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Old 03-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #1666
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We stayed there February 6-12 and I'm so much in love with this resort! Our room was perfect, mousekeeper was spotless and everyone was friendly and very efficient. Our room request was granted, Building 4 ground floor, near the bus stop. We had room 4105 and it was THE best location. We got up early everyday and the food court was less than 200 yards away. Bus stop was right next to us. Grounds are BEAUTIFUL, specially at night. We used the boat to DTD twice and the ride was awesome.

The bus system was very good we only shared with POR during the afternoon. We only had one snag with the bus to AK but I understand that is common and now I've learned my lesson: get a taxi if you have a breakfast reservation for AK.

I'm now planning a 2014 trip and there's not doubt in my mind where we'll stay. This is now our home resort.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #1667
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Yay! So glad to hear of a good trip! We leave in 54 days for our first POFQ, heck first WDW resort stay, and I simply cannot wait! I picked POFQ after all the lovely comments here, small size, and transportation seems to be fairly consistent. Thanks for the review.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #1668
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We stayed there February 6-12 and I'm so much in love with this resort! Our room was perfect, mousekeeper was spotless and everyone was friendly and very efficient. Our room request was granted, Building 4 ground floor, near the bus stop. We had room and 4105 and it was THE best location. We got up early everyday and the food court was less than 200 yards away. Bus stop was right next to us. Grounds are BEAUTIFUL, specially at night. We used the boat to DTD twice and the ride was awesome.

The bus system was very good we only shared with POR during the afternoon. We only had one snag with the bus to AK but I understand that is common and now I've learned my lesson: get a taxi if you have a breakfast reservation.

I'm now planning a 2014 trip and there's not doubt in my mind where we'll stay. This is now our home resort.
We are so excited to stay at POFQ and I am going to request Bldg 4, ground floor near bus and hope we get it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #1669
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We are so excited to stay at POFQ and I am going to request Bldg 4, ground floor near bus and hope we get it.
Hope you get that request. So nice to only have to walk a few hundred feet to the bus stop, pool and food court.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #1670
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We stayed there February 6-12 and I'm so much in love with this resort! Our room was perfect, mousekeeper was spotless and everyone was friendly and very efficient. Our room request was granted, Building 4 ground floor, near the bus stop. We had room 4105 and it was THE best location. We got up early everyday and the food court was less than 200 yards away. Bus stop was right next to us. Grounds are BEAUTIFUL, specially at night. We used the boat to DTD twice and the ride was awesome.

The bus system was very good we only shared with POR during the afternoon. We only had one snag with the bus to AK but I understand that is common and now I've learned my lesson: get a taxi if you have a breakfast reservation for AK.

I'm now planning a 2014 trip and there's not doubt in my mind where we'll stay. This is now our home resort.
Thanks for the review. This will be our first stay at POFQ. I think I'll put in a request for bldg. 4 for our June trip. If we get it, great! If not, we'll still be at POFQ! I'll be excited either way!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #1671
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We stayed there February 6-12 and I'm so much in love with this resort! Our room was perfect, mousekeeper was spotless and everyone was friendly and very efficient. Our room request was granted, Building 4 ground floor, near the bus stop. We had room 4105 and it was THE best location. We got up early everyday and the food court was less than 200 yards away. Bus stop was right next to us. Grounds are BEAUTIFUL, specially at night. We used the boat to DTD twice and the ride was awesome.

The bus system was very good we only shared with POR during the afternoon. We only had one snag with the bus to AK but I understand that is common and now I've learned my lesson: get a taxi if you have a breakfast reservation for AK.

I'm now planning a 2014 trip and there's not doubt in my mind where we'll stay. This is now our home resort.
We never have had a problem getting to AK for a breakfast ADR using the buses. We usually get an 8:05 AM time slot.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #1672
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We never have had a problem getting to AK for a breakfast ADR using the buses. We usually get an 8:05 AM time slot.
We had a 8:05 ADR. On this particular day we got to the bus stop around 6:30am and there were NO AK buses till 7:40. We saw 4 MK buses, 2 EPCOT, 2 DHS and even a Downtow/BB bus but no AK bus whatsoever. And to make matter worse on that day we shared the bus with POR. We arrived at AK around 8:10 and had to run to Tusker House. I was really disappointed to miss the opportunity to take pictures along the way.

I complained to Disney and got the standard 'we're sorry' email, not that I was expecting anything else. I just wanted to let them know they should really pay attention to the ratio of buses per park during mornings.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:01 AM   #1673
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So someone on the POR thread asked about the ac and ceiling fans in rooms. Is the ac a motion detector kind that you need to override for it to stay on? Are there ceiling fans in any of the rooms?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #1674
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Is the ac a motion detector kind that you need to override for it to stay on? Are there ceiling fans in any of the rooms?
No, and Yes. Same as at POR.

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No, and Yes. Same as at POR.

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Old 03-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #1676
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Yay! I get to follow this tread, too! We'll be at POR for a family trip in August, then just DH and I at POFQ in November. So glad it's a host resort for race weekend.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #1677
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Joining in! I just changed the first few days of our trip from SOG to POFQ a bit ago. The kids adore POR, the boat to DTD, and were really sad about not visiting this trip. With some shifting, I was able to make it work, but there was no availability at POR with our discount...but I jumped at the chance of POFQ when I discovered there was! So excited!

We will be at POFQ for 3 days followed by longer stays at AKL and BC.
Now....off to read where the best room request for Garden view would be... we will have our car, so no bus needed.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #1678
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6 days to go until we are in our home away from home POFQ! Cant wait

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #1679
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We never have had a problem getting to AK for a breakfast ADR using the buses. We usually get an 8:05 AM time slot.

We also had no problem making our reservation time for breakfast at Tusker House in AK.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #1680
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First time at POFQ in May, can someone tell me about the Mardi Gras beads? As in are they available in the resort shop to buy?

We watched the film of the CM parade where they were throwing out the beads and sweeties and my daughter wants to know why?

She is 22 by the way so not a child if that makes any difference although happy to be a child at DisneyWorld
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