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Old 04-30-2013, 10:35 AM   #2056
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Now this entertainment cut.
I've heard from one of my contacts at Port Orleans that this is related to the lobby refurb at POFQ, during which time they will not have any live music - but that entertainment will be returning to the area sometime afterwards. He says this means Elliot could easily return after then, but equally the entertainment division might also be looking at other options matching with the theme of the resort. In short, Elliot might get offered a new contact after the hiatus, but it looks like no decision has been made. I have no idea whether they've put it to him in those sort of terms though, it doesn't sound like it from what cruisingkat has been told.

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #2057
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Does POFQ do anything for the fall/Halloween time frame? Gonna be there for the F&W festival and was curious.
Both POFQ & POR offer Halloween activites on 10/31. I'm not sure for the rest of the month. I usually stay at POFQ in late October and have not noticed anything special being offered. You can check out last year's Halloween activites here: http://www.portorleans.org/recreatio...s-schedule.php
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #2058
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I've heard from one of my contacts at Port Orleans that this is related to the lobby refurb at POFQ, during which time they will not have any live music - but that entertainment will be returning to the area sometime afterwards. He says this means Elliot could easily return after then, but equally the entertainment division might also be looking at other options matching with the theme of the resort.
Thanks for the update. Hopefully he'll be returning after the lobby refurb is completed.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:51 AM   #2059
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Thanks for the update. Hopefully he'll be returning after the lobby refurb is completed.
I hope so too, but Elliot himself doesn't seem too optimistic, and it does seem an odd way to treat him if they plan to just reemploy him in two months (maybe it's cheaper for them this way?).

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I don't understand why Disney continues to cut the services offered at POFQ. It is supposedly the most popular of the moderate resorts but yet it's full service restaurant was closed, marina closed, and bicycle rentals moved to POR. Now this entertainment cut.
I agree..we splurged to upgrade to POFQ from a value resort as we need two rooms, and between this entertainment cut and the lobby refurbishment during our stay (yes, I know it is only the lobby, but construction can be messy, noisy and disrupting) I hope we aren't disappointed.
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I hope so too, but Elliot himself doesn't seem too optimistic, and it does seem an odd way to treat him if they plan to just reemploy him in two months (maybe it's cheaper for them this way?).

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It probably would be more expensive to have him return in two months, I would think that had to pay him the remainder of his contract which I believe goes to Oct.
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May 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

I've just posted the May 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedule for Port Orleans French Quarter. See the main Recreation Activities Schedule page for full-size PDF versions, or click on the image below.

The outdoor movies will start at 9pm and the daily campfires commence at 7pm this month.

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I also hate they blare that music I've stayed at Poly, GF & CR where they do it to & at least there we could move to the quiet pool but you can't even do that at POFQ since there is only one pool right?

I miss the days of laying out by the pool & listening to the resort music!!!

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Not a fan of the "pool party" music but the 6 or so resort songs that they play (& play & play ...) at the POFQ pool aren't any better IMO. It is why we have MP3 with earphones when at the pool.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:10 PM   #2064
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How much are the carriage rides?
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How much are the carriage rides?
The cost is $45 including tax for the 25-minute ride and the carriage can hold up to four adults, or three adults and two small children (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). You should arrive at the marina area no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time and wait for the carriage to collect you. The service may be cancelled in cases of inclement weather.

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The cost is $45 including tax for the 25-minute ride and the carriage can hold up to four adults, or three adults and two small children (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). You should arrive at the marina area no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time and wait for the carriage to collect you. The service may be cancelled in cases of inclement weather.

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$45? Wow....I thought it was part of our stay. We'll be passing on that than.....that's a little much for a 25 minute carriage ride.
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$45? Wow....I thought it was part of our stay. We'll be passing on that than.....that's a little much for a 25 minute carriage ride.
That cost has really gone up I remember when it was $25 then $30 geez I'm shocked It is a bit much..
KAT I'm surprised you thought it was part of your stay have you stayed on site before? Nothing in WDW us free.. Lol!

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That cost has really gone up I remember when it was $25 then $30 geez I'm shocked It is a bit much..
KAT I'm surprised you thought it was part of your stay have you stayed on site before? Nothing in WDW us free.. Lol!

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Nope...never stayed on site, October will be my first. I figured that whatever the resort had on site was included....silly me
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Nope...never stayed on site, October will be my first. I figured that whatever the resort had on site was included....silly me
That's what DIS is for! lol youll have an amazing time without the carriage ride, in 20 something trips onsite never done it
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I just booked for the 3rd week of October at POFQ, really excited. Now I hear that the Epcot Food and Wine event will make the parks really busy....is this true?????

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