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Old 02-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #1546
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Photos are great, booked a month ago for 11 nights in May and been studying this thread and these panoramic photos make it all come alive, can't wait now, thanks.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #1547
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And another one of the courtyard lawn behind building 5 where they show the evening movies. Not quite so interesting, sorry:

www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POFQ-Grounds-2013-0841-pano360.swf

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Hi all! We're looking forward to our upcoming trip to Disney. It will be our FIRST time staying at French Quarter!! We've visited the resort many times (i.e. eaten in the food court, enjoyed the Jazz entertainment), but never stayed there. This stay will complete our goal of staying at all of the moderate resorts! I look forward to reading more about this beautiful resort on this thread. Any general tips for us? We've just booked a standard view room. Thanks!!
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Hi, All!
We’ve stayed at FQ a few times but first time with a little one. Could not find mention of water jets, the pop up kind? Does POFQ have those? Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:37 PM   #1550
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And another one of the courtyard lawn behind building 5 where they show the evening movies. Not quite so interesting, sorry:

www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POFQ-Grounds-2013-0841-pano360.swf

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Andre- Do you mind if I send the panorama links to a friend who isn't on the dis? She would love to see these.
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Great thread

Quick question. Do the Downtown Disney/Typhoon lagoon bus from the french quarter still stop at Downtown Disney from the first bus or does it just go to waterpark and back before 10am? If yes it does, what times the first bus? We going in November if that affects the time. Thanks
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Hi Andre, your new panos are fantastic Giving me a little escape tonight!

The shot of the quiet courtyard behind 5 makes me feel a little homesick. Our kids loved the bunnies on the grass in the morning and the lizards in the afternoon.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #1553
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March 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

The March 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans French Quarter are now available. See the main Recreation Activities Schedule page on portorleans.org for full-size PDF versions, or click on the images below.

The outdoor movies will start at 8pm and the daily campfires commence at 6:30pm this month.


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Andre- Do you mind if I send the panorama links to a friend who isn't on the dis? She would love to see these.
No, that's fine. I'll have them on my site too once I've finished tweaking them.

Here's another view of the lobby courtyard. I tried two locations, but there's a minor error in the focus of one segment of this one though:

www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POFQ-Grounds-2013-0787-pano360.swf


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If you mean the vertical jets that shoot up out from the floor, then no. There are several 'run-under' water features though.


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Great thread

Quick question. Do the Downtown Disney/Typhoon lagoon bus from the french quarter still stop at Downtown Disney from the first bus or does it just go to waterpark and back before 10am? If yes it does, what times the first bus? We going in November if that affects the time. Thanks

Yes, the DTD buses stop at Typhoon Lagoon too. Normally they start running an hour before park opening, so I assume that applies for the water parks too? DTD has places open for breakfast, and I guess you'll need to use the buses to get them until the boats start operating at 10am.


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If you mean the vertical jets that shoot up out from the floor, then no. There are several 'run-under' water features though.

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Thanks, Andre. Do the kids have to be in the pool to run under the ones you describe? If not, then it will be great - where are these located?

Thanks again!
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Thanks Andre!
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Thanks, Andre. Do the kids have to be in the pool to run under the ones you describe? If not, then it will be great - where are these located?
There's a waterfall section over the main pool, plus some Alligators around the side of the main pool and the kiddie pool which shoot water.



Plus the "rinse-off" shower is great fun too:



For more Doubloon Lagoon pool pics, see www.portorleans.org/gallery-POFQ-Doubloon.php

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Very cute!

Over the years I have shared your PO site numerous times with those who are planning a WDW trip. It is the BEST and always a wonderful resource, even for those of us who have stayed at both resorts over the years.

Thanks so much, Andre!
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And another one of the courtyard lawn behind building 5 where they show the evening movies. Not quite so interesting, sorry:
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It's my favorite one yet because I can see My Room! Well, kind of, the door is behind a tree, but - yeaaaa! Oh, how I wish I was back there right now. First stay at POFQ and I'm a convert for life. Thanks, Andre!
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Andre- Do you mind if I send the panorama links to a friend who isn't on the dis? She would love to see these.
I've now completed the final versions of all the panoramas I shot last week (including higher quality files for downloading) and they are all viewable at www.portorleans.org/panoramas-POFQ.php.

If you'd prefer Quicktime versions (iPad user maybe?) you can see the full download list at www.portorleans.org/panoramas.php. There are also details there of how to view them 'stand-alone' rather than in a webpage.

Enjoy!

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