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

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  1. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    These rooms are throughout the resort on all floors, but as minnie mum suggests, I would request a first floor. I would also tell them it is for a medical need, and ask them to set it up as a special needs request (this dept is very helpful for those with any special medical need, even a simple one) - and that you'll have an ECV. The elevators can be just a bit of a pain at FQ as it is often quite out of the way. Also, be sure to ask at check-in before they make up your keys - if you are not in a first floor with bathroom rails, as if they can find one for you. We had one, first floor, corner room in bldg 5 - very nice location. Do not remember the room number, but it looked out at the courtyard.

    Happy planning and have a wonderful trip! :goodvibes
     
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  3. utkscvol1

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    Got home Sunday:( loved this resort!!! We booked bb for next year and will be staying again!!!! Any questions- feel free to ask:)
     
  4. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Welcome back! Glad you had a great trip and loved FQ!

    It's been a few years since a FQ stay - the new refurb is not appealing to me at all (love the RS new rooms though) - are the rooms as purple and gold as it appears in photos? It looks awful to me. Thanks! :goodvibes
     
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    The rooms are as purple/gold as they appear. I loved the decor, though - very royal! :thumbsup2
     
  6. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    I found them rather nice when I visited to take photos, see this panorama for an idea of how it actually looks (although the rich purple colour is hard to get right in photos, I did spend some time correcting this image so it looks as close as I could get it): http://www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POFQ-Room-2011-3662-pano360-HQ.swf

    Andre
     
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    This may seem silly, but to me it's rather important- can you tell me about the blow dryers in the room. Are they the white ones attached to the wall? Or is it a blow dryer that they keep In a bag in the bathroom? I've have rather unruly hair and I'm trying to figure out if I should bring mine from home. I'd rather save the space and not bring it if its a decent blow dryer.

    Thanks!
     
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    In June ours was attached to the wall.
     
  9. Minnie&Nana

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    Thank you, Andre and BearscatFan!

    The panorama definitely helps - guess I am not a Royal kind of gal - the colors make me kind of cringe. I was not a fan of the heavy reds they had prior to the 2004/05 refurb, but very much liked the blues and yellow of that refurb.

    We are booked at FQ for Marathon weekend at a phenomenal group rate through Mouse Fan Travel. :thumbsup2
     
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    I have short fine hair. The one last year was fine to dry my bangs but it was pretty basic and not very hot, I would not use them for high maitanence hair.
     
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    What drinks are avail for kids for the refillable mugs besides pop

    Juice? Milk?
     
  12. utkscvol1

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    our room was not purple and gold. It was very nice. We have typically stayed at cbr and these rooms by far were nicer!
     
  13. jeepwreck

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    what rooms are those purple and gold sheets in. We stayed in feb and we were on the top floor of building 5 had brown and gold

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  14. utkscvol1

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    White ones attached to the walls. I took mine from home as these seem to take forever.
     
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    Hot tea- cold tea- hot chocolate. I don't remember seeing juice but the machines did have a flavor of powerade in them.
     
  16. JessiBelle22

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    Our building at the POFQ, was building 4. Those were purple and gold.

    September 2013 WDW! :-)
     
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    My kids don't like any kind of soda. So they would get the pomegranite lemonade or the powerade.
     
  18. snarfblatt

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    Glad to hear it's not just pop!
     
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    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    No milk or orange/apple juice in the dispensers, but you can get Hi-C fruit punch and pomegranate lemonade. See http://www.portorleans.org/floatworks.php#Drinks

    Andre
     
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    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    Possibly time to think of getting a new camera... :)

    Although as I said, for some reason it does seem a difficult colour to get decent photos of - I'm not even sure mine are 100% correct, I was trying to use the pure whites to get an accurate balance.

    Andre
     
  21. jenniferyawn

    jenniferyawn Jenni the Pooh

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    Hey everyone!! We are here now and are thinking of doing the movie under the stars. I didnt bring a blanket or anything... Will they be upset if we sit on pool towels? Might be a dumb question but I've never done it before... Thanks for any help!!
     
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