Disney's PORT ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER RESORT Information & Questions

Nothing of note, sorry. I rather doubt the boats will be operating soon enough for you, as the forecast is still mostly sunshine for at least a week.

Andre
I saw we might get a little something Wednesday (5th) might perk up the grass and landscaping but nothing to float a boat. Even the alligators are grumpy! 😉
 
Weather apps are your friend! Granted, it won’t tell you if the boats are running but it will definitely tell you about rain in the forecast! I periodically check the weather at WDW, even when I don’t have a trip planned.
So therefore posting this question on these discussion boards asking current status to those that are at WDW or Port Orleans is probably your best friend!
 
Hello! I know there is some construction at POFQ on the rooms and buildings through the fall, but I also read a rumor they may start construction on the main buildings (specifically Sassagoula) in the fall/winter. Is there any truth to this or any idea of when it would be announced? I currently have Pop booked Nov 16-22 but would rather stay at POFQ, just don't want to risk not having quick service food available at the resort. Thank you!
 
don't want to risk not having quick service food available at the resort.

Even if they are doing work on the main food court, they wouldn't let guests starve! Last time they refurbed the food court they used the lounge/bar area as a temporary counter service location, it was rather nice in fact.

Andre
 
Does anyone know if the rooms are getting a total refurb or is it just soft? Pictures yet?

Hard goods too as far as we know, there was a soft goods refurb in 2018. The first refurbed building (building #1) is still closed so no pictures yet.

My personal guess is that there will be even less authentic New Orleans / French Quarter influences than ever, and that they will bolt on more blatant Disney IP references (probably Princess and the Frog). But we shall see.

Andre
 
Hard goods too as far as we know, there was a soft goods refurb in 2018. The first refurbed building (building #1) is still closed so no pictures yet.

My personal guess is that there will be even less authentic New Orleans / French Quarter influences than ever, and that they will bolt on more blatant Disney IP references (probably Princess and the Frog). But we shall see.

Andre
I just booked a bounce back offer to stay at POFQ for the first time next June after having stayed in ASM last weekend. My only other experience onsite was at Pop Century in 2019 (just after their refurb). So, my only knowledge of the current rooms is via pictures, but combined with my (limited) experience with other resorts, here are some of my thoughts on this refurb:

I'm mostly curious as to whether they're going to:
1) Replace one of the queen beds with some sort of Murphy, whether it be a table like the values or sofa like some of the DVC. As a party of 2, it's nice to not have to upgrade to a King just to avoid looking at/walking around a second bed we don't need. I could see justification for them to go either way if they do (sofa would be classier; table would free up space on the TV/dresser wall).
2) Install a shower head/handheld combo like the one at POP, rather than keeping apparently the same basic head as the All-Stars. A moderate resort should have a higher-end shower head than the cheapest of the value resorts, and, personally, I just don't feel rinsed off enough without a handheld.

Oh, and once these refurbs are done, could we get some updates to the front page of this thread? The room rates listed are from like 2015. Or is this one of those cases where the original creator is no longer on the boards, so it can't be edited, and no one has taken the time/effort to start a new thread instead?
 
I just booked a bounce back offer to stay at POFQ for the first time next June after having stayed in ASM last weekend. My only other experience onsite was at Pop Century in 2019 (just after their refurb). So, my only knowledge of the current rooms is via pictures, but combined with my (limited) experience with other resorts, here are some of my thoughts on this refurb:

I'm mostly curious as to whether they're going to:
1) Replace one of the queen beds with some sort of Murphy, whether it be a table like the values or sofa like some of the DVC. As a party of 2, it's nice to not have to upgrade to a King just to avoid looking at/walking around a second bed we don't need. I could see justification for them to go either way if they do (sofa would be classier; table would free up space on the TV/dresser wall).
2) Install a shower head/handheld combo like the one at POP, rather than keeping apparently the same basic head as the All-Stars. A moderate resort should have a higher-end shower head than the cheapest of the value resorts, and, personally, I just don't feel rinsed off enough without a handheld.

Oh, and once these refurbs are done, could we get some updates to the front page of this thread? The room rates listed are from like 2015. Or is this one of those cases where the original creator is no longer on the boards, so it can't be edited, and no one has taken the time/effort to start a new thread instead?
I agree about the handheld shower heads and would love if some of the rooms had shower stalls instead of bathtubs.

