The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 4

Mickeyluver37

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Checking in Thursday and still haven't booked my stroller rental- What is the situation like at WBC? Will it be at or near the check in desk if I have it delivered there?
 

chekhovgirl

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Has anyone ever rented more than 1 unit at WBC and gotten them close together? I have a group of 6 women going on Monday. I rented a 3 bedroom deluxe and realized a few of us would have to share a bed. I was able to book a 2nd 3 bedroom so we can all have our own room but I really don't want to be too far away from each other!
We've had two three bedroom units right on top of each other (1st and 2nd floor), which was kind of a pain because they were at the end of the hallway and if you went out the stairwell, you couldn't get back in on the first floor, so to go between them you had to go all the way to the elevators in the middle of the building...
 



  • Pembo

    OH-IO
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    Aug 19, 1999
    Check in time? Our plane lands at 11, typically when we will we be able to get into our room?
    Is signage clear to find the check in building? Is there an onsite counter service type food place?
     

    KristinU

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    Mar 25, 2000
    Check in time? Our plane lands at 11, typically when we will we be able to get into our room?
    Is signage clear to find the check in building? Is there an onsite counter service type food place?
    1. 4pm is the official check-in time, but your room might be ready earlier when you check in, it really just depends on how busy and booked the resort is.
    2. Signage is very clear. The building with the main check-in desk is the first thing you see after going through the gate. The gate attendant can help direct you as well. No worries about getting lost :)
    3. There is an onsite counter service type place, but we've never tried it so hopefully someone else can chime in. If we have a late morning arrival like you have, we generally stop for a bite at Panera or something and do our grocery stop before checking in. Or sometimes we'll have a sub sandwich from the deli at Publix, they have a little dining/seating area there by the deli and the subs are tasty. If the room isn't ready, WBC bell services will store your groceries, even cold and frozen.
     

    PavlovPluto

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    Oct 18, 2014
    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone posting information on this thread. We just got back last night from our first stay at WBC, and we will never go back to onsite! There is so much room to spread out, and we all slept better than we ever have on a vacation. We used Uber to get to the parks, and it worked really well. We probably averaged a 3 minute wait time for a car. We used some Disney buses for hopping, and Uber is so much less stressful. Thanks!!
     

    katallo

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    Glad you had a great time. If you mind me asking hw much was Uber from the resort to MK or Epcot?
     
  • PavlovPluto

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    Glad you had a great time. If you mind me asking hw much was Uber from the resort to MK or Epcot?
    It was $11.23 to the Ticket & Transportation center to get to MK, and $8.30 to Epcot. We tipped around 2 dollars a ride. One tip for anyone coming back from Animal Kingdom, it looked like the driver was 15 minutes away and going in the wrong direction, so I called, and they were literally sitting in the pick up line right in front of us. That was the only time the app was weird.
     

    chris1212

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    We have to been to Disney lots, and have always stayed off-site at the Sheraton Vistana Villages and love it! It has everything we are looking for in a resort, so we have a hard time trying a new place. But we were thinking of trying the Wyndham Bonnet Creek for our next trip at the end of February.

    However, every website I look at shows no availability for a 2 bedroom during that timeframe. I have emailed Vacation Strategy and they say they have availability. Is this normal that they would have access to rooms, while no other places do?

    Also, I read on this thread about their good cancellation policy. It looks like if we cancel within 1-2 months it is only a credit and we don't get our money back?

    Any advice or help is appreciated!!

    I also see some listings on VRBO, is that a good place to try or better to steer clear?
     

    Pwmcivil

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    Staying at WBC in late June. Coming from the airport what is the best supermarket to stop at on the way?
     
  • KristinU

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    Mar 25, 2000
    Staying at WBC in late June. Coming from the airport what is the best supermarket to stop at on the way?
    We like to stop at the Publix in Celebration, especially if we're getting in around a meal time since it is easy to pick up their deli subs at the same time for a quick and tasty meal. They have a nice wine and beer selection there too, and a full liquor store next door, if adult beverages are on your list. We've also done Walmart pickup at the Old Lake Wilson store, which is a little beyond WBC, but an easy drive. That's convenient if you're short on time and don't want to spend time walking the aisles of a grocery store.
     

    chekhovgirl

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    Jun 13, 2011
    We have to been to Disney lots, and have always stayed off-site at the Sheraton Vistana Villages and love it! It has everything we are looking for in a resort, so we have a hard time trying a new place. But we were thinking of trying the Wyndham Bonnet Creek for our next trip at the end of February.

