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Old 01-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Wyndham Bonnet Creek FEE now $5 PER PERSON, PER TRIP -- see Post #147

This picture is a little muddled right now, but there is discussion over on the TUG Wyndham board about a new fee structure at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek timeshares.

It seems that, effective Feb 15, anyone who is not either a) a Wyndham owner at Bonnet Creek, b) A Wyndham VIP member, or c) a Wyndham Access owner will be charged a $12 per night fee for parking, park shuttles, etc, regardless of whether you use those services. In other words, an extra $84 per week for stuff that used to be free.

Based on the initial info available, even Wyndham owners at other resorts will be charged this fee.

It should go without saying that anyone renting a reservation at Bonnet Creek from an owner or rental service, will be charged $12 per night.

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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We are looking at staying there in May. We are Discovery members...just trying it out. We read this at the bottom of their site, but was hoping since we were going to drive that we would not be subject to this fee. I guess we now are
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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I wonder if they will try to charge us for 3 days on our trip. We are there from the 8-18..
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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I wonder if they will try to charge us for 3 days on our trip. We are there from the 8-18..
I wouldn't think so. The normal practice would be to base any fees on check-IN date.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #5
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So who would collect this fee, the resort? I just reserved through Vacation Strategy, and there was no mention of this fee.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #6
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Just stayed at WBC last summer, it was nice but an additional charge for parking makes this not a great deal anymore to rent. I wonder if this will hurt rentals?
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So who would collect this fee, the resort? I just reserved through Vacation Strategy, and there was no mention of this fee.
I would assume they would collect it at check in. Like other hotels that you book 3rd party (for example- through priceline) and then have to pay an add'l resort fee at check in. I think that is why I have seen it recommended here to research such resort fees before bidding on Priceline because add'l resort fees later can make a good deal not so great in the end. I guess now we will have to factor in resort fees when we price out BC as well.
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Is this fee for all Wyndham Resorts or just Bonnet creek?
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Darn. We drive and don't use their shuttles so we are already paying $14/day to park at disney, this will essentially make our daily fees for parking $26/day. If we decide to stay @ BC we might have to decide whether or not it is worth it to skip the shuttle and pay for parking @ disney anymore.. hmm.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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This sounds bogus to me, although Wyndham owners have reported the same conversation.

But the fact is the front desk people doing the charging have NO IDEA whether you use the shuttle. How could they?

This sounds like someone not willing to admit they don't know.
Sounds bogus to me. But front desk would ask if you're using the shuttle. If so you get a bus pass. Drivers will ask to see your pass.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:42 AM   #11
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Not shocking

Being a Wyndham owner, this does not shock me. When Wyndham opens up a new resort, the fees are dirt cheap to get people to buy. Once they finish or about finished, they jack everything up. Right now, Bonnet Creek has one of the lowest fees of all of the Wyndham properties. I think in the next 2-3 years these will go up a ton. As for charging for parking, again not surprising. There are some (I would say about 20%) of their resorts you have to pay for parking. On another note, don't buy into Bonnet Creek. I own an older Wyndham timeshare and I have never had an issue getting into Bonnett Creek as long as I plan in advance. This includes holidays.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #12
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The old Wyndham bait and switch.

I also own at Wyndham, and we're taking our first WBC vacation this October. So this comes as not-so-good news to me. I just hope they improve the bus service so there isn't that mid-afternoon gap. Else, we'll probably be stuck paying both the shuttle fee and the parking fee.

For those trading into DVC from RCI, there is a $95/week fee. That's for Magical Express, parking and transportation. That I can understand. It just seems liek we're now paying $84/week for no airport transportation, no theme park parking and shuttles that run on limited hours.

That's Wyndham for you. Promise you the moon and the stars, and you end up getting burned.

I'm a TUGger, and I should check the thread. However, there is still that nasty virus threat over on the board, and I'm afraid to go over there. Has that been resolved?
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The old Wyndham bait and switch.


That's Wyndham for you. Promise you the moon and the stars, and you end up getting burned.
This is why we did not buy into Wyndham. We went 2 summers ago to beach knowing it was a timeshare presentation type thing. We told them we were a family of 6--paid extra for a bigger room. We get to resort and we are in a studio---yep not happy. Went to the presentation because we were very interested. TOld them what happened and nothing was done. At the end we decided to try the DISCOVERY plan. Everything that we were told was wrong! The next 2 trips--they messed up our rooms or booked us in the wrong place--they have to book because with Discovery you can't book online. We are using the last of our DISCOVERY points to say at Bonnet Creek this summer before switching to our DVC unit.

We have not been pleased with Wyndham and feel that they sure did the bait and switch thing with us.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #14
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I called VS which is who we booked through for our upcoming stay at Bonnet Creek. According to them, there is a $12 fee per villa per day to use the shuttle to the parks. I asked if this fee was included in my quote and it was not.
For those of you who will be vacationing here and using the shuttle, I suggest adding in an extra $12/day to your budget
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This is why we did not buy into Wyndham. We went 2 summers ago to beach knowing it was a timeshare presentation type thing. We told them we were a family of 6--paid extra for a bigger room. We get to resort and we are in a studio---yep not happy. Went to the presentation because we were very interested. TOld them what happened and nothing was done. At the end we decided to try the DISCOVERY plan. Everything that we were told was wrong! The next 2 trips--they messed up our rooms or booked us in the wrong place--they have to book because with Discovery you can't book online. We are using the last of our DISCOVERY points to say at Bonnet Creek this summer before switching to our DVC unit.
So...actually...you DID buy into Wyndham. Just for a smaller amount of cash outlay for WAY less lodging. And you don't feel you got what you paid for.

Welcome to the Wyndham Weasels sales force operation! You're not the first person to be taken, and you won't be the last.

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We have not been pleased with Wyndham and feel that they sure did the bait and switch thing with us.
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