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Old 06-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #2776
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Vacation Strategy quoted me $151/night for 5 nights in July in a 1 bedroom deluxe or $175 for 2 bedroom. I thought I had read earlier that less than 60 days out was about $100-120 - or am I wrong about that?

Any other suggestions on who to rent from for less?
That is actually a great rate. July is High Season ! probably one of the most expensive times of the year to go to WDW. I paid $100 a night for a deluxe 1 bedroom May 23rd to June 2nd - this was considered the last week of value season before the rates went up. Vacation Strategy was the best rate I could find. We had zero issue with them. I will be using them again for sure.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:45 AM   #2777
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #2778
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Does anyone know what the schedule is for rolling out wifi accross all the towers? Can someone that is there ask that question for the rest of us? It sounds like Towers 2, 4 and 6 currently have wifi. We will be there in November and it would be awesome if all the buildings had wifi by that time.

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #2779
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Does anyone know what the schedule is for rolling out wifi accross all the towers? Can someone that is there ask that question for the rest of us? It sounds like Towers 2, 4 and 6 currently have wifi. We will be there in November and it would be awesome if all the buildings had wifi by that time.

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Yes....I would like to know as well. I'll be there is 3 weeks and have requested tower 5. I bought a cheap router but would rather not have to bring it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:23 AM   #2780
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Vacation Strategy quoted me $151/night for 5 nights in July in a 1 bedroom deluxe or $175 for 2 bedroom. I thought I had read earlier that less than 60 days out was about $100-120 - or am I wrong about that?

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It's vacationupgrades that drop the price at the 60 day mark to $100/$120....this is only if there is still availablity.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #2781
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Any updates on the renovation of Tower 3. I know they were working on it in May.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #2782
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Packing for my trip right now!!!! I will at Bonnet Creek on Sunday for 7 nights, but will arrive in Orlando Saturday morning. We are staying at Comfort Suites Sat. night. I'm so excited about our trip!!!!! It is finally here!! It will be our first time staying offsite, but I think we will love it! The resort and the ammenites look amazing. The kids are going to enjoy the lazy rivers, minigolf and spash pad.The only part I don't like is not having the dining plan.We have been able to get free dining for the past few years and had a very low cost trip. I know alot of people say they don't like it or it doesn't work for them, but it did for us.We really love it and enjoy eating at the nicer restaurants. I didn't make any ADR's this time and will miss going to the character meals because I can't bring myself to pay $150.00 for one meal. But not having ADR's will give us more freedom to eat when we are hungry and will leave us more time to slow down and enjoy the resort. We will also probably go in town and try out some new places there. I will have a trip report when I get back with pics (if I can figure out how to post them). I know there are alot onsite people that would like a review coming from someone who has never been offsite before. Better get back to packing
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #2783
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Packing for my trip right now!!!! I will at Bonnet Creek on Sunday for 7 nights, but will arrive in Orlando Saturday morning. We are staying at Comfort Suites Sat. night. I'm so excited about our trip!!!!! It is finally here!! It will be our first time staying offsite, but I think we will love it! The resort and the ammenites look amazing. The kids are going to enjoy the lazy rivers, minigolf and spash pad.The only part I don't like is not having the dining plan.We have been able to get free dining for the past few years and had a very low cost trip. I know alot of people say they don't like it or it doesn't work for them, but it did for us.We really love it and enjoy eating at the nicer restaurants. I didn't make any ADR's this time and will miss going to the character meals because I can't bring myself to pay $150.00 for one meal. But not having ADR's will give us more freedom to eat when we are hungry and will leave us more time to slow down and enjoy the resort. We will also probably go in town and try out some new places there. I will have a trip report when I get back with pics (if I can figure out how to post them). I know there are alot onsite people that would like a review coming from someone who has never been offsite before. Better get back to packing

I thought we would miss having the dining plan too. We had free dining for 3 years in a row, but then we got a great room only discount and went without the dining plan that year. We were still on site and so did all the regular ADR's we usually do and came out ahead because we ate what we wanted...sometimes that's just too much food. Then we stayed off site and of course couldn't add the dining plan even if we wanted. We have saved so much money on accommodations and having breakfast and the odd lunch in our room that we still manage to eat at whatever restaurants we want onsite and now we come out WAY ahead. So, don't get sticker shocked and deprive yourself of those coveted ADR's. Treat yourself, you're on vacation, then just eat off site or in your room to off set the cost. I can't give up LeCellier just because of the price...

