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Old 03-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #1651
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You're quite welcome Oh really? DH and I was wondering about that because we aren't planning on having kids until he's done with med school (he starts next year). So I'll also end up being an older mom.
Glad to know it works out well!
You and your friends will have a blast! Staying at POFQ?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #1652
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How was building 6 in relation to pool and food court, bus stop, etc.? Thinking of requesting that building if we decide on FQ for our trip. River view
If you want to be on the river, then you will be in the rooms farthest from the bus stop and food court. But the walk was very short in our opinion. As for the pool, I liked being in Building 6 better than 5 since 5 is right there at the pool but Building 6 gives you a bit of space away from it. (I would never pay for a pool-view room -- you'd have to pay ME to take one.) For us it was a quick walk through Building 5 to get to the pool. Not a problem at all.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #1653
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I first gave birth at 38, and I still wouldn't have it any other way.... 13 years later!

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Glad to know I am not alone. Had dd at 36 and ds at 40.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #1654
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Adults are allowed on the pool slide? I had a terrible experience on a slide 20+ years ago at a water park in VA and have not been on one since -- too scared. I'd really like to try a little slide just for the fun of it, but I thought adults weren't allowed. I'm planning on doing a roller coaster for the first time in 20+ years on this trip. Might as well do a slide too!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #1655
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Adults are allowed on the pool slide? I had a terrible experience on a slide 20+ years ago at a water park in VA and have not been on one since -- too scared. I'd really like to try a little slide just for the fun of it, but I thought adults weren't allowed. I'm planning on doing a roller coaster for the first time in 20+ years on this trip. Might as well do a slide too!
Absolutely, adults are allowed on the slide!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:53 AM   #1656
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Absolutely, adults are allowed on the slide!
And the POFQ slide is pretty tame compared to the POR one.

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:56 AM   #1657
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It's better than no slide though ^_^
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #1658
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Andre, you have a nice map overlay above. Any chance that could find it's way to page 1 along with the map of room types/categories?? That would sure be helpful for newcomers and for those who only stop by occasionally. Thanks!
Done. I've also update a few other items in the first-post FAQ which needed tweaking for 2013 too. If someone could give it a quick read-through and let me know if there are any silly mistakes in there? Thanks.

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #1659
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So I showed DH videos and pics of both FQ and Riverside. (And the RGRs) He seemed like he was with me in leaning toward FQ until seeing the RGRs vs the FQ rooms. I think the pool and slide at FQ would be better for our DS6 and DD2 than POR and I like the idea of the smaller resort and 1 bus stop. Thoughts?

Also, how busy does the FQ pool get in the summer (early August)?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #1660
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Adults are allowed on the pool slide? I had a terrible experience on a slide 20+ years ago at a water park in VA and have not been on one since -- too scared. I'd really like to try a little slide just for the fun of it, but I thought adults weren't allowed. I'm planning on doing a roller coaster for the first time in 20+ years on this trip. Might as well do a slide too!
Yup! DH (32) and myself (30) enjoyed the slide in January. And if anyone is wondering, there is NOT a weight limit on it. DH and I are not precisely small, and I about died laughing when he asked the lifeguard, "So, how fat can you be and ride the slide?" I thought the lifeguard was going to choke trying not to laugh. "As large as you want sir, as large as you want."

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #1661
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Yup! DD (32) and myself (30) enjoyed the slide in January. And if anyone is wondering, there is NOT a weight limit on it. DH and I are not precisely small, and I about died laughing when he asked the lifeguard, "So, how fat can you be and ride the slide?" I thought the lifeguard was going to choke trying not to laugh. "As large as you want sir, as large as you want."
They let me on it, so I am sure anyone can go on it.

I love the lifeguards response.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:15 AM   #1662
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So I showed DH videos and pics of both FQ and Riverside. (And the RGRs) He seemed like he was with me in leaning toward FQ until seeing the RGRs vs the FQ rooms. I think the pool and slide at FQ would be better for our DS6 and DD2 than POR and I like the idea of the smaller resort and 1 bus stop. Thoughts?

Also, how busy does the FQ pool get in the summer (early August)?
We stayed POR early February and did visit POFQ pool because it worked better for our young kids. I agree that FQ being so compact will work better for a family with small children. We love POR but will probably wait until we no longer need a stroller to stay again. I too think the room pics but riverside ahead with style but that's not most important to me after lots and lots of walking at the parks.
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They let me on it, so I am sure anyone can go on it.

I love the lifeguards response.
It was classic.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #1664
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We arrive at the end of next week!

We've requested building 5 with a River View. We have the military 40% off so the splurge seemed worth it even though I know we don't have a balcony.

We've stayed at POFQ before when our DDs were 4 (and I had them at age 37, I love being an older mom, I feel like I dropped 10 years off my age, helpful since DH is 4 years younger than I am ).

Back then, it was the first pool slide they'd ever been on. Since then, they've been on many more and wilder ones--and will turn 9 while we're there. However, at WL or the Poly, there's always a line to wait in for the pool. After a few goes, they just play in the water anyway. I'm hoping the line won't be so significant here. Someday, we'll stay at the Beach Club and check out their amazing pool!

We're bringing my older parents and my sister who had foot surgery recently and is still recovering. So, size matters to us--no one is decrepit, but I want my parents to hang out by the pool with us and I can see my dad not bothering if it were far away and he was tired from park touring.

Question--can we bring pool games/toys? I don't remember, but I'd like to bring a ball to toss, that kind of thing.

I can't wait!!! We're down and I can carry anything I want to with us--any suggestions?
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We took pool toys like dive sticks and a small ball with us and never had a problem. I would also look at the pool schedule and see what activities are scheduled. My kids were five and almow two at the time and the organized games were perfect for my five year old but none were geared for a toddler. However the slide was perfect for him. Other parents would freak out when they saw a toddler coming down the slide. There is also a nice playground next to the pool area. If you have favorite pool toys I would bring them, but I would not go out and buy any.

As far as what to bring: We took purina filter water bottles and they worked perfect for filling up at the parks and in the room. I don't like the taste of Florida water and the filters worked great. Also you have a small fridge so you can stock up on cokes, juice boxes, etc. With a car even if you forget something you can always go off property.
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