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Old 06-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #1801
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Yes! Just booked our September trip through VS. So excited!

When can you request a view/tower? We are getting a 2 bedroom deluxe and I'd like to stay near the fort pool/lazy river. Are there fireworks views from the buildings over there?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #1802
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Yes! Just booked our September trip through VS. So excited!

When can you request a view/tower? We are getting a 2 bedroom deluxe and I'd like to stay near the fort pool/lazy river. Are there fireworks views from the buildings over there?
I do not believe you can request in advance anymore... luck of the draw
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #1803
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I do not believe you can request in advance anymore... luck of the draw
Darn, that's what the guy at VS said, too. Have to figure out what to ask for when I get there, I guess.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #1804
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Has anyone tried this to stay late without relying on the shuttle?

From any of the parks, get the WDW bus to DTD. Make sure to get off at the first stop, because I believe the bus makes 1-2 other stops further into the area.

Find a taxi stand and get the driver to take you the 1.9 miles to the hotel.

It's not free, but those buses run late and you can probably fit 3-4 people in the cab.

Just a suggestion!
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #1805
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Hi,

I am new to the "DISboards" so I apologize if this question has already been answered. We are going to Orlando in September and are thinking about staying at Bonnet Creek. My question is about the " pack and plays" offered. How many people here have used them, and were they suitable? Clean? Would you borrow one again to use, or do you recommend bringing our own?

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:23 AM   #1806
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Hi,

I am new to the "DISboards" so I apologize if this question has already been answered. We are going to Orlando in September and are thinking about staying at Bonnet Creek. My question is about the " pack and plays" offered. How many people here have used them, and were they suitable? Clean? Would you borrow one again to use, or do you recommend bringing our own?

Thanks!!
I would guess the majority of people who want to use the offered *pack and plays*
are those who are not able to bring their own (air travel / etc).

If you have the means (car travel / etc) you would be better off ... to bring your own.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:17 AM   #1807
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Has anyone tried this to stay late without relying on the shuttle?

From any of the parks, get the WDW bus to DTD. Make sure to get off at the first stop, because I believe the bus makes 1-2 other stops further into the area.

Find a taxi stand and get the driver to take you the 1.9 miles to the hotel.

It's not free, but those buses run late and you can probably fit 3-4 people in the cab.

Just a suggestion!
Because too many people were using the DTD parking lots for free parking, WDW no longer runs buses directly from the parks to DTD. To get to DTD you'd have to first take a bus to any resort, then catch a DTD bus from that resort to DTD (or you could catch a bus to Saratoga Springs and then walk over to DTD). It'd be doable, but would take alot of time.

Note: you could also catch a bus from the park to either PORS, POFQ, or Old Key West then catch a boat over to DTD, but again that would take alot of time. It'd be faster to just catch a taxi from the park to Bonnet Creek.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:50 AM   #1808
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Any guesstimates on cab fare from WBC to DTD & the parks? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:02 AM   #1809
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I have been lurking and learning from this thread for awhile and decided that I really would like to give WBC a try for our trip in November (not Thanksgiving week). I was quoted approximately $139/night for a 3BR Deluxe. I know that there aren't many 3BRs, so I'm thinking we probably won't get a much better deal. Plus we aren't flexible with our dates AND we aren't staying your standard 7 nights. What do y'all think? Is this a good deal?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #1810
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I just had a few questions I was hoping someone would be kind enough to answer:

Are the 3 and 4 bedroom rentals all one level with no staircases inside the unit?I appears so on the layout plans but I wanted to make sure as my father has issues navigating steps and will be using a wheel chair 99% of the time?

The resort states it is non-smoking.Are there designated smoking areas around the resort?Obviously you cannot smoke in the rooms, but can you smoke on the balcony or in the public outdoor areas?We have a smoker in the party and I want to make sure he is comfortable.

Thank you in advance for any input.My parents have generously offered to take all of the family to WDW next summer and Bonnet Creek looks like a wonderful option.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #1811
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Are the ground floor rooms at BC the same way. You have a patio which is wide open or is it closed off in some way? We usually enjoy staying on the ground floor except if it is in the parking lot.

I've read on this site that BC doesn't take room requests any more unless it is a VIP owner. Do people request ground floor rooms often at BC?

Thanks for any info.
We didn't make any requests on our reservation (RCI trade), so I can't help with that bit.

We checked in early, and the check in desk said that if we wanted a ground floor room, we could check in immediately- or we could wait till 4. For many reasons we took the ground floor. We were in tower 3, right by the entrance. We had a "parking lot" view and our patio was a good size and enclosed by lush shrubbery. Walking around it looked like the ground floor rooms facing the lake and path were the same- good size, enclosed by lush shrubbery.

My only real complaint about the room was that in the master we constantly heard water draining down the bathroom pipes from the upstairs rooms. Anytime someone on an upper floor showered or flushed the toilet in their master- we heard it in ours. This was only annoying between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #1812
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I just had a few questions I was hoping someone would be kind enough to answer:

Are the 3 and 4 bedroom rentals all one level with no staircases inside the unit?I appears so on the layout plans but I wanted to make sure as my father has issues navigating steps and will be using a wheel chair 99% of the time?

The resort states it is non-smoking.Are there designated smoking areas around the resort?Obviously you cannot smoke in the rooms, but can you smoke on the balcony or in the public outdoor areas?We have a smoker in the party and I want to make sure he is comfortable.

Thank you in advance for any input.My parents have generously offered to take all of the family to WDW next summer and Bonnet Creek looks like a wonderful option.
Yes.... none of the floorplans at the resort include stairs and are all contained on single level. (Obviously different levels/floors of the towers, but the elevator will get you there).

You are allowed to smoke on your room's balcony (and ashtrays are provided). There are also designated smoking areas around the property, although I honestly never had any issues (before I quit) smoking at any outdoor location on the property utilizing common courtesy. (iow's, trying to step of to the side so I'm not forcing people to walk thru a cloud of smoke to get by me... if smoking in a non-labeled smoking around were others might be impacted, such as in a hottub after dark, making sure that anybody else around doesn't mind before I light up).
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #1813
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Any guesstimates on cab fare from WBC to DTD & the parks? Thanks in advance!
We paid around $19 without tip to go to the Magic Kingdom in early June. We didn't take a taxi to the other parks, but I heard a cheaper option to get to the MK was to take a taxi to Epcot and then take the monorail.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #1814
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I have been lurking and learning from this thread for awhile and decided that I really would like to give WBC a try for our trip in November (not Thanksgiving week). I was quoted approximately $139/night for a 3BR Deluxe. I know that there aren't many 3BRs, so I'm thinking we probably won't get a much better deal. Plus we aren't flexible with our dates AND we aren't staying your standard 7 nights. What do y'all think? Is this a good deal?
that is a great deal - who did you go through?
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #1815
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Yes.... none of the floorplans at the resort include stairs and are all contained on single level. (Obviously different levels/floors of the towers, but the elevator will get you there).

You are allowed to smoke on your room's balcony (and ashtrays are provided). There are also designated smoking areas around the property, although I honestly never had any issues (before I quit) smoking at any outdoor location on the property utilizing common courtesy. (iow's, trying to step of to the side so I'm not forcing people to walk thru a cloud of smoke to get by me... if smoking in a non-labeled smoking around were others might be impacted, such as in a hottub after dark, making sure that anybody else around doesn't mind before I light up).
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.My brother is the smoker and he is a very courteous smoker.We will be coming from California where most places will not even allow smoking on balconies so that is good to know.I just want to make sure everyone in the family is comfortable so we can all enjoy our trip.
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