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

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  1. Ferrentinos

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    That is wonderful!!! You are so blessed!
     
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  3. AladdinToMy4YO

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    Help. Taking the family back to the MK the first week of June. I've booked POFQ since we wanted a moderate. I love the small size, great grounds, being able to go to POR, and more. I just read about renovating the lobby. We've stayed at Poly, Dolphin, POR, and POP but never when renovation. What can we expect? Obviously most of the time won't be at POFQ but will hang out pool, movie, music, etc. I do like walking through the lobby which adds to the "ambience"/etc. Ideas on how much is blocked off? impact? Thx.
     
  4. christygobar

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    Hi everyone! I am excited that we booked POFQ this week for the end of April. Kind of a last minute trip (not ALL that last minute) to give my DD some princess time :) This will be my 3rd stay at POFQ, so it says a lot that we love it that much to keep going back. I love how quaint it feels and the food court is great!

    I can't wait to check out the pool and the small playground with her. I think she'll love them. And of course the fresh beignets :)

    This thread and all the photos at portorleans.org have been very helpful!
     
  5. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    Don't worry, it's only the reception/check-in section that's being refurbished. That part will be walled off while work is going on. The main entrance atrium with the fountain will still be accessible, and reception services will take place from the old Bonfamille's Café on the other side of the atrium (next to Scat Cat's). We'll need some photos of that!

    Andre
     
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    I thinkothers have answered this, but I wanted to add that if your DS is 15 he may be disappointed in the slide at POFQ. It is definitely small and geared to the 4 to 7 year olds.

    That said, we do go for a dip and walk around POFQ when we stay at POR! :thumbsup2

    Remember to go into the food court for some Beignets! :worship:
     
  7. Koh1977

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    How long of a walk is it from POR to POFQ? Are the buses significantly better/quicker at FQ? Do the 2 resorts always share buses?
     
  8. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    About 10-15 mins.
    Not always, it all depends on the park and time of day.
    No, as above depends on the park and time of day.

    Andre
     
  9. Koh1977

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    So this might be a strange question, but just how creepy are the large Mardis gras masks, faces, etc. in the food court area? We could never stay at the Boardwalk due to the clown pool, SO I don't want to scare my DH and DS with the decor at POFQ if it would be a problem. :-)
     
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    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    Hmm, depends on your point of view I guess. They are pretty big and looming, and I don't find them especially 'reassuring' hanging over my head - but they don't really bother me at all.

    Andre
     
  11. pwdebbie

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    Once we were there, I didn't really notice them at all. I found the pictures to be more creepy than the reality.
     
  12. Koh1977

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    Good to know. :-)
     
  13. geckodani

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    I actually find them quite disturbing. There's also one that looks like a clown. Doesn't bother me enough not to stay there, POFQ is my fav, but if someone has clown issues....
     
  14. Sue M

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    I just don't look up, and so really didn't notice them.
     
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    I am not a fan of big over the top iconography anywhere, but I was okay. That being said I didn't eat in the dining area much. I was much more likely to grab my food to go. It was okay. I actually did stay at AoA and I was in the Ursula building....yep it completly creeped me out. :rotfl: So big sea witch not so much, mardi gras masks doable just pick your seat wisely.

    (ps I hate the pictures I've seen of the creepy clown slide. It's one of the last resorts on my list of places to stay)
     
  16. bookgirl

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    I avoid that area of tables.....
     
  17. donnaf516

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    I really want to stay at the BW but there's no way I'll get beyong that scary clown slide. Wish I could because I love the area!
     
  18. Sydnerella

    Sydnerella enough is as good as a feast

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    So funny you say that with a pic of JoJo and your kids as your avatar! LOL ;)
     
  19. Koh1977

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    I was thinking the same thing. :-) My DH is the worst of the family here. But I'm thinking we don't use the quick service much anyway except for maybe a snack or refilling mugs or whatnot. Obviously will have to try the beignets! Just trying to decide whether it'd be better to stay at POR and walk down to FQ to use the pool and small slide or stay at FQ and possibly walk to POR for dining. Hahaha. :-)
     
  20. middlesista

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    Did not bother our then 3 year old GD one bit.
     
  21. spacemountainmom

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    I don't know...last trip my kids were 15 and 11 and they still enjoy the slide.
     
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