you. That is about when I always make reservations for my DLR trips, so that should work out. I'll probably do it sometime in fall since it seems you have to make ADRs 6mo out anyway. I had planned on using Dreams for the room and tickets and everything anyway since I know nothing about WDW.
     
  18. winterman

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    I suspect that a major reason for joining them into one resort was that it allowed Disney to close the table service restaurant at FQ. Listed amenities for Moderate resorts include a TS.

    BTW, I got back yesterday from my second stay at POR. It was great but next time I want to go back to FQ.

    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  19. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    It's a good theory, except Bonfamille's closed a year before they merged the resorts.

    Andre
     
  20. cdhale

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    41 days to go! 5 weeks from yesterday! And I just started a pre-trip report (finally)!
     
  21. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    I've been going through a backlog of photos that I'd got on my hard drive and putting them to the site. 100 or so new FQ images now uploaded this morning to www.portorleans.org/gallery-POFQ-Grounds.php. For example:

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    Andre
     
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