The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 4

StarShine3

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Yes, and you can add the tower # to the pick up instructions. For drop off, it defaults to the main building but when you pull into the resort just tell your driver your building number. They will drop you there.
 

ael611

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Aug 24, 2005
You can have Lyft drop you off at the Contemporary resort and walk over to Mk. The bag check on the walkway going to Mk is much faster than the main bag check in front of Mk. We did this many times last week.
Do the Lyft/Uber apps show the driver what tower you're at for pick up?
They pick you up according to your GPS location so yes, they will pick you up at your building. The parks all have designated pick up/drop off areas so just look for the "ride share" signs when you leave the parks. The drop off and pick up areas were the same location so they're super easy to find!
 

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  • cammie810

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    Congratulations!

    Like @pepperandchips we Uber/Lyft at times even though we rent a car. Especially if we know we'll be having an adult beverage or if we're park hopping and plan to end at a different park than we start at. For Epcot, our favorite is to rideshare over to Boardwalk then walk in to Epcot through the International Gateway entrance.
    Shhh!!!! Don't be telling everyone about the bat route!!!
     

    babydoll65

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    They pick you up according to your GPS location so yes, they will pick you up at your building. The parks all have designated pick up/drop off areas so just look for the "ride share" signs when you leave the parks. The drop off and pick up areas were the same location so they're super easy to find!
    Anytime I would need a ride by Lyft to mk, I always put in for the Contemporary resort since it much quicker than getting dropped off at the ttc. You do not HAVE to only get dropped off at the ttc unless you really want to ride the monorail. I do the same when going to Epcot, I have them drop off at the Boardwalk and go through the international gateway which usually works out to be quicker.
     

    supamaki

    Drinkin' around the world!
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    Not sure if I've seen this before but tower 5 is closed for renovation until Nov 4th.
     
  • wowser

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    Looking to stay at WBC for the first time (June 2020) and hoping to get some help with some questions and any good tips. We have been doing yearly trips to WDW and always stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Villages. This time we will start at the Disney Beach Resort for a couple nights and then move to WBC for a week. We are a family of 5 with 3 kids between 7-13. Typically we rope drop, head back at 2ish and hangout at the resort pools, and then head back to WDW at night (we will have a car).

    1. I understand that we can use the fitness center at the Grand? Is that correct? We are big into fitness so workout every morning and the gym at the Grand looks so much better than WBC.
    2. Any specific tower we should request at check-in for easiest parking, best pool, walking distance to the grand fitness center?
    3. Do they let you access the pool/hot tubs before 8AM? Would like to get in an early morning swim or just soak in the hot tub.
    4. Going to be booking through Tripbound? Any experiences with them?
    5. Any other tips for us?

    I've been hesitant to pull the trigger on WBC given that we have so much experience with Sheraton Vistana Villages and we love it there, but the proximity and pools of WBC look wonderful.

    Thanks a lot in advance for any feedback.
     

    pepperandchips

    [melinda]
    Joined
    Mar 16, 2014
    @wowser what kind of Unit are you looking at? That might impact the tower options. In my experience each tower has its own positive and negative attributes. I don’t like Tower 6 personally but many do. It’s the tower that contains the majority of the presidential units and has its own reception desk and is generally more bustling. I prefer the quieter towers. To be near the Grand, I think you’d want tower 3 or tower 5 or 6. Based on my own preferences I’d ask for tower 5 or tower 3. I find the parking availability to be pretty similar for all of the towers - near tower 4/5 there is a small parking deck and tower 6 connects to the Grand and you can use a covered deck there too.

    I haven’t used tripbound or the fitness centers and am not an early swimmer so I can’t answer your other questions but I’m sure someone will be along who can help.
     
  • Upatnoon

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 4, 2005
    Looking to stay at WBC for the first time (June 2020) and hoping to get some help with some questions and any good tips. We have been doing yearly trips to WDW and always stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Villages. This time we will start at the Disney Beach Resort for a couple nights and then move to WBC for a week. We are a family of 5 with 3 kids between 7-13. Typically we rope drop, head back at 2ish and hangout at the resort pools, and then head back to WDW at night (we will have a car).

    1. I understand that we can use the fitness center at the Grand? Is that correct? We are big into fitness so workout every morning and the gym at the Grand looks so much better than WBC.
    2. Any specific tower we should request at check-in for easiest parking, best pool, walking distance to the grand fitness center?
    3. Do they let you access the pool/hot tubs before 8AM? Would like to get in an early morning swim or just soak in the hot tub.
    4. Going to be booking through Tripbound? Any experiences with them?
    5. Any other tips for us?

    I've been hesitant to pull the trigger on WBC given that we have so much experience with Sheraton Vistana Villages and we love it there, but the proximity and pools of WBC look wonderful.