Hope you guys have a great vacation!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #2784
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I'm originally from Ellsworth, KS (small town near Salina) but have lived in Branson, Missouri the past 20 years. Always a faithful KU fan!!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #2785
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Packing for my trip right now!!!! I will at Bonnet Creek on Sunday for 7 nights, but will arrive in Orlando Saturday morning. We are staying at Comfort Suites Sat. night. I'm so excited about our trip!!!!! It is finally here!! It will be our first time staying offsite, but I think we will love it! The resort and the ammenites look amazing. The kids are going to enjoy the lazy rivers, minigolf and spash pad.The only part I don't like is not having the dining plan.We have been able to get free dining for the past few years and had a very low cost trip. I know alot of people say they don't like it or it doesn't work for them, but it did for us.We really love it and enjoy eating at the nicer restaurants. I didn't make any ADR's this time and will miss going to the character meals because I can't bring myself to pay $150.00 for one meal. But not having ADR's will give us more freedom to eat when we are hungry and will leave us more time to slow down and enjoy the resort. We will also probably go in town and try out some new places there. I will have a trip report when I get back with pics (if I can figure out how to post them). I know there are alot onsite people that would like a review coming from someone who has never been offsite before. Better get back to packing

Me too Packing now for 7 days starting Sunday! We have stayed offsite before; it is perfect for my family. We always do the dining plan when we stay onsite, but after offsite, we will probably never stay onsite again. Last time we stayed at WH but are very excited for BC!
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #2786
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Just started our PTR! We'll be here for 13 nights in December.

This thread has been so ridiculously helpful in easing my staying off site fears.

Couldn't be more excited about staying at WBC.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #2787
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Me too Packing now for 7 days starting Sunday! We have stayed offsite before; it is perfect for my family. We always do the dining plan when we stay onsite, but after offsite, we will probably never stay onsite again. Last time we stayed at WH but are very excited for BC!


We'll be there at the same time!! Hope you have a magical trip! I noticed your user name is teacher 03. Are you a teacher also? I've taught
1st grade for 17 years! So glad schools out and we're going to Disney!! Where I teach I'm the only teacher that goes to Disney World. Everyone else goes to the beach. They think my family is missing out on something, but they are the ones missing out! I can't imagine vacationing anywhere else! Wishing you lots of pixie dust on your trip!
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #2788
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but some of the resorts offer discounted Disney or Universal tickets. Does anyone know if the Wyndham offers these tickets or if they're cheaper at undercover tourist.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #2789
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We'll be there at the same time!! Hope you have a magical trip! I noticed your user name is teacher 03. Are you a teacher also? I've taught
1st grade for 17 years! So glad schools out and we're going to Disney!! Where I teach I'm the only teacher that goes to Disney World. Everyone else goes to the beach. They think my family is missing out on something, but they are the ones missing out! I can't imagine vacationing anywhere else! Wishing you lots of pixie dust on your trip!
Yes, I am also a teacher.....6 years in third grade, 2 years in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade reading and will be teaching kindergarten in the fall! Everyone at school thinks I am Disney crazy, but that's okay! Wishing you lots and lots of pixie dust! Have a safe trip!
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Coming down in July and wondering if the shuttles will be crowded (especially for the first bus returning in the afternoon). What happens when there are too many people to hop on a shuttle? Does this ever happen? Do they rotate in additional buses, or do you just wait for the next one? Seeing the intervals during the afternoon, it seems like it could take a while to get back to the resort.

We'll have a car, but want to find out as much as possible just in case we opt for a shuttle one morning.

I have no firsthand experience with this. But the shuttle schedule does note, in bold print, that capacity is limited and services are provided on a first come, first served basis. So I would assume that, if the bus is full, you just have to wait for the next one.
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