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So tell me about the POR- French Quarter

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by Shellyamc, Sep 11, 2012.

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    Have you stayed there? Do you love it? What quirks does it have?

    Looking at staying there this trip and Dh and I have only been there to eat and take the carriage ride, so I'm looking for a little more first hand information :yes::thumbsup:
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    We love it and are looking forward to going again next year. The resort is really small so nowhere is more than a 5 minute walk. You sometimes share a bus with POR but you do get picked up and dropped off first which is a benefit. There is no full service restaurant but I've never found that to be a problem. The beignets at the CS are an absolute must do.
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    Plus you can catch a boat to DTD.
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    looking forward to staying there in around 11 weeks!
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    Not that you're excited ;)
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    not at all! LOL to be honest it doesn't seem real at the moment
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    I've done laundry there and I've eaten in the food court! :tongue: both while staying at POR. It is such a beautiful little resort. They've done the refurb there and they are more expensive than POR now.
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    I'll be there 30 days before Brit!:taunt: Really looking forward to it. Love the theming from the pictures I've seen.
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    that's because it's more exclusive:tongue:

    oooh so you can come back and tell me things :worship:
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    I think it's one of the most relaxing places on site.

    Although theres no full service restaurant, the dining hall does have a better variety than some places. Various full chicken options, ribs etc. very nice indeed.

    The bar has a jazz singer who's really good and it's easy to spend an evening there

    My favourite thing to do has to be getting a boat to downtown disney. Such a lovely relaxing trip and some of the boat captains are fantastic.
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    I will expect full reports from both of you :yes: Details, details, details ladies :lol:
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    I shall be catching the boat to DTD the first night for dinner :thumbsup:
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    Or you can stroll or take a boat upriver to POR and eat at Boatwright's Dining Hall if you simply MUST have a sit down restaurant!.

    Tom :)macwave:... who actually really likes Boatwright's!)
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    yep! I had a nice meal there some years ago. To be honest, I'd probably hop on the boat to DTD, more choice but yep you're right, Boatwrights is there in an emergency
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    We did have dinner at Boatwright's in ummm..2005 I think and we enjoyed it. I do think the menu has changed quite a bit since then and I don't think it would work as well for us now, but it is nice to know it is there. I don't really mind the lack of a restaurant since we are coming from stays in the value resorts.
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    Yup what Keith said!! It is a lovely boat ride (so lovely that it is my dream retirement job...I want to be one of the captains!). We took the boat to DTD, then a second one to OKW and had a great time at Olivia's. Good food and a really nice atmosphere.

    We have only stay onsite, in moderates and deluxe and it ranks as maybe our favorite place.
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    What are the refurbed rooms like?
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    I can't wait for all the reports from there to come in as I may be looking at next Sept or Oct. for a trip with a friend :yes:
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    Does anyone know if the boat to DTD is ECV friendly?
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    yep they're fine, the boats from POR/FQ come with ramps for wheelchairs and ecvs

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