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Old 09-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #691
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Thanks! Now all I have to find is "coned" shaped filters for the coffee pot, grandma and I have to have our coffee in the mornings!
The cone shaped filters are everywhere, grocery stores, target, wally, drug stores, etc. Just look for a small box of #2 filters. I think at my grocery store it was .99 for a box of 50.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #692
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The cone shaped filters are everywhere, grocery stores, target, wally, drug stores, etc. Just look for a small box of #2 filters. I think at my grocery store it was .99 for a box of 50.
Awesome! I'll just pack them along, and leave what we have left over for the next group.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:11 PM   #693
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #694
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Could you elaborate on what "GETO" is and where you were able to book it at $56 dollars a night? That sounds like a steal!
Government Employees Travel Opportunities. Government employees (federal, state and local) can rent condos as low as $369/week. The catch is...you have to work for the government. I qualify (I work for the US Dept of the Treasury), but I haven't used it since we already own a timeshare.

That said, she must have really lucked out in getting WBC for $369/week. Best I could do for WBC is a week in April for about $750. There are a number of Orlando condos for $369/week.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #695
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Government Employees Travel Opportunities. Government employees (federal, state and local) can rent condos as low as $369/week. The catch is...you have to work for the government. I qualify (I work for the US Dept of the Treasury), but I haven't used it since we already own a timeshare.

That said, she must have really lucked out in getting WBC for $369/week. Best I could do for WBC is a week in April for about $750. There are a number of Orlando condos for $369/week.
I REALLY did luck out!! I would have preferred to go the next week after Memorial Day, but I'll take it. My family are touring pros so Im really not worried. BTW, thanks for answering the question, I hadn't had a chance to get back on till late.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #696
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Pretty excited. Just booked WBC for 9 nights for May 2012. Booked thru Ken. I did find a much cheaper rate but figured I'd go with the person most recommend since its our first time off site. Kinda nervous actually about being offsite. We like the monorail so I'm hoping its not going to be too much of a hassle with the kids getting from point A to point B.

We're taking my parents for the first time this year. They always travel with travellers cheques. I haven't used those in years. Anyone know if they can cash them at the resort? How hard is it to use them in the stores/restaurants onsite?

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Old 09-29-2011, 10:54 AM   #697
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just a little over a week left before we get there I cant wait!
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:59 AM   #698
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Pretty excited. Just booked WBC for 9 nights for May 2012. Booked thru Ken. I did find a much cheaper rate but figured I'd go with the person most recommend since its our first time off site. Kinda nervous actually about being offsite...

We're taking my parents for the first time this year. They always travel with travellers cheques. I haven't used those in years. Anyone know if they can cash them at the resort? How hard is it to use them in the stores/restaurants onsite?
We are "onsite" people also, and former DVC owners. We stayed at WBC last year for the first time and loved it. We are going again in November. If you need a lot of room, you cannot beat it. And there is just so much to do right at the resort. I do miss some of that Disney magic feeling that I get on property, so if it is just my dh, dd and myself, we will go back to staying onsite.

With regard to travellers cheques, I do not know if you will be able to cash them at the resort, but you will have no problems at Disney stores and restaurants.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:35 PM   #699
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:51 PM   #701
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I'll be staying at Bonnet Creek in December for the first time. Only me and two bedrooms.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #702
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Has anyone had luck with tower or room requests by email. I emailed and the response said "Yes I can place a request for you. What would you like to request for your stay?" That sounds pretty positive doesn't it?

Anyway just curious. I'm sure it's not a HUGE deal where we stay but we do have four kids and it'd be nice to be near the lazy river and playground areas. At the same time we'd love to have a fireworks view for the days we're not at the parks. Life is just full of choices lol.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:43 AM   #703
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I just called to make my room request! After reading all of the great info here, I decided that I couldn't decide which building would be best, so I just requested a high floor with an Epcot/fireworks view. Last year we stayed at the Boardwalk, which was wonderful, but we had a 2nd floor room which was just eh. The girl on the phone was very nice and put my request in and said they do their best to accommodate but can't guarantee. So here's hoping!

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:22 PM   #704
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I just called and requested the same thing, maybe we'll be neighbors!
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:57 PM   #705
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Can anyone help us clear something up, were renting a week from an owner. there was a mix up with dates and the 1 bed we needed wasnt available or the weeks we paid for ( only told us after we paid!)but he offered us a presidential suite instead for the next night for a week, so we took a cheap hotel the first night for better accomodation for the rest of the week, now on our copy of the guest certificate it says deleux......ive emailed to clarify but can you tell me....?

Is there such a unit as a 1 bed presidential suite anyway..?
everything ive googled leads me to believe that its 4 beds that are presedential suites...?....and are all the rooms deleux rooms, ive tried looking at rooms online but keep encountering sites that require me to log on to look.
Any advice thanks .......
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