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Old 12-15-2012, 10:55 AM   #451
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We are booked!!!


We are doing our first stay at WBC December 29 - January 5.

I didn't think we could get something here on such short notice.

Yay!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #452
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Does anyone know if the 3 and 4 bedroom units have a regular washer/dryer or the stackable ones? Also, are the balconies larger than the 2 bedrrom unit balconies? Thanks
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #453
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Hello,

What is the best tower in the resort? I don't think I want towers 4 or 5 because of the ripped couches. So should I go with towers 1,2,3, or 6? I am booking a deluxe room if that helps. I do understand that tower 6 is mostly presidentials on the higher floors.

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #454
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I stayed in tower 4 in November and the couches were new, so no rips.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #455
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Newbi here...can anyone book at this hotel or is it a timeshare place where you need to know someone? Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #456
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Newbi here...can anyone book at this hotel or is it a timeshare place where you need to know someone? Thanks!
Two reliable places to get quotes for this resort are Vacation Upgrades or Vacation Strategy. Both places manage points for timeshare owners and secure bookings for people interested in renting at WBC. Most on this board are renters and not owners.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #457
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Hello,

What is the best tower in the resort? I don't think I want towers 4 or 5 because of the ripped couches. So should I go with towers 1,2,3, or 6? I am booking a deluxe room if that helps. I do understand that tower 6 is mostly presidentials on the higher floors.

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We were there in October, tower 4...brand new sleeper sofa in our unit and it slept great! I really enjoyed the location of this tower
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #458
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Newbi here...can anyone book at this hotel or is it a timeshare place where you need to know someone? Thanks!
It is a timeshare resort, in addition to the companies I am sure other people will recommend, I would also strongly looking at Ebay ( you can search bonnet creek rental)

If you go with Ebay you will likely be dealing with an owner, or more likely a company similar to what other people have described. The good thing is that, although availability changes, you can see what other people have paid in order to determine whether the quotes you get are competitive. In many cases they are, in some cases they are not.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #459
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Just returned from an 11 day stay at WBC.

Stayed in Tower 6, in a one bedroom presidential.

This place is spectacular. No qualms about staying here, and I really hope to again in the future.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #460
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Getting a cab question

Looking for the best way to get a cab from WBC to Grand Floridian. Do I need to call one myself? Or does bell services or front desk do it? Where will it pick up? I am staying in Tower 6 and wondering if the cabs go to buildings or pick up at a designated location?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #461
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I just booked one from ebay. We are staying over New Years.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #462
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I just called to confirm our reservation since we got our room thru eBay and everything was there, thank goodness. I did request a fireworks/lake view and his response was "yeah, okay". I thought I was talking to my 16yr old. Not sure they even take "requests" serious. They can at least humor you and pretend to be recording it somewhere. Id just hate to end up on the back side of Bldg 6 and not have a lake or fireworks view but I guess I probably have a 50/50 shot of it. Oh well....
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #463
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Hello,

Has anyone ever stayed in a deluxe room in tower 6? Also if you can please include photos of room views of lake view with room number.

Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #464
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Question How do I get a QUIET room at Bonnet Creek?

Okay Google searched this one and can't get an answer I can work with. So I'm calling out to all the Bonnet Creek Aficiandos...

Tried Bonnet Creek for the first time last year. We asked for a lake & fireworks view. That is what we received, however it was NOISY. Very noisy, too noisy for us. Tower 3, Floor 6. We couldn't open our door for fresh air because the fountain was deafening during the day and the activity at the pool bar was too much for us.

This year we would like to relax and enjoy our balcony. We are in a 2-bdrm Deluxe.

What tower/floor/view should I request? Golf course view? Forest view? Other recommendations?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #465
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We were at Bonnet Creek for the 1st time from 12/1 to 12/9 in a 2 bedroom deluxe. We chose building 4 because we figured it would be quieter, but still close to things. We asked for a fireworks view and were placed in a room on the 7th floor. We could see both EP and MK fireworks. Was pretty nice one night when they were both going off at the same time.
We had no complaints. The furniture was nice and comfy, including the sofa sleeper IMO. The staff were really nice, always offering a greeting when we passed by. We did not get a parking pass, but not because I was avoiding it. There was always a line and I just could not see waiting in line. There is enough of that at the parks.
We loved the lazy river in front of building 5. We also had to go to building 5 to change our towels. This is longer than the 2nd lazy river. The only day we had a problem was when about 30 men clogged the water and no one could get past them. We just left and went back later. They were all in a group and obviously knew each other.
We rented a car. I would not want to rely on the bus service. My kids were going to try to come back around lunch time on their own from the parks for a swim and found they would have about a 3 hour wait for the next bus! Driving was convenient and quick, but the GPS was fairly useless, as others have mentioned. Following the signs worked pretty well, although I still managed to take the wrong turn every once in a while!
The prices in the shop on site were more reasonable than Disney prices. We did not partake of any of the resort activities because we were at the parks most of the time. I will be sure and schedule more time at the resort next time around.
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