Snagged French Quarter - Free Dining!!!

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  1. Royal Consort

    Royal Consort And I thought a Park Hopper was just a Kangaroo in

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    I check each morning with my coffee and today I was able to snag a standard room at the French Quarter!

    We originally booked the FQ for our November trip in January and called first thing when Free Dining was announced but had to move to Riverside with Garden View. That's fine, no problem, but everyone kept talking about their FQ-love so I thought it would be worth checking if we could get back there.

    So after moving to Riverside and moving back I think I'm going to leave reservations alone. I don't even know why I'm excited about the one bus stop since we're a couple of young lads and we like walking anyway! :confused: But we've been selling it to ourselves as "and its only got the one bus stop! ...and we can go for walks in the evening!"
     
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  3. *Fantasia*

    *Fantasia* <font color=royalblue>Nothing beats a nice clean-c

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    I think you will like POFQ! It's quaint and lovely. It's compact. You have the bus advantage. You still get to use POR amenities. :) POFQ is our favorite moderate resort! Enjoy your stay! You have to try their beignet!! Yummm!!
     
  4. aubreysmom09

    aubreysmom09 Mouseketeer

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    We just did also. Switched from CBR. I was pretty excited. I don't know why because I've never stayed on property before. I do like that we will have queen size beds. Is it sad that I felt like we won the lottery....lol. I really wanted POR, but still nothing.
     
  5. OThopeful35

    OThopeful35 DIS Veteran

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    We love POFQ!! We always got dropped off first when sharing busses with POR:thumbsup2
     
  6. tinkerbella16

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    Congrats!!!!!! I am a major POFQ lover and I don't think you will be disappointed at all! POFQ is one of the first resorts to sell out quick for Free Dining. The same thing that happened to you, actually happened to me. Wanted to book POFQ with free dining for Sept, but no rooms were left with the offer and I love this resort that much that I booked it, paying for the DDP!! Then the room discounts became available and I switched to Royal Room at POR paying for DDP, with the room discount and came to be cheaper than POFQ paying for dining. Then not even two weeks later, my travel agent was able to find me a room with Free Dining at POFQ, but in a river view room and that made the cost even LESS!!! So I switched again back to my "home resort".

    It is such a charming and beautiful resort! Enjoy!!!
     
  7. Royal Consort

    Royal Consort And I thought a Park Hopper was just a Kangaroo in

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    Congrats!!! I noticed as soon as I gave up my POR ressie, it was snapped up in 2 seconds! (I was curious and immediately searched on the system :P)


    Thanks tinkerbella16! I think we'll have a great trip. I think the appeal was also a more 'adult' resort and somewhere we can relax a little.

    Disney appeared to release a whole bunch of French Quarter rooms today with Free Dining. Interesting, I wonder if they held them back for long.
     
  8. caper4

    caper4 Earning My Ears

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    What dates are we talking as I'm stuck as the POFQ is only available from Dec. 20th-27th and are dates are Dec. 20th-Jan 3rd. Any suggestions? I guess I'll book at Riverside and hope something opens up there. Do I check a few times a day? Help...
     
  9. aubreysmom09

    aubreysmom09 Mouseketeer

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    We are going Nov. 25-Dec 3.
     
  10. Royal Consort

    Royal Consort And I thought a Park Hopper was just a Kangaroo in

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    I've been checking each morning to get back to French Quarter since Free Dining opened. I would suggest you do the same. Since Disney seemed to release a few French Quarter rooms I don't think they'll do it again but you may catch a cancellation. Keep trying. I would book some resort with Free Dining right now so that's secure and then you can always move resorts. Either way you'll have free meals! Book now, shift if FQ becomes available.
     
  11. hsmamato2

    hsmamato2 <font color=magenta>Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad

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    YES check a few times daily,in the meantime get something else w/FD for your dates,otherwise you could end up with no deals you are going at a very busy time,and any deal at all is a good deal! I would be amazed at ANY deal left in that timeframe....
     
  12. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

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    You can't go wrong with POR or POFQ, both are beautiful resorts.
     
  13. Royal Consort

    Royal Consort And I thought a Park Hopper was just a Kangaroo in

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    absolutely
     
  14. tinkerbella16

    tinkerbella16 DIS Veteran

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    You are very welcome! And I do think it is more adult friendly and POR is more kid friendly with the pool area at POR being a little more fun for the kids and the resort has multiple quiet pools also. POFQ just has this charm that I love.. it very relaxing! Be sure to take the boat to DTD if you plan on heading over there at all during your trip! It is so nice and the views of the Tree Houses are great on the way!! :)
     
  15. disneyfreak18

    disneyfreak18 Earning My Ears

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    POFQ is my favorite resort! The one bus stop really does make a HUGE difference. The walking part isn't a problem since there are bus stops close to all of the rooms but the multiple bus stops really does take a long time to get through all of the stops. Make sure to eat tons of beignets!
     
  16. bamatmac

    bamatmac Earning My Ears

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    Just curious how folks "check" for rooms opening up, etc? Can you do it online, do you have to call, use a TA, etc? Thanks for the info.
     
  17. aubreysmom09

    aubreysmom09 Mouseketeer

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    I checked online under the FD link. POFQ popped up. Since I already have a reservation I called, and they switched it for us.
     
  18. utkscvol1

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    We just switched from cbr as well. Hope we like it:)
     

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