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Old 02-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #1501
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There are vending and ice machines, at least in our tower and I would assume in all. A sign near the elevator said that they are on floors one, five and ten. I haven't actually needed to use them, so I take it on faith that they actually exist!

Thanks, jaysmom! I appreciate the information
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #1502
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I was confused because of this post:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...41&postcount=8

which claims they stayed in a Pres Reserve unit in Tower 3. Is that just a mistake?
Yes, That would be a mistake. Presidential and Presidential Reserve units cost the same amount of points to "rent" for owners, but the deeding and way they are inventoried are different. For non-Wyndham owners, and those who aren't really familiar with some of the quirks in the ways Wyndham does things, they may not realize the different since the units are virtually identical.

In General, Wyndham breaks things down as follows. These terms are used throughout the Wyndham system.

Standard suite - A basic/standard unit. (There are no "standard" units as WBC)

Deluxe Suite - The unit has a whirlpool/jacuzzi tub. (all "regular" units at Wyndham Bonnet Creek are 'Deluxe' units)

Presidential units - Use more points to rent than Deluxe units, and generally have upgraded decor, furnishings, and appliances.

...these are all part of the "standard" Wyndham inventory which anyone can rent if they have enough points.

Presidential Reserve - The units are identical to the "standard" Presidential units. The difference comes in how they are handled within the Wyndham System. A Presidential Reserve unit may only be reserved by members who have reached Presidential Reserve status. (I believe there is even unique Deeding of the ownership interest at this level). Resorts which are part of the presidential Reserve program have a set number of units which are set aside as part of this program. These units are held and "reserved" for the Presidential Reserve members to be able to rent exclusively. This allows members with this status the freedom to still have Presidential unit availability much closer to their travel dates, however, within 60-90days (i believe), or once somewhere around 85% of availability has been reached, the remaining unreserved Presidential Reserve units are added to the general inventory of the resort and available to be rented by the General Membership.

Unlike the VIP Program which you've heard people mention, the Presidential Reserve program is an actual Deeded program, meaning it's benefits are much less subject to change than the VIP program. In order to join it, you must purchase 1,000,000 Wyndham Points, at Developer pricing. At that point they can take you existing contracts and basically trade them into a Presidential Reserve deed for the 1,000,000 points. Obviously, since you've also exceeded all the VIP level tiers, you also get the VIP membership status perks as well.

Worth noting, since the Pres Reserve program does use seperate deeding, This is also why at this resort all the Pres Reserve units are in tower 6. After the building is built (or actually, once they start selling it), they cannot change the building's point total. Since you are selling each person what amounts to a fractional ownership of the building, if they changed the value of that building, such as changing "deluxe" rooms into "Presidential" units, then you would be in essence changing the value of the existing contracts. You saw some of the complications involved which this whole process with AKL DVC when they needed to reclassify some Savanna View rooms due to complaints about how the view was obstructed or not worth the points. What Disney ended up doing is they basically juggled the points around when they built the 2nd Lodge building by under-valuing the newer building to account for the changes they needed to make to the original.... thereby keeping the total point value of the property the same.


This is probably much more than you (or anyone here) was interesting in or expecting, but it should hopefully at least shed some light on the whole process.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #1503
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booking for 6/7-6/16 BC

Read so many good comment on both VS , unfortunately they don't have a3 bdroom for my date. Paul from utopiaworld gave me a quote and it looks pretty good deal. Have anyone book w/ him before? any comment?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #1504
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Thank you DCtooTall, that helps me to know that we will be in Tower 6.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #1505
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Help with who to book thru

Im am so glad I found this board, and this thread. We are planning our first extended family vacation and WBC has exactly what were looking for.

I booked a room directly thru Wyndham. All excited and all. Then I found this board and realized that I way over priced. After reading thru most of the posts in this thread, I send off for a quote from vacationstrategy.com (at half the price of going directly thru wyndham) and vacationupgrades. I have only heard back from vacationstrategy. How long does it take for Ken to get back with you.

I want another comparison, who else is recommended, and also, who is Farrel? I saw his name a few times.

