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Old 03-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #1591
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Are there showers/changing rooms by the pool at POFQ? We are staying at POR but my DS wants to try that slide at POFQ-not sure about walking back or boating back wet. Is it best to walk over to POFQ or take the boat?? And what about on the way back to POR?


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Old 03-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #1592
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Are there showers/changing rooms by the pool at POFQ? We are staying at POR but my DS wants to try that slide at POFQ-not sure about walking back or boating back wet. Is it best to walk over to POFQ or take the boat?? And what about on the way back to POR?
There are showers and a changing area near to the pool, yes. The walk from POR to POFQ is about 10-15 mins. It's quicker by boat if one happens to be in the dock, but as you've then got to walk to your room anyway it might be just as quick to walk. But the boat is more fun...

But unless it's a cooler time of year (like now) just how wet do you stay in the Florida heat anyway? I think I'd just pop a loose shirt on, and walk in flip-flops or sandals, rather than getting changed.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #1593
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But unless it's a cooler time of year (like now) just how wet do you stay in the Florida heat anyway? I think I'd just pop a loose shirt on, and walk in flip-flops or sandals, rather than getting changed.

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This is what we do, but the other way round. DD likes to go over to POR for a swim and some games in the main pool there and we just slip some pool shoes, shorts and a t shirt over our bathing suits and walk back. We're usually dry by the time we get to our room and it's such a lovely walk
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This is what we do, but the other way round. DD likes to go over to POR for a swim and some games in the main pool there and we just slip some pool shoes, shorts and a t shirt over our bathing suits and walk back. We're usually dry by the time we get to our room and it's such a lovely walk
awesome! So it's doable! We'll be there April 28-May 4 so it will likely be plenty hot!
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Since we have stayed at values the last few trips and they have spacific line for esach park...I was wondering how the driver will realize I want that bus as I have a scooter. Should I just stay up by the curb and wave or do you have other suggestions?
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Since we have stayed at values the last few trips and they have spacific line for esach park...I was wondering how the driver will realize I want that bus as I have a scooter. Should I just stay up by the curb and wave or do you have other suggestions?
Since POFQ has only one bus stop, I would have to imagine that all the buses would stop.
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I know that they would stop but they have to load me first ay the back door. If I am going to MK there is no need for the Epcot driver to open the back door etc.
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Since we have stayed at values the last few trips and they have spacific line for esach park...I was wondering how the driver will realize I want that bus as I have a scooter. Should I just stay up by the curb and wave or do you have other suggestions?
Yes there is one bus stop but there are two different 'stations', and A and B.

What I noticed is that when there as been a scooter, the bus driver will get off the bus and ask if they need his/her bus. Just make sure you are at the right station for the bus you need.
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What I noticed is that when there as been a scooter, the bus driver will get off the bus and ask if they need his/her bus.
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My parent's just gave us a bit of pixie dust. My dad reserved 3 rooms for Sept 21 - 28 for their 40th anniversary trip. Originally I thought my dad would pay the deposit and then my sister and I would cover the rest for our room.

Found out tonight they will pay for all 3 rooms, we are just responsible for our plane tickets, park tickets and meals. Well got two of the three right now and am putting away meal money. My Disney trip is covered.
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My parent's just gave us a bit of pixie dust. My dad reserved 3 rooms for Sept 21 - 28 for their 40th anniversary trip. Originally I thought my dad would pay the deposit and then my sister and I would cover the rest for our room.

Found out tonight they will pay for all 3 rooms, we are just responsible for our plane tickets, park tickets and meals. Well got two of the three right now and am putting away meal money. My Disney trip is covered.
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Impact of lobby renovation?

Help. Taking the family back to the MK the first week of June. I've booked POFQ since we wanted a moderate. I love the small size, great grounds, being able to go to POR, and more. I just read about renovating the lobby. We've stayed at Poly, Dolphin, POR, and POP but never when renovation. What can we expect? Obviously most of the time won't be at POFQ but will hang out pool, movie, music, etc. I do like walking through the lobby which adds to the "ambience"/etc. Ideas on how much is blocked off? impact? Thx.
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Hi everyone! I am excited that we booked POFQ this week for the end of April. Kind of a last minute trip (not ALL that last minute) to give my DD some princess time This will be my 3rd stay at POFQ, so it says a lot that we love it that much to keep going back. I love how quaint it feels and the food court is great!

I can't wait to check out the pool and the small playground with her. I think she'll love them. And of course the fresh beignets

This thread and all the photos at portorleans.org have been very helpful!
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I just read about renovating the lobby. I do like walking through the lobby which adds to the "ambience"/etc. Ideas on how much is blocked off? impact? Thx.
Don't worry, it's only the reception/check-in section that's being refurbished. That part will be walled off while work is going on. The main entrance atrium with the fountain will still be accessible, and reception services will take place from the old Bonfamille's Café on the other side of the atrium (next to Scat Cat's). We'll need some photos of that!

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Are there showers/changing rooms by the pool at POFQ? We are staying at POR but my DS wants to try that slide at POFQ-not sure about walking back or boating back wet. Is it best to walk over to POFQ or take the boat?? And what about on the way back to POR?
I thinkothers have answered this, but I wanted to add that if your DS is 15 he may be disappointed in the slide at POFQ. It is definitely small and geared to the 4 to 7 year olds.

That said, we do go for a dip and walk around POFQ when we stay at POR!

Remember to go into the food court for some Beignets!
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