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Old 04-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #1831
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Is the construction only affecting the check in/out area? Will it be affecting anywhere else such as food court, gift shop, etc?

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #1832
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Wow! Thanks for the info Andre!
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:02 AM   #1833
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I'm a little disappointed, we arrive 17th May for our first visit. I was looking forward to seeing the lobby area! It looked so big and Disney to me... May there will be a few days delay so I get to see it all even just once.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:25 AM   #1834
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I'm a little disappointed, we arrive 17th May for our first visit. I was looking forward to seeing the lobby area! It looked so big and Disney to me... May there will be a few days delay so I get to see it all even just once.
The lobby is nice I suppose but not that big and you spend next to nil in time there so it shouldn't be too big of an issue and the courtyard is the prettier part and shouldn't be affected. But here's my favorite bit of lobby trivia. The music notes on the wall behind the check in play "When the Saints Go Marching In" Go see Eliot Dyson and enjoy him for me and have fun!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:33 AM   #1835
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Is the construction only affecting the check in/out area? Will it be affecting anywhere else such as food court, gift shop, etc?
No, just the checkin hall area, I would have said if more was going to be closed. The main glass-faced atrium will be open as normal, so there will be very little impact on guest flow, you'll just turn left rather than right when you arrive.


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I'm a little disappointed, we arrive 17th May for our first visit. I was looking forward to seeing the lobby area! It looked so big and Disney to me... May there will be a few days delay so I get to see it all even just once.
But don't forget you'll also get to see the inside of the old Bonfamille's Café restaurant, which has not been accessible to guests for more than ten years --- we need photos!

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But don't forget you'll also get to see the inside of the old Bonfamille's Café restaurant, which has not been accessible to guests for more than ten years --- we need photos!

Andre
DH and I had hoped to eat there during our first stay at POFQ but it was closed shortly before we arrived. We were quite disappointed.

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But don't forget you'll also get to see the inside of the old Bonfamille's Café restaurant, which has not been accessible to guests for more than ten years --- we need photos!

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True! It will be nice to see, I will try to take some photos :-)
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #1838
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But don't forget you'll also get to see the inside of the old Bonfamille's Café restaurant, which has not been accessible to guests for more than ten years --- we need photos!

Andre[/QUOTE]

Very true, I will try to get some photos! :-)
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #1839
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We arrive on 7th May so I'm pleased I'll see the original check-in area before the refit starts.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #1840
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We'll be arriving May 29th so we'll get the treat of seeing the inside of the old Bonfamille's Café restaurant. Since this is our 1st stay at POFQ I will be taking lots of pictures. Too bad they couldn't use this restaurant for something permanent.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:15 AM   #1841
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We just switched our reservation from POR to POFQ. Arriving May 19th and staying till June 2nd. I'm excited because it'll be our first time at POFQ. We stayed at POR last fall and yes the place was huge!! Walking to the food court was a hike but you get to enjoy the scenic routes to get there.
As for as POFQ, my DW is uber excited. The kids can't wait and I'm looking forward to the whole experience once again.

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I had to change my dates (again) and this time I'm gonna stay at POFQ for the first time and I can not wait! Will be there Oct 2nd for the food and wine and as an early birthday. I wish I was there right now!!
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #1843
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Did the online check-in for this portion of our trip today! Cannot wait to check POFQ out!
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #1844
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As I posted a month ago, this spring will see Port Orleans French Quarter's turn to be given a brand new look for its main registration lobby area, similar to the work completed over at Riverside last summer.

I can now confirm that the work is due to commence on 15 May 2013 and should be completed by mid-July. As always, please remember that work schedules can shift a little, but that's the best information I have at the moment. More details on the estimated completion date should be available in June.

During the period while the current lobby area is closed, all checkin and guest service functions will take place at the old Bonfamille's Café restaurant, just across the central atrium next to Scat Cat's Club - so when you enter the main atrium, you'll need to turn left rather than right.

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please if anyone is there during this time please post pictures so we may see the old cafe!!!!
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please if anyone is there during this time please post pictures so we may see the old cafe!!!!
Can't wait for June 17th!!!
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