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Old 06-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #2386
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #2387
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89 days for me. I'm so excited I can't stand it!!!!! Also I'm going stir crazy I have nothing left to plan lol
I know the feeling. For the first time I am not making any dining reservations and it's driving me a little nuts.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #2388
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55 days til we are in the most magical place on earth!! I cannot wait. It's been a long countdown!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #2389
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #2390
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Can't wait to arrive last week of August!!! Our first time staying at POFQ and I'm so excited.

I've been going crazy trying to figure if I should put in any specific room requests. We have a garden room and I did request not to be on the first floor. I love to be close to the food and bus stop. But I also want to be able to walk over and check out POR (food court, pool, etc.). Then I'd also like a nice quiet room! So basically, I want it all!

Is it crazy to just leave it to chance and let them put us where they will? It seems the resort is so small that there really aren't any bad rooms. Or would someone disagree? Is there any area you'd avoid?

As a point of reference, we're used to the values--have stayed at ASMo, ASSp, and POP, all in standard rooms, and survived!
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #2391
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Can't wait to arrive last week of August!!! Our first time staying at POFQ and I'm so excited.

I've been going crazy trying to figure if I should put in any specific room requests. We have a garden room and I did request not to be on the first floor. I love to be close to the food and bus stop. But I also want to be able to walk over and check out POR (food court, pool, etc.). Then I'd also like a nice quiet room! So basically, I want it all!

Is it crazy to just leave it to chance and let them put us where they will? It seems the resort is so small that there really aren't any bad rooms. Or would someone disagree? Is there any area you'd avoid?

As a point of reference, we're used to the values--have stayed at ASMo, ASSp, and POP, all in standard rooms, and survived!
If that is what you are used to anywhere is good for you. The resort is so small compared to those that getting anywhere is easy. You are asking for a lot you can't be close to it all and the walk to riverside is a good walk probably 15 minutes. We stay in building 4 closest to the bus and food court. The boat launch is on the opposite side of the resort from there.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #2392
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Hey, Jellybass We are, myself, my daughter, her two daughters (17 & 9) and 2 girl cousins (14 & 9). This will be the cousins first time to WDW.

We have never had a bad stay at POFQ. As always we just can't wait, all the planning is done and now just the collecting of what we will be taking with us. I'm a major list person and love checking things off.

Best wishes for a magical vacation to all
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #2393
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If that is what you are used to anywhere is good for you. The resort is so small compared to those that getting anywhere is easy. You are asking for a lot you can't be close to it all and the walk to riverside is a good walk probably 15 minutes. We stay in building 4 closest to the bus and food court. The boat launch is on the opposite side of the resort from there.
Actually, I'm not asking for it all! That's the problem. I know I can't have everything. But one minute I want to be close to the bus, then I think it would be nicer to be closer to POR, and then I think it would be cool to be in a real quiet area, then maybe I really want to be near the pool or near the boat launch. It ALL sounds good! That's why I'm having a hard time deciding on one to request. I think I'll leave it up to the room assignment gods and be happy wherever I end up!
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #2394
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Actually, I'm not asking for it all! That's the problem. I know I can't have everything. But one minute I want to be close to the bus, then I think it would be nicer to be closer to POR, and then I think it would be cool to be in a real quiet area, then maybe I really want to be near the pool or near the boat launch. It ALL sounds good! That's why I'm having a hard time deciding on one to request. I think I'll leave it up to the room assignment gods and be happy wherever I end up!
That is what we do and have never been disappointed. When we were assigned building 7 I though we were going to hate, but in the end it was no problem. Figured out the short cut to the buses and that was really nice.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:03 PM   #2395
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I think I'll leave it up to the room assignment gods and be happy wherever I end up!
That's what I think we are going to do. We booked a King room, and after looking at Andre's specific room category layouts, I think we have very good odds of getting a good location.

The only think I am confused about is that you can't book KING/RIVERVIEW, and all RIVER VIEW bookable rooms seem to be 2 queens.....so does that mean we could possibly end up with our King room being river view?

Really, out of all the King locations, there are only two that I would not want.....so, I think taking a gamble with the room assignment Gods seems to be the way to go ;-)
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:27 AM   #2396
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The only think I am confused about is that you can't book KING/RIVERVIEW, and all RIVER VIEW bookable rooms seem to be 2 queens.....so does that mean we could possibly end up with our King room being river view?
Yes, the King Bed category 'trumps' all other room types - so booking a King Bed room could give you a view of the river, pool, garden or parking lot (and/or be in a preferred building if the booking is at Riverside). Any of the purple coloured rooms on my maps in fact. The only area that you definitely won't get would be the two Royal buildings with POR bookings. At POFQ, all of the King Bed rooms are also corner rooms, so no need to request that.

So book King Bed and put in whatever requests you wish, and keep your fingers crossed.

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #2397
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Actually, I'm not asking for it all! That's the problem. I know I can't have everything. But one minute I want to be close to the bus, then I think it would be nicer to be closer to POR, and then I think it would be cool to be in a real quiet area, then maybe I really want to be near the pool or near the boat launch. It ALL sounds good! That's why I'm having a hard time deciding on one to request. I think I'll leave it up to the room assignment gods and be happy wherever I end up!
Its not a long walk to anywhere in the resort from any room. We were in the back (7 I think) and it literally took us 5 minutes to the food court and bus stop. The walk to POR is longer but you can walk by the river and take a nice leisurely stroll. But POFQ is so compact that no room is a "bad" one. I was worried about it as well since we had stayed at POP a few times previously and had quite a hike to the room. I had knee issues (MRI, cortisone shots, etc) and was worried about the amount of walking. Not one problem at the resort walking from the food court, bus stop room, pool, nothing. Its a great resort and I really dont even think they have any preferred rooms.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #2399
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I have a last minute question. Do you know if the resort store sells half gallon milk and a small tub of cream cheese? I was going to order through garden grocer but we don't have $40 worth of groceries. Thanks!!
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82 days to our disney trip and can't wait !!!!! We just love POFQ
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