The New and Updated Port Orleans French Quarter FAQ Thread for 2008

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  1. BibbidiBobbidiBOO

    BibbidiBobbidiBOO <font color=green>AKL is my new favorite<br><font

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    20% off rack rates at Value resorts; 30% off rack rates at Moderate and Deluxe resorts; or 40% off rack rates at DVC/Deluxe Villa resorts.

    The dates were 12/14/08-12/20/08, 1/4/09-1/8/09, 1/11/09-1/15/09, 1/25/09-2/12/09, 3/1/09-3/14/09, 5/31/09-6/6/09, and 8/23/09-10/2/09.

    I think this is right.
     
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  3. ruthma

    ruthma WISH I WAS TINK

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    Thanks...I will be there in 23 days. I will see what they are offering then..:cutie:
     
  4. caryrae

    caryrae Mouseketeer

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    Man I can't wait to stay at POFQ next year. We are doing a split stay and were going to do CSR and CR but the CR was just to much so we decided to try CSR and POFQ. We have never stayed in either and have only stayed at POP and ASMovies or off site before so we are really excited but we still have 308 days til then, which is OK since it gives us time to pay off the Resorts and save money.
     
  5. merryg

    merryg Disney Dreamer

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    those pics are great, BibbidiBobbidiBOO. :thumbsup2 I will be checking in POFQ this time next week. :cool1: :cool1:

    The pictures make me wish it were right now....:lmao:

    MerryG
     
  6. BibbidiBobbidiBOO

    BibbidiBobbidiBOO <font color=green>AKL is my new favorite<br><font

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    Thanks, have a great time for those that are going soon!
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  7. BibbidiBobbidiBOO

    BibbidiBobbidiBOO <font color=green>AKL is my new favorite<br><font

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    leaving pool area side entrance:
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    one of the little storage buildings:
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    Side corner of Bld 5 near river
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    Down in the courtyard area near Bld 1
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  8. BibbidiBobbidiBOO

    BibbidiBobbidiBOO <font color=green>AKL is my new favorite<br><font

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    a few more and I will stop. Was getting dark and cloudy Sat. evening on our walk around FQ:
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    Our building section:
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  9. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Nice pics, thanks for posting.

    I didn't know about the cycle rental kiosk at POFQ, I thought they only did that from Riverside - what can you get from there?

    Andre
     
  10. jeanylaser

    jeanylaser Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista big fan

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    I can't wait to stay in the POFQ!
     
  11. BibbidiBobbidiBOO

    BibbidiBobbidiBOO <font color=green>AKL is my new favorite<br><font

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    I did not notice it open while we were there. Maybe it is seasonal? We have only rented from POR when we stay there.
     
  12. kaffinito

    kaffinito <font color=teal>Grant me the Serenity to Accept t

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    The kiosk is not open. The sign on the corner of the kiosk says that if you want to rent something to go to POR for rentals. I kept thinking that maybe it was a return place of some kind, but never saw it open. :)
     
  13. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    How odd as there are cycles parked outside it. As you say, maybe a return place these days?

    Andre
     
  14. jsoren11

    jsoren11 All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    has anyone ever done the 4 person bike with three others? is it hard to ride? is it fun?
    how about the sea raycers from POR, how late can you drive these things on the river? is it a blast? any info / pics would be cool..
     
  15. BibbidiBobbidiBOO

    BibbidiBobbidiBOO <font color=green>AKL is my new favorite<br><font

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    We did this a couple years ago. We are a family of 4 and the kids were about 15 and 11. It was really fun. Was not to hard to do, a nice workout though. They let us have it longer than the amount of time we paid for though. I have some pics somewhere, not sure if I will get them up anytime soon.
     
  16. jeanylaser

    jeanylaser Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista big fan

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Hello POFQ fans!

    I am so excited that I will have my first moderate stay ever at POFQ 1/31-2/7! I can't wait! It will be just DD10 and myself. I would like to know opinions on the following things to do at POFQ. Please let me know what you thought of them and if you think we should try to experience all or some of them! Thanks!

    1. Elliot Dyson (sax guy) @ Scat Cat's
    2. Yee Ha Bob (piano guy) @ River Roost POR
    3. Campfire @ POR
    4. Carriage ride @ POR

    Feel free to add anything else that you think we should absolutey not miss at POFQ!

    Thanks much for your advice!!!

    Pam :)
     
  18. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    To be honest, they're all fun, and only the carriage ride actually costs any money, so why not have a go at all of them if you've got time? Both of the musician acts are family friendly, so you won't have any trouble taking a 10 year old. The campfire will be operating when you are there, it's free apart from maybe buying a smores kit. All three are free for you to drop in for as long or short as you want.

    The carriage ride is lovely, but costs $35 for a half-hour ride. Best to book it in advance.

    For more info on all of these, see www.portorleans.org?sub_rec_recreation.htm.

    Andre
     
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    PNO4TE <font color=blue>DIS Musician<br><font color=red>P

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    We have enjoyed both Elliot and Bob in the past! Plan to spend some time with both of them next month again. DH and I are scheduled to do the carriage ride in about 3 weeks. I will let you know what we think when we return. We have never done the Campfire and don't plan to do it on this upcoming trip either. :)
     
  20. pamouselover

    pamouselover “Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbo

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    Where can I get more info on these acts, was not planning on going to scat cats,but now it sounds liek a fun time.
    Great photos also, thanks for sharing. 33 days we will be at POFQ!
     
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    PNO4TE <font color=blue>DIS Musician<br><font color=red>P

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    http://www.elliotdyson.com/

    http://yehaabob.com/
     
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