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Old 09-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Question Wyndham Bonnet Creek - please tell me more?

Our next trip to WDW - we would like to save some extra $'s - so no deluxe for us.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Lake Buena Vista, Florida, sounds like a nice resort - with laundry facilities in 1 bedroom suites and full kitchens, we could save some $$'s on meals too.

Any one stay at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Lake Buena Vista, Florida ?

Did you use their bus transportation to WDW ?
How reliable is it ? Does it show up once per hour? Scheduled routes or just random ?
We will not have a rental car - nor do we know the roads around WDW

Anyone ever find bed-bugs or other creep crawlers in their Wyndham Bonnet Creek Lake Buena Vista, Florida room ?

Thanks for all your advice.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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By the time you pay for transportation to & from the airport plus a taxi to grocery store and back I am not sure this location will save you very much money. I have stayed here 3 times and never had any problems with bugs. I always rent a car - small size for about the cost of the round trip transportation to the airport. Transportation to & from the parks is good if you are a fan of public transportation - in other words you will find yourself waiting for the bus in the middle of a huge parking lot - not close in like the disney resort buses. We always just use the car and budget the $15.00 a day for parking - I like to leave when I am ready and not have to wait on the transportation. Yes, big parking lots but disney has a tram to take you to the area where your car is parked - not so with the off property resort busses parking lots. Of course this resort is so great you will find you will want to set aside a few days to just enjoy the property and not hit the parks everyday.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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Check the "We Love Bonnet Creek" thread for tons of information on the resort. There is also a WBC photo thread.

Yes the shuttle buses run on a regular schedule and they are reliable. We also prefer to drive to the parks, just for the flexibility, but the shuttles are available.

Depending on the ages of your kids, I would think seriously about a two-bedroom. I don't think there will be much difference in the cost. You can rent from any of the owners frequently mentioned here, with two-bedrooms typically going for well under $1,000 for the week.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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We stayed there in 2010, 11 people in a 4-bedroom rented through a private owner. Definitely rent through a private owner (Ebay, Vacation Strategy, etc.) to get the best rate.

We didn't rent a car. We shared a van from the airport to the resort and had Garden Grocery deliver a grocery load. Then we took the buses all week to and from the park. The buses were fairly easy--they give you a paper schedule. In the mornings it seemed like they left every 30 minutes, but going back was about every hour. We just had to plan our departures a little more carefully and make sure that we made it to bus stop on time or we'd have to wait an hour. I think twice we took a taxi home from the park because we didn't want to wait for the bus--but the fare was less than $10.

Even with paying for our own airport transportation and the grocery delivery and a few taxi rides--we still saved a TON of money vs. staying at a Disney resort!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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Hi, Dont let anyone tell you not to stay here..awesome place had a 2 bd for $400 for 5 nites last november. shuttle was easy and convenient..we were in bldg 4 13th flr..got a view of illuminations and off in the distance could see wishes a long way off though. bldg4 has lazy river out the back door..so awesome to go there on an off day....highly recommend..will be going back next march 2013 cant wait..
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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travel question

Does there shuttle (wyndhams)take you to Downtown Disney as well?
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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Does there shuttle (wyndhams)take you to Downtown Disney as well?
Yes, all of the theme parks and Downtown Disney.
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The first DTD bus though is at 3pm.
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