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Old 01-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #601
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We are renting from VU for our upcoming trip. They said they would put it a request for tower 4, epcot view. So conflicted as to whether we should call & confirm our request or just cross our fingers & see what happens on check in??

Our plan is to head over there after lunch & see if our room is ready so that the little ones can have naps since we are heading to MK for the EMH that particular day. We check out of our disney resort that morning so luckily we can still take advantage of the EMH
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:41 PM   #602
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Are you an owner there? Every time we have requested a room they have given it to us, even as much as a specific room number. We own there so perhaps that is why they grant our requests??
No, unfortunately we are not owners. I bet that might make a difference and I guess it rightfully should. When we checked in last time the young lady at the front desk told us they dont generally take request but she did acknowledge there was a request noted on our account. Its ok with me. I think part of our problem might be we travel over Memorial weekend and they are probably at capacity anyway. Any building would be fine with me
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #603
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They will take your request into consideration based on availability... Really there is no reason to call ahead though, because they don't hold rooms for you. It's enough to make your request at check in
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #604
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I have not read through the entire thread, but is there anywhere i can find what building has what view? It sounds like building 4 has the Epcot view.....which one has the pool view, parking lot view, etc.? I'd really appreciate it. TIA
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #605
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It's been awhile since I've posted the map. Hopefully this helps a few people.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #606
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Oh!!! Can't wait to go again! This will be our third visit there this year!
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #607
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booking finally tomorrow morning for less then 5 weeks away. I hope we love it as much as you all do...now to see if we request a room...hmmm what to do
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #608
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I have a few questions!

1. can you use all the pools or are you limited to certain ones?
2. do all rooms have kitchens?
3. how far away is a walmart/grocery store?
4. anyone NOT rent a car and have success going to the parks?

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:39 PM   #609
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I have a few questions!

1. can you use all the pools or are you limited to certain ones?
2. do all rooms have kitchens?
3. how far away is a walmart/grocery store?
4. anyone NOT rent a car and have success going to the parks?

Thanks!!!
I can answer a few of your questions:
Yes you are able to use any of the pools in the Bonnet Creek Resort area
As far as I know all rooms have kitchens, unless you book at the Grand
I believe the grocery was about 4-5 miles away. The front desk when you check in will give you directions to the nearby grocery stores such as Wal-mart and Publix. We went to Publix and took about 15 minutes to get there from the resort.
I cannot answer your fourth question as we always rent a car.

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy Bonnet Creek.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:19 AM   #610
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I can answer a few of your questions:
Yes you are able to use any of the pools in the Bonnet Creek Resort area
As far as I know all rooms have kitchens, unless you book at the Grand
I believe the grocery was about 4-5 miles away. The front desk when you check in will give you directions to the nearby grocery stores such as Wal-mart and Publix. We went to Publix and took about 15 minutes to get there from the resort.
I cannot answer your fourth question as we always rent a car.

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy Bonnet Creek.

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Walmart is probably a little faster to get to and has a good selection. They also have a liquor store attached. Prices are much lower than Publix but Publix has a slightly better selection.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #611
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We went to WBC last year, my DH fell in love, so much so that he said he would pay for a trip this year.

We are not supposed to be going this year because we are saving for a trip to Europe in 2014, but he said he would pay so we are going Usually I pay for all trips.

We are going for 16 days this trip, last trip we had 12 days and no resort days. I regretted having no resort days but due to kids sports had a shorter trip.

This trip, I traded off going during a busier time to get extra resort days. I hope I am happy with my decision, I think I will be...we shall see

This trip I am requesting same building but want a lake view this time.

I am happy to plan again with you all!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #612
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We were at WBC from Dec 29-Jan4 and we LOVED it. After staying there we went to one night at CBR and just felt so disappointed. I think I am a convert. We loved the space and the firework view was amazing. It was so easy to get to and the kids loved the putt-putt and pools. They had a NYE party, but we went to bed early, but did decorate some hats with the kids before that. It was a really great experience. My mother is a Wyndham owner and took us all on this trip. We had such a great time she bought more points so we can do it every other year for a week. The presidential unit was gorgeous.

Since we have APs I decided to try and fit in one more trip in March, but there is no availability at WBC. I think we will be staying at either Pop or Vacation Village. I hope I am not too disappointed!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #613
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We were at WBC from Dec 29-Jan4 and we LOVED it. After staying there we went to one night at CBR and just felt so disappointed. I think I am a convert. We loved the space and the firework view was amazing. It was so easy to get to and the kids loved the putt-putt and pools. They had a NYE party, but we went to bed early, but did decorate some hats with the kids before that. It was a really great experience. My mother is a Wyndham owner and took us all on this trip. We had such a great time she bought more points so we can do it every other year for a week. The presidential unit was gorgeous.

Since we have APs I decided to try and fit in one more trip in March, but there is no availability at WBC. I think we will be staying at either Pop or Vacation Village. I hope I am not too disappointed!
You should take a look at Silver Lake. They are located right by Animal Kingdom. Almost as good of a location as Bonnet Creek, our family really enjoyed staying there when Bonnet Creek had no availability during Thanksgiving this year. Pleasantly surprised.

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Old 01-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #614
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I was wondering if you would share what week/time in March you were looking at. We are considering a March 23-30th visit, and I expect they are sold out, but figured I would check here first. Will probably stay in a condo in Windsor Hills if there is no availability here. This is a last minute trip so the budget is low, and with it being Easter week it is harder then normal to find a bargain. The Disney rates are crazy high that week.
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We were at WBC from Dec 29-Jan4 and we LOVED it. After staying there we went to one night at CBR and just felt so disappointed. I think I am a convert. We loved the space and the firework view was amazing. It was so easy to get to and the kids loved the putt-putt and pools. They had a NYE party, but we went to bed early, but did decorate some hats with the kids before that. It was a really great experience. My mother is a Wyndham owner and took us all on this trip. We had such a great time she bought more points so we can do it every other year for a week. The presidential unit was gorgeous.

Since we have APs I decided to try and fit in one more trip in March, but there is no availability at WBC. I think we will be staying at either Pop or Vacation Village. I hope I am not too disappointed!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #615
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Are there pool towels available? What about laundry facilities?
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