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Old 06-22-2012, 07:00 AM   #241
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I just pre-ordered PhotoPass+ for our October trip. They will be sending me a voucher that I have to redeem when I get to WDW. I have never used this service before. Is this something that I can do when I check-in at POFQ?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #242
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Not sure how they'd know to be honest. You can wait near the bottom of the slide, but I doubt they'd let people down the slide if there is someone directly at the bottom. Only one person can ride at once, regardless of age, by the way.

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Well, my DD is under 3 years old so I'm assuming that the Life Guard would know when preschoolers are using the slide that they are most likely non-swimmers.

When I'd asked about if she could even go on the slide people had said she'll be allowed down with a Life Jacket on and can be caught. Just wondering, if there are no life jackets, will she NOT be allowed down? Hoping someone can confirm...

It's something to consider when you have a young child so that you can set appropriate expectations. I'd prefer NOT to pack a life jacket.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #243
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There are usually life-jackets available, but even if there aren't I doubt they would prevent your DD from using the slide without one, as long as there's someone at the top and the bottom to help her of course. Some 3 year olds are very good in the water anyway. The POFQ slide is pretty tame anyway, I think she'll be fine. The Riverside one is a bit longer and faster, in case you visit the pool over there.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #244
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I just now paid off our package so I feel like we are truly on the way to POFQ. I think that I'll go read this whole thread now.
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I just now paid off our package so I feel like we are truly on the way to POFQ. I think that I'll go read this whole thread now.
When are you going? DD and I will be there July 14th through July 22nd.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #246
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Getting excited! We'll be back at POFQ July 1-9 and then again July 25-30. We are trying to switch views, but so far no luck. Oh well....I'll just be happy with what we have!
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When are you going? DD and I will be there July 14th through July 22nd.
We're there August 10 to August 19 so I'll have to live vicariously through you and some of the others. I'm very excited even if it is still quite a ways off though.

Have a fabulous time!
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:19 AM   #248
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We're there August 10 to August 19 so I'll have to live vicariously through you and some of the others. I'm very excited even if it is still quite a ways off though.

Have a fabulous time!
Thanks for the reply, had to ask since we were neighbors. Probably 60 miles max. I'll keep posting and you have a great WDW vacation.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:44 AM   #249
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Just back from a WONDERFUL week at POFQ. Just got home at 2am so a detailed review will be coming in a day or so. Can't think of how POFQ could have been any better for us.

If you have any ques. please let me know.
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I just pre-ordered PhotoPass+ for our October trip. They will be sending me a voucher that I have to redeem when I get to WDW. I have never used this service before. Is this something that I can do when I check-in at POFQ?
Mine came in the mail yesterday and it said that it had to be redeemed in the parks or at Team Mickey at Downtown Disney.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #251
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Did you request a certain section? where was your room located? How were the buses? Mom wants to know how the food court was...I think the large statues are kinda scary...
Glad you had a good trip. We are 72 days away from ours. First stay at POFQ
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Did you request a certain section? where was your room located? How were the buses? Mom wants to know how the food court was...I think the large statues are kinda scary...
Glad you had a good trip. We are 72 days away from ours. First stay at POFQ
Hi. I didn't put in any requests. We were in room 6307 - 3rd floor - garden view (would have just picked standard view but this is what was available). Our room was ready when we checked in (online check in) at 10:30 am - yeah - was so happy.

Food court was good. We had breakfast a few times and counter service dinner twice. All meals were very good.

Food court large statues were kind of weird but after the first day we didn't even notice.

this was our first stay here.
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Hi. I didn't put in any requests. We were in room 6307 - 3rd floor - garden view (would have just picked standard view but this is what was available). Our room was ready when we checked in (online check in) at 10:30 am - yeah - was so happy.

Food court was good. We had breakfast a few times and counter service dinner twice. All meals were very good.

Food court large statues were kind of weird but after the first day we didn't even notice.

this was our first stay here.
For those of you just back, was wondering how good the coffee is at the food court at FQ.....do they have like a french roast or anything like that??
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For those of you just back, was wondering how good the coffee is at the food court at FQ.....do they have like a french roast or anything like that??
I think it was plain old coffee. There is only one choice and I believe it is nescafe. Tasted ok though. DH drank the coffee in the room and I'd go fill the mugs up in the morning.
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We are at POFQ now and it's just beautiful. After driving through POR, I'm very glad we decided to change to FQ instead. It's very quaint.

A few highlights (and low lights)

* we requested 3rd floor, corner room (paid for riverview) - we got exactly what we asked for in building #7. Probably one of the furthest rooms from the pool and lobby, but the walk is fine.

* waited over 25 minutes this morning for an AK bus. Watched multiple buses for every thing else go by as our line got longer and longer. There was a transportation CM present taking notes and reporting in. Finally decided to just hop in a cab ($20).

* I don't want to sound snobby or anti-kid (I have 3 of my own), but the hot tub has been packed with kids playing and splashing. I was surprised to read the rules and see that they allow kids over the age of 12 into the hot tub without adult supervision. Used it tonight for about 5 minutes until a large group of kids decided to use the area as "home base" for some game they were playing.

* sometimes the bus is shared with POR, sometimes it isn't.

* mousekeeping has done a great job in our room and we've had some very adorable towel animals.

* DD is celebrating her 16th birthday and we came back to the room today to find an autographed photo of Mickey.

* staff has been fantastic.
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