    Thanks a lot in advance for any feedback.
    1. Yes, you can use the Grand
    2. Tower 6 is connected to the Grand. If you book a 2 or 3 bedroom presidential you will be guaranteed to be in Tower 6. Towers 5 and 3 are also close to the Grand. Bonnet Creek is very walkable, so don't fret about where you are.
    3. Not sure about pool hours. Your room has a large whirlpool tub for soaking.
    4. There are many, many places to book WBC. Shop around and find something you are comfortable with.
    5. My tip is to include plenty of resort time since there is plenty to do there. Also, when shopping for a reservation, don't drive yourself crazy trying to find the best bottom-dollar deal. You can chase and chase because there are so many ways to book. Final tip, don't go on the timeshare tours no matter what gift cards or deals they wave at you.
     

    wowser

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    Thank you both for the reply and information. Very helpful. I just made a reservation for a 2bdrm deluxe through Tripbound for 7 nights at WBC, and after looking at the resort map Tower 5 looks to be what would work best for us. Thanks again! Really looking forward to this trip!
     

    tlmadden73

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    Oct 9, 2014
    I was looking at Priceline for a hotel and saw a "4-Star Express deal" for $103 in the Bonnet Creek area.

    Which hotel do we think that would be? The Hilton? How is it?

    Looking for a potential last minute room for early November (have an October trip planned at a Disney resort, but I think we may end up cancelling - just not feeling it this year taking my son out of school for a week (after taking 3 trips since last November), so the wife and I may head down in early November before the APs run out (also our anniversary)).
     

    pepperandchips

    [melinda]
    Joined
    Mar 16, 2014
    I was looking at Priceline for a hotel and saw a "4-Star Express deal" for $103 in the Bonnet Creek area.

    Which hotel do we think that would be? The Hilton? How is it?

    Looking for a potential last minute room for early November (have an October trip planned at a Disney resort, but I think we may end up cancelling - just not feeling it this year taking my son out of school for a week (after taking 3 trips since last November), so the wife and I may head down in early November before the APs run out (also our anniversary)).
    Come on over to the priceline express thread and we'll all be glad to help you: https://www.disboards.com/threads/priceline-express-deals.3598657/page-202

    It's most helpful if you can also let everyone know how many reviews and any other details (like the resort fee and whether there are bed options). There are also instructions on the thread I linked above to using Hotel Canary, a great Chrome Browser plugin that helps narrow down the options. Your PL Express result is almost certainly not the Wyndham Vacation Ownership (timeshare) Resort which is the primary focus of this thread, so I think you'll find more help generally in the priceline thread.
     

    shaunaday

    Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass, i
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    Apr 11, 2008
    Hey all!

    Our VRBO rental was pulled from the rental market for our upcoming March trip, so we are scrambling. I’d like to book a 3BR for March 6-15 at the best price possible. I’ve scrolled through lots of pages...and can’t find this exact question; so can you guys help me? Usually we use VRBO but after this incident, we are willing to expand our vacation rental sources. So where can I get the best deal? Thanks in advance!
     

    Biggen

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    Jan 13, 2015
    Hey all!

    Our VRBO rental was pulled from the rental market for our upcoming March trip, so we are scrambling. I’d like to book a 3BR for March 6-15 at the best price possible. I’ve scrolled through lots of pages...and can’t find this exact question; so can you guys help me? Usually we use VRBO but after this incident, we are willing to expand our vacation rental sources. So where can I get the best deal? Thanks in advance!
    Tripbound, Vacation Upgrade, Vacation Strategy, Shelby Resorts, Red Week, eBay, etc..

    I've used all of them. I generally book with Tripbound and then as I get closer to the time of the tip start checking eBay. I saved $250 last time by going with a Shelby Resorts eBay listing I found vs using Tripbound. Tripbound wasn't able to match it so I cancelled with them and booked through the eBay/Shelby Resorts listing.
     

    shaunaday

    Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass, i
    Joined
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    Tripbound, Vacation Upgrade, Vacation Strategy, Shelby Resorts, Red Week, eBay, etc..

    I've used all of them. I generally book with Tripbound and then as I get closer to the time of the tip start checking eBay. I saved $250 last time by going with a Shelby Resorts eBay listing I found vs using Tripbound. Tripbound wasn't able to match it so I cancelled with them and booked through the eBay/Shelby Resorts listing.
    Thank you so much!! I appreciate your referrals and tips!! I’m excited to finally be checking out WBC!!! 😍
     

    katallo

    DIS Veteran
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    Jan 29, 2005
    If anyone has used the shuttle from WBV to Disney Springs, do you have a choice of being dropped off at West or East end of DS?
     

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