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

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  1. hummingbird149

    hummingbird149 Mouseketeer

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    Thank you Sue M!! I wanted to make sure that we left a proper amount!!
     
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  3. momof2twinboys

    momof2twinboys Mouseketeer

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    We just returned this evening from a 10 day stay - it was amazing! Thanks so much to the disboards and everyone on this thread for the tips - we had a great first time without overdoing it.

    We loved POFQ and plan to go back again in the next few years.

    We tipped daily - $4 for a family of 4. I let my 7 year olds design the tip envelopes using regular envelopes and crayons and markers - I wish I would've taken a photo of them. They drew mickey heads, fire works, math problems - 3 mickey heads with plus signs between them and an = sign from my math lover - they were definitely one of a kind. We left them on our towel animals near the tv.

    She left us 3 towel animals that we brought home with us. We were in building 2 near the main building facing the pool - it was a wonderful location. We had halloween lights in our window that were purple, orange and green - perfect for the mardi gras theme. We also had window clings of Disney characters in costume. Dh thought it was hokey, but it was great to always know which room was ours and the boys could find it on their own too if they beat us back to the room.

    We took a power strip and an extension cord for the lights - the outlet was under the table. We used sponges - cut into 1/4ths soaked in dish detergent and dried to clean our mugs daily. So many great tips on here that made our trip truly enjoyable.

    It was sad on the last park day to have the last trip to and from the park, the last trip to DD and the last breakfast. We didn't want to leave. I'm so glad we chose this resort!!!
     
  4. pwdebbie

    pwdebbie DIS Veteran

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    Yes, I leave a tip in an envelope clearly marked for "Mousekeeper" otherwise they do not take it. It is suggested here on the DIS that $1.00 per person in the room is good. We leave a little more than that.
     
  5. dobirdsmommy

    dobirdsmommy Mouseketeer

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    In the mansion rooms there are giving us the cards with the mousekeepers name On it. I have been leaving 4 to 5 dollars but no towels either.
     
  6. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    You took resort towels home with you?? Is this a common practice at WDW?
    Did you find an additional charge on your bill for this?
     
  7. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    The sponge soaked in dish detergent is a FANTASTIC idea!!! And I've never heard of that one - definately going to use it for our next trip, because those mugs get a little :eek: after a few days!

    We also have a power strip packed in our Disney bin... That was a God send on our last trip... We plugged ours into the outlet under the sinks, and that's where we charged everything at night - it worked out really well, and highly recommend that tip.

    Yes, you are allowed to take the towel animals home with you. You are not charged for them.

    D~
     
  8. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    The towel animals are towels that are about to be "retired."
     
  9. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    Well, how about that! I'll have to remember that for our next trip!
     
  10. hummingbird149

    hummingbird149 Mouseketeer

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    So glad you enjoyed POFQ! This will be our first stay there! We've always camped at Fort Wilderness, which is very amazing. Love the tip about the power cord. Never thought of that!
     
  11. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    Holy cow! Seriously?!

    Assuming this doesn't include the mickey heads?
     
  12. jcammans

    jcammans Earning My Ears

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    Hi all!

    My husband and I just returned from our Disneymoon stay at POFQ. We had a great time!! This was my first stay at POFQ and my husband's first trip ever to WDW!

    POFQ was great! We loved the small size of the resort - especially after a full day in the parks it was nice to return to POFQ and not have to walk another mile to our room... We stayed in room 5326 - corner room, river view, king bed, very quiet. FYI - there is only one outlet right next to the bed in a king room (behind the only nightstand). Bring an extension cord if you both like to read from electronic devices while resting in bed. Also, the wifi is a bit slow, but definitely usable.

    Food - We didn't eat too much at the Floatworks, but what we did have was very good. We unfortunately had a few rude CMs there, but most of them were polite enough. For the most part, we ate elsewhere.

    Transportation - During peak times in the morning we always had our own bus to the parks. During midday, with the exception of MK, we always shared a bus with POR. On return trips, we almost always had a dedicated bus to POFQ. Most of the time, we waited less than 10 minutes for a bus. The only exception to this was our return from AK. We waited 25 min for a bus, and then when it finally did come, we stopped at BB and then POR before we arrived at POFQ. That was a long trip home... Other than that, we experienced no problems with bus trips from POFQ. For the most part, we boarded the bus to/from POFQ and arrived at our destination within 30 min. The boat to DD was also frequent and quick.

    Pool - We didn't use the pool even though we completely intended to one day. However, we found the water to be too chilly. The hot tub was also very hot, but it made us feel soooo much better after a long day of walking.

    Room - The room (5326) was a corner room, river view, king bed. It was very nice, quiet and clean. I believe that they could do a little better with the lighting in the room - it seemed darker then necessary. Mousekeeping was good. We tipped $4/day and received 3 towel animals during our 9 day stay (including the Mickey ears the first day). I found the sheets/blankets a little too rough and the bed a little too hard for my liking, but take that with a grain of salt - I'm picky about that stuff.

    Elliot Dyson - We caught his show a couple of nights while we were there - he was very entertaining!!! We really enjoyed it!

    All in all, we had a great stay at POFQ and we will definitely stay there again!
     
  13. kddisney502

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

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    How important is it to fax in my room requests? I called months ago and had them put on my reservation. We're arriving next week and our only request was to be close to the bus stop. This is our first time staying at this resort, but we've been to disney before. Would like to hear some opinions. Thanks.
     
  14. DisneyExpert89

    DisneyExpert89 Earning My Ears

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    I used to work there, if anyone has any questions, let me know. I'll do my best to accommodate some answers. I worked in Housekeeping back in 2008 for the College Program.
     
  15. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    It's personal choice - but if you are particularly concerned about getting your request met, what harm can it do?

    Andre
     
  16. Clochette nordique

    Clochette nordique DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the offer. As soon as I have a question, I'll ask and with all the team on this thread, now including you, I will trust the answer.

    :welcome: to you!

    :tinker: Poussière de fée!
     
  17. eeyorefan107

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    I do have a question. I'm staying at POFQ and have booked a 2Q wheelchair access room with roll-in shower. Are those rooms large enough for my ecv to be in the room at night? Also, does the shower head come off the wall? I have severe arthritis, and a detachable shower head makes things easier for me. Thanks in advance. =)
     
  18. DisneyExpert89

    DisneyExpert89 Earning My Ears

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    Yes, there was enough room for an ecv. And if I do remember correctly the shower head did come off the wall. I only had a handful of handicapped rooms, I was usually on the 3rd floor, but covered both on rare occasions. Hope this helps!
     
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    Thank you so much for answering my question. I really appreciate it. We stayed at Pop last January, and I had to park my ecv outside of the room each night and run the charger under the door. I swore to myself that I would never have to go through that again. :thanks:
     
  20. Sue M

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    Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed POFQ. Congrats on your marriage.
    We have stayed at POR Riverside 3 times, and trying FQ for the first time in January. Looking forward to our stay. And we want to catch Elliot's show. We love Bob Jackson's show at POR. I wish more of the wdw resorts had this type of entertainment.
     
  21. gr8tdame

    gr8tdame Enchanted

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    We are also staying at POFQ for the first time in January. For the last four years we have stayed at POR. My dh and I caught Elliot's show a couple of years ago and it was great. We are looking forward to seeing him again.

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