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Old 01-05-2013, 09:30 PM   #1276
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I said I'd try to add some more detail, and this morning I did... So now, if you check www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php you'll find that all of the clickable Port Orleans building floor plans have been magically upgraded with pixie dust and now include all of the room category information too (plus details of the Accessible room locations while I was at it). You can also download the whole lot in PDF format for French Quarter. For example:



I would like to pass on my grateful personal thanks to the manager at the resort who provided me with a spreadsheet detailing all of the category information (all 3,056 lines of it!!) and then gave me permission to use that list to cross-reference that information into my new floor plans.

This whole project has been a lot of work (and I mean a LOT of work!) but I'm really happy with the end results and I hope people will find the information useful.

Please could I ask that people do not bombard the resort with requests for specific room numbers though. This info is better used as a general guide rather than as a "checklist for the perfect vacation". It's still preferable to let them know WHAT you want from your room and WHY, rather than requesting one specific room number (which might not even be available during your stay).

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Thanks again Andre!! So in my heart I'm going to hope for room 5x41 :-). But I won't request room # . I just put down outside corner bldg 4 or 5.
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Thanks everyone...

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I am adventurous and would love to try other resorts. Dh is not. He likes routine, so we have never stayed anywhere else. Heck, I'm just glad to get him there in the first place, so if it means I will only ever see POFQ, even when I have the chance with a big discount, I'll pass because I want dh to be comfortable where he is. So I guess my answer doesn't help you either!
I wish I could get DH back. Sigh... He flat out refuses to go back to Disney. I guess I don't mind staying at other resorts... I just loved the really short walk we had from/to the busses and the food court. It was just so easy.

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I was lucky enough to get a PIN code, actually two of them, in the mail yesterday. But that just really complicates things even more. DH and I talked about changing our plans from November to April or late September (I know, kinda weird) but only if POFQ is included in the discount. It's a postcard with two separate PINs, one for FD up to 3/7/12 and the other is for a 35% room discount, various nights 1/2/13-9/28/13. I've been on hold forever, twice today with Disney reservations trying to get an answer about POFQ but gave up, I don't have any more time to hang around on the phone tonight, I'll try again tomorrow. Ok, I'm rambling way too much now. But anyway! Like I said, if POFQ is included in the room discount, we'll change our plans from November. But if POFQ isn't included, we'll just keep what we've got and hope for another discount later on.
Lucky duck! I used to get Pin codes all the time... Then in the beginning of 2010 I stopped getting them completely and haven't received one since. I sure hope your Pin works at FQ for you.

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We love POR, have had 3 stays there. Our first stay was in Magnolia Terrace on the side closest to quiet pool, but toward the back. Great location, close to old man island bridge. So close to quiet pool, main pool, food court and bus stop.

Our second stay we were in the far end of Parterre place. Not my fav location, but not really far to the bridge over to lobby.

Last stay was in Acadian House, just after they finished the refurb. Rooms are sooo nice. Again, next to the quiet pool in between Magnolia Terrace and Acadian. And we were close to Old Man Island bridge here too.

Both Magnolia Terrace and Acadian House are great locations, and a quick walk to all amenities.
Oak Manor and Parterre pl are now Royal Rooms. Out of those I'd pick Oak Manor.

I am looking forward to our first stay soon, At FQ.
Thank you Sue! This is exactly what I was looking for. It really looks like any of the mansion buildings would be OK? When I am looking at the map, the closest bus depot to either of the Royal room buildings looks quite far... You either have to go to the bus depot at the main building or to the East depot... Do you have any opinions on this and how far of a walk that seems to be? Thanks so much for your time.

To be honest... My girls really want a Royal room... But I also like the refurbed mansion rooms a lot, they are quite beautiful.

On a side note... I think you will love FQ.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #1278
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Look at the building details, I'm really surprised there are so few king bed rooms. We always book king and didn't realize that they were so limited.
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Look at the building details, I'm really surprised there are so few king bed rooms. We always book king and didn't realize that they were so limited.
There are 59 King Bed rooms at POFQ. I think the number went down slightly when they switched most of the Accessible rooms to contain two queen beds, which removed a few of the King rooms. The current stats are on www.portorleans.org/frenchquarter-info.php.

Also, at POFQ anyway, all of the remaining King Bed rooms are now also on corners, which is another plus. (This mostly applies in Alligator Bayou too, but not so much with the POR mansion buildings).

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Also, at POFQ anyway, all of the remaining King Bed rooms are now also on corners, which is another plus. (This mostly applies in Alligator Bayou too, but not so much with the POR mansion buildings).

