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Old 07-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #2761
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Are there corner rooms (i.e., two windows) at POFQ? Look like on portorleans.org that most of these are King Bed rooms. Do I need to book King category to ensure a corner?
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #2762
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Sorry, no matter how nice they make the new lobby area - it will not be the same without Elliott Dyson playing there in the evenings. We will be staying there in November - but are so disapointed he will not be there .

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I agree 100%! I was hoping he would return after the lobby rehab was completed. Guess not. It will be interesting to see if new entertainment is coming to POFQ or if Elliot's dismissal was another overall budget cut by Disney.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #2763
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Are there corner rooms (i.e., two windows) at POFQ?
Yes. They are, well, on the corners.

All of the King Bed rooms at POFQ are located on corners (so yes, booking King Bed will guarantee that you get a corner room) but there are lots of other corner rooms in various other categories, with two queen beds.


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I agree 100%! I was hoping he would return after the lobby rehab was completed. Guess not. It will be interesting to see if new entertainment is coming to POFQ or if Elliot's dismissal was another overall budget cut by Disney.
It's my understanding that there will still be evening entertainment at POFQ in the future, but sadly it's unlikely that Elliot will be returning.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #2764
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Yeah, just get in touch with the resort (with both reservation numbers) and they should be able to sort you out. If you can't get them linked in advance, just send a fax 5 days before you're due to arrive for the room allocation team to make sure your rooms are nearby.

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How do I find the fax number for the resort? Thanks for the info
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #2765
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I ran the numbers and for me to stay at POFQ over ASMo for 8 nights is a difference of $800. I'm trying to justify the why I would spend that much more just to sleep. It is DH and me. I hope someone can convince me it is worth the extra money.
To me, there is a major difference between values and mods, and that is one of "ambiance" for lack of a better word. The neon and oversized icons at the values seem to keep a hyped up, go-go-go mood, keeping the same energy as at the parks. The mods (at least POR and CSR, as this will be my first POFQ stay) feel more resort-like to me, more calm and peaceful. I step off a bus at a mod and immediately feel relaxed. Even though the place may be just a place to sleep, I find that the feeling of the resorts make it easier to get a truly restful sleep.

I'm not sure that's worth $800, though!
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I ran the numbers and for me to stay at POFQ over ASMo for 8 nights is a difference of $800. I'm trying to justify the why I would spend that much more just to sleep. It is DH and me. I hope someone can convince me it is worth the extra money.
I did those same numbers (hotel plus park tickets with park hopper) and came up with a difference of about $556. Although, I was checking for dates in late January, not summer, so maybe that's the difference.
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I know that I saw a link somewhere in this thread for the room category resort layout. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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I know that I saw a link somewhere in this thread for the room category resort layout. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Was it this?

http://www.portorleans.org/frenchqua...ommodation.php

This is from Andre's awesome PortOrleans.org site. Just click on a building on the map and it gives all the details for that bldg.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #2769
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Was it this?

http://www.portorleans.org/frenchqua...ommodation.php

This is from Andre's awesome PortOrleans.org site. Just click on a building on the map and it gives all the details for that bldg.
Thanks, but no this isn't it. I thought I remember seeing the resort layout that showed what category of rooms were in each building. Maybe I was dreaming...
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #2770
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How do I find the fax number for the resort? Thanks for the info
Did you notice the title of this thread before you posted? The bit where it says "Read first posts for FAQs" ?

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Old 07-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #2771
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Was it this?

http://www.portorleans.org/frenchqua...ommodation.php

This is from Andre's awesome PortOrleans.org site. Just click on a building on the map and it gives all the details for that bldg.
Thanks, but no this isn't it. I thought I remember seeing the resort layout that showed what category of rooms were in each building. Maybe I was dreaming...
Well if you can point me to better maps, I'd love to find them - and it would have saved me a lot of work too! LOL. Did you do as suggested above and click on each of the buildings to see the full floorplan layouts? If you want to download them all in one go, there's a PDF version too.

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Well if you can point me to better maps, I'd love to find them - and it would have saved me a lot of work too! LOL. Did you do as suggested above and click on each of the buildings to see the full floorplan layouts? If you want to download them all in one go, there's a PDF version too.

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I guess I should have read the entire message first! This is exactly what I was looking for. I missed the part about clicking on the building...
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:21 AM   #2773
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I guess I should have read the entire message first! This is exactly what I was looking for. I missed the part about clicking on the building...
Great, glad you found them. I toyed with the idea of including them directly in pages, but to keep the numbers relatively clear the images can be pretty big (especially for FQ and MB) so it seemed better to have them load on demand.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #2774
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Woo hoo!!! I just got POFQ Garden View for my trip. I was originally at POR Royal Themed room, but we had to change the date. Since we had the FD pin code, there was only CBR and CSR. I chose CBR. This was the 4th time I've called to see if there were any rooms open for PO, and there was! I felt like I had won the lottery!

I've stayed at FQ once, 5 years ago. My DSis hasn't, so I'm really excited to see her reaction.
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Woo hoo!!! I just got POFQ Garden View for my trip. I was originally at POR Royal Themed room, but we had to change the date. Since we had the FD pin code, there was only CBR and CSR. I chose CBR. This was the 4th time I've called to see if there were any rooms open for PO, and there was! I felt like I had won the lottery!

I've stayed at FQ once, 5 years ago. My DSis hasn't, so I'm really excited to see her reaction.

Congratulations!!! I love stories like this.

We're staying at French Quarter for the 1st time after 4 stays at Riverside so we are very excited!! Now if we can get a discount I'll be even more excited.

Enjoy your trip!!

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