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Old 09-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #781
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We check in at POFQ this Saturday!!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:52 AM   #782
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Ask the people in the five-hour line for Soarin', who thought that having a nice lie-in and going into the parks early in the afternoon was a good idea.

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Ha ha ha!!!!! Love this! I hear from people ALL of the time "oh the wait for Sarin was an hour and a half!"

Sorry but I would never wait even that long!

We did have a nice lie in this trip and got there late afternoon. (We only did this because test track is down) We were VERY lucky to get one of the last fastpasses with a return of 8:00-9:00!!!!

I think its back to goold old rope drop for this party!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:32 AM   #783
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I think its back to goold old rope drop for this party!
Good idea, over Xmas week the MK often opens at 8am so check the hours for your stay. If you do want to do most of the rides, getting there early will make it entirely manageable - whereas turning up at lunchtime will definitely make it a challenge (especially when it comes to New Year's Eve).

I agree with you though, I mostly avoid any lines of more than 20 minutes whenever I can - although with a late-rising family, sometimes we get stuck with no choice, but I'd never queue more than an hour for anything.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #784
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We are thinking of doing POFQ for a Feb 2013 trip...during the week of mardi gras and v day...never thought of the mardi gras date falling on our week so I guess my question is, being the resort that it is...would it be intensely crowded because of this? Anyone ever stayed during MG?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #785
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And the more i'm thinking would they have any special things going on at POFQ during MG week as well??
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:12 AM   #786
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We just got back from 9 days at Disney yesterday and we already got the Disney blues. Why does time have to pass so fast when we are having fun?!?

This was our first stay at POFQ and we L-O-V-E-D it.

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Thanks for all the information - I can't wait for POFQ in a few weeks!
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Thanks for all the information - I can't wait for POFQ in a few weeks!
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We are thinking of doing POFQ for a Feb 2013 trip...during the week of mardi gras and v day...never thought of the mardi gras date falling on our week so I guess my question is, being the resort that it is...would it be intensely crowded because of this? Anyone ever stayed during MG?
Mardi Gras means there might be a few more people at Disney from the New Orleans area, but not a massive effect at all. Far more of an issue is the school break/Presidents Day week - and if Mardi Gras happens to fall during that week, you can expect it to be very busy anyway. That won't happen in 2013 though.

Port Orleans does do special activities for the kids on Mardi Gras Tuesday. See http://www.portorleans.org/recreatio...le.php#Archive for the schedule from last year to give you an idea.

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #789
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Does Disney ever offer decent general public room only discounts for POFQ? 20% or even 25% off or is that typically for the larger moderates? I have seen the historical discount page on mouse savers but it does not break down the discounts by resorts. Thank you!
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Does Disney ever offer decent general public room only discounts for POFQ? 20% or even 25% off or is that typically for the larger moderates? I have seen the historical discount page on mouse savers but it does not break down the discounts by resorts. Thank you!
Well, POFQ is very popular. They are often not even offered in the public offers. If you have AAA and know your dates early enough you can get that discount. I keep checking for availability in the fall RO that is offered now but so far my days are not available.
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Ask the people in the five-hour line for Soarin', who thought that having a nice lie-in and going into the parks early in the afternoon was a good idea.

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Yeah well, I'd rather rise early and come back to the rooms to relax, that wait five hours for anything. Naps can be hand in the afternoons!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #792
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Hi!

We've previously stayed in pofq building 5 and we loved it! This was before the different room classifications though! Will it be possible to get building 5 with a standard room? or will i need a garden view room?

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We've previously stayed in pofq building 5 and we loved it! This was before the different room classifications though! Will it be possible to get building 5 with a standard room? or will i need a garden view room?
Technically building 5 doesn't really have any Standard rooms (except for maybe some limited view, stairwell area rooms, etc) but the room allocators are pretty flexible with requests - just as long as the resort is not sold out and they don't have many options.

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Does Disney ever offer decent general public room only discounts for POFQ? 20% or even 25% off or is that typically for the larger moderates? I have seen the historical discount page on mouse savers but it does not break down the discounts by resorts. Thank you!
a pin code two years ago. I think the mod discount was 20%. Four years ago, when the economy started to tank, they had an aggressive public discount for moderates. Many dates were not available for POFQ. We had to adjust ours to fir.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:07 AM   #795
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Busses... and buildings

Hi- new here

Looking to change our res from a preferred room at POR to a Garden View at POFQ but have a few questions


Are busses just the luck of the draw? I mean, it POFQ always first pick up , last drop off? I see POR has many stops...


Also are there certain buildings I should request to be closer to the buss/ main building? Or since it is a smaller resort are they all pretty comparable?
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