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Old 09-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #3391
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The latest info on fridges is that the end-of-August batch must have gone mostly to POFQ, meaning that about 90% of the rooms at French Quarter now have working fridges. They expect to be at 100% within a couple of weeks.

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The latest info on fridges is that the end-of-August batch must have gone mostly to POFQ, meaning that about 90% of the rooms at French Quarter now have working fridges. They expect to be at 100% within a couple of weeks.

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Woohooo! Thanks for the good news.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:28 AM   #3393
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Does anyone know if Elliot Dyson is playing in Scat Cats Lounge?
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Does anyone know if Elliot Dyson is playing in Scat Cats Lounge?
No, the current musician there is Tom Casey.

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #3395
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The latest info on fridges is that the end-of-August batch must have gone mostly to POFQ, meaning that about 90% of the rooms at French Quarter now have working fridges. They expect to be at 100% within a couple of weeks.

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Wonderful news, thanks for the update. My sister and I check in on October 19th and were hoping to have a least one working fridge between the 2 rooms. Sounds like we both may have them so I can proceed with my Garden Grocer order as planned.
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ok, thanks Andre- do you know if Eliot will be back? Do you know what happened to him? My husband really likes him.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #3397
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ok, thanks Andre- do you know if Eliot will be back? Do you know what happened to him? My husband really likes him.
Sorry, no, he's no longer with Disney. They let him go just before the recent lobby refurbishment a few months ago. Tom is the new resident musician.

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #3398
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The latest info on fridges is that the end-of-August batch must have gone mostly to POFQ, meaning that about 90% of the rooms at French Quarter now have working fridges. They expect to be at 100% within a couple of weeks.

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Awesome looks like we will have fridge then for nov 8 ck in ....now I only have to stress if POFQ will have MB for November.. Lol. Oh And for my knee to heal from surgery.
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Sorry, no, he's no longer with Disney. They let him go just before the recent lobby refurbishment a few months ago. Tom is the new resident musician.

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We loved Elliot to. We will miss him this trip
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Sorry, no, he's no longer with Disney. They let him go just before the recent lobby refurbishment a few months ago. Tom is the new resident musician.

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I'm really sad to read that. I knew he wasn't there right now but thought it was temporary. Now I'm beating myself up because last trip we packed in so many activities and decided to forgo our resort evening one night for a park night because we figured we could just spend an extra evening listening to Elliot next time. I'm so sad now.

We will have to go 'meet' Tom on our next trip. I tried searching for some videos on youtube but I guess I need to give the peeps more time to get some posted.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #3401
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The latest info on fridges is that the end-of-August batch must have gone mostly to POFQ, meaning that about 90% of the rooms at French Quarter now have working fridges. They expect to be at 100% within a couple of weeks.

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Awesome news, thanks Andre!
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The latest info on fridges is that the end-of-August batch must have gone mostly to POFQ, meaning that about 90% of the rooms at French Quarter now have working fridges. They expect to be at 100% within a couple of weeks.

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Thanks Andre for staying on top of this and keeping everyone posted. Your diligence in this matter relieved some anxiety on a lot of people I am sure.
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Nope! I'm excited to have one more trip without the FP+ madness. I am really worried about how FP+ and my family are going to get along. We are not uber planners and don't even like making a ton of ADR's so I can't imagine that DH is going to be happy about having to chose ride times in advance.

I am going to enjoy this trip....with freedom. Then I will start wrapping my brain around all of this FP+ stuff for next years trip.
Hi there! DH and I are going to POFQ the day after Thanksgiving.

But something you said above scares me...
I know I haven't stayed up to date on the new tech that Disney is implementing. I've read up some on the Magic Bands they're using now, instead of the good ole' plastic cards. And I know a little about Fast Pass (although we've never had a need to use them before).

But what is this Fast Pass + thing? What do you mean by "...having to choose ride times in advance"? When we go to the parks, we just walk around and get in line for whatever ride we want to get on. I hope and pray you're not saying we will now need to get a reservation to get on a ride????? Like, making ADRs for dining now applying to rides as well? Sorry if I'm just being stupid.
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Hi there! DH and I are going to POFQ the day after Thanksgiving.

But something you said above scares me...
I know I haven't stayed up to date on the new tech that Disney is implementing. I've read up some on the Magic Bands they're using now, instead of the good ole' plastic cards. And I know a little about Fast Pass (although we've never had a need to use them before).

But what is this Fast Pass + thing? What do you mean by "...having to choose ride times in advance"? When we go to the parks, we just walk around and get in line for whatever ride we want to get on. I hope and pray you're not saying we will now need to get a reservation to get on a ride????? Like, making ADRs for dining now applying to rides as well? Sorry if I'm just being stupid.
Sorry to scare you!

But yes, that is basically what FP+ is. It gives you the ability to "pull" fastpasses 60 days in advance (by scheduling a "reservation"). I don't know all of the ins and outs, but apparently you are limited to 3 per day and only 1 park per day. There will still be a standby line that you can use and apparently the regular FP system should still be in place, at least for on-site guests. I don't think anyone knows for sure exactly how this will play out until it actually does. But that is the basic gist as I understand it.
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Sorry to scare you!

But yes, that is basically what FP+ is. It gives you the ability to "pull" fastpasses 60 days in advance (by scheduling a "reservation"). I don't know all of the ins and outs, but apparently you are limited to 3 per day and only 1 park per day. There will still be a standby line that you can use and apparently the regular FP system should still be in place, at least for on-site guests. I don't think anyone knows for sure exactly how this will play out until it actually does. But that is the basic gist as I understand it.
Okay, i feel a bit better now at least. Wow, thanks for the super-fast response!

So it sounds sorta like it's basically the old FP, except that you can get some (3/day) in advance. Being that it's so limiting, i'm assuming that these are mostly for the bigger, most popular rides then. I was thinking that I needed a FP+ ticket for EVERY ride. (Ha, stupid I know).

As long as they don't REQUIRE a FP+ ticket and they still have the plain ole' regular lines, I'm okay with that. (that IS correct, right?)

EDIT: No apology needed! It is all on me and my lack of staying current.

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