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I noticed that. We've been in a corner room each time, which is good because dh doesn't like feeling closed in.
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I wish I could get DH back. Sigh... He flat out refuses to go back to Disney. I guess I don't mind staying at other resorts... I just loved the really short walk we had from/to the busses and the food court. It was just so easy.



Lucky duck! I used to get Pin codes all the time... Then in the beginning of 2010 I stopped getting them completely and haven't received one since. I sure hope your Pin works at FQ for you.



Thank you Sue! This is exactly what I was looking for. It really looks like any of the mansion buildings would be OK? When I am looking at the map, the closest bus depot to either of the Royal room buildings looks quite far... You either have to go to the bus depot at the main building or to the East depot... Do you have any opinions on this and how far of a walk that seems to be? Thanks so much for your time.

To be honest... My girls really want a Royal room... But I also like the refurbed mansion rooms a lot, they are quite beautiful.

On a side note... I think you will love FQ.

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The Oak Manor building would be the best location for Royal Room. The mansion bus stop is just behind Magnolia terrace. It's not far, but closer if you have a location closer to Magnolia Terrace. I think it's the East Depot?
If you walk over the bridge to lobby you can go to the Main Depot, but I personally don't like it, way too crowded, and depending on park, the route will go around resort and back to East Depot anyway.

Parterre Place was my least fav location, we were at the very end, almost in FQ, . But it wasn't horrible. If I were staying in a Royal Room, I'd request Oak on my res.
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Thanks again Andre!! So in my heart I'm going to hope for room 5x41 :-). But I won't request room # . I just put down outside corner bldg 4 or 5.
I think my first stay was in 5139. But I really liked that location, it was Central, no noise from the pool, and even the movie in the courtyard was not load since they show it at the other end of the area.
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The PIN did work for POFQ, 20% room discount, not the best, but it's something. I don't know if I'm going to keep the reservation I just booked for Sept. 22nd, though I might change it up to April. Or maybe just stick with November. Ouch. Too many decisions.

Just called back and canceled the room only discounted reservation for Sept. I was able to use the other PIN for free DDP at POFQ, beginning on March 3. I'm much happier now! We get to go sooner than we ever thought we would this year and we got FD. Guess I'll change my ticker. YAY! DH is going to think I'm losing it, but that's ok.
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Staying at POFQ over MKL Weekend with my DBF!! Requested building 5-top floor, we'll see what we can get! Can't wait!!
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We currently have reservations as a Bounce Back to CBR for Aug. 2013, hoping to switch over to POFQ. Want to try it there in the summer, only stayed once in Dec. It was beautiful, but freezing!!!! Stayed at POR 2 summers ago, it was ok, but like POFQ better!!!
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How long does it take to walk to PORS from FQ?
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How long does it take to walk to PORS from FQ?
The 'technical' division between the two sections is just crossing a roadway (under a bridge) so about 20 seconds.

However it's about 10-15 minutes to walk from main building to main building.

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so much great information on this thread! I have been going back and forth between 2 resorts and think I am now decided on POFQ!
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what up with the non activity

had to go look and make sure my subscription hadn't been deleted


I'm not going to get to do a WDW trip this fall as my father who has been talking about an alaskan cruise decided to take the plunge and have me make a reservation. (my step mom won't cruise and no one else in my family likes that kind of vacation so me and my dad have done one already and loved it) We're going Labor Day so that will take the place of my fall Disney trip. We had talked about a family trip out to San Diego this spring, so I was thinking DL/DCA but that is on hold. I'm going to Vegas late winter/early spring, than a work trip to Chicago in the summer and maybe that SoCal trip in August. So it looks like I'll be off WDW until next winter.

That being said right now I've got a reservation at POFQ for Feb 2014. My parents have talked about coming along so that may change to a Family Suite over at AoA, but I'm really kinda hoping to keep this reservation.

I always thought I'd be a Deluxe kinda girl, and don't get me wrong I totally dug my trip to Beach Club and would go again if the price were right, but I think POFQ is probably going to be my home resort. I just adore the setting, the price is reasonable, and the resort has so many individual features that are unique that I don't even miss the Deluxe atmosphere.

Can't wait...but I will so 300+ days and counting.
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Thanks for posting the resort room layouts... it's nice to see which buildings have standard rooms since that is the category we will be booking! I am hoping for building four since we like to be close the the bus stops! This will be our first visit to POFQ after two wonderful visits to CSR, which I truly love, but have always been drawn to POFQ so we decided to give it a go now that it has queen beds! Thanks for all the great info on this thread and the port orleans website!!
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