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Old 10-31-2011, 08:15 PM   #886
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I arrive the same day.
We get there on Sunday. The end of the week can't come fast enough.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:58 AM   #887
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Anyone there recently request bed rails ? I searched both this thread and the original and found only a few posts. One post said that there were not bed rails and another said there were... We will be there Friday and worried about my little guy falling out of bed
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:08 AM   #888
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first trip to WBC 9 days and counting..cant wait..down to single digits now..I will be interested how it compares to DVC resorts, will give it a shot..sure is cheaper.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #889
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first trip to WBC 9 days and counting..cant wait..down to single digits now..I will be interested how it compares to DVC resorts, will give it a shot..sure is cheaper.
I will let you know. We were at SSR in Jan and will be at BC tomorrow !! I will report back as soon as I can
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:18 PM   #890
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Question Recommendation on a 1 bedroom room ???

My wife and I will arrive at WBC on 2/15/12 for a 10 night stay...we are booking from Ken and Denise Price.

Can anyone recommend a specific building that would give us a nice view of the lake and/or fireworks? Building number? Specific room number or preferred floor?

This will be our first time at WBC and we are both excited about the location. The closest we have ever stayed before is All Star Sports and then we did stay 1 night at Carribean Beach...also stayed at the Buena Vista Palace a few times.

Any recommendation on a 1 bedroom unit will be appreciated...this will be the first time we have stayed in anything less than a 2 bedroom unit in several years, but it is just the two of us, so we thought we'd save money and just get a 1 bedoom place...should work out fine...we leave the room at 7:30 AM and don't get back till an hour after park closing, so we won't be spending a lot of time in the room anyway.

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #891
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Presidential check-in time

Reserved a 4BR presidential for Thanksgiving week thru Ken Price. Last Thanksgiving, we stayed in the same unit. It was our first time staying in a presidential and were surprised when we arrived around 2pm and the desk person said since we aren't owners, she couldn't check us in until 4. She explained that since they now check-in all presidential guests in tower 6, they give first opportunity to owners, then open to non-owners at 4, regardless of when the room is ready.

I had called in advance and was told they normally clean the presidentials first and planned accordingly since we were traveling with three elderly family members and three young children. So after an 8 hr drive, it was unfortunate to be told that they could not even check to see if the room was ready. Is this policy still in place? Trying to plan our departure with this in mind.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:24 AM   #892
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I think it depends on who is working the desk and how busy there are. Saturday checkins are the busiest and the most likely day that you will not be able to checkin early. You should have better luck checking in on Sunday (but hard to plan on luck).

You can use the faciilities while waiting to checkin. Take your bathing suit and change in the rest room, enjoy the pools and check in when you can.

I don't know if it makes a difference if you are checking in in building 6 or in the main building. Does anyone have any experience/advice with that?

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:57 AM   #893
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We check in on a Saturday too! It is our first time so not sure what to expect! I cannot wait!
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #894
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man.. same here i check next saturday..i will make sure not to come early..since Im not an owner..thanks for the heads up
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:18 PM   #895
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Reserved a 4BR presidential for Thanksgiving week thru Ken Price. Last Thanksgiving, we stayed in the same unit. It was our first time staying in a presidential and were surprised when we arrived around 2pm and the desk person said since we aren't owners, she couldn't check us in until 4. She explained that since they now check-in all presidential guests in tower 6, they give first opportunity to owners, then open to non-owners at 4, regardless of when the room is ready.

I had called in advance and was told they normally clean the presidentials first and planned accordingly since we were traveling with three elderly family members and three young children. So after an 8 hr drive, it was unfortunate to be told that they could not even check to see if the room was ready. Is this policy still in place? Trying to plan our departure with this in mind.
The Official policy as far as I know (and it's a common one across the entire Wyndham System, not just WBC), is that Check-in does not start until 4pm. IF you are an owner with VIP Status, then you can take advantage of the early VIP checkin start time of 2pm at WBC (Not all Wyndham Properties offer the VIP Checkin).... however you must be an owner to take advantage of this early checkin window as VIP benefits to not transfer to their guests.


Now.... There are some exceptions, and reports from people who have been allowed to check in early at WBC. I would consider these exceptions to the rule, and not something to be counted on in any way.

From what i have personally experienced and also read here on the DIS, I believe you may be more likely to be able to take advantage of an early checkin if you are checking in on a non-standard day. (as in... Monday-Thursday checkin. Friday-Sunday are the busy days where you run into a lot more people checking in/checking out and also the start of a traditional timeshare week. As such, the VIP exclusive "perk" of being able to check in between 2-4 becomes a bigger deal. )
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:10 PM   #896
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We arrive on Nov. 19th and will be there for Thanksgiving week. Has anyone else stayed at Bonnet Creek and done the Disney parks during this time? Just wondering if it will be packed with people then ?

The last time I was in the parks for Thanksgiving week was back in 96 and the place was practically empty . Doubt it will be the same....then again, given the current condition of the economy, who knows .

Thanks in advance to those of you who can share your experience with me .
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #897
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I think you can pretty much count on it to be packed Thanksgiving week. Check out this website: http://www.easywdw.com/category/calendar/november2011/
They are predicting crowd levels of 8 out of 10.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:39 AM   #898
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We arrive on Nov. 19th and will be there for Thanksgiving week. Has anyone else stayed at Bonnet Creek and done the Disney parks during this time? Just wondering if it will be packed with people then ?

The last time I was in the parks for Thanksgiving week was back in 96 and the place was practically empty . Doubt it will be the same....then again, given the current condition of the economy, who knows .

Thanks in advance to those of you who can share your experience with me .
Disney is definately not the same place it was in the mid-90's. Between Discounts and promo's over the past several years, the "secret" of their holiday decorations getting out, and people thinking it's not as hot or crowded over the winter holidays as it would be during the summer, The school breaks around Thanksgiving and Christmas have become just as bad, if not worse, crowded as the peak of the summer season.



I also remember going around Thanksgiving back in the mid-90s. The park being a ghost town.... and even seeing the overnight raising of all the holiday decorations and trees between thanksgiving day and black friday. These days, because of the crowds, The decorations go up right after Halloween.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #899
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I'm starting to think about our tower request....I know no guarantees! We will have our own car and generally drive to the parks vs. taking the bus. We have a 2br deluxe reserved and would like to try to end up in one that has been recently renovated and a fireworks view. Am I thinking correctly that building 2 has been recently renovated? Advice?
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:08 PM   #900
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1 Bedroom In Renovated Tower With Good View

Am I asking for too much....and who can guide me as to what Tower to request and what view is best..and bear in mind, my DW and I are in a 1 bedroom...didn't know if all towers have 1 BR units.
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