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

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  1. Groomer Gal

    Groomer Gal Mouseketeer

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    That reminds me!

    One afternoon we went back to the resort for some down time and our daughters did a craft activity and went to a campfire.

    The CM's were awesome! One of them, Shawn, came from a town not that far from where we live and we chatted with him for quite a while.

    It's really great for the kids and adults! If you get a chance please have your kids join in the activities. Our girls really loved them!

    After a while at the campfire we took a nice stroll (maybe 10 minutes) over to POR to check out their gift shop and see that resort.
    It's a quick , easy, pretty walk. : )
     
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  3. pwdebbie

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    I have a friend there now and she says that the buses have been shared with POR for every single one of their trips since arriving Thursday except for this afternoon -- and that bus they had all to themselves. I really thought that with the crowds there now that the POFQ bus would be a dedicated, not shared, bus.
     
  4. bauer1168

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    I noticed that from recent visit too. I've never stayed at POR only POFQ. I knew POR is much bigger but was surprised that is has 4 stops!
    You really do learn something new everyday...
     
  5. LucyBC80

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    45 days till I check in at POFQ!

    This thread has been so helpful and informative and I want to take the time and thank Andre for all the time and input he has given us, you truly made the decision to go with POFQ a easy one.

    I now can't wait to see the gardens, the fountains and experience the food court. Just a little while longer and I will!
     
  6. bauer1168

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    It's a fantastic resort and I'm sure you'll love it, I would recommend this resort to everyone.
    Ahhh and I'm very jealous of you! I stayed there recently and am missing it. Hope you enjoy it!
     
  7. taylor3297

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    In my past 2 stays at POFQ, we only shared the bus with POR one time each trip. One was coming back from EPCOT and the other time was going to AK in the morning.
     
  8. Sue M

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    28 days to go :banana::banana:
     
  9. pwdebbie

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    The new discount is out for Disney VISA card holders but once again POFQ is not included.
    :confused3 Dh doesn't want to stay anywhere else.
     
  10. shburks

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    I think it's such a small resort that it doesn't need special offers to fill it...
     
  11. Cinderumbrella

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    This was what I was afraid of. We are going to switch to POR for now and *hope* that AP rates will include POFQ :wizard:
     
  12. BridgetR3

    BridgetR3 Dreaming of Home

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    I'm confused. :confused3 I can't find the new discount anywhere. Could you put a link here? Thanks!!
     
  13. summerlady

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    I feel the same way as your DH. We stayed at POR last October and beautiful as it was, it just wasn't "home" for us. We spent the entire week wishing we were at POFQ. Just hoping for a PIN or another kind of discount that includes POFQ for next fall.
     
  14. Sue M

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    That's so fustrating, the constant exclusion of FQ for discounts. Lucky for us, FQ was included in the Stay/Play & Dine promo. I was able to get a 20% AAA room only discount for FQ, but switched when the S/P & D promo came out.

    For those asking, the current Visa offer comes out for everyone Jan 3.
     
  15. princess-rn

    princess-rn <font color=magenta>"Why, it's like a dream. A won

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    Boo! My husband is the same way. :( I'm on hold with Disney now to see if I can get the promo special...I guess I can hang up now. :headache:
     
  16. princess-rn

    princess-rn <font color=magenta>"Why, it's like a dream. A won

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    I'm going to hang on...maybe we could change to a deluxe if the discount is good enough??
     
  17. BridgetR3

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    I was asking because I have a Disney Visa but didn't get any e-mail or snail mail. I was able to find it on the internet though.

    Here's a link - Disney Visa Offer
     
  18. pbruce706

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    We're going to POFQ for the first time in February, can't wait! We'll actually be there during Mardi Gras. Does this Mardi Gras themed resort do anything special for Mardi Gras?
     
  19. TravelAgentJen

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    This is making me excited! Lots of good feedback on this resort!
     
  20. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Of course! There are Mardi Gras events and activities for the kids, and the cast members have an annual pargo decoration competition between the different departments, and then there's a little pargo parade around the streets of the resort.

    Andre
     
  21. pbruce706

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    Thanks for the quick reply, I figured there had to be something, but searcing Mardi Gras for POFQ yields up endless results since it's Mardi Gras all the time there, heh.
     
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