The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 4

pepperandchips

[melinda]
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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?
I haven’t ridden the shuttle myself but it appears it would use the west side bus depot. The east side/marketplace space that was the former location of the bus depot is now rideshare pick up/drop off. I didn’t see any buses over there.
 
  • inspectorgadget

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    My family and I stayed at WBC last week. We were in Tower 3. It was a quiet tower and there were no difficulties parking, even when returning late at night. I rented a 2 bdrm from Vacation Strategy, but we were upgraded to a 3 bdrm upon check in (that hasn't happened to us before and we've stayed there many times.) We overlooked Hollywood Studios, a golf course and the gondolas (darn it, they weren't open to the public when we were there). We were able to watch the Star Wars fireworks from Hollywood Studios every night.

    Tower 5 is closed but that pool - the big lazy river - is still open. Every previous visit, that pool has always been busy, but not this time. Sometimes we were the only ones there! I'm assuming it's because no one is staying at that tower.

    Also, I followed suggestions and got Flippers Pizza our first night. It was really good but on the pricier side.
     

    Cynt

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    Yesterday I woke up at WBC. This morning I woke up, at home in my bed to the alarm clock to get ready for work. CALGON please take me back to WBC. WBC is still a great place to stay. My MIL loved it!!! She usually stays on site. Now she sees and understands why we book WBC.

    This was just a short trip for a softball tourny. I realized two days at Disney IS NOT ENOUGH for me. We went to MK and AK. My 2 favorite parks. Although we had a fabulous time and I did all my favorite things I still felt like I missed something. YEAH DHS and EP. LOL!!! So note to self if you only have two real park days, go ahead and get a 4 day pass to visit the other parks, even if it's only for 2 or 3 hours between games. And NOPE I can't park hop from MK or AK. I just can't. I have to go from sun up to sun down. Blame it on my ADHD, OCD, IDK. I just can't hop from my fav parks. LOL!!!
     

    PedsRN2213

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    We leave in just over a month and I have tried searching for some of these questions, but some have been a dead end.

    1. Our plane lands around 8:30 pm so by the time we get our luggage, an Uber, and get all checked in is will be kinda late. Are there pizza places that deliver late at night? Or is there a restaurant on site that is open late?

    2. Does the resort have a shuttle to and from the airport?

    3. What is the difference between the towers? Some prefer one over the other and I don’t understand why.
     
  • Upatnoon

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    1. There is a pizza place at the resort that I recall is open until 11 p.m. You can also order from area pizza places, like Flippers. If I arrived that late I would just eat at the airport.
    2. No shuttle
    3. All the towers are fine, but some are a shorter walk to certain amenities, like the lazy river or the playground. Making requests and seeking some kind of room advantage is a game many seem to play at Disney. People are seeking some sort of perceived advantage. This is why Disneyworld has created so many different room categories, to charge extra for every request possible. At WBC, there are only two categories, Deluxe and presidential, and where you land is pretty much luck.
     

    PedsRN2213

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    Thank you! One more question, I forgot to include it in my first post. If we have food delivered, from Walmart or Prime Now, and it is delivered prior to our arrival (between 7-8pm). Will they hold it and refrigerate items like Disney’s bell services does?
     

    chicagoshannon

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    Thank you! One more question, I forgot to include it in my first post. If we have food delivered, from Walmart or Prime Now, and it is delivered prior to our arrival (between 7-8pm). Will they hold it and refrigerate items like Disney’s bell services does?
    Yes they refrigerate and hold the grocery items.

    Just to add something about room requests, actual owners are technically allowed to request rooms/areas. Others are not supposed to be able to. Sometimes they honor requests but not usually ahead of time. We've stayed in towers 2, 3 and 6. We love 3 the best because parking is easier and it seems quieter. Tower 6 is probably the most requested but is also the busiest. We no longer request (even though we're owners) because all the towers are pretty good!
     

    Upatnoon

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    Thank you! One more question, I forgot to include it in my first post. If we have food delivered, from Walmart or Prime Now, and it is delivered prior to our arrival (between 7-8pm). Will they hold it and refrigerate items like Disney’s bell services does?
    Yes they will
    Yes they refrigerate and hold the grocery items.

    Just to add something about room requests, actual owners are technically allowed to request rooms/areas. Others are not supposed to be able to. Sometimes they honor requests but not usually ahead of time. We've stayed in towers 2, 3 and 6. We love 3 the best because parking is easier and it seems quieter. Tower 6 is probably the most requested but is also the busiest. We no longer request (even though we're owners) because all the towers are pretty good!
    For years the resort has been plagued with people calling ahead requesting a "fireworks view."
     
