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

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by andrewilley, May 10, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    23,951
    Sending letters, calling, or faxing doesn't help to get requests met. Most resorts no longer look at faxes, and in fact only look to see what is noted on the reservation.

    Unless you are paying for a certain room category, asking for a specific floor or location is just a request, and cannot ever be guaranteed. Rooms are not assigned until a few days before you are due to arrive, and even then rooms can be changed. The best way to look at it is to be happy if you get a request met, and not be upset if it doesn't. If they can't accommodate you they can't accommodate you, though they usually do try. And it should never be held against a resort if they can't meet a request.
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    5,798
    Not a regular in this thread I guess. :)

    But you're right, even though the POR room assignment team most definitely do read and action faxed requests if they can, there are still no guarantees.

    Andre
     
  4. pwdebbie

    pwdebbie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,187
    Well, when you travel with a disabled person, "good enough" is not really the point. The issue is making sure we are not in a situation that could end up with dh in the ER. Lack of sleep results inTIAs for him.
     
  5. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,991
    Actually POR and POFQ are the only resorts that do still read and use faxed requests. Some may even get an email from the room assigner confirming their requests have been met. Totally agree they are just requests and should not be counted on.
     
  6. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    23,951
    I knew POR looked at faxes but I was unaware POFQ did so. Still they do not guarantee the requests will be met.
     
  7. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    23,951
    If you are traveling with someone disabled you should book through the Special Services department. That is the only way to ensure you get your needed location. Otherwise all you are doing is making a request.
     
  8. dawgfan

    dawgfan from georgia ya'll

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,633
    We saw a small gator crossing the road into POR at the bus exit to go to MK last year. He was just moving along like he did not have a care in the world.
     
  9. Ness2289

    Ness2289 I'm Almost There...

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,140
    Did this letter happen to come in a simple white envelope with Walt Disney World on the left side and the address printed on the back of the envelope? I ask because today, I checked the mail and found a "letter" from Walt Disney World. It was very thin. When I flipped it over, it wasn't sealed (like it never had been), and it was empty. Can you imagine being excited to get a WDW letter only to find out there is no letter!? I would feel better knowing I only missed out on the letter from POFQ about the refurb. But for right now, I'm just a tad irritated...:mad:
     
  10. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    26,313
    Yes it did. It was sealed though not very well.
     
  11. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    5,798
    Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but POR and POFQ room assignments are actually handled by the same team (the office is just behind the lobby at POR). ;)

    Andre
     
  12. Ness2289

    Ness2289 I'm Almost There...

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,140
    Thanks. Hopefully that is all it was.:confused3
     
  13. NHKristy76

    NHKristy76 Senior Mousketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    746
    exactly!
     
  14. Suelala

    Suelala Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    345
    !!! Are they seen there very often? Actually, I would love to see one...as long as I saw it before it saw me!
     
  15. ncdisneydad

    ncdisneydad Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    47
    My god people its just a hotel they can't make everyone happy dang just enjoy your at Disney you don't go to Disney for a quiet room
     
  16. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    13,293
    If you had read the poster's subsequent posts you would understand that a quiet room was much more of a necessity than a preference. Some people need a quiet room. There are also families with children on the autism spectrum who need to have quiet and reduced sensory stimulation. Not everyone is there to party all day and night long.
     
  17. Tink rules

    Tink rules <font color=teal>The kids in my family sometimes t

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,119
    You want a quiet room.... NEVER go to any of the Value's during Pop Warner... :scared: I was at ASMusic once during it and they were cheering outside our window until the wee hours of the morning...

    I still don't know how that one girl got a hold of a case of beer... :rolleyes2
     
  18. kswm30b

    kswm30b DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    988
    I've stayed at POFQ a bunch of times (my fav!), but I have a question I never had before, lol. What are the chances of getting upgraded to a room with a king bed at checkin?

    I also got the letter about the construction. I haven't been able to find what exactly was going on until I found Andre's post, so thank you! Though I'm guessing I won't have to deal with it anyway since my trip ends May 13 & the post said it's starting on the 15th?
     
  19. NJRRK

    NJRRK DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,428
    Probably not since a king bed room is a bookable category.
     
  20. NC Disney Fan

    NC Disney Fan Live long Disney Lover and visitor

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    295
    Where did you see info on the construction at POFQ? HOw long did it say it was happening? Now I'm nervous! We are going to be there for the 1st time in September. HOpe it is done!
     
  21. Kat016

    Kat016 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    2,762
    I asked that a while back too because I'm going in October. I think July or August is what I was told.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page