@andrewilley, to whom you responded, is the originator of this thread and obviously, is still very active here. As often as prices change, and with how complicated pricing is now, it is best to just refer to the Disney site for up-to-date info.
 
Oh, and once these refurbs are done, could we get some updates to the front page of this thread? The room rates listed are from like 2015.

I had forgotten there was so much old date-specific stuff in the FAQ on the front page. Now updated.

For those who think Disney's price rises have been excessive by the way, the highest STANDARD room rate in 2015 was $285/night (over Christmas week) whereas now it is $475. That's for a Standard View room. Kinda redefines the term "moderate".

Andre
 
We are staying one night (July 18). Is it worth requesting building 1 or will the return there likely not be completed yet? Any guesses?
 
I just booked a bounce back offer to stay at POFQ for the first time next June after having stayed in ASM last weekend. My only other experience onsite was at Pop Century in 2019 (just after their refurb). So, my only knowledge of the current rooms is via pictures, but combined with my (limited) experience with other resorts, here are some of my thoughts on this refurb:

I'm mostly curious as to whether they're going to:
1) Replace one of the queen beds with some sort of Murphy, whether it be a table like the values or sofa like some of the DVC. As a party of 2, it's nice to not have to upgrade to a King just to avoid looking at/walking around a second bed we don't need. I could see justification for them to go either way if they do (sofa would be classier; table would free up space on the TV/dresser wall).
2) Install a shower head/handheld combo like the one at POP, rather than keeping apparently the same basic head as the All-Stars. A moderate resort should have a higher-end shower head than the cheapest of the value resorts, and, personally, I just don't feel rinsed off enough without a handheld.

Oh, and once these refurbs are done, could we get some updates to the front page of this thread? The room rates listed are from like 2015. Or is this one of those cases where the original creator is no longer on the boards, so it can't be edited, and no one has taken the time/effort to start a new thread instead?
I really hope they don’t replace one of the bed with a Murphy. As two sisters who want a bed each we like to both have a comfy Disney bed. Maybe they could in some so people have a choice.
 
I really hope they don’t replace one of the bed with a Murphy. As two sisters who want a bed each we like to both have a comfy Disney bed. Maybe they could in some so people have a choice.

Both beds are the same in comfort if it is a queen Murphy. They have the same mattress. You really cannot tell the difference sleeping on them
 
Both beds are the same in comfort if it is a queen Murphy. They have the same mattress. You really cannot tell the difference sleeping on them
It might be resort specific but my sister definitely felt the Murphy bed at SSR wasn’t as comfortable as a normal Disney bed. We stayed at POFQ the year before and the mattresses were like sleeping on clouds.
 
It might be resort specific but my sister definitely felt the Murphy bed at SSR wasn’t as comfortable as a normal Disney bed. We stayed at POFQ the year before and the mattresses were like sleeping on clouds.

Maybe so. All the ones we have slept on have been same as the regular bed in the room.
 
For those who think Disney's price rises have been excessive by the way, the highest STANDARD room rate in 2015 was $285/night (over Christmas week) whereas now it is $475. That's for a Standard View room. Kinda redefines the term "moderate".

Andre
Our first trip was 2007. Rack rate for a king room was around $165. With the Year of a Million Dreams promo, we paid $125.
 
I had forgotten there was so much old date-specific stuff in the FAQ on the front page. Now updated.

For those who think Disney's price rises have been excessive by the way, the highest STANDARD room rate in 2015 was $285/night (over Christmas week) whereas now it is $475. That's for a Standard View room. Kinda redefines the term "moderate".

Andre
Looks like it’s about equal to inflation plus another $100 for “magic” lol

How obtrusive has the construction been? We’re visiting for one night on our way to the G Flo. Looks like construction will be the theme for our trip!
 
I have been trying to extend our stay one night (Dec 5) and it keeps telling me nothing is available. You can get days around the date but not that date. Can someone haser a quess? I know they are remodeling some rooms would that be it?
 
Can someone haser a quess? I know they are remodeling some rooms would that be it?
Most likely because of the MVMCP Ticketed event at MK that night, Dec. 5th, and that night has $10 discount for AP Holders and DVC member tickets.

You might try calling and trying to get a CM phone agent to transfer you to Guest Services to see if they can add a day to your reservation.

Dave
 
















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