Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 14, 2009
    Elizabeth from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are leaving for our trip to Disney in 8 days!! We will be staying at the POFQ. We have paid for a standard room. Any suggestions on which building/rooms to request when confirming with the hotel? Also, can room upgrades be requested?

    Hi Elizabeth!

         Lucky you!  Can you believe that you will be in the most magical place on Earth so soon???  As you know, the resorts are broken down into room categories.  Port Orleans French Quarter is broken down into three categories based on their view.  The Standard View rooms have a view of the parking lot, the Garden View rooms look out over the beautiful landscaping and the Water View rooms will give you a view of the Sassagoula River or the pool.

         The standard rooms found in buildings Three and Four are the closest to the lobby and food court.  However, because Port Orleans French Quarter is the smallest of the Moderate Resorts, there really is so such thing as a bad room!  Because you are traveling in January, one of the least crowded months at WDW, you may be in luck.  I have always been lucky when getting free upgrades when I travel during this month.  Of course, Disney will want me to tell you that the chance of receiving an upgrade at no additional cost is highly unlikely.  However, in my personal experience, I have found that it never hurts to ask!  I would advise that you make your friendly inquiry at check-in.

         I recently found a great website dedicated entirely to both sections of the Port Orleans Resort.   I could spend hours just reading that site alone!  Also, has tons of photos, reviews and even menus.  So grab a seat by one of their many fountains and enjoy!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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