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Old 12-28-2012, 09:35 AM   #511
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I thought you had to have one to enter the parking garage though. Plus, I'd just rather be safe than sorry. I'd hate to have my rental car towed. I have no problem saying 'no, I'm not interested and you can't make me'. lol I'd rather deal with a pushy parking desk CM, than worry all week about my rental car. Rather than deal with one though, I just plan on telling them my husband won't be there, so I can't (and won't) attend any meeting.
You only need to show your room key to enter the gates. No one gets towed. You definitely don't need it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #512
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I thought you had to have one to enter the parking garage though. Plus, I'd just rather be safe than sorry. I'd hate to have my rental car towed. I have no problem saying 'no, I'm not interested and you can't make me'. lol I'd rather deal with a pushy parking desk CM, than worry all week about my rental car. Rather than deal with one though, I just plan on telling them my husband won't be there, so I can't (and won't) attend any meeting.
Tower 6 uses a pass card but the parking garage for towers 4 & 5 do not require one. Our expierence with the parking desk was mild. My wife did the talking while I wandered around. She told them we simply can't afford (checked lowest income on form) whatever they were selling and they backed off. I agree with other posts also about one spouse staying in the car. It did not appear that they monitored the parking. I did see a tow truck one day but that could have been a service call as it was not towing anything.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #513
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We are on our way, we checked in tomorrow! We forgot something though, and want to have it mailed to us at the resort. Do I just use the address on the first page of this thread? I tried searching this thread but didn't find the answer.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #514
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Sorry but I can't find the WBC photo thread? I was going to go check it out but I am having some trouble finding it!

We leave at the end of January for our stay.

I am trying to decide which tower is the "best" to stay at. I know it is all relative as each person has different likes/dislikes.

We are more in to quiet, so which tower is best for that?

I am thinking tower 4 or 5. But really, I know it is just a request and nothing is set until we check in.

Based on this thread we are avoiding the parking desk, since they don't monitor it anyway.

We have a 2 bedroom Deluxe. Anything else I should know?
We stayed in tower 4 last time.... 7 th floor I think... Parking lot/ fireworks view. Very quiet, good view of MK fireworks and illuminations . The pool and hot tub was quiet and rarely crowded, lazy river next door was nice. Not sure if I would still request same view... I may want lakeview closer to the playground ....even though I like tower 4... Just to try something new.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #515
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We have but have yet to stay. The deal we got ( with the caveat that it is always based on availability) was a lot better than the clearing houses a lot of people have had great success with.
I found a good deal for this January by contacting an eBay seller. Probably 150 less for the week than the two sellers often mentioned here. I have used ken price in the past and he provided great service.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #516
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Fireworks view from high floor in building 4 or 5.......
Can you see any of the laser show on the lake from these towers?
We stayed on 6th floor of building 3 last year and loved having a lake AND fireworks views but you mainly saw the "higher" fireworks.
Any different say n the 15th floor of 4 or 5?
If not we will be requesting building 3 again.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #517
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In my experience.....I was told different things by different staff members at WBC. Some said that 'no' a parking permit was not required while others said it was. So if you decide that you would rather be safe and have one, what you do is this....
go to the desk alone(leave spouse in car or someplace else)...say he is back at home.
be sure to check off the lowest income bracket on the form
check off 'unemployed' or 'student'

They watch what you mark on the form and as soon as they see you mark 'unemployed' the whole game stops and they will hand over the pass without another word.

I can confirm that in a two week stay I was never once asked for my permit at the gate when entering the resort. You DO need your room key card to insert at the gate. Every time we left the resort we removed the parking permit from the mirror and never put it back until we returned and parked. Many times as we pulled up to the gate the guard would step out and as we showed our key card he/she would open the gate for us. They were all very pleasant people that would smile, wave or say hello.

