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Old 06-02-2013, 07:49 PM   #2356
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my brother and I one year. I asked when we checked in & was told to just stop by when she gets there. CM looked at my 25 yr old daughter and said "doesn't look at minute over 17 to me!!" and did not charge for a 3rd adult in the room, just gave her a room key. We then bought her a 3 day pass and she upgraded it to a Fl Res annual pass using her internship contract again thanks to a helpful CM, actually that one was a manager.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #2357
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Can't wait to try POFQ!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #2358
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Okay, I am studying a map of POFQ and have a few questions for you.

We have booked a king room.
One of the most important things for us is being close to the bus stop.
Another is having a lower floor room ground or 2nd, as I have knee issues that stairs irritate.

I know my request should probably be one or other though.

Is the resort really as small in size as everyone says, so that walking to the bus stop, or boat dock is truly not an issue? What would you say are the walking times from point A to point B ?

Also....what about walk time over to POR for a dinner at Boatwrights?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #2359
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I'm not sure about walking to POR, but in terms of getting to the bus stop, food court, boat dock etc, I'd say 5mins max regardless of where your room is. It really is a small resort - I had no problem running back and forth between the room and the food court/shops and I'm one of those people that usually hates trekking between the two to refill my soda mug and such.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:01 AM   #2360
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Is the resort really as small in size as everyone says, so that walking to the bus stop, or boat dock is truly not an issue? What would you say are the walking times from point A to point B ?
You can mention both of your requests, but make sure to prioritise which is the more important to you in case it comes down to one or the other.

The maximum distance from the very furthest part of POFQ to the food court is 350 yards (4 mins walk), and most rooms are a lot closer. There's a map in the first post overlaid onto the MK, and from one end of POFQ all the way to the other is only the same as walking from Space Mountain to the entrance to Adventureland. The walk from the POFQ food court over to Boatwright's is less than 850 yards (about 10 minutes).

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #2361
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Hey Andre,
Do you happen to know how many requests are too much for POFQ?

My reservation is for a king room and these are my requests:
Building 6 1ST Choice, Building 7 2ND Choice, 2ND OR 3RD Floor with River View.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #2362
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Do you happen to know how many requests are too much for POFQ?

My reservation is for a king room and these are my requests:
Building 6 1ST Choice, Building 7 2ND Choice, 2ND OR 3RD Floor with River View.
Well River View is not a request it's a booking category, so no need to put that in as long as that's what you've paid for. So just ask for "Building 6, or otherwise 7. Upper floor". If you're faxing too, you could elaborate a little and explain why you'd like those locations.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #2363
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Well River View is not a request it's a booking category, so no need to put that in as long as that's what you've paid for. So just ask for "Building 6, or otherwise 7. Upper floor". If you're faxing too, you could elaborate a little and explain why you'd like those locations.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #2364
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We were originally supposed to be staying at POR from Nov 13-21 but garden view wasn't part of our free dining pin so we were switched to FQ (not that FQ is bad but I was super excited to start with Riverside and try FQ next time). Since the switch was just this morning I haven't had a chance to look through FQ rooms yet really. We were hoping to stay AB in Riverside...does anyone have any quick suggestions for us now? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #2365
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First time at FQ coming up in August, can't wait for the Beignets!!!
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #2366
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Just 2 more weeks!!! Yea!!! I have a question if someone could please help. On our last night we have car rental that needs to be picked up and the rental company will send a shuttle to pick us up. We will be at MK that day so would it be okay for them to pick us up at the Contemporary or do we need to go to our resort, POFQ? They will pick up at any resort but since we are not guests at the Contemporary, I wonder if it makes a difference? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #2367
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You can mention both of your requests, but make sure to prioritise which is the more important to you in case it comes down to one or the other.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:48 AM   #2368
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On our last night we have car rental that needs to be picked up and the rental company will send a shuttle to pick us up. We will be at MK that day so would it be okay for them to pick us up at the Contemporary or do we need to go to our resort, POFQ? They will pick up at any resort but since we are not guests at the Contemporary, I wonder if it makes a difference? Thanks!
This is you being picked up by the rental company to be taken to their offices to collect a new hire car from them yes? I wouldn't have thought Disney would care, it's between you and your car rental agency where you arrange to meet. Make sure you give them a cell contact number rather than the hotel's number though.

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Old 06-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #2369
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I know FQ is extremely compact and there is no great distance to walk, that being said should I bother with a room request or are most rooms pretty good in terms of location, quiet, etc....
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I know FQ is extremely compact and there is no great distance to walk, that being said should I bother with a room request or are most rooms pretty good in terms of location, quiet, etc....
People seem to request corner rooms a lot (at least in PORS they do, I assume at FQ they do too). From the photos it looks like you get a slightly more usable "table and chairs" area in the corner room, as well as an extra window. I think people also request a ground floor room if they want to avoid stairs.

Probably some one here will give you a better answer (since I haven't even been there yet!).

Oh, read the section "Where are the best room locations at Port Orleans French Quarter?" here:

http://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php
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