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Old 05-29-2012, 08:52 AM   #136
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ya I have never had an issue with noise from other rooms, we had a corner room on the 3rd floor so there was no one above us..

and decorations I think happen at any resort. myself I have decorated my windows the last time I was there in feb. and I did notice a few others too. They were mainly if people were celebrating special occasions since there was no holiday going on
Thank you for answering......since we're going in December, I thought it would be fun to do!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #137
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Wondering if some ambitious soul has done a room-by-room map of the various room categories?

I'm interested in seeing what WDW considers "Garden View" as compared with "Standard View". I know that in general "Garden View" means you won't be looking at a parking lot, but I would be interested in seeing just how they draw the line.

Andre, if no map, do you have numbers on how many of the various categories there are?

My first and only stay at Port Orleans was January 1992, when it was very new. (I remember taking a late night walk through Dixie Landings, which was all lit up even though it wasn't open yet. That was an odd experience.) If all goes well, we will be there again next January.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #138
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Andre, if no map, do you have numbers on how many of the various categories there are?

My first and only stay at Port Orleans was January 1992, when it was very new. (I remember taking a late night walk through Dixie Landings, which was all lit up even though it wasn't open yet. That was an odd experience.) If all goes well, we will be there again next January.
No room category maps, sorry. I'm not even sure if the resort have a physical room-by-room map like that as yet, although each room's category will be listed on the computer of course. I do have a list of the total number of each room type on my site though (note: subject to change once the refurbs are complete) at http://www.portorleans.org/riverside-info.php.

You don't happen to have any photos from that early visit stashed away anywhere do you?

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Not quite sure what I have in terms of photos from '92, but I *do* have some old versions of the Sentinel and the Times that could add to your collection. Somewhere I have scans of them. I think my oldest are from '94 and '98.
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Not quite sure what I have in terms of photos from '92, but I *do* have some old versions of the Sentinel and the Times that could add to your collection. Somewhere I have scans of them. I think my oldest are from '94 and '98.
I'm always on the lookout for older copies of the Times and/or Sentinel. If you don't mind parting with them, or alternatively could email scans, that would be very nice.

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I'm always on the lookout for older copies of the Times and/or Sentinel. If you don't mind parting with them, or alternatively could email scans, that would be very nice.

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Let me check and I will PM you when I know what I have.
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Hello everyone!

SOOOO excited that we will arrive at POFQ on Friday! 2 DAYS!!! We are just as excited about our resort as WDW itself! Can't wait to try the pool, the beignets, the campfire and explore the resort! If anyone would like us to check out anything let me know!
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I'm excited for you! We have our first stay in just under 4 months. Can't wait!
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Being from the New Orleans area, I am imagining this resort looking like the French Quarter, only cleaner, LOL! We have stayed at many of the resorts from Value to Deluxe and I am very excited about trying out POFQ! I see they also have a movie/campfire at night? We didnt do this a few years ago when we stayed at BC but we may have to check it out this time around! Two and a half weeks!!
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Being from the New Orleans area, I am imagining this resort looking like the French Quarter, only cleaner, LOL! We have stayed at many of the resorts from Value to Deluxe and I am very excited about trying out POFQ! I see they also have a movie/campfire at night? We didnt do this a few years ago when we stayed at BC but we may have to check it out this time around! Two and a half weeks!!
The movie is actually really nice in my opinion. Last year we had a room that faced the courtyard they do it on. Lots of space to spread out a towel and hang out down there. Huge screen. A nice smoking section nearby (but not too close to the end where the screen is). Really nice spot they picked.
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The movie is actually really nice in my opinion. Last year we had a room that faced the courtyard they do it on. Lots of space to spread out a towel and hang out down there. Huge screen. A nice smoking section nearby (but not too close to the end where the screen is). Really nice spot they picked.
ya when we were there in Feb they played movies on the nice nights and also our room did face the courtyard so we were able to watch the move from out room no sound but it was nice thou
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My DD12 and I will be at POFQ July 14th through the 22nd. Anyone arriving the 14th or 15th need to order items and want to split the delivery cost? All we need is a case of water and gatorade.

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Being from the New Orleans area, I am imagining this resort looking like the French Quarter, only cleaner, LOL! We have stayed at many of the resorts from Value to Deluxe and I am very excited about trying out POFQ! I see they also have a movie/campfire at night? We didnt do this a few years ago when we stayed at BC but we may have to check it out this time around! Two and a half weeks!!
I just got back from NOLA, yeah think French Quarter without the drunken tourists. I totally loved my time in NOLA it was really fun, but sometimes I saw something and thought wow if I was at POFQ I could.........

I will say when I was at POFQ I could not get the big hoohaw over benights. Then I had some in the FQ at Cafe du Monde and I thought wow these are better, THEN I had some in Kenner at the Cafe du Monde coffee shop there and they were fabulous. So don't expect the same as back home. but it was similar enough to make me 'nostalgic' for my vacation in WDW.
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Hi. I have a couple of questions. We are staying at POFQ for the first time later this month.

1. Are there taxis stationed at the resort or do you need to call ahead for one?

2. Is there outside seating for the quick service restaurant? Also, do you know if there is outside seating at POR as well?

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Hi. I have a couple of questions. We are staying at POFQ for the first time later this month.

1. Are there taxis stationed at the resort or do you need to call ahead for one?

2. Is there outside seating for the quick service restaurant? Also, do you know if there is outside seating at POR as well?

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Yes, there are always taxis waiting in the back of the main parking lot. (I always wonder if they do enough business to warrant them sitting around waiting like that.)

There are cute round iron tables outside the Sassagoula Floatworks. It is a nice place to sit and much quieter. See this thread: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....849928&page=50, post #744. On the right side you can just make out the tables outside the food court. I don't know about POR.

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