Personally, I would not take a chance on not getting the permit. The potential hassle of having an issue with the car is just not worth saving 5 minutes at the desk.
Beg to differ...I checked unemployed and was still subjected to hard sell. It's worth trying, just be aware that it may not save you
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #518
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Fireworks view from high floor in building 4 or 5.......
Can you see any of the laser show on the lake from these towers?
We stayed on 6th floor of building 3 last year and loved having a lake AND fireworks views but you mainly saw the "higher" fireworks.
Any different say n the 15th floor of 4 or 5?
If not we will be requesting building 3 again.
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I would say not really, no...at least not from tower 4. 7th floor. This is why I'm trying for a tower 2 or 3 lake and fireworks view this time
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #519
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Sorry but I can't find the WBC photo thread? I was going to go check it out but I am having some trouble finding it!

We leave at the end of January for our stay.

I am trying to decide which tower is the "best" to stay at. I know it is all relative as each person has different likes/dislikes.

We are more in to quiet, so which tower is best for that?

I am thinking tower 4 or 5. But really, I know it is just a request and nothing is set until we check in.

Based on this thread we are avoiding the parking desk, since they don't monitor it anyway.

We have a 2 bedroom Deluxe. Anything else I should know?
We have stayed in tower 5 and now think that we would prefer either tower 4 or the main building. We spend a fair bit of time in the pools and while we love the convienence of having a pool and lazy river right outside the door at 5, overall, we prefer the main pool. We also really like having the option of covered parking in the garage as we tend to visit in the summer. So with those things in mind it would seem that 4 is the best option for us.....shorter walk to the main pool and easy access to the garage.

As far as quiet goes.....you will have quiet and noisey spots in all buildings. I think the best thing to do is just request a 'quiet location' or 'non pool facing'. If quiet is the only thing you want it should be fairly easy to get what you want. I'm sensitive to outside noise and always ask for a high floor...last visit we got the 5th floor which I thought would be a problem. We were facing the parking lot which was disappointing but it was quiet. There was only one night that we think the neighbours were having a party (or else the kids were left alone) aside from some muffled noise that night we heard nothing other than the occassional slaming door in the hallway.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #520
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Universal/Seaworld from Bonnet Creek

We are considering a stay here in April. We will also go to Universal and Seaworld. How far of a drive would you say it is?
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #521
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I'm officially booked!

Two bedroom deluxe. Arriving October 27, 2013, departing November 3, 2013.

Booked on Wyndham points (we own at Smokey Mountains). Since we're actually exchanging through Wyndham and not renting from an owner, how easy would it be to get our choice of rooms? I'd like a fireworks view; however proximity to parking and being close to a playground and a good swimming pool for my DGD are probably more important.

Also, are there any pool slides that DGD can go down at all? I thought there were two slides; one with a 48 inch minimum height (but no swimming skills), and the other requires swimming skills (but no minimum height). Right now, she's about 43-44 inches, and can't swim without a life jacket.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #522
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What is the advantage of buying into Bonnet Creek instead of another Wyndham resort that has lower fees? Most of the time we would stay at Bonnet Creek.
Thanks from a timeshare newbie!
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #523
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We arrived! We got here about 40 minutes ago. They said no rooms are ready. The lobby is crazy! They offered us $125 Amex Gift card to go to the presentation.
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I would say not really, no...at least not from tower 4. 7th floor. This is why I'm trying for a tower 2 or 3 lake and fireworks view this time
Thaks for the response!
Anyone else that has stayed higher....14 - 15 th floor like to chime in?
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What is the advantage of buying into Bonnet Creek instead of another Wyndham resort that has lower fees? Most of the time we would stay at Bonnet Creek.
Thanks from a timeshare newbie!
First you know that you never buy directly from Wyndham. Always buy from another owner. By buying second-hand, you'll pay much less.

The major advantage of buying into WBC vs one of the other Wyndham timeshares is that you can reserve a room at your home resort 11 months before your vacation. If you buy into one of the other Wyndham resorts (as I mentioned, my home resort is Wyndham Smokey Mountains), you can reserve at another Wyndham resort at the 9 month mark. Right now, since WBC is so large, I think you'll be able to reserve at WBC most weeks at the 9 month mark. However, you may have problems during some weeks (Christmas, Easter, July 4th). I know there are some other Wyndham owners here who may give you more info.
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