  • chicagoshannon

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    Yes they will


    For years the resort has been plagued with people calling ahead requesting a "fireworks view."
    yes but they pretty much ignore it and have said time and again they don't take requests from non owners. Basically it's luck of the draw with renters.
     

    Portugal1000

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    This is our last full day at BC, been here 14 nights and will be sad to leave tomorrow. Lost count of how many times we’ve stayed here, must be at least 10. Just as good as ever. In tower 4 in what looks like a newly refurbished 2 bed. Only my husband and I on this trip, first time our son hasn’t come, he’s 19 now and although I have missed him terribly we have had a wonderful time. Friends here with us and in tower 6. We all fly back to London tomorrow.
    Really can’t fault BC. The place is spotless as always. The pools are fantastic. I have any pool I like to myself in the morning so if you like early morning swim this is great. I wish they would open pools a little earlier than 8 though, even if it was just one pool
    Anyone undecided about staying here I would definitely say go for it. This is with out a doubt the best value accommodation I have ever stayed in and I travel a lot. I can only dream about staying somewhere like this in Europe for the price. We always book with Ken and Denise and Vacation Upgrades. Top class service as always.
    I could actually come here and not visit any parks. I think some people do that, especially over the weekend.
    Can’t wait to come back.
     

    AK Tay

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    We leave in 10 short days. So very excited. Can someone psot the October Activities list.
    Thank you
     

    Biggen

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    We are leaving this Friday and heading to WBC.
    We leave in 10 short days. So very excited. Can someone psot the October Activities list.
    Thank you
    We drive down this Friday. If no one posts it by then, I'll snap a picture and post it for you.
     

    Cordy2424

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    Thanks for the great info! We considered hiring a car, however parking costs and driving on the wrong side of the road led us to Uber.
    We can't wait for this trip. It's our honeymoon actually. :)
    Congratulations!!!!! I would add though that if you have an early morning ADR in one of the parks - please, please Minnie Van it. The Minnie Vans (through the Lyft app) are the only cars that can get you as close as the Disney Buses are allowed to get. Most Ubers or other car shares can take you to Ticket & Transportation, but not the actual park entrances. We made that mistake one morning trying to get to CRT for an early breakfast and got there 30 min late. Uber dropped us at the TTC and we took the ferry over (monorail lines were much worse). Luckily the hostess took pity on us and still was able to let us have our meal. A Minnie Van would have been probably twice the price of an economy size carshare, but it would have been INVALUABLE in saving us that stress!
     

    pepperandchips

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    Congratulations!!!!! I would add though that if you have an early morning ADR in one of the parks - please, please Minnie Van it. The Minnie Vans (through the Lyft app) are the only cars that can get you as close as the Disney Buses are allowed to get. Most Ubers or other car shares can take you to Ticket & Transportation, but not the actual park entrances. We made that mistake one morning trying to get to CRT for an early breakfast and got there 30 min late. Uber dropped us at the TTC and we took the ferry over (monorail lines were much worse). Luckily the hostess took pity on us and still was able to let us have our meal. A Minnie Van would have been probably twice the price of an economy size carshare, but it would have been INVALUABLE in saving us that stress!
    You can also use uber or lyft to be dropped off at a nearby resort (such as the Contemporary for Magic Kingdom) for 1/3 of the price of a Minnie Van. Right now from WBC a standard lyft would be $13.40 to the Contemporary. A Minnie Van from WBC to Magic Kingdom is $40.06. It’s a few minutes walk from the Contemporary over to the Magic Kingdom, no monorail or boat required.
     

    Belle5

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    We are usually onsite vacationers but stayed once in a WBC 4 bed presidential unit (before the days of 60 day vs 30 FP+ in MDE). We are once again looking to stay next April at WBC. I am wondering, for those who have recently stayed at WBC, if you had any trouble booking FP+ for attractions in Star Wars Land and/or Pandora, etc. Did everyone get to ride the newest attractions even with only reserving FPs 30 days out? Thank you!
     

    KristinU

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    We are usually onsite vacationers but stayed once in a WBC 4 bed presidential unit (before the days of 60 day vs 30 FP+ in MDE). We are once again looking to stay next April at WBC. I am wondering, for those who have recently stayed at WBC, if you had any trouble booking FP+ for attractions in Star Wars Land and/or Pandora, etc. Did everyone get to ride the newest attractions even with only reserving FPs 30 days out? Thank you!
    We haven't been since SWGE, but for FoP, we've been able to ride both by snagging FPs and by rope-dropping. We've even snagged same-day fastpasses for it twice now, once during spring break. So being diligent in refreshing the app has paid off for us. We also sometimes book our arrival night at a Disney value resort and book any hard to get fastpasses on that first day using the 60 day window.
     

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