    However, every website I look at shows no availability for a 2 bedroom during that timeframe. I have emailed Vacation Strategy and they say they have availability. Is this normal that they would have access to rooms, while no other places do?

    Also, I read on this thread about their good cancellation policy. It looks like if we cancel within 1-2 months it is only a credit and we don't get our money back?

    Any advice or help is appreciated!!

    I also see some listings on VRBO, is that a good place to try or better to steer clear?
    Yes, with the way rooms are rented at WBC, it's not weird for them to have availability and for someone else not to have it. I've only ever used Vacation Strategy, they've always beaten Vacation Upgrades' prices, and we've been very happy with them. I also check Tripbound's website, but have not used them yet.
     

    Pembo

    OH-IO
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    Aug 19, 1999
    We have to been to Disney lots, and have always stayed off-site at the Sheraton Vistana Villages and love it! It has everything we are looking for in a resort, so we have a hard time trying a new place. But we were thinking of trying the Wyndham Bonnet Creek for our next trip at the end of February.

    However, every website I look at shows no availability for a 2 bedroom during that timeframe. I have emailed Vacation Strategy and they say they have availability. Is this normal that they would have access to rooms, while no other places do?

    Also, I read on this thread about their good cancellation policy. It looks like if we cancel within 1-2 months it is only a credit and we don't get our money back?

    Any advice or help is appreciated!!

    I also see some listings on VRBO, is that a good place to try or better to steer clear?
    WE rented through VRBO as no one else had availability for our after Xmas dates with short notice.
     

    chris1212

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    Oct 20, 2014
    Yes, with the way rooms are rented at WBC, it's not weird for them to have availability and for someone else not to have it. I've only ever used Vacation Strategy, they've always beaten Vacation Upgrades' prices, and we've been very happy with them. I also check Tripbound's website, but have not used them yet.
    Glad to hear we should be good with Vacation Strategy. Should we jump on this and book? Does other places usually have availability popping up in the couple months beforehand?

    Also, how does it work with Vacation Strategy, do we just checkin at the desk like a normal reservation?

    Do they take any requests for building, location, etc? If so, any recommendations?
     

    chekhovgirl

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    Glad to hear we should be good with Vacation Strategy. Should we jump on this and book? Does other places usually have availability popping up in the couple months beforehand?

    Also, how does it work with Vacation Strategy, do we just checkin at the desk like a normal reservation?

    Do they take any requests for building, location, etc? If so, any recommendations?
    I would go ahead and book, it’s great that they have the availability. Yes, you just check in like any other hotel. Don’t go to the parking pass desk after checking in, you don’t need one, it’s just to get you to sit in on a timeshare presentation.

    You can only request certain towers or room locations upon check in. I recently ranked the quieter towers to the busier towers for someone and it was almost numerical order: 1,2,3,4,6,5. We like the pool and lazy river near tower five but it’s nice to be in four so you’re a little removed. All pools are easy to get to and we pool hop all the time.
     

    OSUZorba

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    Sep 5, 2014
    It could be the owner you are renting from had the room upgraded by Wyndham and may not be able to "downgrade" you because the 1BR may no longer be available. You'll just have to see if it is still available.
    This is old, and I'm sure it's been addressed already. But we got a unwanted upgrade at the Wyndham in the Smokies and we were told that we'd have to cancel the reservation and re-book to go back down. Even when we checked in they told us they had room, but couldn't downgrade us back to what we paid for.
     

    Pembo

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    Aug 19, 1999
    Arrived today. Do we want the welcome packet and schedule? It’s with the parking pass people. And everyone’s said to avoid them....
     

    KristinU

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    Mar 25, 2000
    Arrived today. Do we want the welcome packet and schedule? It’s with the parking pass people. And everyone’s said to avoid them....
    Noooo! Run away, run away! Unplug the phone and you'll be all set. You can swing by the activities desk either in tower 5 or across the breezeway from the check-in desk and pick up an activities schedule (and that's where you check out pool towels as well)

    Another thing is to never order pizza from the fliers that get jammed under the doors. They can be scams.


    Total side note off-topic because I see your OH-IO...they were robbed!!! DH and I are U of MN alums, but our DS is a Buckeyes fan, and once the Gophers were out, of course we're going to root for Big 10! We're still fuming around here! At least we still have the Outback Bowl to watch on Wednesday :)

    Have a great stay at WBC!
     
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