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Old 02-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #136
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That is good news indeed!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #137
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I'm going on feb 23-mar 2 and I will not use the shuttle. Is the mandatory shuttle fee of $12 still in effect till march 1or is it off until march when it becomes voluntary ?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 AM   #138
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This is encouraging, and exactly what everyone seemed to be asking for- "charge me if I use it".
Good news for me since we are driving down...
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #139
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GREAT NEWS!! Thanks for listening to your customers Richard Scinta, Resort Manager, Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #140
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I'm going on feb 23-mar 2 and I will not use the shuttle. Is the mandatory shuttle fee of $12 still in effect till march 1or is it off until march when it becomes voluntary ?
You're charged if you use the shuttle service.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #141
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You're charged if you use the shuttle service.
Per passenger, or per room?

And would we be allowed to go to and from the parks more than once in a day without being charged extra?
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #142
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Check out post #134

Dear Guest:

As a result of recent feedback, the Bonnet Creek Home Owners Association has reversed the recently communicated $12 per unit / per day transportation fee at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort. Beginning March 1, 2013, transportation fees will only be applied to individuals who use the Walt Disney World® Resort shuttles at the resort.

We remain committed to delivering exceptional Count On Me! service and creating vacation memories for you and your family and friends.

Thank you for your continued feedback and ongoing support. We look forward to your stay at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #143
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this is confirmed, I got the same email as post 134 from VS today around 3:00pm central. we are going mid march.

Although, the fee did not bother me, this is good news.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #144
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Good news!! Thank you for posting the latest and greatest info......
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #145
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There is some info on TUG saying the new "transportation fee" will be $5 per day, per person, for those who choose to use WBC's shuttle buses. This info is 2nd, 3rd, or 4th hand, so I don't know if it is accurate.

It frankly doesn't sound very practical to implement to me.

We'll see.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:00 PM   #146
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I just got the same email


Dear Owner


As a result of recent feedback, the Bonnet Creek Home Owners Association has reversed the recently communicated $12 per unit / per day transportation fee for guests staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort. Beginning March 1, 2013, transportation fees will only be applied to individuals who use the Walt Disney World® Resort shuttles at the resort.


We remain committed to delivering exceptional Count On Me! service and creating vacation memories for you and your family and friends.


Thank you for your continued feedback and ongoing support. We look forward to helping you get on your next vacation.



Sincerely,

Richard Scinta, Resort Manager

On behalf of the Board of Directors of

Bonnet Creek Resort Vacation Condominium Association, Inc.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #147
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$5 PER PERSON shuttle fee

The rumored $5 fee for the shuttle appears to be correct. The Wyndham Bonnet Creek website now states: "Daily round-trip shuttle from the lobby to the Walt Disney World® Resort for a fee."

According to several independent inquiries to WBC, the fee is effective March 1, and will be $5 per person, per round trip, with only kids under 3 years exempt.

The fee will apparently be paid by everyone, including Wyndham Bonnet Creek owners themselves. The resort manager stated that they have no way to identify WBC owners, so they'll pay too.

This fee is going to be a hardship on some families. For example, a family of four (with no kids <3) will pay $20 per round trip. Want to go to DTD for dinner? Another $20 please.

Larger groups staying in a 3 or 4 bedroom would be better off renting cars and paying Disney's parking fee.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #148
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Thanks for the update, Jim.

While that's great for those who weren't going to use the shuttles, it's a tough break for those who were (renters and owners alike).

As you say, some people may find its better to rent a car. But if enough people make that choice, the shuttle service will be in danger of not generating enough revenue to continue operating. I guess we'll have to wait and see how this plays out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #149
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Since my kids are so far apart in age, we don't always leave the parks at the same time. Usually several nights in our trip, I'll stay with my girls while DH takes the little boys back. If I'm going to have to pay $5 per person just to ride the bus back then I'll just take a taxi and not have to stick to their schedule.

I love the resort, but I really need the flexibility of the buses. DH prefers to stay onsite so we can just use the buses exclusively. Looks like our trip in a few weeks might be our last one at Bonnet Creek.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #150
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so now instead of removing the fee they are actually raising it? For our family of 5 that would be 25 bucks per trip..thank goodness we are renting a car...but it makes me nervous for how many more times this will change before our trip ugh
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