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

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  1. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

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    We're not 1st floor people.... Thru all our visits (47), we've seen too many guests leave either their sliding room door or main door open which leaves entry to all sorts of critters. And from our experience, third floor is best, no one above you to create noise.... As for elevators, even at POFQ last trip we had 2nd floor rooms, elevator was just down the way... Nothing outlandish of a walk...
     
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  3. pwdebbie

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    You should let reservations know about the knee problems and ask them to note a request for Buildings 4 or 5, first floor, in the sections closest to the food court. That also puts you closest to the bus stop.
     
  4. pwdebbie

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    Go and have a blast. Is this the first time meeting the future in-laws? Can't think of a better place to do that than at WDW!
     
  5. LucyBC80

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    I called to make a payment and added building 4, ground floor as a request. How feasible is that to be honored? I did explain my mom has a slight mobility issue and I'd like to be closer to the bus station.
     
  6. grandma3

    grandma3 Earning My Ears

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    I stayed on 1st floor building 4 a week ago. Very quiet. I have trouble with knees and enjoyed not doing steps.
     
  7. Disneylover99

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    It's possible to get your request (so it's always good to make one) but it's impossible to determine how likely your request will be honored.

    We've never gotten any of our requests met. However there are lots of people who always get their requests met.

    But I have to say the CM 's at the front desk have always worked hard to try to get us a room that sort of meets our needs or desires.

    my advice is to always have a back up plan if you don't get your request.
    Ex. Ask for building 5 ground floor, or maybe building four, second floor, or even building 2 or 3 main floor - closest to the gift shop would be good.
     
  8. Chip_Dale

    Chip_Dale Mouseketeer

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    This is the first time staying @ a moderate resort. Stayed at POP and All Stars in the past. The value resorts have a dedicated queue for each park. Noticed there is just a general bus stop for all the parks. Is there a CM at the bus stop in the morning helping in the boarding of the buses.
     
  9. siskaren

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    It's not necessary; the buses have electronic signs indicating which park they're going to.
     
  10. Dancegrl624

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    Just got home last night from our first stay at POFQ. We loved it! All of our requests were met (building 4 or 5, top floor) and when we arrived at 10 am our room was ready! We were in room 5338 and it was awesome. We overlooked the courtyard where they have the nightly movies, but the sound never bothered us. We could only hear the loudest noises from "Meet The Robinsons" and "Up". The room was wonderful and our mousekeeper was awesome!

    Food court was great...very yummy beignets! We only had an issue with the buses twice. First night, we waited for a DTD bus for 30 minutes. 5 Epcot buses came by in that time period. We couldn't take the boat because it was raining. Monday morning, the MK/DHS stop was a mob scene. Everyone was going to MK...they had to call for a second bus! That is why you don't go to MK on a Monday! We only stopped at the Riverside stops a few times and it was always in the afternoon.

    We loved the boat to DTD...very relaxing. The captains were all awesome too. We loved seeing the treehouse villas along the river.

    All of the CM's were lovely too. We loved the greeters/doormen in their festive outfits. The CM from luggage services was great when we needed help yesterday. We got to ride in the golf cart! He was so helpful and nice to talk to.

    The pool was never crowded and my DD loved the pool games. She even won some prizes! There were always empty chairs too. It was a nice place to relax and cool off. My DS loved the kiddie pool too. It was nice and warm and he liked that he could stand in the water.
     
  11. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Sometimes there is a CM from the transportation team at the bus stop in the morning to monitor queue levels and buses for each park - but their function is more to help check bus times and routings rather than a direct guest-assistance role (although of course they will help out if they can). There are two covered waiting areas for buses at POFQ, with the different park buses each departing from their own area.

    Andre
     
  12. scdak

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    I saw the post about the windows at POFQ, there are 12 panes so I know how many decorations to make, can anyone tell me the approx size of the panes or the dimensions of the entire window so that I make sure I have enough lights to bring with me? Thanks in advance.
     
  13. Jillianv29

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    I can't believe the time has finally come. Telling my two kiddies tonight we are leaving for Disney in the am. Defiantly the hardest secret I have ever kept!!! I can't get wait show them how magical it is. My last visit was 8 years ago on my honeymoon. Woohoo!!!!!! :)
     
  14. mom2travel

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    That is so exciting!! Have fun :-)
     
  15. Pixiedust34

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    Jumping in! We returned from CSR yesterday, and booked a BB to POFQ for next September. Port Orleans is our "home resort" (we like both Riverside and French Quarter) and we're looking forward to staying there again! :goodvibes

    Is the Marti Gras greeter still at the front doors?
     
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    Yes, he's still there :)
     
  17. Minniesota2002

    Minniesota2002 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks to everyone that responded to my 1st floor noise level question. Since the majority agreed that 1st floor isn't that noisy and less walking and stairs, I plan to stay with my original request for a 1st floor room near the main building.

    Minniesota2002
     
  18. jenniferyawn

    jenniferyawn Jenni the Pooh

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    Hi all!! I read that you can check in as early as you like and they will hold your bags for you.. but I guess I'm just paranoid about checking in before 9am. We are staying nearby the first night and want to check in and hit the parks early Monday morning. Has anyone checked in at 7 or 8 am before?
     
  19. Cinderumbrella

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    How fun!! I have done the surprise trip twice and it was torture keeping it a secret!!

    Have a great trip and don't forget to come back to give us your thoughts!
     
  20. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    We have frequently checked in that early. Occasionally our room has been available at that time. Other times not. We are always able to check in, get our KTTW, and if our room isn't ready we just check our bags with Bell Services. Then we're off to the park. They'll text you when your room is ready.
     
  21. utkscvol1

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    When I did our online checkin it asked what the earliest time u would check in would be an I chose 7 am- not that it will be ready but fingers crossed:)
     
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