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Old 08-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #2911
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I called today, within 2 hours of the discount announcement, to try and apply the 20% room discount to the room portion of our already existing POFQ package. I was also told their were no rooms left from the discounted pool of rooms that were set aside

THEN it dawned on me that if I were to bump our checkin date one day ahead, we could get free dining for our entire length of stay. However, I would have to change resorts since POFQ was not on the free dining list ;-(

So, we changed from POFQ over to POR. I am busy hyping myself up for POR now. It really does look like a lovely resort....its that I was so looking forward to FQ.

So, goodbye FQ board.....moving over to the POR board now. Andre, see ya there ;-)
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #2912
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #2913
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Every year we request a room in building 5. We have always paid for a standard room as we are more than happy with that and don't really spend much time in our rooms so view is not a priority to us. Our request thus far has always been honored. However from the room layout on the maps it looks like there are no standard rooms in building 5 - only Garden, Water views and king beds. So my question is, have I been cheeky and been asking for something we weren't rightfully entitled to? If that is the case I feel awful! Or has it changed recently without me noticing?
The Garden View category was introduced at the start of 2012, so from then onward there were no "Standard" view rooms in buildings 2 or 5. Of course some people requesting them still get them by pixie dust.


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We are booked in a King room. DH said he really would like a river view room if possible.
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I think buildings 3 & 4 are the ones with no River views.So ask not to be in those buildings. Best way to get riverview is to book that category and then request a room with a king bed.
No, you need to do it the other way around - book a King Bed room and then request where you'd like to be, what view etc. (including river view). POFQ is so small that even river view rooms really aren't far at all from the bus stop and other areas - building 6 would be a great choice for example.


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Standard room in building 4 or 3...does that exist? Or are they other views?

Also, does POFQ provides bed rails upon request?
Yes, there are standard view rooms in 3 and 4, see my floorplan layouts for details. And you can request bedrails, yes.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #2914
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Any update on the POFQ refrigerator status? Thanks for all your info!
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #2915
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #2916
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question about laundry. I see on the first page it says debit/credit cards only. no cash or kttw cards. is this correct?? I have to use my bank card to do laundry? I feel like i'm miss reading it.
anyone know?
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #2917
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question about laundry. I see on the first page it says debit/credit cards only. no cash or kttw cards. is this correct?? I have to use my bank card to do laundry? I feel like i'm miss reading it.
anyone know?
Yes, there are no coin boxes at the POFQ laundry now, just credit/debit card machines.

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:06 PM   #2918
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Yes, there are no coin boxes at the POFQ laundry now, just credit/debit card machines.

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i can see this costing me a bit. lol. my debit card charges for out of country transactions. if i do one load of laundry it will cost me an extra six dollars to wash and dry.
looks like the dirty cloths come home.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:21 AM   #2919
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i can see this costing me a bit. lol. my debit card charges for out of country transactions. if i do one load of laundry it will cost me an extra six dollars to wash and dry.
looks like the dirty cloths come home.
I'm planning to buy a Visa gift card at Walmart for laundry at WDW. I hope it will work. If it doesn't, then we're not doing laundry.

I'm sorry - call me paranoid or cynical - but I just don't trust unattended credit card machines (won't use RedBox for this reason). When we were at WDW a few years ago and gave our Visa for room charging privileges, somehow someone cloned our card and they were having fun in NYC while we were in Florida. So if they can grab our Visa from the check-in, I can only imagine what they can do at an unattended "laundromat."
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We arrive from Uk for our first ever trip on the 10th September for 2 weeks and have roll in shower adapted room with two queen beds booked.Can not wait
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:51 AM   #2921
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #2922
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I just had a 5 day stay at POR but didn't get my Disney 'fix' for a number of reasons - only 2 park days, first time with an infant (13 mo.) but most of all the HEAT. Almost as soon as I got home, I started trying to figure out when I could go back. There are a number of complicating factors but I finally came up with 11/9/13 to 11/16/13. This time I wanted to go to POFQ. This will be my third time there. I called on Wed. and asked for a AAA rate. The only thing they had left was river view, which I didn't particularly want but I took it. Then, the next day the Fall discount was announced. I wanted to see if I could get anything at FQ that was cheaper. Yesterday I couldn't get through at all. Today I called at 7:15 am. I was on hold for 30 minutes and got the answer I expected - nothing available at FQ. I didn't waste the call, though, and gave him my ground floor request and my flight numbers for Magical Express.

I am so excited!! I have never planned a trip on so little notice but since I'll be alone, I won't be doing more than 1 or 2 TS meals so ADRs will not be a problem.

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #2923
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Hello does anyone know what time boat transportation starts to downtown disney? TIA
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #2924
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I think it's 10am from riverside

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Old 08-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #2925
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Yes, there are no coin boxes at the POFQ laundry now, just credit/debit card machines.

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Good thing I read that! That will save me a trip back to my room to get a card. I would have turned up with coins as usual! Anyone have a pic of this new set up? Is there a card machine for each washer/drier or are there a few 'central' ones?

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i can see this costing me a bit. lol. my debit card charges for out of country transactions. if i do one load of laundry it will cost me an extra six dollars to wash and dry.
looks like the dirty cloths come home.
Can you not get a fee free pre-load travel card and just put a few $$$ on it for the trip? I don't know where you live but you can usually get them
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