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Old 04-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #2146
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THANKS!! Just so happens when I opened this page it went right to your answer to me. I didn't get an email notification but I would like to. I don't see an option for that. Where is it so I can click it ON?
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #2147
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I apologize if I'm asking redundant questions, and being one of those annoying posters that don't read the entire thread LOL, but I need to make a quick decision. I have POP booked, and found a rate in a 1 bedroom at Bonnet Creek for around $769 for 7 nights (total cost is less than POP). Is this a good rate? Or can I find cheaper? I found this rate on ebay.

Do the shuttles drop off in the same area as the WDW Resort buses at the MK?

How much is the mini golf? Is it any good?

I read that there is some construction going on, does it effect the pools at the end of May?

Is there a store on site to buy milk, etc.?

Thanks! Appreciate it!!!

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Old 04-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #2148
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That sounds like a good rate to me. We are also going the end of June and have a 3 BR for $150 but could have gotten a 1BR for 90 and 2BR for 110. This rate includes our taxes and resort fees.

The shuttles to MK drops off at the TTC not the resort bus drop off area , so then you have to take the monorail or boat over. The mini golf is free and the other 2 I don't know. I haven't heard about construction going on but now I will have to google it.

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Note: there is no longer outside construction happening at this property. The outside of the hotel on site was recently completed, and they are now only working on the inside and minor outside touch-ups. No guests should experience construction noise.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #2149
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THANKS!! Just so happens when I opened this page it went right to your answer to me. I didn't get an email notification but I would like to. I don't see an option for that. Where is it so I can click it ON?
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #2150
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I'm here at the moment and there is no construction going on. The hotel is all finished which was the last construction here.

The village center has a supplies store where we bought milk on our first morning.

We haven't had time for any of the activities but I think it's just a matter of signing equipment out and then signing it back in when you returnit with e activities desk.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #2151
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #2152
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I apologize if I'm asking redundant questions, and being one of those annoying posters that don't read the entire thread LOL, but I need to make a quick decision. I have POP booked, and found a rate in a 1 bedroom at Bonnet Creek for around $769 for 7 nights (total cost is less than POP). Is this a good rate? Or can I find cheaper? I found this rate on ebay.

Do the shuttles drop off in the same area as the WDW Resort buses at the MK?

How much is the mini golf? Is it any good?

I read that there is some construction going on, does it effect the pools at the end of May?

Is there a store on site to buy milk, etc.?

Thanks! Appreciate it!!!
Rate: I rented with Vacation Strategy beginning of May and got MUCH cheaper rate than that. I have also rented through Lori with Sun Or Snow Vacation Rentals....for about that price for a 2bedroom condo and come to think of it that price was during July high season, other trips were a little less. I think for a 1br its high...BUT we book slower seasons within 60 days. When are you looking to go....holiday weekend? Still cheaper than Value resort!

Shuttles drop off in parking lot NOT at curb. No cover waiting on the bus if you are out at the assigned space before the bus gets there. At MK you go to TTC first.

Mini golf is a basic course...nothing super fancy - ie no windmills but its FREE. You just check out the clubs and balls.

If you choose to purchase milk there its not cheap. They don't have much, but they do have some basics from what I remember. Will you have a car?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #2153
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Which Buildings Are Updated?

I am sure this is in the thread somewhere, just can't search right now..... and have been looking for an hour and can't find.

Which buildings have been updated - flat screens, newer decor, etc.


Just booked a trip with Vacation Strategy for may and want to call tomorrow to make my building request. Debating Fireworks view vs quieter smaller building side of resort. Can't wait for trip #4 to WBC!

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #2154
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Booked our 7 night BC stay for April 2013 through Ken at Vac Upgrades. Vac Strayagies never responded after 2 weeks, so we went with the Ken's offer.

So after a few years of on-site DVC stays, we are really lookng forward to a different kind of vacation experiance. We added the WBC stay to help maximize our AP year with a DVC at the beginning/end, and WBC in the middle. As we will have a car and AP, it should be pretty mush the same for park visits and ADRs. DW is really looking forward to the lazy rivers and relaxing pools areas. As much as we love the on-site Disney bubble, I hope this will help us expand our Orlando vacation possibilities.

Cost wise, WBC is winning hands down. I have several 'what-if' spreadsheets for adding on DVC points, and staying at WBC just blows 'add-on-itis' out the water! Having WBC as an option to our vacation windows really expands our future utilization of our meager 160 DVC points. Best of both worlds IMHO.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #2155
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I just wanted to say that we will be there on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for all the great and useful info. I feel totally prepared and I know we'll have a great time

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #2156
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I'm sorry if this has been asked and is redundant, but since search is disabled right now ...

Has anyone used Farrell's vacation rentals? I found a good rate for the week I want to go, but can't really find any reviews online. I want to be sure they are reputable? Thank you for any help!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #2157
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Note: there is no longer outside construction happening at this property. The outside of the hotel on site was recently completed, and they are now only working on the inside and minor outside touch-ups. No guests should experience construction noise.
It's even better than that. That hotel is now completely open for occupancy (and has been since Octoberish). So, the Wyndham complex is now complete.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #2158
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We are here now. Checked in on Thursday and are having a great time. We are on the 10th floor Pool View in Tower Six. We requested a higher floor in building 6 and they accommodated our request.

We have a three bedroom which is awesome. Granite kitchen and bath and flat screens...not that I really care about this that much, but it is still a nice touch. Pools are terrific and I like walking from our bldg. to the Barista in the hotel which is connected on the ground level for a cappucino.

Prices at Escudo's are very reasonable for basic food. Restaurant at hotel is even closer, but a bit higher.

We have a car, but my sister used the shuttle for MK and said it was great and very easy.

This is our third time here and now that it is complete, it really is a terrific place to vacation...and the best deal around...truly.

The price and location cannot be beat.
We are all loving it!
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:34 AM   #2159
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So after a few years of on-site DVC stays, we are really lookng forward to a different kind of vacation experiance. We added the WBC stay to help maximize our AP year with a DVC at the beginning/end, and WBC in the middle. As we will have a car and AP, it should be pretty mush the same for park visits and ADRs. DW is really looking forward to the lazy rivers and relaxing pools areas. As much as we love the on-site Disney bubble, I hope this will help us expand our Orlando vacation possibilities.
You will feel like you are still in the "bubble" since you never have to leave Disney's property if you don't want to.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #2160
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With the Search function disabled I was hoping someone here can help me. We are arriving for our 1st trip to WBC in June and was looking for a recent property map.

Could somone please post one, or direct me to an existing post?


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