Many thanks for helping me spend more in the parks, saving on the room.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #1506
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I got the best deal through Vacation Strategy at just under $100/night for a 2 br deluxe from April 20-26.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:34 PM   #1507
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Im am so glad I found this board, and this thread. We are planning our first extended family vacation and WBC has exactly what were looking for.

I booked a room directly thru Wyndham. All excited and all. Then I found this board and realized that I way over priced. After reading thru most of the posts in this thread, I send off for a quote from vacationstrategy.com (at half the price of going directly thru wyndham) and vacationupgrades. I have only heard back from vacationstrategy. How long does it take for Ken to get back with you.

I want another comparison, who else is recommended, and also, who is Farrel? I saw his name a few times.

Many thanks for helping me spend more in the parks, saving on the room.

I used VS too as they had a better rate than VU, and Humaira was super quick in getting back to me every time. It took Ken a couple weeks to get a quote for me. I'm not saying one is necessarily better than the other, but for me, it was how quickly and professionally Humaira dealt with me that made me go with VS in the end. You can't put a price on good customer service.
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Does anyone know what pizza places deliver to WBC?

And has anyone used a Restaurant.com certificate for delivery while staying at WBC?

Thanks!
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Does anyone know what pizza places deliver to WBC?

And has anyone used a Restaurant.com certificate for delivery while staying at WBC?

Thanks!
Your "big 3" delivery... Papa Johns, Dominoes, and Pizza Hut. I also recall at least 1 or 2 other popular local places being listed. Off-site Pizza however can only deliver to the building itself and not your room, so you need to meet them outside the building lobby.

There is also the onsite pizza delivery from the restaurant/pool bar by Tower 3. They will actually deliver to your room.

Because of the number of Pizza Delivery scams in the Tourist area, the resort limits access to the resort property for pizza delivery to only a few 'approved' businesses. I seem to recall there was a text message on the room phone actually listing the places which were allowed to deliver the last time I stayed there.
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Your "big 3" delivery... Papa Johns, Dominoes, and Pizza Hut. I also recall at least 1 or 2 other popular local places being listed. Off-site Pizza however can only deliver to the building itself and not your room, so you need to meet them outside the building lobby.

There is also the onsite pizza delivery from the restaurant/pool bar by Tower 3. They will actually deliver to your room.

Because of the number of Pizza Delivery scams in the Tourist area, the resort limits access to the resort property for pizza delivery to only a few 'approved' businesses. I seem to recall there was a text message on the room phone actually listing the places which were allowed to deliver the last time I stayed there.
Yes it does tell you on the phone and I think there is also something else written .... maybe a flyer on the frig. On my recent stay I never had any pizza delivered but I did go down to the bar by Tower 3 and ordered it for takeout. I thought that it was as good as if not better than delivery.
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I am new to all this condo stuff. We stayed in a townhouse in WH last trip. Are these condos typically quiet? Or do you hear people above you, next to you, etc? Is the resort typically crowded as heck no matter when you go?
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I've been looking at the website for the new hotel. Can anyone who is going soon get the menu/prices for the Tesoro Cove and the pool bar and grill and possibly the coffee bar?

I wonder if the park bus now also stops at the hotel? And if so, in what order do they pick up?

For anyone interested, here is the menu for the new sit down restaurant in the hotel: deep blu
http://www.wyndhamgrandorlando.com/r...epblu-menu.pdf
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I've been looking at the website for the new hotel. Can anyone who is going soon get the menu/prices for the Tesoro Cove and the pool bar and grill and possibly the coffee bar?

I wonder if the park bus now also stops at the hotel? And if so, in what order do they pick up?

For anyone interested, here is the menu for the new sit down restaurant in the hotel: deep blu
http://www.wyndhamgrandorlando.com/r...epblu-menu.pdf
In November, the Hotel had it's own bus separate from the Resort bus. I don't think that has changed.

As for the menus, I think I had posted some pics of the menus I was given back in November. I don't know if those menus are still valid however. (I remember also posting information on the Spa offerings as well)
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Thanks' I just found those on page 62 of this thread in case anyone was wondering!
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Thanks Grace, I would have never found that.

Does anyone have a picture or link to the menu of the pool side bar/grill? I noticed there was a blurb about it in the information, but no menu.

Thanks in advance if anyone can provide this!
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